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Exploring Dark Short Fiction #2

By Eric J. Guignard & Kaaron Warren &
Exploring Dark Short Fiction #2 by Eric J. Guignard & Kaaron Warren &  digital book - Fable

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Australian author Kaaron Warren is widely recognized as one of the leading writers today of speculative and dark short fiction. She’s published four novels, multiple novellas, and well over one hundred heart-rending tales of horror, science fiction, and beautiful fantasy, and is the first author ever to simultaneously win all three of Australia’s top speculative fiction writing awards (Ditmar, Shadows, and Aurealis awards for The Grief Hole).

Dark Moon Books and editor Eric J. Guignard bring you this introduction to her work, the second in a series of primers exploring modern masters of literary dark short fiction. Herein is a chance to discover—or learn more of—the distinct voice of Kaaron Warren, as beautifully illustrated by artist Michelle Prebich.

Included within these pages are:

• Six short stories, one written exclusively for this book
• Author interview
• Complete bibliography
• Academic commentary by Michael Arnzen, PhD (former humanities chair and professor of the year, Seton Hill University)
• … and more!

Enter this doorway to the vast and fantastic: Get to know Kaaron Warren.

Table of Contents includes:

• Introduction by Eric J. Guignard
• Kaaron Warren: A Biography
• Guarding the Mound (fiction)
• Guarding the Mound: A Commentary
• Born and Bread (fiction)
• Born and Bread: A Commentary
• Death's Door Café (fiction)
• Death's Door Café: A Commentary
• The Wrong Seat (fiction)
• The Wrong Seat: A Commentary
• Sins of the Ancestors (fiction)
• Sins of the Ancestors: A Commentary
• Crisis Apparition (fiction)
• Crisis Apparition: A Commentary
• Why Kaaron Warren Matters by Michael Arnzen, PhD
• In Conversation with Kaaron Warren
• Tips for Finalizing Your Short Story: An Essay by Kaaron Warren
• A Bibliography of English Language Fiction for Kaaron Warren

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About Eric J. Guignard

ERIC J. GUIGNARD is a writer and editor of dark and speculative fiction, operating from the shadowy outskirts of Los Angeles, where he also runs the small press, Dark Moon Books. He's twice won the Bram Stoker Award, won the Shirley Jackson Award, and been a finalist for the World Fantasy Award and International Thriller Writers Award. He has over one hundred stories and non-fiction author credits appearing in publications around the world. As editor, Eric's published multiple fiction anthologies, including his most recent, PROFESSOR CHARLATAN BARDOT'S TRAVEL ANTHOLOGY TO THE MOST (FICTIONAL) HAUNTED BUILDINGS IN THE WEIRD, WILD WORLD and A WORLD OF HORROR, each a showcase of international horror short fiction. His latest books are LAST CASE AT A BAGGAGE AUCTION and the short story collection THAT WHICH GROWS WILD: 16 TALES OF DARK FICTION (Cemetery Dance). Outside the glamorous and jet-setting world of indie fiction, Eric's a technical writer and college professor, and he stumbles home each day to a wife, children, dogs, and a terrarium filled with mischievous beetles. Visit Eric at: www.ericjguignard.com, his blog: ericjguignard.blogspot.com, or Twitter: @ericjguignard.

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