This is an exceptionally cool project, and one that I’m looking forward to. Announcing the Grimm Mistresses Novella Collection, put out by Ragnarok.
Remember the Grimm Brothers? Those dark fairy tales that made you leave the light on long before Disney went and sanitized them? Well, we do! Now the MISTRESSES GRIMM take back the night, five female authors who will leave you shuddering deliciously. Get ready to leave the lights on again with four pieces of short fiction bringing the Grimm Brother’s tales into the present. Be advised: these aren’t your children’s fairy tales!
This gorgeous book (don’t you adore the cover?) contains five stories by female writers. I’m thrilled to share a TOC with these ladies! The book includes
“The Night Air” by Stacey Turner
“Little Dead Red” by Mercedes M. Yardley
“Nectar” by Allison M. Dickson
“Hazing Cinderella” by C.W. LaSart
“The Leopard’s Pelt” by S.R. Cambridge
“Little Dead Red” might be the darkest thing I’ve written. When I think about Red Riding Hood, what is it really about? Red cloaks, baskets of goodies, and skipping down a forest trail? No. It’s a story about a woman who unwittingly sends her daughter straight into the claws of the wolf. I truly hope you enjoy this tale.
Grimm Mistresses will be released in February for Women in Horror Month. There will also be signed limited edition hardcovers that will be mailed out in March. You can find that ordering information on the Ragnarok site.
I’m so excited for this to come out! I hope you love and cheer for Red’s courageous mother just as I did. What would you do for love?