Throwback Thursday |An ON FIRE Excerpt: “The Clearing” by K.N. Johnson

We gathered on summer nights electric with the spectacle of storms, the promise of charred messages from the gods. The wind lifted our feet from the ground as we raced through the musty woods. Small branches snapped, green leaves sacrificed to pad our muddy path. At the clearing, trees stood back, and all knew to hush, to press lips…

A Personal Story and Giveaway with Linda G. Hill

The first time I saw my name in print in an actual physical book was the day I received my copy of AFTER THE HAPPILY EVER AFTER. I was ecstatic when I got an e-mail from Transmundane Press to say my story had been accepted for the anthology, but nothing–and I mean NOTHING–could have prepared…

Linda G. Hill, a Featured Interview

If you haven’t heard of our new project, the On Fire anthology, this interview series will showcase our authors lives beyond their ignited tales. In Linda G. Hill‘s “The Flame of Lick’s Island,” Marissa and Mike move to an island and solve a dark mystery that threatens to combust their relationship. How long have you been writing? I…

Zach Brewster-Geisz, Featured Spotlight by Rohit Sawant

A few years back, I was browsing LibriVox when I came across the audiobook for G.K. Chesterton’s The Man Who Was Thursday. Having binged on G.K.C’s essays and short stories at the time, I was eager to check out his longer works, so I streamed it and found myself hooked from the get-go. Had I…

Anthony S. Buoni, a Featured Interview

If you haven’t heard of our new project, the On Fire anthology, this interview series will showcase our authors lives beyond their ignited tales. In Anthony S. Buoni’s “Dancing Lilly,” two cats are caught up in a job for the rat mob and find that being curious has deadly consequences. How long have you been writing? I traded…

Bonfire by Will Waller

Enjoy an exclusive guest post from Will Waller, author of “Torch,” featured in our new anthology ON FIRE, out now.   Toward the end of college, my friend Leon and I were in the habit of, probably illegally, having frequent bonfires on campus in a secluded circular parking lot located about a mile into the woods. We…

Sean Padraic McCarthy, a Featured Interview

If you haven’t heard of our new project, the On Fire anthology, this interview series will showcase our authors lives beyond their ignited tales. In Sean Padraic McCarthy’s “The Solstice Memory,” a corpse haunts Simon’s family as his marriage falls apart, his only hope a little solstice magic, a shovel, and some fire. How long have you been writing? …

Fire as a Metaphor in Rock Music by Tim Jeffreys

Enjoy an exclusive guest post from Tim Jeffreys, author of “Combustible,” featured in our new anthology ON FIRE, out now.   When Caleb Followill of the band Kings of Leon hollered that his sex was on fire, was he singing about a bad urinary tract infection or STDs?  Well, no.  One hopes and presumes not.  Most likely,…

Fire and the Veil between Worlds by J. Lee Strickland

Enjoy an exclusive guest post from J. Lee. Strickland, author of “Fire Night,” featured in our new anthology ON FIRE, out now.   In every culture, in every civilization, across every continent, we find among peoples the recognition of the primacy of the four elements—Fire, Water, Earth, and Air. The fundamental mixing of these four in infinite…

Will Waller, a Featured Interview

If you haven’t heard of our new project, the On Fire anthology, this interview series will showcase our authors lives beyond their ignited tales. In Will Waller‘s “Torch,” a young musician’s memories of a woman haunts him. How long have you been writing? 16 years. How do you deal with writer’s block? I demand a minimum of one…

Tim Jeffreys, a Featured Interview

If you haven’t heard of our new project, the On Fire anthology, this interview series will showcase our authors lives beyond their ignited tales. In Tim Jeffreys‘s “Combustible,” a young dad with a special power confronts his rockstar older brother. What is the first book or story that made you cry? I don’t know that I’ve ever been…