This is my debut novel, the first in the Menopausal Superhero series. Meet Linda, Jessica, Patricia, and Helen, and see how it all began.
Book 1.5 of the series! Join Patricia on the sidewalk at the end of book 1 and see where she goes from there!
The second book in the series brings in a few new characters to help the Menopausal Superheroes rescue one of their own.
Even superheroes need good press, but when Leonel "Fuerte" Alvarez and Jessica "Flygirl" Roark set out to charm the press, they end up fighting to save lives. Book 2.5 (between novels 2 and 3) in the series.
The third book in the series comes with hard decisions for Linda/Leonel and a chance to make a difference in the world for the Menopausal Superheroes.
This collection includes side adventures and between the novels intrigue for our heroines.
A single volume collection of all the Menopausal Superhero short works: Friend or Foe, The Good Will Tour, and the short stories from Through Thick and Thin.
The Pen and Cape Society is an organization for authors who write superhero fiction. They've put out four of these anthologies, but the first two predate my writing life. In Sidekicks, you can find my short story "Underestimated" which follow Suzie and Patricia "The Lizard Woman of Springfield" into an adventure.
Another anthology from the Pen and Cape Society folks. My story in this one "Coming Out as Leonel" explores Linda Alvarez's transition from Latina grandmother into Latino superhero. And, oh yeah, into a man. See what happens when her friends learn about her changes.
From Abstruse Press, a collection of Cosmic Horror stories, appropriate for the end of 2020. Includes my story, "Margaret Lets Her Self Go," and 11 stories by other fabulous writers whose works you'll want to explore.
This groundbreaking anthology of vampire stories featuring black characters and settings throughout the African diaspora includes my exploration of the Passover story through a horror lens. "His Destroyer" takes place during the time of the Ten Plagues of Egypt and posits that G-d's instrument of vengeance might be something different than you've imagined.
A collection of traditional scary stories, including my story: "The Cleaning Lady" about the woman sent to mop up after a vampire feeding.
Selfies from the End of the World: Historical Accounts of the Apocalypse (Mad Scientist Journal Presents Book 2)
I *love* this anthology. The premise was first person stories told from the end of the world. Each author ended the world differently. My story "Smoke Scream" introduces a mad scientist who punctures the veil between here and the afterworld with disastrous effects.
My tale of cosmic horror, "Margaret Lets Her Self Go" is included in this issue of Hinnom Magazine.
My short story "The Gleewoman of Preservation" is one of thirteen stories in this stellar collection exploring what scares clowns.
A collection of ghost stories to give you the shivers. My story, "The Girl in the Pool" is a daylight ghost story. Not all ghosts need moonlight.
This anthology features short stories that all begin with the same line: "There was something not quite right about the window." My story "Ashes" has shades of Dorian Gray and a bit of southern gothic setting.
This is a collection by the members of my critique group. Each of us wrote a story set in the house you see on the cover. Mine is "Goldilocks" a retelling of the fairytale.
Another writing advice book from the fine folks at the Insecure Writer's Support Group. My essay in this one "Have Patience, Young Grasshopper" reminds us that building a career can take time.
The Insecure Writer's Support Group (IWSG) is an organization devoted to mutual among writers at all stages of career. I have an essay in this collection, "There Are Plenty of Fish in the Sea" compares the search for a publisher to dating.
This appreciation and analysis of Stephen King's works includes an essay from me on Nightmares and Dreamscapes, especially my favorite story in the collection: Dolan's Cadillac.
From a much younger Samantha. In fact, I was still Samantha Dunaway then. You can find my poem "Ode to a Sleeping High School Student or Sweet Oblivion" in this lovely collection of poetry by teachers about teaching.
Wonderboy's Last Fight on Suddenly, and Without Warning. 17 November 2020.
Breakfast at the Twilight Café on Tell-Tale Press. December 1, 2019
O Scaly Night, short story on Pen and Cape Society. December 15, 2016.
Contamination, flash fiction in Dark Matter. June 1, 2015. (page 14)
Patricia Saves the Beauty Queen on Baked Scribe. April 29, 2015.
Michael's Miracle. Short horror story on Acidic Fiction. December 22, 2014
Lawn Wars in the App-zine The New Accelerator, October 2014. Read an excerpt here.
Patricia Saves the Beauty Queen on FreedomFiction. April 4, 2014.
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