For Your Consideration – Eligible Work by L. Marie Wood

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Short Fiction

“A Warm Fall Day”. Picnic in the Graveyard published in April 2022 by Cemetery Gate Media

Perspective… it’s a thing.

“It’s the Little Things”.  The Outlet, Bloom Where You Are Planted, published in April 2022 by Blue Ridge Community and Technical College

Home alone… Home. Alone… 

“The Room”. Campfire Macabre, Vol. 2 published in October 2022 by Cemetery Gate Media

Some doors shouldn’t be opened.

Short Non Fiction 

African American Horror Authors and Their Craft: The Evolution of Horror Fiction from African Folklore.  Conjuring Worlds: An Afrofuturist Textbook for Middle and High School Students, published in March 2022

The Horror of Hair.  Nightmare Magazine, Issue 118 published in June 2022  

Hair. Ornament. Source of power. Source of beauty. Whether decoration or burden, hair is at the forefront of many cultures and has been a part of the body consciousness of women since the dawn of time. Some cultures consider it a most prized possession, one that should be donated to the gods in thanks for favor. Others consider it a defining characteristic, one that speaks of a person’s background, upbringing, and worth. 

Long Non Fiction

About Horror: The Study and Craft.  Mocha Memoirs Books, published in April 2022 

This text is a comprehensive deep dive into the study of horror fiction.  With importance placed on knowing the history of the genre and how integral to storytelling research is, this textbook will serve as a reference guide for anyone interested in writing in the horror genre.  This work, which is accessible and detailed at the same time, offers practical scenarios and industry secrets alongside subgenre review and creative writing instruction. 

Long Fiction

The Black Hole.  Mocha Memoirs Books published in March 2022

A group of friends head out to enjoy a much-deserved night out and paintballing is on the menu. But the team they are playing against has something entirely different in mind.

The friends find themselves in a battle for their lives in unfamiliar terrain against well-equipped opponents whose motivations are both irrational and lethal. 


The Tryst: Affinity Series, Book 1. Cedar Grove Publishing (May 2022)  

A moment in time… insignificant and fleeting for most, but for Nicole, Mark, and Eric, it is life-altering.  Three strangers meet in a town they don’t know in a place they hadn’t expected to end up only to find that they are exactly where they were supposed to be… again. 

Love always finds a way.

Through space and time, past and future, through lifetimes and storylines they were destined to find each other, love each other, lose each other – coordinates and weapons, scenarios and demographics be damned.  A malfunction, to be sure.  But when Ryan tries to tinker with his project, a weapon the likes of which has never been seen in all of the Galactic Collaborative, he finds out just how inexorable their link is… and how insidious.

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