RUTH ANNA EVANS
BOOKS AND STORIES
When a true-crime podcaster uncovers the cold case of a child murder, she thinks she’s found her next big story. But the gruesome tale triggers a bipolar episode, and Maggie just can’t stay away from the house where the heinous crime took place. A few bad decisions later, Maggie finds herself trapped at the scene of the crime, hallucinating the murdered child’s ghost. It may not just be her mania keeping her there, though. It may be something truly evil.
A medical system that keeps you alive as long as your cash holds out. A sure-fire weight-loss treatment with only a ten percent fatality rate. A flesh-sloughing, muscle-shredding disease that leaves the sufferer begging to be put in a tub full of maggots. A son giving everything to care for his mother as she wastes away.
Our bodies are fragile and destructible things, and one of the few knowable things in life is that they will fail us, painfully and entirely. With the destruction of our flesh and bones, whether from the inside or out, comes true fear. And therein lies the horror.
This collection of stories by indie horror author Ruth Anna Evans also features one guest story by award-winning author Rik Hoskin. It will gut you, will fill you with a very personal dread, and will leave you with thoughts in your head that you won't easily forget.
Jordan Sharp has been writing for the local newspaper for two years. But when a sinister ghost-child emerges from a suspicious house fire and brings to life her darkest memories, she finds herself in the middle of the story. After a life of isolating herself from others, Jordan needs to reach out for help. And there’s a handsome, sympathetic firefighter just waiting for her to ask. But as people around her start falling victim to the deadly haunting, is it worth putting him at risk? And can Jordan resolve her troubled past before it's too late?
OOZE: Little Bursts of Body Horror
This tiny anthology is full of gross, grimy, creepy, crawly, bubbling, bursting fun, but what will surprise you is how much heart and story can be squeezed into such small packages.
With twenty-one authors putting forth their best short works of body horror, be prepared to be smacked in the face with a combination of what you look for when you pick up a book like this—the transformation, dissolution, and decay—but also by a delightful number of heartfelt and surprising twists on the genre.
With weird and wonderful cover art for each story, a foreword by Bridgett Nelson, and stories by Judith Sonnet and Rowland Bercy Jr., OOZE brings body horror to you in twenty-one disgustingly bite-size chunks.
This book is revolting, touching, and terrifying. Don’t forget to wash your hands after reading this little burst of fantastic new horror fiction.
NO ONE CAN HELP YOU: Tales of Lost Children and Other Nightmares
Jeremiah Steele goes to a simple game night with friends, a night out after three months of staying in with his wife and newborn son. When he has to make a split-second choice, he makes the wrong one, with tragic results. When the consequences seem unbearable, he is faced with a surprising new decision, one that could erase his wrong. But nothing comes without a price.
A dark and emotional tale from Ruth Anna Evans, author of No One Can Help You: Tales of Lost Children and Other Nightmares, this 6,000-word short story hits hard from beginning to end. You'll wish you hadn't read it--and then you'll want to read it again.
Don't Kill the Dog:
A Short Story
No dogs were harmed in the making of this story. No real dogs, anyway. Playing on the cardinal rule that you can kill anyone in fiction—except the dog—this short horror story starts with a vet tech getting a taste of the day-to-day realities of a busy practice. But things get weird fast, and she finds herself dealing with a lot more than she bargained for. If you like some gore and a little black humor, you’ll enjoy this quick read.