A mystical vision of
an airship appears to fifteen-year-old Juanita in 1894. The long-dead captain commands her to prevent
California’s thrown-away people—including young children—from boarding trains to an asylum. That institution’s
director plots murder to reduce the inmate population.
Spirits watch over Juanita. But who is she? A mystic in love who holds life sacred? Or a
To save innocent lives
Juanita must take lives of the corrupt. How can she reconcile her assignment with her belief in the sacredness
of all human life? And will she survive to marry her betrothed?
Juanita sets out
despite inner trepidation to sabotage the railroad. Her ancestor Billy, the ghost of a steam locomotive
engineer, guides her. Then bit by bit, she discovers the gut-wrenching truths all of her ancestors neglected to
Ghosts, Goggles, Guns and Grit
Come visit Juanita’s
world—an alternate nineteenth-century California—where spirits meet steampunk, where both love and anger emanate
from beyond the grave.
Sand Hill Review Press, Publisher
Cover art by Julie Dillon,
winner of Hugo & Chesley Awards.
More about Laurel Anne Hill at http://www.laurelannehill.com.
Anticipated Book Release
Schedule e-bookon Amazon: October 29,
2016 Trade paper: Launch on Saturday,
February 4, 2017, 3:30 p.m.
at Borderlands Books
866 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
A murder, a troubled marriage, a mysterious benefactor, and a
Russian fairy tale add up to terror and redemption in the sewers of Paris. Read“Commanding the Stones” by Laurel Anne Hill in theONCE UPON A SCREAMAnthology.
…there was a tradition of telling tales with elements of the
fantastic along with the frightful. Adults and children alike took heed not to go into the deep, dark woods, treat
a stranger poorly, or make a deal with someone—or something—without regard for the consequences. Be careful of what
you wish for, you just might get it.
From wish-granting trolls, to plague curses, and evil
enchantresses, these tales will have you hiding under the covers in hopes they don’t find you. So lock you doors,
shutter your windows, and get ready to SCREAM.
Edited by Dan Shaurette.Horroraddicts.net Publishing,
May 2016. Available on Amazon.com. Authors: V.E. Battaglia, Adam L. Bealby, Chantal Boudreau, Wayne
Faust, Charles Frierman, Laurel Anne Hill, Nickie Jamison, C.S. Kane, Shannon Lawrence, Sara E. Lundberg, MD
Maurice, Alison McBain, Lynn McSweeney, Emerian Rich, Dan Shaurette, J. Malcolm Stewart, DJ Tyrer, K.L.
Once again, the warm hearts and wild minds of the San Francisco
Peninsula Branch of the California Writers Club have poured their genius, talent and perceptions into the fault
zone that is our existence here in California. This year’s theme, transform, suggests change. But change for the
better or for the worse? After all, transformation is not always pretty and we may not like what we are becoming.
But we will, without a doubt, be changed.
Fault Zone: Transform, the sixth book in the Fault Zone series,
was edited by Ann Foster and published by Sand Hill Review Press.
Authored by Kevin Arnold, Sue Barizon, Bill Baynes, Jo
Carpignano, Belinda Chua, Ann Foster, Darlene Frank, Jeannine Gerkman, Laurel Anne Hill, Diane Jacobson, Michele
Jessen, Marjorie Bicknell Johnson, Beverly Kalinin, Sam Kauffman, Maurine Killough, Ida J. Lewenstein, Diane Lee
Moomey, Lisa Meltzer Penn, TR Poulson, Don Redman, Frank A. Saunders, Martha Clark Scala, Jim Stanfield, Dave M.
Strom, Ollie May Trost Welch, and Nanci Lee Woody.
Do you love the horror genre? Do
you look at horror as a lifestyle? Do the "norms" not understand your love of the
Despair no longer, my friend, for within your grasp is a book written by those who
look at horror as a way of life, just like you.
TheHORROR ADDICTS GUIDE TO
LIFE(Edited by David Watson) is your guide to living a
horrifying existence. Featuring interviews with Midnight Syndicate, Valentine Wolfe, and The Gothic Tea
Society. Laurel Anne Hill has contributed her short piece: "Practicing Safe Satisfaction."
Battestella, Mimielle, Emerian Rich, Dan Shaurette, Steven Rose Jr., Garth von Buchholz, H.E. Roulo, Sparky Lee
Anderson, Mary Abshire, Chantal Boudreau, Jeff Carlson, Catt Dahman, Dean Farnell, Sandra Harris, Willo Hausman,
Laurel Anne Hill, Sapphire Neal, James Newman, Loren Rhoads, Chris Ringler, Jessica Robinson, Eden Royce, Sumiko
Saulson, Patricia Santos Marcantonio, J. Malcolm Stewart, Stoneslide Corrective, Mimi A. Williams, and Ron Vitale.
With art by Carmen Masloski and Lnoir.
Adventure! Drama! Mystery! Humor! Its all here in the third TALES OF FORTANNIS
anthology of short stories: "A BARD
DAY'S KNIGHT."(Double Dragon Press, 2015).
Read "Blinded," Laurel
Anne Hill's new fantasy short story, in"A BARD DAY'S
"A BARD DAY'S
KNIGHT," edited by (Michael A.
Ventrella),includes stories by Michael A.
Mojzes, KT Pinto, Jon Cory, Mark Mensch, Christine L. Hardy, Roy C. Booth and Brian Woods, Laurel Anne Hill,
Derek Beebe, Shane Porteous, Beth W. Patterson, Tera Fulbright, Angela Pritchett, and Mike
Purchase A Bard Day's Knight
onAmazon. This book is available in electronic and trade paper
an excerpt from the review by
, author of Grand Central Arena
and Phoenix Rising:
really fascinating about an anthology like this is seeing what the world of Fortannis looks like through eyes
with so many different perspectives. Old familiar friends are here – Ventrella's own squires Terin and Darlissa,
Curso Brambletoes the clever, subtle hobling, exiled sellsword Sarlon and his companions Minnow and Mumblepeg –
and new ones, including a unique view of the life of a rather unusual Goblin in "Shiny Savior", the eponymous
and clever hero of "The Life and Death and Life of Beryl Truesword", Brenlund in "Blinded" who has to overcome
his preconceptions to save both himself and others from a terrible fate.
Diverge AN ANTHOLOGY OF STORIES
Consequences," Laurel Anne Hill's new fantasy/horror short story in Fault Zone: Diverge (Sand Hill Review Press, 2014), an anthology of stories
(fiction and nonfiction) and poems.
Don't miss Volume Five ofFault
Zone! The edgy San Francisco/Peninsula
Writers chose the equally edgy Thomas Ekkens's cover to wrap up their superb collection of short stories and
poems. Kudos to editors Audrey Kalman and Linda Okerland. Stories by Kevin Arnold, Sue Barizon, Jo
Carpignano, Dorcas Cheng-Tozun, Emily Eddins, Ann Foster, Darlene Frank, James Hanna, Karen Hartley, Laurel
Anne Hill, Diane Jacobson, Amy Kelm, Maurine Killough, Bardi Rosman Koodrin, Elise Frances Miller, Diane Lee
Moomey, Lucy Ann Murray, Linda Okerlund, Lisa Meltzer Penn, Frank A. Saunders, Martha Clark Scala, Ellen Six,
Eve Visconti, Wendy Walter, and Ollie Mae Trost Welch.
Purchase Fault Zone:
Zone: Diverge is available in both trade paper and electronic
Read "The Storm Riders,"
a fantasy short story by Laurel Anne Hill in Fault Zone: Shift (Sand Hill Review Press, 2013), an
anthology of stories and poems.
The San Francisco/Peninsula
Writers have done it again. This is their fourth volume of short stories. Novelists Max Tomlinson, David Hirzel,
Margaret Davis, James Hanna, Diane Lee Moomey, and Laurel Anne Hill join forces to produce a stellar anthology.
Senior poet laureate Jo Carpignano and award winning poet Maurine Killough will jog your sensibilities. This
anthology is chock full of great stories by professional and prize-winning writers. Other authors include Lois
Young, Tina Gibson, Darlene Frank, Diane Jacobson, Martha Clark Scala, Don Redmon, Frank A. Saunders, Sue Barizon,
Karen Hartley, Ann Foster, Tim Woolf, Bardi Rosman Koodrin, Lisa Melzer Penn, Wendy M. Voorsanger, Dorcas
Cheng-Tozun, Tory Hartmann, and Lucy Ann Murray.
Zone:Shift at Amazon.com. Fault Zone: Shift is available in both
trade paper and electronic versions.
Read "Beware the Nine," a steampunk short story by Laurel Anne Hill, in
How Beer Saved the World
(Sky Warrior Books, 2013).
Beer goes back to the early days of the human race. As it says in the
introduction, “Fermented grains have been a mainstay of the human diet almost as long as we
have been human.” So pour yourself a cold one and sit down with these
Read "The Golden Gifts," by Laurel Anne Hill in
Michael Ventrella's new anthologyA Bard in the
Hand (Double Dragon Publishing,
Welcome to Fortannis ― a place where adventure waits to waylay you around every
corner. It's a land where humans mingle with stubborn dwarves, mysterious elves, and
feathered biata against shape-shifting gryphons, necromantic zombies, and silly goblins.
It's a land where things are never as they seem; where good and evil are not always
clear-cut, and where the strong do not always prevail.
"Till Death Do Us Part," by Laurel Anne Hill, inHORRIBLE DISASTERS (HorrorAddicts.net, 2013), a short-story anthology. The backdrop
for'Till Death Do Us Part is the Berkeley,
California, fire of 1923.
In HORRIBLE DISASTERS, thirteen
authors from around the globe share their visions of terror set during real natural disasters
throughout history. Travel back in time to earth shattering events like the eruption of Mount
Vesuvius in 79 A.D., the San Francisco earthquake of 1906, and the Winter of Terror avalanches,
1950. What supernatural events went unnoticed? What creatures caused such destruction without
remorse? Stock your emergency kit, hunker in your bunker, and prepare for… Horrible Disasters.
Proceeds go to help disaster relief globally by way of the Rescue Task
This amazing anthology was written by the San Francisco/Peninsula
Writers Club (CWC SF/Peninsula Branch) and published by the Sand Hill Review
Press. The work was edited by Lisa Meltzer Penn, Audrey Kalman and Tory
Here's what author Mary F. Burns has to say about Fault Zone:
Talk about edgy! Fault Zone: Over the Edge is a collection of
fantastical, intense and spirited writing that arises straight out of the chthonic
beating heart of storytelling. From the wildly civilized animals of the imagination to
the barely civilized humans who roam the cities and suburbs of America, these stories and
poems take the reader on a literary journey into some very dark places that nonetheless
shine with the light of truth.
—Mary F. Burns,Author of J-The Woman Who Wrote the
Bible and Portraits of an
"Moon-Flame Woman” by
Laurel Anne Hill
Now nominated for an Aurora Award!
A Steampunk-Wuxia Anthology
Shanghai Steam is a unique
mashup of steampunk and the Chinese literary genre known as Wuxi (loosely translated as
Stories by: Camille Alexa, Shen Braun, Amanda Clark, Ray Dean, Tim Ford, Laurel Anne Hill, Minsoo
Kang, William H. Keith, Crystal Koo, Frank Larnerd, Emily Mah, Derwin Mak, Brent Nichols, Frances
Pauli, Jennifer Rahn, Tim Reynolds, Julia A. Rosenthal, Nick Tramdack, K. H. Vaughan. Edited by: Ace Jordyn, Calvin D. Jim and Renee Bennett
More Information: www.shanghai-steam.com A History of Steampunk Beyond Victoriana List of Steampunk Works Steampunk
Wiki Official Release: World Fantasy Convention, November 1-4, 2012 Toronto
pirates-and-magic/horror short story by Laurel Anne Hill in the Spells and
Swashbucklersanthology(Dragon Moon Press, 2012, Edited by Valerie
Revenge, a horror short story
by Laurel Anne Hillin The
Wickeds,a Wicked Women Writers
Anthology (Horror Addicts, 2012, Edited by Hollie Snider
Celebrating the Fifth Anniversary of
HEROES ARISE. Still in print!
Laurel Anne Hill
Destiny in the 2011 Wicked Women Writers
Challenge sponsored byHorror
Addicts.net. She won their first-place
award, granting her the title: "Most Wicked
to Laurel's winning story- FLIGHT OF DESTINY
Read Laurel Anne Hill's short
story "Grip of Chaos," in Tales of Fortannis: A Bard's Eye View, an anthology edited by
Michael Ventrella (Double Dragon Publishing, 2011).
Anne Hill's short story, "The Grave of Mario Bandini," inFault Zone: Words from the Edge, an
anthology edited by Lisa Meltzer-Penn (San Francisco/Peninsula California Writers Club,
Read Laurel Anne
Hill's short story, "Thar Be Magic," in Rum and Runestones, an anthology of magic and
piracy edited by Valerie Griswold-Ford (Dragon Moon Press, 2010).
Arise is a modern parable
about timeless ideals: The pursuit of honor and justice, and the right to
love and family.KOMENAR
978-0-9772081-4-2; Hardcover 210 pages, 10 illustrations; Price $24.95. ISBN
978-0-9772081-5-9; Trade Paper, $15.95, Kindle Edition $5.75. Heroes Arise" is now an ebook on Barnes &
Noble. ISBN-13: 978-0-9817271-2-7,Pub. Date:09/15/2009
In a world where justice is achieved through careful customs of vengeance, Gundack
pursues love and the preservation of his honor. But can he break the cycle of vengeance? Can he
reach into his personal darkness and find the light of reason?
Desert kren are a nomadic people who believe their customs and mythology show them
how to be honorable and thrive. Gundack, a trader and leader of the tribe, seeks revenge for the
murder of his wife Talla in the prescribed manner of his people. According to kren custom, he
must fulfill a vow of decreed vengeance against Tarr, the ruthless mountain kren responsible for
Talla’s murder, and complete a pilgrimage to gain the right to marry the fair Eutoebi.
Gundack forms an unlikely alliance with the human Rheemar, who searches for a
beloved sister stolen by Tarr. Rheemar’s mysterious past holds many secrets, including knowledge
that could lead to the end of Tarr’s attacks on travelers and villagers and allow Gundack to
return to his tribe in time for the Day of Marriages. But Rheemar is blinded by loyalties that
he won’t reveal and ambitions that reflect a naive understanding of heroism.
As time grows short and some vows are satisfied, circumstances thrust Gundack into
escalating tribal tensions. Only then does he realize that he must confront the oldest of kren
beliefs: If vengeance swallows the land, Tharda shall bring a white light to give strength to
the least of us, and unbelievers will make heroes arise. But can the least worthy prove
themselves to be heroes, and the most worthy at least heroic?
Laurel Anne Hill has written a modern parable about timeless ideals: The pursuit of
honor and justice, and the right to love and family. In an era when definitions of terrorism and
heroism can seem fickle and where honor may be capricious, this debut author gives readers a
story of great insight and inspiration.
Heroes Arise received a ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award for 2007 (bronze award,
science fiction category) and was a finalist in the young adult category.
Heroes Arise was a finalist for the Next Generation Indie Book Awards, young adult and
best cover design categories.
Heroes Arise is a story about breaking the cycle of vengeance, about reaching
into our personal darkness to find the light of reason.
Where to buy the book?
Contact your local bookstore to