A Peek Inside the Stories of Beyond the Latch and Lever!

Esterbell (© 2020) Elle Blackwood: An old woman returns to the crumbling French château where she spent her childhood to say goodbye to the keeper of her past.

The Two Lives of Agapito Cortez (© 2020) Carlos Joaquin Gonzalez: A wounded, Mexican-born Union soldier awakens to find the world isn’t the same as he remembers.

The Third Quirk (© 2020) Karin Larsen: An alien retrieves their dead brother’s spaceship and comes to terms with their grief.

Home to Skjolden (© 2020) Erik Amundsen: When a man returns to Northern Norway to sell his family’s farm, a curious encounter unearths the past and makes him question his legacy.

Flight of the Bumblebee (© 2020) Susanna Skarland: A young couple in the near future struggle to survive in a world where the natural pollinators have died off and corporate robotics serve as their replacement.

Liminality (© 2020) R. L. Castle: An elderly doormaker seeks comfort in the doors of his past.

Between Hell and Fire (© 2020) Bobbie Peyton: A young Filipina farmworker must navigate the haunting nature of racism on an asparagus farm in 1960s California.

The Pantry Ghost (© 2020) H. K. Porter: Trapped inside an unfamiliar pantry, a young woman struggles to piece together the string of events that led to her isolation.

Rabbit’s Key (© 2020) Steve Garriott: When a physics major agrees to an adventure with an eccentric young man, they stumble upon a scientific discovery that alters their reality and their futures.

The Last Door in the Hilbert Hotel (© 2020) Evvan Land: A man must complete a test to find the exit from his own personal hell.

The Wending Way (© 2020) J. S. Artz: A celestial being sent to Earth must decide whether to stay and help, or leave humankind to their own destruction.

It’s Here! Get Your Copy Today!

Beyond the Latch and Lever is now available for purchase across the globe! Click on the cover above to order from Amazon.com, or check your local Amazon Marketplace. The eBook will also be available soon!

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Ready For a Cover Reveal?

We are so excited to share the cover of our upcoming short story anthology, Beyond the Latch and Lever! With a central theme of doors and doorways, this genre-bending collection of literary, speculative fiction includes magical realism, Gothic, sci-fi, and fantasy, with threads of alternate history, time-travel, other universe, paranormal, and more. The expected release date of Beyond the Latch and Lever will be the beginning to mid-December, just in time for holiday shopping. The book will be available to purchase on Amazon.com as a paperback and e-book.

This fantastic anthology edited by Susanna Skarland and Elle Blackwood contains stories written by eleven authors with ties to the Pacific Northwest. Stay tuned for introductions!