So, as devoted readers may remember, I’m participating in the Summer Writing Project, a collaboration between serial writing venue JukePop, indie publisher Black Hill Press, and 1888center. My novella, Beneath Blair Mountain, is current holding fifth in the rankings, but I could use some love, whether you choose to read, comment, vote, share, or just give me a hearty thumbs up.
Beneath Blair Mountain is a fusion of Urban Fantasy/Horror/Mythic Fiction and Historical Fiction/American Gothic, so there should be something for everyone, whether they like myth, folk culture, rural Appalachia, dark fey, Edwardian period pieces, ghost stories, political and social commentary, Irish gunrunners, or American history. Here’s the description if you’re interested:
All her life, Lara Rae Brecken has dreamed of Old Ireland and the world below, where the fey folk were exiled after the land above was taken. But in Logan County, West Virginia the only world below is the mine. The churches, the houses, even the police belong to the coal company. So, when Lara’s childhood friend, Barrow, starts going to union meetings, his family is thrown out of their home.
With nothing to lose, Lara and Barrow spend their last dime to get to New York City. But when Barrow leaves to fight in the World War and factory work turns out to be no better than the mine, Lara wonders if she’s escaped anything at all or just gone tumbling down an even darker underworld. Spirited away to Boston by an Irish rebel, it seems her luck may have finally improved. That is, until she finds herself face to face with the fey folk one cold October night.
The Summer Writing Project ends on Monday (August 31st), so go check it out and Beneath Blair Mountain might just get published!