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Elizabeth Fields is a top selling horror author on Amazon.com. Both of her horror books DON'T LET THEM IN and STILL THE SHADOWS have made the Top 100 Best Sellers list on Amazon.com in the horror genre and have garnered the attention of horror elites. Both books are suitable for young adult and adult readers who love great thriller horror stories. She embarked on limited book tours when her first two books were released and is trying to raise the funds to do a third tour. Touring is very expensive, even with the most modest of accommodations. With more and more cities asking her to visit we need to raise more money up front to be able to do that. Funds derived from this project will go towards new touring dates, publication fees, office and distribution fees and advertising. Since the books and other reward items are already available for you, your items will be shipped soon after the close of this project. Please help us assist this very talented and very determined author fulfill her dreams. In return, you will get some of the best horror stories you have ever read. Also just a little secret between you and us...both of these books are currently being scripted for a major motion picture. You, as a supporter, no matter how much you choose to help, will be on the inside track as we will be posting information on that this coming year.
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Don't Let Them In - paperback
Still the Shadows - paperback
A few REVIEWS from top horror reviewers about her books
Shattered Ravings, Matthew Scott Baker's Book Review – Don’t Let Them In by Elizabeth Fields (2012)
I’ve probably read thousands of short stories in my time, but hopefully I’ll have the chance to read thousands more before I die. I’ve mentioned before that I love shorts and that statement still holds true today. Writing short stories is an art and is not easy to do; therefore, when I run across authors that do well in the craft, I cling to them like glue. The lovely and talented Elizabeth Fields seems to have a fine grasp on the short story, and this collection of six horror shorts showcases that ability.
Fields writes with a smooth, simple style that does not overwhelm the reader and allows for a pleasant reading experience. Her prose is well developed and her stories flow well. The result is a fun and thrilling experience that will leave you wanting to read more.
DON’T LET THEM IN contains a couple of original stories however there are also a couple that we might have heard before (in concept only, that is); those that are familiar are written well and do have unique twists, so do not let that dissuade you in any way from giving this collection a look. Even though I found a couple of the plots familiar, I enjoyed them nonetheless.
My favorite story in this collection is “Plenty of Flesh in the Sea”. In this tale, a brother and sister have unnatural cravings that can only be satiated by heinous acts involving other people. But these siblings are not bad…they’re just trying to survive. This story made me smile and cringe at the same time.
DON’T LET THEM IN is a true win for me, and I highly recommend giving it a look. I can’t wait to see what Fields does next, but hopefully it’s just as good as this one. [condensed - for full review, please visit matthewscottbaker.com]
HORROR NEWS.NET Book Review: Don’t Let Them In: Six Tales Of – Author Elizabeth Fields by John Clements
It took me about two hours to finish reading Don’t Let Me In: Six Tales Of Terror and I must say that I was pleasantly surprised with the individual stories in this collection.. If cannibalism,campground horror stories come to life, selling your soul to the devil, and genetically engineered soldiers is your cup of tea, have I got a story (or six) for you. The six stories are fun reads and easily read in one sitting or spread out amongst several. I found it very hard to put down though.
The first tale is entitled ‘The Debt Collector’ and is about an actor who can’t seem to catch a break. One night, while drowning his sorrows at a local bar he meets a beautiful woman who will change his life around completely for the right price.
The second tale is ‘Plenty of Flesh in the Sea’ which I must say caught me by surprise initially. In reading the first few pages I already had a conceived ending in mind but thankfully, I was totally wrong. It focuses on two siblings looking to escape from their horrible mother and her endless stream of abusive boyfriends.
The third and fourth tales are ‘The Joys of Motherhood’ and ‘Campfire Tales’. Both stories are good but tend to give away the ending early on in the story which is unfortunate as I really enjoyed reading them. ‘Motherhood’ is about the joys of an upcoming new addition to a family and ‘Campfire Tales’ tells the story of a group of six campers with an annual camping trip tradition who’s latest foray turns out to be something just a tad different than the usual marshmallow roast.
Tales five and six are ‘Lucy’ and my favorite, ‘All Sales are Final’. ‘Lucy’ is named after a dog, the loveable protector of a little boy named Simon. As you find out, Lucy will do anything to protect her owner. ‘All Sales are Final’ tells the story of Mike and Kathy. They are relatives of Millie, an elderly woman who is moving from her home, leaving Mike and Kathy the job of having a yard sale and selling off any possessions of hers that won’t be taken with her into her new living arrangements. I would have loved to have seen some embellishment in this final tale as the story is a great concept, but as it is, it is the shortest tale in the collection. Overall, except for the feeling that it should have either had more tales or longer tales, this collection is worth reading. It is well written, has likeable characters (even if they are killers), and focuses primarily on suspense and surprise as opposed to gore. Horror is not just about slashers and monsters after all, it has its other side too. From scary demons and the supernatural all the way up to morbid fetishes and evil scientists, so if this other side interests you, this short collection will as well.
SNAKE BITE HORROR.co.uk- Nathan Robinson reviews what is hot and what is not in the world of Horror fiction.. Don't Let Them In by Elizabeth Fields
The Debt Collector: “When a down on his luck actor meets a beautiful woman in a bar, things finally seem to be looking up for him. But is she really the woman of his dreams, or his worst nightmare?” Whilst this piece is well written, the twist is seen a mile off in this soul selling exploration on the price of fame.
Plenty of Flesh in the Sea: “Siblings, Emily and Sam, have an unusually close bond. Growing up, they only had each other to rely on. Now, as young adults, they've done their best to take on the regular responsibilities that come with maturity, but something is still holding them back from leading normal, healthy lives, a hunger they just can't seem to satisfy. Not to worry; if they can't find what they're looking for just yet, there's still plenty of flesh in the sea.” A slightly incestuous little piece involving a beaten and abused brother and sister, who find themselves licking each other’s wounds, leading on to a very deadly game indeed. An interesting take on how the abused can evolve into monsters themselves, and the sometimes unbreakable bond between siblings.
The Joys of Motherhood: “A young married couple is about to welcome their first baby, but the new baby may not be the bundle of joy they've been expecting.”An impending sense of doom befalls an expectant mother as she is plagued by mysterious phone calls and the erring feeling that her doctor hasn’t her best interests at heart. A slow burning friction of paternal fears in the vein of Ira Levin’s Rosemary’s Baby, where the eventual ending will leave you questioning what you would do in the same situation.
Lucy: “Simon and his dog, Lucy, are inseparable, that is until Lucy goes through some changes.”A nightmarish view from a twelve year old boy as he imagines hell hounds plaguing his sleep. Whilst inexplicable in it’s explanation of the dog monsters, Fields paints them so vividly you don’t care where they come from.
Campfire Tales: “Since high school, a group of six friends have been coming to this one campsite for an annual get away. They reconnect with each other and with nature this time every year, and at night, in the grand tradition of camping, they sit around the fire and try to scare each other with ghost stories they've already heard many times before. This night, however, will be a little different.” A Goosebumps-esque take on the campfire tale, where six friends gather to tell tales with some startling consequences. A mini-massacre that brings a little humour to the collection.
All Sales Are Final: “Kathy and Mike have come into town to take care of some last minute things before their dear Aunt Mille moves in with them, or so they say. They've set up a yard sale to help Millie get rid of some her possessions to help ease the move. Will Mike and Kathy make the yard sale killing they so desire?” Easily my favourite tale of the collection, which manages to accomplish a punchy, paranoid, Hitchcockian twist in less than seven pages. Short enough to leave a taste of unease under the tongue, and with a almost classic build up and payoff, All Sales are Final is already in my top ten short stories of the year for sheer ingenuity. This story alone made the collection worthwhile.
Indie Writers Monthly Interview | Our Featured Author: Elizabeth Fields. “The Road To Our Dreams Is Often Paves With Nightmares.” –Don’t Let Them In.
Elizabeth Fields used to write ‘normal stuf ’ like magic horses that talked to fairies. Now she writes about strange twins with an unsatisfiable hunger, lost couples who stumble into unexpected troubles, and the like. To celebrate the release of her latest book, Still The Shadows, I got her to give us an interview.
1. When did you first start writing stories, and what was the first story you ever wrote?
When I was a kid, maybe about 5 years old, I would spend hours writing and illustrating (not wellby the way) these stories about horses with magic powers and fairies who could grant wishes. You know, normal stuff. I would put them on huge sheets of construction paper and bind them with yarn or staple the folds, so it looked like the real deal. Hey, my mom thought they were cool. My first full story was called Midnight. It was about a horse named Midnight who was magical and could talk to fairies and mermaids.
2. What is your writing method? Do you do it at the same time each day? With music or in silence? Do you have a room or office or something?
I make notes everywhere. I have notes on napkins, in my cell phone, on post its. When I have an idea, I make a note. I learned the hard way that if you don't write it down, you will lose it. I write when the mood strikes, which is fairly often. Time of day isn't too much of a factor for me. I have this terrible habit of writing with the TV on. I don't actively watch it or listen to it, but I cannot focus in pure silence. It drives me nuts. I have tried music, but if I know the songs, I find myself singing along, and then a one woman dance party starts, and nothing gets done. So I will often put on an 80's film, typically something by the late great John Hughes, something I've seen a million times, and I leave it on super low for background noise. Is that weird? [ED. NOTE: not at all. I do the same thing.]
3. What are you currently working on?
I am keeping myself busy finishing up a script for a film adaptation of some of my horror work. It's super exciting. Production is expected to begin summer 2015.
4. Is there a genre of writing you'd like to try but never have? What is it and why?
Romance. I don't know if I could come up with enough clever euphemisms for body parts and whatnot. I don't know if I could write about people in their most intimate times for an entire story or book without blushing my way through it and second guessing it. There are writers who do it beautifully. I am not one of them, but I really really wish I was. I think my junior high self would pop up and giggle a lot. Plus, what would my grandparents think?
5. Which author's writing influenced you the most and in what way?
Growing up I was a HUGE fan of R.L. Stine. After Dr. Seuss and Berenstain Bears, the Goosebumps series really got me into reading as a kid. I couldn't get enough of those books. Then there was Stine's Fear Street. I LOVED those, too. They inspired me to write my first thriller when I was nine. It was called In Your Dreams, and it was about a girl who had premonitions about murders while she slept. If only I could find that now... I'd be curious to reread it. I recently read one of Stine's adult horror books. Wow. That is some good stuff. Graphic and awesome. Definitely not for kids. The simple fact that he has written so many books is inspiration enough to just keep writing.
6. Who is your favorite literary character by another author, and why?
Dora from the book Literacy and Longing in L.A. by Karen Mack and Jennifer Kaufman. My grandmother got me the book for my birthday one year. I adored it. I connected to Dora instantly. I may not have all of her eccentricities, but we share a similar adoration for classic fiction and poetry and the feel of an actual book in your hands. She was written so well, it is impossible not to fall in love with her and empathize with her every emotion.
7. Who is your favorite character of your own creation and why?
My favorite character born of myself is L from How I Spent My Summer Vacation. I poured a lot of myself into her, and I am quite proud of L and her journey throughout the book.
8. Since this is the horror issue, what's the scariest story you've ever read?
I have read a ton of horror, and hands down, the story that still gets under my skin when I think about it is The Man in the Black Suit by Stephen King. I read it at home by myself one night, and I couldn't sleep. It bugged me for some time. Super creepy.
Elizabeth Fields is an author, actress, and model. She grew up in the small town of Los Alamos, California, and at a very young age, she found herself drawn to the written word as well as the stage. After graduating from Allan Hancock College with her Associate in Arts Degree in English, she was offered a scholarship to study Shakespeare and British Literature at the University of London, UK. During her time there, her passion for both writing and the performing arts grew. At the age of 20, Elizabeth moved to Los Angeles, CA, where she found success as a model and actress. She has been in numerous ad campaigns, music videos, and commercials, and she has appeared in films and television shows such as MTV’s Human Giant and Out at the Wedding. Her first horror collection, Don’t Let Them In, became an Amazon.com best seller shortly after its release. A film adaptation is currently underway and is expected to begin production in 2015. Elizabeth truly believes anything is possible with hard work and determination.
For more information on Elizabeth, please visit elizabethfields.net.
Still the Shadows, her latest horror collection, will be released officially on Friday, October 3rd. It will be available in print and for Kindle download via amazon, and signed copies will be available on her website, elizabethfields.net. Elizabeth will be a guest at the Tree City Comic Con in Boise, Idaho on October 17th and 18th. Their site is http://treecitycomiccon.com/. She will be speaking on an authors’ panel, and will also be signing her books both days.
A review of short “Still the Shadows” by Elizabeth Fields By Renfield Rasputin – December 10, 2014
Clever. One word; clever.
That is how I will summarize Still the Shadows by Elizabeth Fields, a collection of four short horror stories suitable for young adults or adults who have a preference other than the hack‘n slash gore and zombie apocalypse that seems to be on permanent repeat on Amazon’s “Top Choices” list. Clever tales, clever technical writing, clever delivery and execution. Clever.
Still the Shadows balances the four short horror stories into equal parts of first and third person narrative as well as length, tone, and sentence structure to offer a smooth read that does not have a robotic feel that burdens down the reader. Basically sampling every flavor that is served up in horror author culinary school and balancing it into a four course literature meal.
Flypaper is the first twisted tale of a young couple that gets stranded and is dependent on the “help” of an elderly couple. If help is what you want to call it.
The Apartment (My personal favorite of the four since I have an affinity to haunted house stories) is a first person tale of a young woman’s supernatural experiences in a new apartment while she attempts to adjust to a new high pressure job in a new town away from her family.
Cinnamon is an easy and short read that explores the fear of spiders. If just the mention of the eight legged furry buggers makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up, this story will make you look for a fine tooth comb!
The Change is one of the two longer stories in the collection and is the crowning diadem of the unexpected twist. The Change is a story about a few surviving humans that remain in a civilization when vampires take over as the ruling class. Readers will appreciate that Fields puts a spin on the tired vampire tale by “giving Dracula a new cape” instead of recycling the same hum-drum vampire narrative.
Fields understand the difference of layers in horror as her stories run the gauntlet from subtle startle to full on terror. Unlike some writers that tire the reader out by bashing them with terror the whole time, she puts the reader on a rollercoaster ride of emotions allowing for the highs and lows of fear. This shows great restraint and highlights Field’s experience as a story teller.
One can appreciate how Fields takes the reader to one place in her stories, but then delivers them to a different location other than where they expected to arrive. Don’t expect to cut any of her stories short, even though they are easy to read and digest, trying to skip ahead will only leave the reader lost as the story will have taken a much unexpected turn when the carpet gets pulled out from under them.
Still the Shadows will fulfill the needs of the person that is craving a change to their literary palate. I recommend this book for the young adult and for the adult that can appreciate a variation to the same old song and dance that the Amazon top 20 has to offer. I can think of about 19 other authors in the same genre that given the chance to read Fields’ work would think, “How clever.”
FUN STUFF THAT SHOWS LIZ IS SERIOUS ABOUT HER ENDEAVORS
Ben Heighes of KUHL radio interviews Elizabeth before her booksigning in Santa Maria, CA. LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW HERE
Elizabeth on the Authors Writing Panel at theTree City Comic Con in Boise, ID
PICTURES FROM A FEW BOOK SIGNINGS
HANGING WITH SOME GREAT TALENT ALONG THE WAY
Ernie Hudson, Producer/Actor and known for so many great movies including Ghost Busters. Hanging out at an event in Boise, ID
Elizabeth & Corey Feldman at an event in Los Angeles, CA
Elizabeth hanging with Mark Curry. Actor (Mr. Cooper) at an event in Las Vegas, NV
SOME FUN ACTING & MODELING PICTURES
Elizabeth and Jon BonJovi on the set of Bang A Drum video shoot
From her role as Erin on "I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant" episode Help From Above
Modeling for one of several costume companies in Los Angeles, CA
Modeling for KAVIO clothing company in Los Angeles, CA
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