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Leah McNaughton LedermanBy Leah McNaughton Lederman
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Leah McNaughton LedermanBy Leah McNaughton Lederman
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Cover Art by K Lynn Smith                                             Get Your Own Kickstarter Exclusive Print!
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This whole project is a crime of opportunity--as a freelance editor with nearly ten years experience and dozens of projects under my belt, I happen to have access to some great writing minds. 

I wanted to get them together and see what kind of conversation they would have. 

Eleven stories. Nine writers, nine artists.

These stories stay with you. 

These voices are alive.

These images will haunt you.

I'm running a Kickstarter to help me get this collection to the printer and off the ground. I'm extending you an invitation to this horror party and, in some reward levels, you'll even have the chance to share in or even OWN the artwork. I want this to spread far and wide, and Kickstarter is the best way for me to do that. 

I want you to look over your shoulder the next time you're alone and wonder whose voice it is that you're hearing. 

It's all of us. 

Photograph by Crystal O'Rourke                                Get Your Own Kickstarter Exclusive Print!
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So, who are we?

Writers: 

Leah McNaughton Lederman

Kasey Pierce

Stefani Manard

Kari McElroy

Michelle Joy Gallagher

Amy Hunter

Harlow West

Isabella Christiana

Scarlet Driscoll

Illustration by Corinne Roberts                                     Get Your Own Kickstarter Exclusive Print!
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Artists:

K Lynn Smith (cover)

Marianna Pescosta

Corinne Roberts

Kari McElroy

Crystal O'Rourke

Autumn Nicole Brown

Ashley Jagodzinski

Amy Hunter

Harlow West


Both images by Harlow West, both available as rewards!
Both images by Harlow West, both available as rewards!
Illustration by Jennifer Barnett                       Get Your Own Kickstarter Exclusive Print!
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STRETCH GOAL #1 at $3,000

All tiers will receive a BONUS piece of flash fiction, written by Leah Lederman, included in the book, accompanied by artwork--artist TO BE ANNOUNCED.

The book has just been expanded! THANK YOU!

Risks and challenges

The stories are finished. During the course of the Kickstarter I'll be sending off final edited pieces to the proofreader and formatting the artwork and text so that it will all be ready to send to your hot little hands, laptops, ereaders and what-have-you. Barring any unforeseen risks with printing or shipping, there is little to no risk to you when backing this project.

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