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  • 08 Sep 2023 8:39 AM | Phil Giunta

    Excited to announce the second edition of my first paranormal mystery novel from 2009, Testing the Prisoner. This edition has been lightly re-edited and given a facelift with a brand new cover by comic book artist and painter, Scott Barnett. 

    Release date: September 18, 2023. The ebook is available for preorder now. The paperback will be available for preorder one week before the release date. 


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    Daniel Masenda thought he had made peace with his dark past when he left his home for a better life fourteen years ago. As the mayor of a small, tranquil town along Virginia’s Eastern Shore, Daniel has everything he ever wanted—until a series of haunting visions, coupled with the death of his estranged mother, pits him against two ghostly entities at war with one another. Each has its own agenda as they force Daniel to relive moments from his violent youth and push him to the edge of insanity. As his idyllic life begins to unravel, will he be able to decipher the message behind the hauntings before they destroy not only him, but the soul of someone he left behind?

    “A darkly personal supernatural psycho-thriller … Phil Giunta confronts the blurred border between love and hate hidden within the human heart in this promising, ultimately hopeful first novel.”
    —Howard Weinstein, NYT Bestselling author

  • 26 Jun 2023 3:36 PM | Thomas Lubben

    Death on the Bayou

         After solving a major string of bizarre murders in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey, BJ Gleeson now stumbles over another brutal crime while attending a writers’ conference in New Orleans.  This complex and troubled man uses his prior experience to point toward the solution to a series of brutal deaths of women, discovered in the swamps of New Orleans just after the disastrous arrival of Hurricane Katrina.  Watch as BJ uses his newfound skills to point toward the solution to these vicious and bloody bodies that are uncovered. With the help of his new friend, Karen, he negotiates a tricky path through Bourbon Street and into the depths of the Bayou.  (Kindle Publishing 2023)

  • 23 May 2023 11:02 AM | Rachel Thompson

    In, Another Anthology: The Same but Different, Rachel Thompson delivers another 21 short stories alone with three nonfiction essays. The “Same” are stories featuring the author’s unusual conceptual twists and satires. What’s different is a deeper examination of human nature within this mix of sci-fi and contemporary fiction. Thompson travels further into offbeat speculations than before when she asks and answers questions like, “What does becoming God feel like?” On the opposite side of the scale, she asks everyday questions such as, “Are we ever too old to go outside to play?” This collection invites the reader to consider and enjoy ideas outside of the everyday-life box. Learn more at her website

  • 07 May 2023 2:06 PM | Ann Stolinsky

    Celestial Echo Press signed a contract with Joanne McLaughlin to publish her novel, Ashes to Ashes, Doubt to Doubt (working title).

    The story follows Laura Cunningham, a Pulitzer winning author, as she explores the tragic events of 24 years prior, when a building on the campus grounds caught fire, killing ten students. Was her best friend among them?

  • 22 Mar 2023 11:47 AM | Roy Ziegler

    Explore the Mystery of the Missing Last Words of Mozart

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Requiem in D Minor has been shrouded in mystery from the very beginning of its creation in November 1791. Commissioned in secrecy, it posed an immediate burden as he struggled in failing health to finish it. “Didn’t I say before that I was writing this Requiem for myself?” the dying musical genius uttered to those gathered at his bedside, shortly before the quill fell from his hand and he died. The legend surrounding Mozart’s Requiem took on a new twist when a corner of  the  page containing his last words was torn off and stolen at the 1958 Brussels World’s Fair.

    In Mozart’s Last Words, Roy Ziegler presents a thrilling story about the pursuit of that missing Requiem fragment on a turbulent race across two continents to recapture it from a Neo-Nazi terrorist group, leading to a baffling conclusion. Available now at Amazon - Barnes & Noble

  • 24 Aug 2022 4:04 PM | Anne Supsic

    I am thrilled to announce that I just published my first novel, The Bookmark, a work of historical fiction with a local connection. Combining a historical love story with a modern-day mystery, The Bookmark explores what may have happened between the legendary Frenchman and the Moravian Sister who became his nurse. Available on Amazon:

  • 28 Oct 2021 10:15 AM | James Gallahan

    I am happy to announce that I just published my second novel, The Crossroads: Paranormal, Mystery, and Suspense Short Stories. If you enjoy tales with twists and unexpected endings, then this nail-biting short story collection is for you. The first half of the book is in English. The same stories are translated into Spanish in the second part of the collection. Here's the link:

  • 06 Oct 2021 4:00 PM | Ginny Shephard

    I'm happy to share the news that the Southeastern Writers Association awarded my story "Who's Joey?" 1st Place in the 2021 Microcosmic Fiction category and "Kalar and the Giant" 2nd place in the 2021 The Vega Award for Speculative Short Fiction." I appreciate all the support from GLVWG to polish these entries.

  • 30 Sep 2021 3:44 PM | John A. Miller Jr.

    I just self-published my 23rd book (22nd novel), "Three-Zee at a Wedding", which is book #5 in my Three-Zee series.  It's available at all the major e-book outlets as well as from Amazon in paperback format.  For a description and links to suppliers, please check out my web page at:

  • 12 Aug 2021 6:23 PM | Phil Giunta

    I'm excited to report three short story acceptances over the summer.

    On July 3, Hawkshaw Press accepted my detective story "Pearl of Great Price" for their 2022 mystery noir anthology, Hardboiled and Loaded with Sin

    Three weeks later, my Rehoboth Beach short story, "Where Do I Begin?" was accepted by Cat & Mouse Press for their anthology, Beach Secrets, due out in mid-November. 

    On August 1, my horror story "Break & Enter" finally found a home in Fae Shivers, an anthology to be released by Fae Corps Publishing on November 15, 2021. 

    Lastly. my South Korean ghost story, "Before She's Gone Forever," will be published by Gravelight Press in their biennial Halloween Party anthology coming out next month. 

    Not too shabby! 

    Phil Giunta

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