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About Tom English
Tom English is an environmental chemist who enjoys writing stories both weird and wonderful. His fiction has appeared in magazines such as Weirdbook, All Hallows, and Black Infinity, as well as in several print anthologies, including Detective Thrillers Short Stories and Haunted House Short Stories (both from Flame Tree Publishing); Gaslight Arcanum: Uncanny Tales of Sherlock Holmes; Re-Haunt; and Challenger Unbound. His nonfiction books include Spiritual Boot Camp for Creators and Dreamers; Diet for Dreamers (inspirational stories about inventors, writers, artists, actors, etc.); and Angel in the Kitchen (Wit & Wisdom Inspired by Food, Cooking, Kitchen Tools and Appliances). Tom also edited the mammoth Bound for Evil: Curious Tales of Books Gone Bad, which was a 2008 Shirley Jackson Award finalist for best anthology. He resides with his wife, Wilma, surrounded by books and beasts, deep in the woods of New Kent, Virginia.
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The sun sank below the horizon and swiftly the world grew dark. From the men's camp came a mournful chant, subdued, and heard as from far away, and the measured thump of a drum. At intervals a donkey raised his voice, after the manner of a saw-shrieking its way through wood. With the darkness came the stars, leaping into the black arch of heaven, great and of a number beyond all counting; the night-wind turned the heat of the day to sudden coolness, sweeping softly among the ruins. The mounds of earth, softened in outline by the darkness, loomed vast and shadowlike, melting into the sombre mystery of the night. Mingled with the chant of the natives and the occasional hee-haw of the donkeys was the fretful bleating of goats, destined for the masters' food. Around the jutting earthwork a faint gleam of light shone from the overseer's fire. Over all the night brooded, swallowing sound and motion in its immensity.
Classic authors include: E.F. Benson, Ambrose Bierce, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Rhoda Broughton, Edward Bulwer-Lytton, Bernard Capes, Ralph Adams Cram, B.M. Croker, Joseph Sheridan le Fanu, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, Elizabeth Gaskell, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, O. Henry, William Hope Hodgson, W.W. Jacobs, M.R. James, Rudyard Kipling, H.P. Lovecraft, Guy de Maupassant, Edith Nesbit, Vincent O'Sullivan, Margaret Oliphant, Edgar Allan Poe, Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, Charlotte Riddell, Mark Twain, Hugh Walpole, Edith Wharton.
Murdered. A possession mislaid or stolen. An unmarked grave. The dead refuse to leave for many reasons. Meet the spirits who still move among us in Re-Haunt. Feel the hairs on the back of your neck rise as you read 16 ghostly tales from an international roster of authors.
Featuring fiction from Nancy Springer, Darrell Schweitzer, Jody Lynn Nye, S. Baring-Gould, Tom English, Nicole Givens Kurtz, Gregory L. Norris, Vonnie Winslow Crist, Michael Fassbender, Kelly A. Harmon, A.P. Sessler, H.R. Boldwood, Marc Sorondo, Jacqueline Seewald, John Wolf, and G. Ranger Wormser.
Re-Haunt invites readers to step through the gates which separate the living from the unhappy dead.
The Pullulations of the Tribe, by Adrian Cole
The Dead of Night, by Christian Riley
Mother of My Children, by Bruce L. Priddy
The Man Who Murders Happiness, by John R. Fultz
A Handful of Dust, by Tom English
Revolution à l’Orange, by Paul Lubaczewski
Fiends of the Southern Plains, by Patrick Tumblety
The Pyrrhic Crusade, by Stanley B. Webb
The Migration of Memories, by Charles Wilkinson
Maquettes, by Paul St John Mackintosh
In the Shadows, by J.S. Watts
“The Spot,” by C.R. Langille
Schism in the Sky, by Donald McCarthy
To Roam the Universe, Forgotten and Free, by Janet Harriett
Rejuvenate, by Lily Luchesi
Vigil Night, by Lorenzo Crescentini
Dead Clowns for Christmas, by L.J. Dopp
The Tale and the Teller, by Darrell Schweitzer
Plus poetry by K.A. Opperman, Frederick J. Mayer, James Matthew Byers, and Jessica Amanda Salmonson
Do you have what it takes to join His band of “angels”?
To help perform His divine will, God has frequently relied on a celebrated company of Heavenly messengers called angels. But in a manner of speaking, we’re all called to be God’s “Heavenly messengers” here on earth: we all have a story to tell, an experience to relate, a testimony to share; and, like His celestial band of servants, the Creator of the Universe wants each of us to become a Godly emissary of His supernatural love: following in the footsteps of Jesus Christ, through a lifestyle of giving, serving, encouraging, and … sharing the Words of Life!
But something’s been holding us back from fully answering the call! We've lost an important truth that expresses the heart and nature of God, and we've abandoned a practice that’s vital to peace and unity within our homes and communities, as well as the growth of our churches. It’s one of the most misunderstood and neglected Biblical concepts today, and its inexcusable neglect is keeping us from becoming all God intended!
God wants us to develop the “heart of an angel”—but how do we accomplish this? Better still, what is the heart of an angel? Join us as we examine the secrets of the heart: learn how to change the world while building meaningful relationships; strengthen your family while becoming more like God; unite your community while impacting eternity; and fulfill the Lord’s greatest commandment while “flying” with the angels!
Throughout Biblical times, God called upon angelic beings to make special announcements to His people on earth. But God has many ways of speaking to us: beyond His Holy Word, we can hear His voice in the roar of the ocean surf, see His wisdom in a blade of grass, and learn valuable lessons from industrious ants and puffy rain clouds. And when it comes to learning about life, love and relationships, God’s “heavenly messengers” are everywhere. We find His “angels” in all walks of life, in books and on television—and even in the kitchen!
Grab a cup of tea, find a comfy chair, and indulge in this witty collection of thought-provoking articles exploring the sights and sensations found in every home: an eccentric ensemble of kitchen gadgets, appliances and food items—and the important messages they can relate. You’ll meet Luke and Nuke, the twin microwaves, listen to the call of the Keurig, and discover why Fridgey the refrigerator loves the nightlife. You’ll encounter culinary oddballs and weird cookbooks; learn the spiritual significance of Tupperware; and find out what happens when “The Cheese Stands Alone”! These are just a few of the kitchen angels eagerly waiting to greet you within.
Tom and Wilma’s ongoing internet series Angel in the Kitchen appears each Tuesday and Thursday on their popular website AngelAtTheDoor.com. Sixty-six of their best articles are collected here for your enjoyment. Bon appétit!
Ravens’ Reads: “Books to feed your spirit!”
Collected here are five dozen witty and inspiring articles highlighting everything from Sherlock Holmes to Slinky toys, Stan Lee to Lucille Ball, the Monkees to Mother's Day, Hersey chocolate to Julia Child, and much much more; plus handling fear, rejection and failure.
There are stories for the purists, like Challenger and The Isle Out of Time, to those who want to rip up the canon with Tom English's Challenger of Two Worlds. What has been cared for is the central characters - these are the heroes of Arthur Conan Doyle. Flawed and preposterous as only they can be and brave and quick witted in turn.
Challenger, with or without his companions, is ready for all the adventure he can get his hands on, but are you?
MY NAME IS SHERLOCK HOLMES.
IT IS MY BUSINESS TO KNOW WHAT OTHERS DO NOT.
In the dark lurk horrible secrets. Long buried and hidden from prying eyes are the twilight tales of the living and the dead - and those that are neither. The stink of a Paris morgue, the curve of a devil's footprint, forbidden pages torn from an infernal tome, madness in a dead woman's stare, a lost voice from beneath the waves, and the cold indifference of an insect's feeding all hold cryptic clues. From the comfort of the Seine to the chill blast of arctic winds, from candlelit monasteries to the callous and uncaring streets of Las Vegas are found arcane stories of men, monsters, and their evil...
Gaslight Arcanum includes works by:
Stephen Volk, Christopher Fowler, Kim Newman, Paul Kane, Simon K. Unsworth, Tom English, Tony Richards, William Meikle, Fred Saberhagen, Kevin Cockle, Lawrence C. Connolly, and Simon Clark.
About the editors:
Charles Prepolec has contributed articles and reviews to All Hallows, Sherlock Magazine, Scarlet Street, and Canadian Holmes. An active Sherlockian for more than 20 years with The Singular Society of the Baker Street Dozen, Charles lives in Calgary with his wife Kristen and their cat Karma.
J. R. Campbell’s fiction has appeared in a wide variety of publications including Spinetingler Magazine, Wax Romantic and Challenging Destiny. From time to time his writing can also be heard on radio’s Imagination Theater and The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
About the cover artist:
Dave Elsey has demonstrated an extraordinary ability to create memorable characters using make up: from the fantastical creatures in the television series Farscape to his planet-wrangling skills in The Little Shop of Horrors. Dave is the cover artist for the Australian comic book The Dark Detective: Sherlock Holmes, and he recently won an Oscar for his special FX work for the movie The Wolfman.
About the Interior Artists:
Mike Mignola is an American comic book artist and writer, famous for creating the comic book series Hellboy for Dark Horse Comics. He has also worked for animation projects such as Atlantis: The Lost Empire and the adaptation of his one shot comic book, The Amazing Screw-On Head.
Luke Eidenschink is a 2009 winner of the International Illustrators of the Future Award. His work includes book and magazine illustration, custom design, fine art, and most recently graphic novel illustration.
About the Series:
- Book 1: Gaslight Grimoire: Fantastic Tales of Sherlock Holmes
- Book 2: Gaslight Grotesque: Nightmare Tales of Sherlock Holmes
- Book 3: Gaslight Arcanum: Uncanny Tales of Sherlock Holmes
- Book 4: Gaslight Gothic: Strange Tales of Sherlock Holmes
These anthologies have received critical acclaim from prominent reviewers such as National Post, Library Journal, Booklist, Globe & Mail, etc.
The tales found within Dead Souls explore the recesses of the soul; those people and creatures that could not escape the shadows. From the inherent cruelness of humanity to malevolent forces, Dead Souls explores the depths of humanity as a lesson to the ignorant, the naive and the unsuspecting.
God created light, but it is a temporary grace that will ultimately fail us, for the darkness is stronger and our souls…are truly dead.