August 2014 saw the release of the first two State of Horror anthologies. State of Horror: New Jersey and State of Horror: Illinois. Each book contained 13 tales of terror from their respective states. Why two books at once? Simply, one, State of Horror: New Jersey was a previously released book with six of the thirteen stories revamped for re-release, and State of Horror: Illinois was a brand new set of stories in a state not covered. With the next installment of the series set to be released in very early in 2015, Charon Coin Press decided to do something a little different.
State of Horror: Louisiana not only will be released the beginning of 2015, but will also be a two volume set. State of Horror: Louisiana was a previously released book with seven stories. Like State of Horror: New Jersey, all the previous stories are back and been freshened up for re-release. What was so much fun for me was the number of amazing stories submitted for State of Horror: Louisiana. I was going to choose the best four stories, but I could not turn away so many great stories. There just had to be a second volume.
Louisiana is one of my favorite places on Earth and I am anxious to get these stories into the hands of the readers. Many of the authors are new to State of Horror anthology, but they were able to capture the special flavor of Louisiana perfectly with stories from all around the state. Some of the authors you will recognize from other State of Horror books. Either way I am very excited to work with this crew and their great stories.
Without further adieu, let’s take a look at the authors and their stories in both volumes of State of Horror: Louisiana. This list is not in any specific order or broken down by book at this time.
Binky by Teresa Bergen*
Black Mud Curse by J. Jay Waller*
Voter Base by Sarah E. Glenn*
Runner by Henry P. Gravelle*
Reborn on the Bayou by B.A. Sans*
Selene by Edward Moore*
Risen by Pamela Troy*
The Kind of Belmer by Jonathan S. Pembroke*
Dying Days: Apple Bottom by Armand Rosamilia
Dying Days: Rally Cry by Armand Rosamilia
First, Make a Roux by Allie Marini Batts
The Recycling of the Skin by Alexander S. Brown
Gator Bait by Stuart Conover
The Bells of Rue La Barriere by Jay Lamm
Insatiable Angola by J M Lawrence
Goodie—Goodie by Chad McKee
Changing Favors by Margaret L. Colton
Blue Belly Bayou by Ambrose Stolliker
Cajun Critters by Ethan Nahte
The Pea Farm by Amanda Hard
Dog Killer by Nathan Pettigrew
Couseuse by Herika R. Raymer
Without a Trace by Melodie Romeo
Bayou Bites by Jay Seate
Stealing Sight by Tommy B. Smith
Indigo by Anthony Watson
* Indicates in previous release
State of Horror: Louisiana volumes 1 and 2 will be released January/February of 2015. Look for their release as well as State of Horror: North Carolina. And check out State of Horror: New Jersey and State of Horror: Illinois, available now. Check back for more information on the State of Horror authors and upcoming announcements.