The jackalopes are coming!


The search for the jackalope—that mythical demon-esque cross between a rabbit and an antelope that dwells in the American west—has come to an end with the release of Western Legend Publishing’s anthology Unnatural Tales of the Jackalope. In this collection of horror stories due out June 30, my short story “The Thing Inside” and 20 others bring the terrifying jackalope to vivid, scary, life.

The collection is edited by John Palisano (author of Nerves from Bad Moon Books) and is WLP’s debut volume. The table of contents is now posted over on the Western Legends Publishing Facebook page! You can check that out here: (and click Like while you’re at it?).

While it’s never a good idea to say “this is a collection that hasn’t been done before”—well, honestly, a collection of horror stories centered around the jackalope really hasn’t, according to my research (the closest thing I could find were a few single-story books aimed at very young children). This fantastic collection isn’t to be missed and will be available in both print and shortly thereafter e-book; I’ll keep you posted.

About kristipetersenschoonover

A ghost story writer who still sleeps with the lights on, Kristi Petersen Schoonover’s fiction has appeared in countless magazines and anthologies. She has received three Norman Mailer Writers Colony Residencies, served as a co-editor for Read Short Fiction, has judged both writing and grant competitions and co-hosts the Dark Discussions Podcast. Her work Skeletons in the Swimmin’ Hole is a collection of ghost stories set in Disney Parks; her novel, Bad Apple, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She’s also a member of the New England Horror Writers Association. More info:

Posted on June 13, 2012, in News, Short Stories and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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