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 many magazines and anthologies; her traditionally published books include a short story collection, THE SHADOWS BEHIND. She was the recipient of three Norman Mailer Writers Colony Residencies and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College. She serves as co-host of the DARK DISCUSSIONS podcast, as founding editor of the dark literary journal 34 ORCHARD, and is a member of both the New England Horror Writers and the Horror Writers Association. Follow her adventures at

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