Need original monsters? WICKED CREATURES antho features my story “Carving Grace” and lots of unique creeps!

NEHW anthology Wicked Creatures Cover

Monster anthologies—there are so many! Wicked Creatures is crammed with seriously unusual ones, though—everything from a mumble man to scary train beings. And it’s now available!

The antho features my short story “Carving Grace.” In it, living figureheads scour the streets of Timber Inlet in search of happy souls to punish. Grace, who struggles with depression, thinks she’s safe … until a man named Dirk comes to town. If you love haunting stories set by the sea, you’ll like this.

Creepy figureheads

I’d be scared if these things sprung to life and knocked on my door…

You can get your copy, in paperback or Kindle, here:

Here’s a quick peek at what’s inside. If there’s a monster lover in your life—well, there’s no harm in planning ahead for the holidays!

“Massive Entity-17 Bernardo Carpio” by K. H. Vaughan

“The Mumble Man” by James A. Moore

“Carving Grace” by Kristi Petersen Schoonover

“Birth of a Creature” by Cindy O’Quinn

“Silver Leaves and Moth Wings” by David Bernard

“Wood You Love?” by Rob Smales

“Dragon’s Scales” by Victoria Dalpe

“This Night Has a Chill” by Katherine Silva

“Burning Bright” by Errick Nunnally

“The Quality of Mercy” by Richard Alan Scott

“Harvest” by Morgan Sylvia

“Heart of Frankenstein” by Trisha J. Wooldridge

“There is no 23:38 Westbound” by J. Edwin Buja

“The Thing in the Window” by D.E. Ladd

“Keep On Trucking” by Daniel R. Robichaud

“It Whispers in My Brain” by Peter N. Dudar

“Lavinia, The Traveler” by Patricia Gomes

“Kobold” by John C. Foster

“Fifteen Years From Now” by Howard Odentz

“Flutter” by John Grover

“The Ookie Birds” by Paul McMahon

“The Sick and the Cursed” by Timothy P Flynn

“Ulcinium” by F. R. Michaels

“The Weatherman and the Monk” by Nick A. Zaino III

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 the New England Horror Writers. Follow her adventures at

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