A Plague of Shadows: A Written Remains Anthology
We believe in ghosts. Do you? Expecting the usual? Please don't. You won't find haunted houses, spirit infested graveyards, demonic poltergeists, or possessed objects in these pages. It's been said that there are no haunted places, only haunted people. That's who you'll find here, the haunted ones. A maintenance technician in remote Alaska, an English thief, a young couple on a road trip across America, an astronaut on a one way ride to Jupiter, an Irish gravedigger, and dozens more. All victims of an otherworldly infection, all tormented by a plague of shadows.
Do you believe in ghosts? You will. This anthology includes stories and poetry by the members of the Written Remains Writers Guild, as well invited, renowned guest authors, such as Graham Masterton, Billie Sue Mosiman, and Jeff Strand.
"The tales in A Plague of Shadows are captivating and entertaining. Put simply, they are amazing. Without doubt, this collection of ghost stories is the best anthology I've read in years."
— Tony Tremblay, author of The Moore House and The Seeds of Nightmare
"This collection of 20 stories will leave you wondering what lurks in the gloom behind that half-open closet door or in the mists that shroud the streets in the wee hours of the morning. … Would send shivers up M.R. James' back and have Poe reaching for extra lamps. I recommend it highly!"
— JG Faherty, author of The Cure, The Burning Time, and Carnival of Fear
"A Plague of Shadows is this year's 'don't-miss' anthology. Some of the stories creep up on you, while others come at you full force. In the end, all of them will lurk in the back of your mind, just waiting for the lights to be turned off."
— Shaun Meeks, author of Shutdown and At the Gates of Madness
"This is the kind of book writers and readers need. Writers need it because it showcases their work and readers because it offers fresh perspectives on complex subjects."
— Paul Dale Anderson, author of The Instruments of Death series
"Gloriously dark and gripping, the stories and poems in A Plague of Shadows will burrow under your skin and make themselves at home. Highly recommended!"
— Christina Sng, Bram Stoker Award winning author of A Collection of Nightmares
"Shadows take many forms: from past mistakes to uncertain futures, from unresolved relationships to unanswered questions. The shadows in the pages of this anthology are guaranteed to prey on your psyche and leave you gasping for breath."
— Suzie Wargo Lockhart, Executive Editor at Digital Fiction Publishing Corp.
"All the speculative fiction stories—whether they concern ghosts, engineering malfunctions, post-apocalyptic, cultural beliefs, and crime sprees—are exciting and compelling to read. Each story should be read in one sitting to appreciate the twists, turns, and surprise endings."
— Frank Hopkins, author of Abandoned Houses: Vietnam Revenge Murders