Eighteen year old Tatiana is running from her past and her Star-touched powers eight years after a meteor devastates earth’s population.
Her power to heal is sometimes overshadowed by the ability to create ravaging fires. Fleeing the fear induced persecution of those like her, Tatiana seeks refuge in a small town she once visited. This civil haven, in a world where society has broken down, is beginning to crumble. Tatiana is once again left with the choice to flee or to stay and fight for the new life she has built. Only by harnessing the very forces that haunt her can Tatiana save her friends… and herself.
“A unique and finely crafted debut novel, the characters touched my heart as I was drawn into their plight and compelled to finish!”
— New York Times bestselling Author Maria V. Snyder
“[Star Touched] is fast-paced with well-defined characters and dialog that snaps. The ravaged, post-technological American society is depicted with sure strokes. The story draws one in and keeps one reading. And that’s exactly what one wants from a book.”
— “A.L. Sirois, author of THE BOHEMIAN MAGICIAN.”
“A great YA dystopian novel exploring the challenges of being different, acceptance, maturity, and friendship. Get Star Touched by A.L. Kaplan as soon as it launches in October.”
— Steven Southard
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Indies Unlimited 2016 Editors’ Choice Flash Fiction Anthology
The Indies Unlimited 2016 Flash Fiction Anthology features a year’s worth of winning entries from the IndiesUnlimited.com weekly flash fiction challenge. These stories were hand-picked by judges and editors. This collection contains 33 stories by 19 different authors from around the world, with full color pictures by award-winning photographer K. S. Brooks. From a war veteran at Christmas to a woman protecting her cat from zombies, there are a myriad of genres and stories to appeal to every taste.
Best viewed on a color reader.
Authors with stories in the anthology include: Melissa Bowersock, Bill Engleson, RB Frank, Judith Garcia, Stacy Haas, Joseph Andrew Hesch, Dusty May Jane, A. L. Kaplan, Christopher “Irish Goat” Knodel, Dale E. Lehman, Stephen R. Paolini, Lynn Sheridan, Jack Sichterman, Lou Silvestri, Steven M. Stucko, Marc Twine, Morgan Winters, JB Wocoski, and Cindy Young-Turner.
In a Cat’s Eye
In a cat’s eye, all things belong to cats. ~ English Proverb
Egyptian cats. Victorian cats. Space Cats. Cat stories in pre-history Mexico, grim magical worlds, during the zombie
apocalypse, and a typical neighborhood give a glimpse into the mysterious lives of felines. And each cat, whether friend or fiend, believes in this truth: In a Cat’s Eye, all things belong to cats.
Cat-lovers and readers of science fiction, fantasy, mystery and horror will find a tale to sink their claws into from an international roster of authors.
Featuring fiction from: Jody Lynn Nye, Gail Z. Martin, A. L. Sirois, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Doug C. Souza, Oliver Smith, Jeremy Gottwig, K. I. Borrowman, Gregory L. Norris, Christine Lucas, R. S. Pyne, Steven R. Southard, Joanna Hoyt, A. L. Kaplan, Elektra Hammond, and Alex Shvartsman.
In a Cat’s Eye is purr-fect reading for a dark night–just beware of paws on the stairs.
The Indies Unlimited 2015 Flash Fiction Anthology features a year’s worth of winning entries from the IndiesUnlimited.com weekly flash fiction challenge. It contains 51 stories by 36 different authors from around the world, with full color pictures by award-winning photographer K. S. Brooks and thought-provoking prompts by five-star author Stephen Hise. From a war veteran’s revenge to the misadventures of Og – everyone’s favorite caveman, there are a myriad of genres and stories to appeal to every taste.
Included in the anthology are stories by: Susan Berry, Robert Capko, AV Carden, Victoria Ann Carr, Thomas Diehl, Leland Dirks, Jules Dixon, Stephen Douglass, Ed Drury, S.K. Fischer, Kira Flynn, R.B. Frank, Christine Frost, Terveen Gill, Dusty May Jane, A. L. Kaplan, Zack Lester, William Lewis, S.A. Molteni, John D. Ottini, Rachel Palmer, Brenda Perlin, Daniel Peyton, Greg Phelan, Diane Selby, Hannah Selby, S.B. Smith, Chris Sparks, Sara Stark, Kat Stiles, Steven M. Stucko, Janni Styles, James R. Tate, Richard Trisdale, Byron Wade, and M.P. Witwer.
Young Adventurers: Heroes, Explorers, and Swashbucklers
WELCOME TO A WORLD OF ADVENTURE Enter here for cool stories of action, adventure and intrigue, featuring heroes and heroines who prove you don’t have to be a grownup to save the day.
Inside you’ll find: A teenage spy trapped on a train with men who want to kill her.
A young man earning his pay hunting dragons in a hot air balloon.
A girl who talks to wolves in a frightening dystopian future.
And Young Jack solves a mystery years before he grows up to be F. Paul Wilson’s Repairman Jack.
PLUS 14 more thrilling tales set in the past, the present, the future, and in worlds of fantasy, written by Jeffrey Westhoff, Jeff Ayers, Kevin Lauderdale, Victoria Pitts Caine, Kevin Singer, C.A. Verstraete, David Perlmutter, M.M. rumberg, A. L. Kaplan, Deborah Walker, Anne E. Johnson, Chantal Boudreau, David Turnbull, Milo James Fowler, Jack Mulcahy, Nathan Hystad, and H.L. Pauff.
Indies Unlimited 2014 Flash Fiction Anthology
Now available on Amazon in print and e-book.
The Indies Unlimited 2014 Flash Fiction Anthology features a year’s worth of winning entries from the IndiesUnlimited.com weekly flash fiction challenge. It contains 50 stories by 34 different authors from around the world, with full color pictures by award-winning photographer K. S. Brooks and thought-provoking prompts by five-star author Stephen Hise. From a magic marmot to a zombie trick-or-treater, there are a myriad of genres and stories to appeal to every taste.
Authors with stories in the anthology include: Annette Rochelle Aben, Ralph L. Angelo, Jr., R.L. Austin, Laurie Boris, Melissa Bowersock, Christian A. Brown, Lynne Cantwell, A.V. Carden, Victoria A. Carr, Joan Childs, DW Davis, Leland Dirks, Jennifer Don, Ed Drury, Kathryn El-Assal, Sylvia Heike, Jamie R. Hershberger, Yvonne Hertzberger, Chris James, Howard Johnson, Vickie Johnstone, A. L. Kaplan, K.L. Kelso, L.A. Lewandowski, Angela Luo, S.A. Molteni, Kevin D. Montgomery, Arlene R. O’Neil, Sasha A. Palmer, Brenda Perlin, Sara Stark, Kathy Steinemann, Dick C. Waters, and Mandy White.
DRAGONFLY ARTS MAGAZINE
Reflections on Life, Love, Trauma and Hope
Dragonfly Arts Magazine: Reflections on Life, Love, Trauma and Hope is published by Hope Works. Hope Works is dedicated to eliminating sexual and domestic violence in Howard County, Maryland. This insightful collection of poetry and art touches not only on the many aspects of abuse, but on renewal and healing as well. Dragonfly Arts Magazine was made possible by the Howard County Arts Council through a grant from Howard County Government.
Suppose you saw something you couldn’t explain. And then suppose it turned out to be something far stranger, or funnier, or more horrifying than you ever expected. That element of surprise, and a different way of looking at things, is what this anthology is all about. Most of the short stories take less than fifteen minutes to read, and the ultra-short drabbles take less than thirty seconds.
Kathy Steinemann, Amber Hayward, A. L. Kaplan, and Donna Milward, share their tales and fantasies in this book of drabbles, flash fiction, and short stories. The foreword is provided by Barbara Galler-Smith.
Why would the government force an artist to paint portraits of despots or drug lords? Why would healthy people die for no obvious reason? Do you suppose that wishes could ever be dangerous? What’s a BioInterFace Fluxxatron? Do aliens watch reality shows? Why would someone pay double the usual rate to move a heavy trunk? Why is the mud from Sludge Flats so valuable?
“Suppose” is available at several online retailers.