Editing Release: Defilement and Other Stories

A book that I edited has recently been released into the wild! Woohoo!

Author Jesse Nolan Bailey approached me awhile back to ask if I would be interested in doing developmental edits for a short story collection of his. Jesse writes primarily in dark fantasy (check out his A Disaster of Dokojin series), but he was looking to slide into the horror arena and wanted my help as an editor who reads a LOT of horror.

Since I was involved I won’t commit on the quality of the stories or my opinion of the collection, BUT I will say I had a lot of fun working with Jesse and I think there’s a lot of really interesting ideas at play here. Definitely something for everyone when it comes to fans of the weird and horrifying.

Defilement and Other Stories horror book cover

SUMMARY: A boy and his father find impossible fossilized bones in their backyard…The disturbing contents and origin of a mysterious magazine conjure paranoia…Neighbors welcome a new couple by bragging about a miracle doctor who works from his garage…Memories from childhood fail to reconcile an old photo featuring an unidentified cryptid…Archaic gym equipment proves treacherous…A teen boy is plunged into a nightmarish realm known as Eden…In these six stories, evil abounds, ready to defile.

If you’re interested in buying a copy of the book, go HERE. If you read it, even if you didn’t love it, please leave a review on Goodreads, Amazon, etc. It really goes a long way in helping the author’s gain exposure/future readers!

About the Author

Enthralled by the magic that written stories contain, Jesse Nolan Bailey has always wanted to be an author. With a passion for dark fantasy and horror, he spends much of his time pondering the more troubling aspects of the human experience and then translating those ruminations onto the page, much to the delight of his readers. He lives in Western North Carolina with his partner, where the pair do their best to appease their zoo of cats and dogs.

If you want to learn more about Jesse Nolan Bailey and his work then check out his website (https://www.jessenolanbailey.com/) and follow him on Twitter and Goodreads.

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