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Michelle Scalise

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Since 1994 Michelle Scalise's work has appeared in such anthologies as UNSPEAKABLE HORROR, DARKER SIDE, MORTIS OPERENDI, DARK ARTS, THE BIG BOOK OF EROTIC GHOST STORIES and such magazines as Cemetery Dance, Crimewave and Dark Discoveries. She was nominated for the 2010 Spectrum Award which honors outstanding works of fantasy and horror that include positive gay characters and the 2000 Rhysling Award for poetry. Her fiction has received honorable mention in YEARS BEST FANTASY AND HORROR. Contributing Editor for SFSite and Black Gate Magazine choose her first collection, INTERVALS OF HORRIBLE SANITY, as one of the top ten books of 2003. Her collection of short stories, COLLECTIVE SUICIDE, was published by Crossroad Press in 2012. EldritchPres ...more

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Michelle Scalise Here is part of the review from Horror World of my new collection, COLLECTIVE SUICIDE, from Crossroads Press:

"Collective Suicide is an amazing collection of extremely high quality speculative fiction and stimulating poetry. Scalise’s work hearkens back to a period when horror fiction followed no commercially defined formula in both style and substance. Her tales are heavily infused with atmosphere; allowing it equal weight as her plotting. Scalise also assumes that we are intelligent readers, letting our imaginations define the terrors she proffers without resorting to depicting extreme acts of violence or the video-ready images born of horror movies. Readers will be hard pressed to find other contemporary horror or fantasy authors who can pen such tales with as much flair and intelligence as Scalise does." -Horror World.

And you can read a free excerpt right here at Goodreads. Check it out and post a review!


Michelle Scalise Look for my new short stories in the anthology MORTIS OPERANDI and the latest issue of Dark Discoveries magazine.


Michelle Scalise "Happiness leaves such slender records; it is the dark days that are so voluminously documented." Truman Capote
“Keep passing open windows.” John Irving
"Wisdom comes with winters." Oscar Wilde
"If Jesus came back and saw what was going on in his name, he'd never stop throwing-up." from Hannah and Her Sisters -Woody Allen
"Occasionally I sense an insane wail deep down in the pit, the echo alone reaching me, striking without warning, a child weeping uninhibitedly, imprisoned forever." Ingmar Bergman
"Red lips are not so red as the stained stones kissed by the English dead." Wilfred Owen
"Great writers create; writers of smaller gifts copy" Somerset Maugham


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