Wistful Musings from a Crow’s Nest

A special collection of poems from Fritillary. One of the characters in the Chronicles of Fritillary series by Laura Morrison, Corrine, is a poet who lives on a pirate ship. Between enduring battles on the high seas, going on dates with pirates, having spells of deep contemplation when boredom sets in, and pondering where her life might lead, she finds …

Dead of Winter

Eight chilling tales to read under the Cold Moon.  A tinker’s son acquires a cursed soul. A dying woman is haunted by her own reflection. An uninvited presence haunts a Christmas seance. A festive holiday turns macabre. Despite the twinkling lights and steaming cocoa, the end of the year is the darkest time of the year—a season of short days, …

2020 International Book Awards Winners and Finalists

2020 International Book Awards Winners and FinalistsBlack Spot Books and Vesuvian Books&bnsp; Winner – Anthology – A Midnight Clear by Sam Hooker, Alcy Leyva, Laura Morrison, Cassondra Windwalker, Dalena Storm, and Seven Jane Finalist – Novella – Come Back to the Swamp by Laura Morrison Finalist – Historical – The Isle of Gold by Seven Jane Finalist – Women’s Fiction …

How to Break an Evil Curse

Princess Julianna may be cursed to dwell in darkness, but she’s no damsel in distress.  “A fractured fairy tale, this novel is fun and modern… Morrison punctuates her prose with charm and humor, sustaining a familiar and rhythmic style accompanied by world-enriching asides. Despite its lighthearted tone, the book brings up a number of pressing themes for modern readers while …

LAURA MORRISON

LAURA MORRISON Laura Morrison lives in the Metro Detroit area. She has a B.S. in applied ecology and environmental science from Michigan Technological University. Before she was a writer and stay-at-home mom, she battled invasive species and researched turtles. www.LauraMorrisonWrites.com

A Midnight Clear

Six stories of not-so-merry Yuletide whimsy.   A woman so cold she hardens to ice on a winter’s eve. Risen from his grave before his time, a winter god alters the balance between seasons. A wolf’s holiday season is interrupted by a strange curse. From a murder at the Stanley Hotel to demons of Christmas past, present, and future, and …

Come Back to the Swamp

Bernice loved the swamp. And the swamp loved her back.  Working on completing her ecology graduate degree, Bernice is doing invasive species research in Cleary Swamp when she is confronted by a mysterious hag who says she is the swamp’s caretaker. When Bernice discovers that the hag is actually a woman named Rebecca Hallett who disappeared in the swamp decades …