The Dark Heart of the Wood

Greetings. We are producing a book of poems and short stories early next year, and this is where to get them, and how you can help pay the artists and writers involved in the project.
Donations are  book orders. Plan accordingly. The books will be shipped via Amazon and will cost 16.99 each. The ebooks will be priced at 5.99 and the set will cost 20.00. Shipping within the US only, except for ebooks. I'm sorry but shipping costs are prohibitive. The book will have international availability once it is published.

The Table of Contents:


DL Myers --The Wood of Silent Wings

Ashley Dioses -- The Stag

Daniel Braum -- Where the Jaguar King Lives in the Dark Heart of the Wood

Denise Dumars -- Sheba

John Claude Smith -- L'albero Eterno

Sunni Ellis -- Sineater and the Devil

David Barker -- Fair, Unsullied Flower.

Rudi Dornemann -- Walker's Wood

Brandon Barrows -- Dead Horse

Adam Bolivar -- The Hill Witch

Jill Hand -- Grimalkin

John Linwood Grant -- Parliament of Faces

Peter Rawlik -- The Hunt for Red

Can Wiggins -- A Nail Through the Tongue That Said It

Andy Joynes -- The Tarn

Tiffany Morris -- Looking for the Flower-Man

Eric Schaller -- North of Lake Winnipesaukee

Mer Whinery -- The Wild Hog Hunt of Lodge #9

KA Opperman -- Mushroom Tea

Erica Ruppert -- Older Things

Sarah Walker -- A Quiet God

Sebastian Normandin - Goldstream Lodge

Victor Beowulf -- The Beautiful Woman Without Mercy

Don Webb -- Rogue Deck

Brian Shaw -- The Hidden People of Copiah County

Maxwell Ian Gold and Duane Pesice -- Shedding Some Light

Rhys Hughes -- The Folk Horror Hotel



Ebooks and Trade Paperbacks will be made available, with a possibility for a hardcover version. The spectacular cover art is by Sarah Walker, and I'll be providing the introduction and afterword. In addition, each tale will be prefaced by a short introduction and followed by some words from the author.

This is the second volume in a series. The first, A Walk In A Darker Wood , is still available.

The goal of 500.00 will pay the authors, artist, and editor, and will help maintain OM Books into 2022. We have a website at Oxygen Man Books and will be conducting this funding drive there, as well as on my Twitter and Facebook accounts.

Thanks in advance. On behalf of myself and my company, we appreciate you and will do our damnedest to fulfill your expectations.




Duane Pesice
Tucson, AZ

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