In the Beginning (Anthology)

In the Beginning (Anthology)

Laureen Cantwell

Fiction

Eight authors come together to build a powerful collection of dark young adult short stories inspired by the mysteries, faith, and darkness found within the Bible. Old Testament and New Testament, iconic and obscure figures alike are illuminated, explored, and re-envisioned throughout this charity anthology from Month9Books. IN THE BEGINNING, ed. Laureen P. Cantwell and Georgia McBrideDaniel and the Dragon by Stephen ClementsA troubled orphan named Habakkuk dutifully follows his master, the prophet Daniel, into temples of blood-thirsty demon-gods, battles with unspeakable horrors, and bears witnesses to mind-breaking evil until his master's zealous defiance of the king's law seals their fate.Babylon by Nicole CrucialFar above the earth, in Second Eden, where moments and eternities all blur together, young Babylon befriends Sefer, the Book of Life. As Babylon awaits the moment she'll fulfill her destiny, she and Sefer try to understand the world in which they live.Last Will and...
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Memphis Noir

Memphis Noir

Laureen Cantwell

Fiction

"A remarkable picture of contemporary Memphis emerges in this Akashic noir volume...Something for everyone."—Publishers WeeklyAkashic Books continues its groundbreaking series of original noir anthologies, launched in 2004 with Brooklyn Noir. Each story is set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the city of the book.Featuring brand-new stories by: Richard J. Alley, David Wesley Williams, Dwight Fryer, Jamey Hatley, Adam Shaw, Penny Register-Shaw, Kaye George, Arthur Flowers, Suzanne Berube Rorhus, Ehi Ike, Lee Martin, Stephen Clements, Cary Holladay, John Bensko, Sheree Renée Thomas, and Troy L. Wiggins.From the introduction by Laureen P. Cantwell & Leonard Gill:"A city equal parts darkness and hope. A scarred city. An often violent one. But a resilient city too.That's our Memphis.Like many cities, we have a namesake—in Egypt, Men-nefer became Menfe became Memphis, enduring and...
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