ANGELA HARTLEY spent much of her childhood being shuffled from house to house with only books for companionship. The magic she found in the written word saved her in many ways, transporting her into worlds far more enjoyable than the one she resided in. Literature became a passion and the idea of writing carried her through years of uncertainty. Following her father’s tragic death in 2005, she decided it was time to let go of the past and pursue her dreams. With the love and support of her family, she’s built worlds of her own full of procreating angels and demon rock stars. Her debut New Adult horror novel, Copper Descent, was released through Fox Hollow Publications in May 2014. Angela currently resides in Midway, Utah with her three children and husband.
TERRA LUFT is a speculative fiction writer and prolific blogger. An overachiever by nature, she tackles every project with coffee and sarcasm and believes all rules exist to be broken. She works full-time by day and writes by night, always searching for that ever elusive work/life balance people tell her exists. She lives in Utah with her husband and two daughters, their naughty dog, and a cat who stole her heart.
MERIANN BOXALL resides in the mountains of Northern Utah with her husband and two children. A work-at-home mom she has a Master’s degree in Business Administration. She finds herself teaching college courses online and writing grants for nonprofit organizations. Growing up in a small town rich with culture she developed a love for the art of storytelling. She is an avid reader who loves being outdoors, boating, and trail-running in the mountains that surround her home.
JOHNNY WORTHEN is the tie-dye wearing author of the nationally acclaimed young
adult paranormal Eleanor, the Unseen, and the adult occult thriller, Beatrysel, and Dr. Stuart’s Heart. His short story, The Point, appears in the Dark Fiction anthology Little Visible
Delight, and look for his genre-bending comedy noire, The Finger Trap in 2015. Trained in modern literary criticism and cultural studies, Johnny writes upmarket multi-genre fiction. “I write what I like to read,” he says. “That guarantees me at least one fan.” Johnny lives in
Salt Lake City, Utah with his wife and sons.
enthusiast. Having survived cancer, he now pursues his dream of becoming a
published writer, and works to help build a community of support for aspiring writers in Utah. Currently living in Salt Lake City, Utah, he works in the IT field for a local software company.
adventures in the written word have occurred as long as she can remember; reading stories of dragons, magic, romance, and the power of one person inspired Jessica to write stories of her own. Aside from reading and writing, she enjoys spending time with her family, camping, swimming, movies and cooking.
ADRIENNE MONSON is the award winning author of the Blood Inheritance trilogy and a paranormal Regency novella, Eyes of Persuasion. She resides in Utah with her husband and
two children where she works on more stories to share with the world. She also enjoys reading, kickboxing, and cooking.
CALLIE STOKER gained a love for stories early in life. Her first favorite series was The Indian in the Cupboard. The idea of a boy’s toy coming alive in a magic cupboard gripped her imagination and never let go. In the past decade, Callie has honed her editing skills by studying the writing craft and defining the elements that make a story work. She can read any story, any rocky first draft, and provide the first aid it needs to live off the page, and resonate in the minds of readers. She works with new writers and published authors by treated editing as an opportunity to teach and encourage, instead of just correct. Her business, The Manuscript Doctor, offers several services dedicated to help stories at every stage reach their potential and change their readers forever.
FAUN JACKSON began her career in photography when her four children were young.
She has been involved in multiple art forms for 21 years, and her extensive
training and experience as an artist has allowed her to transform her
photographs into works of art. She and her husband enjoy living in a beautiful
Southern Utah town, and are the grandparents of four children. Faun continues
to develop her talents and establish her career in fine art photography.
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A futuristic temp worker finds romance and a terrible secret in her new crew. To preserve the truth that could change her life, she’ll have to overcome the programming used by the UP corporation to control her. But the price may be more costly, and personal, than she bargained for. True Sight
~ Review by Kelly ~
Secrets and Doors is an anthology to raise money to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in their quest to cure Type One Diabetes (T1D). Each story contains contains secrets and types of doors. The stories range from contemporary, sci-fi, fantasy, and paranormal. There is something for everyone. I read these stories to my 12 year old daughter over her nail art obsession for another perspective. She’s really into reading books and several of these stories she was in love with. Many of the stories could be read by younger audiences. Seed and Soul probably wouldn’t be good for audiences younger than 16.
A Thousand Secret Doors by Johnny Worthen
It is a touching story of a man who is remembering conversations with his deceased Uncle Fuzzy, to try to find the thousands of doors he left to him upon his death. Uncle Fuzzy was unconventional but wise. It’s not the days in your life but the life in your days. A book lovers story, which ends with a huge smile and warm and fuzzies. 5 books
Good Enough To Die For by C.R. Asay
A humorous and eerie story told from Molly’s point of view. It is how she met April, and decided that she would protect her. I enjoyed this story. My daughter read this and she loved it. She wanted to her more of Molly’s story and how she helped April. 5 books
Seed and Soul by Sam McClendon
Andrew stalks the beautiful Kory. With her caramel and purple striped hair, lavender eyes and dark grey skin, he cannot stop himself from taking it too far. But will his past come to ruin his future? I want to read all about the Sworn Brothers, Order of Moirai and Inner Circle. This seems like it could be a really interesting book series or movie. Again, I’d suggest ages 16 and older for this story. 5 books
Temp by Michael Darling
It is a sci-fi story about a woman who works to manage the atmosphere. The story didn’t work for me or my daughter. 3 books
Campfire by Lehua Parkers
Shae has the ability to choose her future. But can she use her ability to help the one she loves. A lot of emotion is packed in this story. This story got my daughter thinking. 4 books
Reflection by Terra Luft
Jadayell believes she needs to know her true self, her reflection. She has been told it is forbidden to see ones reflection. Will she go against her family and her peoples tradition to truly see herself? Jadayell is a curious character. She’s not one to believe things without information to back it up. This story is a good reminder of why we have rules. My daughter laughed at the end of this story. I looked at her like she was crazy. But she told me she saw herself in Jadayell, always curious, pushing rules. She’s too aware for a 12 yr old. I gave 4 books but my daughter gave it 5 books
Simple Magic by Christine Haggerty
Soria and Vyn have been ordered to kill a human family, but with a simple touch changes Soria’s life forever. The story is an interesting look on following orders without asking questions. I thought this story had a great ending. 4 nooks
True Sight by Jessica Parker
True Sight is a fantasy tale with dragons, kings and queens and sorcerers. Be careful what you ask for, you might just get it. 4 books
The Red Portal by Meriann Boxall
Isabelle stumbles into her past and future. Can one girl unite two kingdoms? I thought it was a great story of a strong girl. My daughter is into strong female characters, as am I, and Isabelle fits into that list. My daughter loved it and wished for a longer tale. 5 books
The Monster Within by Adrienne Monson
Sent undercover to find out Baron Chadwick’s secrets, Leisha finds him to be less than honorable. It might just kill her to find the truth. I did read this story to my daughter. While there is nothing graphic or inappropriate, it might not sit well with some young readers. My daughter liked the end of the story. We appreciated Leish’s character. 4 books
Room 517 by Angela Hartley
A FAST paced story about taking chances and learning who you are. It was my daughter’s and my least favorite story in the whole anthology. We tried to figure out what we didn’t like. We think it was rushed. There were too many things happening at once, without flow. I understand that this is a short story and the author was trying to tell her story in limited time. I understand it was to have a dreamscape feel but it didn’t work in my opinion. It might be for you though. 2 books
There is a story for everyone in this anthology. Overall, we liked the book. My daughter, being a math dork (I love her), she figured out me the average of the books. 4.14 books