Thursday, August 14, 2014

DONA FOX - WOMAN IN HORROR!




https://www.facebook.com/dona.foxsturgess?fref=ts


http://www.blogtalkradio.com/viktoraurelius/2014/08/14/terror-train--horror-anthology--show-2


https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7352292.Dona_Fox/blog



Dona Fox is my Woman In Horror today! No, I did not spell her name wrong. One "n". Last night Dona was on Viktor Aurelius and Jeff Niles great online radio show Whispers In The Dark, on Blog Radio. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/viktoraurelius/2014/08/14/terror-train--horror-anthology--show-2  Her poem was read on the show, adding to other great poems read the other week on the show by two of my Women In Horror. What an honor to have three super Women In Horror on this show!

I did a little research and found out more about Dona. What did I find? Only that she is one super-talented woman. The reviews below for Memento Mori show how much the readers feel about her great stories.
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow. May 22, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I'll admit that I haven't read everything in this volume yet, but you can bet I will. Stunningly beautiful and shocking poetry and flash fiction and short, and so far the star is Dona Fox's "Grace at the End", in which she breaks my heart with both perfectly chosen details and an exquisite economy of words.

I can't wait to read everything here, and everything else Dona has written,
4.0 out of 5 stars Dona & Shane's Work is Worth the Price of Admission June 3, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Kirk's books have a somewhat uneven quality about them, but in this one two authors shine. First, there's poetry and a short, "Sleep Apnea," from Shane Woolard, that are very worth reading. Shane's coming into his own as a writer, and I think it would be good to give his work a try. Second, Dona Fox's "Grace at the End" is a stirring, evocative ghost story with a gut punch at the end. Moving and well-written, the story is the crown jewel of the book. Get this for these two reasons along.
5.0 out of 5 stars Memento Mori (Partial Review of Volume) July 11, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Years ago I used to be a voracious reader of Stephen King, John Saul, Dean Koontz and other horror story writers. Then I moved on to legal fiction and non-fiction self-help books. Recently I came upon this volume and figured that I would try reading these short stories and see whether the genre still held any attraction for me. First a disclaimer: I haven't completed the entire short story section, and, although many of the stories were quite good, I normally don't write book reviews. However, I was so impressed by two offerings by Dona Fox that I decided to write a review now and then perhaps update it later, if I was similarly impressed by some of the other writers. My five star rating is based upon her two stories which I believe are worth the price of the entire book.

So here goes. Let me begin with Dona’s flash fiction piece "Pop A Death. Despite its brevity, this frighteningly realistic look into the possible future pastime of experiencing death as a drug-induced thrill seeking activity was chilling. Without spoiling the end, let me just encourage you to spend five minutes to take a trip into the future where you can discover this new generation of LSD which might very well be available from your favorite drug dealer.

Dona’s second offering is “Grace at the End.” What is so amazing about Dona’s writing in this longer short story is that she weaves a beautifully detailed and complete tapestry of an aunt chasing her beautiful niece and through a meadow. As a mother of three daughters I can assure you that Dona’s descriptions of the facial expressions, words, and actions of the little girl are spot on. Her writing is so detailed, and yet economical (not one word is wasted), that the reader’s mind seamlessly translates her prose into a surprising innocent moving picture that belies its’ inclusion in an anthology of horror stories. But keep reading...”Grace at the End” definitely earns its position as one of the best horror stories that I have ever read.

Dona Fox is definitely an author to watch.
 
 
 
Let's face facts, folks. Readers opinions matter the most. The jury has spoken. Dona Fox is a superb author.




In Terror Train, Dona has two great offerings, The Morpheus Special, and Daddy's Train.This superb anthology has six Women In Horror in it.

Book Description

June 12, 2014
The Terror Train rides, from city to city, from village to village, through states, across rivers and mountains. If only it could tell its tales of grisly murder, of demonic pacts, black holes into different dimensions and portals to other realms where the ghosts of train robbers hunt in perpetuity for that elusive bullion filled carriage that cost them their immortal souls. Behold the terrors the train has witnessed, see firsthand the horrors it has lived through and when you get on board, pray, pray you've entered the right one, on the right track, the one that does not lead to oblivion...

Terror Train contains stories by new and established authors, with a guest story by William F. Nolan.

All aboard!

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Table of Contents
 
Keene: Dedication and Appreciation. 1
Grabowski: Dedication and Appreciation. 2
Roger Cowin Departure. 3
Charie D. La Marr Shuffling Off to Nowhere. 4
Roger Cowin   Midnight at the Train Station. 22
Michael Thomas-Knight Steel Deliverance. 24
Roger Cowin Ghost Train. 32
Mark Rigney Customs. 33
Stephen Alexander Night Train. 39
Mike Jansen Right On Track. 40
Justin Hunter  The Willing. 49
Mary Genevieve Fortier  Midnight Train. 53
Jeremy Mays Midnight Rendezvous. 57
Murphy Edwards Strunke City Derail 63
Dennis Banning The Devil's Chariot. 69
Brigitte Kephart Summer Train. 70
Brian Barnett Haikus. 80
Mathias Jansson Last Train from Hamlet. 81
Abdul-Qaadir Taariq Bakari-Muhammad  The Ordeal of Mary Rogers  82
Aaron Besson The Gloaming Sisters. 84
Stephen Alexander Piano Music Flicker Show.. 86
Jim Goforth Training the Unfortunate. 87
Dona Fox  The Morpheus Special 99
Tony Bowman Night Train. 100
Rie Sheridan Rose The Night Train. 110
Dale Hollin Bells Over Red River. 111
David S. Pointer River Run: Katy Trail Missouri 118
Stuart Keane Fool Aboard. 119
William Cook  One Way Ticket. 129
Shenoa Carroll-Bradd Live Tracks. 140
Stephen Alexander & Roger Cowin  Circus Train. 142
A. P. Gilbert The Meat Wagon. 143
Shane Koch  The Velvety Tones of Colobo Neema. 155
Roger Cowin Psycho Train. 163
William F. Nolan Lonely Train A'Comin' 164
Teri Skultety The Juliet Express. 176
E.S. Wynn  Through The Land Of Shadows. 185
Lori R. Lopez Death's Viper. 188
Dona Fox Daddy's Train. 191
Thomas M. Malafarina This Train. 195
Roger Cowin Hell Train. 200
Leigh M. Lane Enter the Corruption. 201
Lori R. Lopez Fate. 207
Alex S. Johnson Futurail 220
Author Bios. 225
5.0 out of 5 stars Impressive showcase of new talent June 17, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
"Terror Train" is an inspired and greatly diverse anthology of horror stories. As with most collections the style varies enormously and anything from short poems to fairly lengthy (short) stories is included.
And as varied are the subjects: From subtle psychological terror to ghosts to gory meat grinding horror, "Terror Train" has a lot to offer.
My favourite stories included an adventurous excursion by a few boys exploring an abandoned train station, a transcontinental train journey that ends at quite a different destination than expected, a ghost story in Kensington and a gory story about a'F*** Wagon'.
I am quite impressed with the selection of material that came together for this train themed anthology and how much this simple idea has inspired this group of upcoming new authors. An impressive showcase of talented writers to watch.

 
Memento Mori. A superb showcase of Dona's work with Pop a Death and Grace At The End.

Book Description

March 31, 2014
Death is inevitable. This collection of art, poetry, flash fiction and short storiesaddresses the fact that death is inevitable. The manner of death and the why is important, as is the consequences, before and during the process of death. And what happens after death? Nothing? Everything? Or is it somewhere in between? Remember that we will die. Death is inevitable. More than twenty authors, poets and artists show us our mortality
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow. May 22, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I'll admit that I haven't read everything in this volume yet, but you can bet I will. Stunningly beautiful and shocking poetry and flash fiction and short, and so far the star is Dona Fox's "Grace at the End", in which she breaks my heart with both perfectly chosen details and an exquisite economy of words.

I can't wait to read everything here, and everything else Dona has written,

Brava and bravo!
4.0 out of 5 stars Dona & Shane's Work is Worth the Price of Admission June 3, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Kirk's books have a somewhat uneven quality about them, but in this one two authors shine. First, there's poetry and a short, "Sleep Apnea," from Shane Woolard, that are very worth reading. Shane's coming into his own as a writer, and I think it would be good to give his work a try. Second, Dona Fox's "Grace at the End" is a stirring, evocative ghost story with a gut punch at the end. Moving and well-written, the story is the crown jewel of the book. Get this for these two reasons along.
5.0 out of 5 stars Memento Mori (Partial Review of Volume) July 11, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Years ago I used to be a voracious reader of Stephen King, John Saul, Dean Koontz and other horror story writers. Then I moved on to legal fiction and non-fiction self-help books. Recently I came upon this volume and figured that I would try reading these short stories and see whether the genre still held any attraction for me. First a disclaimer: I haven't completed the entire short story section, and, although many of the stories were quite good, I normally don't write book reviews. However, I was so impressed by two offerings by Dona Fox that I decided to write a review now and then perhaps update it later, if I was similarly impressed by some of the other writers. My five star rating is based upon her two stories which I believe are worth the price of the entire book.

So here goes. Let me begin with Dona’s flash fiction piece "Pop A Death. Despite its brevity, this frighteningly realistic look into the possible future pastime of experiencing death as a drug-induced thrill seeking activity was chilling. Without spoiling the end, let me just encourage you to spend five minutes to take a trip into the future where you can discover this new generation of LSD which might very well be available from your favorite drug dealer.

Dona’s second offering is “Grace at the End.” What is so amazing about Dona’s writing in this longer short story is that she weaves a beautifully detailed and complete tapestry of an aunt chasing her beautiful niece and through a meadow. As a mother of three daughters I can assure you that Dona’s descriptions of the facial expressions, words, and actions of the little girl are spot on. Her writing is so detailed, and yet economical (not one word is wasted), that the reader’s mind seamlessly translates her prose into a surprising innocent moving picture that belies its’ inclusion in an anthology of horror stories. But keep reading...”Grace at the End” definitely earns its position as one of the best horror stories that I have ever read.

Dona Fox is definitely an author to watch.
 
 
 
 
 Amazon bio:

Dona Fox writes short stories and poetry - horror and dark fantasy infused with bits of science fiction. Dona was born on a rainy day in Portland, Oregon and spent her childhood on the ferris wheel in Oaks Park just over the Sellwood Bridge. From there she went to Seattle, Washington where she hung out in the semi-famous Last Exit on Brooklyn and the infamous Hideout Bar. Specters from the Northwest's forests, Portland's bridges and Seattle's Pike and Pine streets may creep into her dark tales.
Visiting for the first time and want some suggestions?
Everybody's favorite story seems to be "Grace at the End" which you will find in Memento Mori, another favorite is "The Hero" which is in We Are Dust and Shadow and a real sleeper, if you can handle it, is "Taking Ink" which is hidden in Serial Killers Quattuor. Happy Reading!


Dona Fox is a Woman In Horror!


Blaze McRob



Terror Train by Mathias Jansson, Krista Clark Grabowski, A Henry Keene and Stephen Cooney (Jun 12, 2014)

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We are Dust and Shadow by James Ward Kirk, Tais Teng and Mike Jansen (May 25, 2014)

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Serial Killers Quattuor by James Ward Kirk, William Cook, Vekah McKeown and Dan Weatherer (Apr 21, 2014)

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Cellar Door: Words of Beauty, Tales of Terror (Volume Two) by James Ward Kirk and Stephen Cooney (Dec 6, 2013)

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Indiana Horror Review 2013 by James Ward Kirk and John D. Stanton (Nov 14, 2013)

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