Suzie Lockhart is my Woman In Horror today! Suzie is a great author, editor, and, for a time, co-publisher. She is a wonderful humanitarian as well. Her published anthology Fractured Realms is a charitable anthology to benefit The Autism Trust. Thank you Horrified Press for working with Suzie on this. I bought some copies of this great anthology last year and can honestly say it is a fantastic anthology, filled with great stories by wonderful authors.
Here is my post on my website and the link to it when Fractured Realms came out:
Extraordinary people marked ‘not normal’ come from all different walks of life. For far too long, a shroud of darkness was thrown over those who’ve had boundless potential to transcend greatness; shunned and cast out through the misjudgment forced upon them. People enduring isolation from being trapped inside their own minds. People labeled with an ASD-Autism Spectrum Disorder. Seeds of greatness cannot be cultivated through judgment and condemnation. Imagine a world never having heard the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart? Never seeing the extraordinary art of Michelangelo? What if Sir Isaac Newton hadn’t discovered gravity, and laws of motion that would be relevant 300 years later? And for all the writers out there…were you aware that Lewis Carroll—author of ‘Alice in Wonderland’—fell under the umbrella of Autism? So to all of you, who are reading this, ask yourself… “Is Autism a disorder, or is it a gift?” Through their short stories and poetry, a collection of talented authors have tackled that question.
"Look at what I have in my hands! Fractured Realms. This is a charity anthology in aid of The Autism Trust. My friend and Woman In Horror Suzie Lockhart and her son Bruce Lockhart 2nd are the co-editors. Bruce also has a great story in this. All the proceeds go to The Autism Trust. I bought some and will have to get more later for my book store because I want to keep my personal copy and will send some out to friends. I also had Suzie and Bruce autograph all the copies.
There are many super authors in this tome.
So folks, for a great book where the money goes to a worthy cause, you have one here. Buy and enjoy!
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Suzie's Amazon bio:
"Convinced she was destined to be an artist, Suzie Lockhart attended The Art Institute of Pittsburgh after graduating high school, but the gnawing urge to write remained with her. She originally wanted to write romance novels, but after discovering the innate ability to tell chilling tales, Suzie embraced her inner-creepiness. When her son Bruce realized he had the same passion for the macabre, they teamed up. Four years of working together have produced over thirty-five short stories, in a dozen paperback publications and a variety of eZines
After building a solid reputation, they were asked by a small U.K. publisher to edit an anthology. 'Nightmare Stalkers & Dream Walkers' took second place in the 2013 P&E Readers Poll. Four more anthologies yielded another award for 'Fractured Realms', a charity anthology benefitting the Autism Trust.
Presently, 'Team Lockhart' is focusing their energies writing their YA novel.
They can be reached at email@example.com_
Suzie can be found on Facebook at Suzie Wargo Lockhart, or Twitter
Make sure you catch the great interviews above. They are well worth reading.
A little birdie told me that Suzie will have a fantastic short story coming up this year in an anthology from Lycan Valley Press. Suzie will be one of many great authors in this super tome. I'll keep everyone posted.
Some of Suzie's great tales of horror!
I have my copy of this great anthology! Make sure you get yours! I love the forward written by Bruce Lockhart 2nd, Suzie's son and writing partner. I think it is awesome that Suzie and Bruce are a team. and a great one at that.
Extraordinary people marked 'not normal' come from all different walks of life. For far too long, a shroud of darkness was thrown over those who've had boundless potential to transcend greatness; shunned and cast out through the misjudgment forced upon them. People enduring isolation from being trapped inside their own minds. People labeled with an Asd-Autism Spectrum Disorder. Seeds of greatness cannot be cultivated through judgment and condemnation. Imagine a world never having heard the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart? Never seeing the extraordinary art of Michelangelo? What if Sir Isaac Newton hadn't discovered gravity, and laws of motion that would be relevant 300 years later? And for all the writers out there
By gloria jadot on January 6, 2015
What a wonderful gift of reading excellent short stories AND above all helping in some small way the issues of Autism. The authors are very talented and offer insight as well as creativity. If in some small way I can add a review that perhaps strikes a chord with a few readers and entices them to buy the book, I feel as though my "gem" of a find was well worth it. <3
I see this great book is no longer available in Kindle, but the print version is well your money. My review is after the book description. Says it all!
Beware once you cross this threshold, there's no going back. Experience 20 different tales of dread and despair that will have your heart pounding, and your mind drifting through gateways of things not of this world. Relinquish your understanding of fear at the door, for the things that sprout forth from the minds of Suzie & Bruce Lockhart 2nd are far beyond the normal ideas of terror you've become accustomed to. HorrorLand will take you on a rollercoaster ride of insanity, from the undead, to the great deceiver himself! Around every corner, in every crack and crevice, you will encounter terror. You can't find sanctuary even in your own home
This is my book review for Adventures In Horrorland. Five Stars all the way!
By Rissa Cortez on July 20, 2013Format: Paperback Verified Purchase The great writes surely compensate for the forgettable ones in this book. I'm sure I'll probably read a few of the poetry more than ones. Shawna Bernard's The Spider Box and Michael Randolph's Salvation stand out. The Spider Box has a very dreamy/nightmarish appeal. Languid and sexy. The horror is intelligently insinuated, not blatantly splayed out. Michael Randolph's Salvation is a very witty satire. The cadence keeps the reader alert through out and the humor contrasting with the nightmarish images portrayed by the writer's rich descriptive style makes the piece very entertaining and thought provoking. Some shorts stood out as well. Milk Shake by Andrew Freudenberg-- this one you'll have to read. But not for the faint of heart. This tops serial cruelty against humans. What can I say, this is a horror anthology and this one sure delivers. Michael Randolph's Justice-- the opening line already catches your attention. A slightly elevated type of horror reminiscent of the Twilight Zone. The author puts you in the middle of the story as if you are watching a movie. Kerri G.S. Lipp's Misery-- a rich mix of heart break, gore and more heart break. The horror in here hits close to home for some
Suzie and Bruce's great story Of Shadow & Substance is part of this superb collection. This story speaks to you. You may rest assured of that, my friends.
Sanatorium, mental ward, psychiatric hospital - they’re all the same. Places where the infirm, the crazy, and the certifiable go for treatment... Or what passes for ‘treatment’.
This is a collection of stories of bedlam taking place within the padded walls of an institution. Stories of experiments gone wrong, patients revolting against the staff, or even the deranged doings of those charged with giving care. They are sick, depraved, and atrocious - the type of stories that rarely reach the light of day.
Are you brave enough to crawl inside the minds of the thirteen authors who wrote these tales... Or are you afraid you’ll be locked up for peeking?
Featuring the talents of:
Delphine Boswell, Alex Chase, Sean Conway, Megan Dorei, A.A. Garrison, Tom Howard, Russell Linton, Suzie Lockhart and Bruce Lockhart 2nd, Jennifer Loring, Sergio Palumbo, Joseph A. Pinto, and D.M. Smith
By Andree G. Robinson Neal on August 9, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
Like a few of the authors in this collection, I too have worked in a locked mental facility. Perhaps that is part of what drew me to read "Mental Ward: Stories from the Asylum." I can say that this was no ordinary trip; each author took a unique view of what it is like to be inside those locked walls. Some looked through the eyes of patients--living and deceased--while others looked through the eyes of staff members, administrators, or relatives of patients. Each story rang true and offered just the right amount of chill factor. The volume should not be considered frightening but be prepared: it is just off-center enough to cause disturbance.
By KT on September 14, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
It was a good grouping of asylum stories from the nutters to the orderlies. All were pretty well written and made for easy reading some were scary and some were straight out of the twilight zone.
By Amazon Customer on November 9, 2015
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
It was a good read! I couldn't waiting to get through a chapter then quickly move on to the next. Great writing and a good read!
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Suzie knows how to feed you your daily dose of horror. Get acquainted with her skill at the craft.
Suzie Lockhart is a Woman In Horror!