Monday, February 29, 2016

SUZIE LOCKHART - WOMAN IN HORROR!









http://www.amazon.com/Suzie-Lockhart/e/B00DTIG29I

http://muffin.wow-womenonwriting.com/2013/10/interview-with-suzie-lockhart-runner-up.html

https://authorinterviewcorner.wordpress.com/2013/12/08/suzie-bruce-lockhart/
https://www.facebook.com/suzie.w.lockhart?fref=ts

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:


http://www.blazemcrob.com/2014/08/fractured-realms-great-anthology.html

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.

From me:


"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 _suzienbruce2@aol.com_
Suzie can be found on Facebook at Suzie Wargo Lockhart, or Twitter
@suzienbruce2"

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!



http://www.amazon.com/Fractured-Realms-Horrified-Press/dp/129191370X/ref=sr_1_1_twi_pap_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1456766599&sr=1-1&keywords=fractured+realms

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.

Book description:

 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

Format: Paperback
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!
Book description:
 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!



Book Description

October 31, 2013
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…
So why run?
Would you strike a deal with death, hunt the things of shadow and substance, or seek revenge over justice?
Come now, just one more step, to face your fears behind that looming, wrought iron gate. This is going to be one helluva of a show, and, in truth, now that you’re here… I really can’t let you go
 
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect Title For A Perfect Horror Anthology! October 5, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Adventures In Horrorland, by Suzie Lockhart and Bruce Lockhart 2nd was aptly published last year on Halloween. Read it again this year. The stories will blow you away!

My favorite story is The Monster In Me, penned by both Suzie and Bruce. I am amazed at the fact a duo of authors was able to write this. Great job on both their parts. I can't tell who wrote what. All I can say is that this is horror at its best.

Be Careful What You Wish For, by Suzie, is another great tale, one that has a super ending. Gotta love that!

Shadow Rain, by Bruce, is so great it's hard to describe. It is part horror, part fantasy, and a lot about love. In short, it is a literary gem.

These three stories are my favorites, but they are all great. To show you how much I love this book, I have an autographed paperback version signed by both Suzie and Bruce, and I also bought the Kindle ebook. I don't wish to be one of those people who reviews without buying a book. It's not my style.

I want to see more from these great authors! 

Format: Paperback
Horror scares me. That's why I like this anthology. Horror in smaller doses that I can handle. Horror that keeps you on the edge of your seat. Horror that makes you stop and think. This has it all! 
Suzie and Bruce have a great story, The Ferryman, in this super collection. They also edited this tome. Besides Suzie and Bruce, there are other fantastic authors sharing space with them. 
Book description:
 Winner of the P & E Readers Poll 2013 - 2nd place for best anthology of the year.

Welcome to the dreaded night realm...

lingering just beneath your eyelids, where the hellish things borne of fear eagerly await your arrival.
Prepare to be whiplashed to the darkest regions of 32 wicked minds, and forced to stare into their collective abyss. This world is chock-full of the stuff dreams are made of, but more than likely, if you find yourself in the minds of one of these authors, you’ll awaken to a nightmare.
This fear you’re experiencing is like a virus, it will spread to every inch of your body, sending not only a chill down your spine but reaching into the very depths of your soul…
You’ll journey to the darkest corners of these author’s minds, as you confront the living, breathing entity that is fear.

Edited by Suzie Lockhart & Bruce Lockhart 2nd.

Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Anyone who enjoys the tingle from reading creepy horror, will love this. I especially enjoyed the story submitted by Sean Farren - well written and seriously sick & twisted. While he may be out of the running as a weekend babysitter, I definitely look forward to more writing from this author. 
The Skoll and the Swine is the contribution by Suzie and Bruce in this really cool anthology. I love the interior art in this anthology as well.
Book description:
 This is a superb collection of horror art, poetry, flash fiction and short stories.

Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I bought this for the story by Tony Wilson, "Mr. Snuffles Doesn't Like You Very Much." It's a great little story that reminds me of some of the very best "big" suspense and/or horror authors I've read. I recommend this collection for this story alone.

Format: 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



http://www.amazon.com/Mental-Ward-Stories-Alex-Chase-ebook/dp/B00D91M6F4/ref=la_B00DTIG29I_1_1_twi_kin_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1456770748&sr=1-1

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.

Book description:

 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

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. 

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!

Blaze McRob

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