Amazing Monster Tales
Amazing Monster Tales Issue 4 Into the Briny Deep Paul Roman Martinez Art

Briny Deep Author Interview with Jim LeMay: Sea Monster of Monterey vs. the Nazis

Jetpacks, Nazis, sea monsters, J. Edgar Hoover, and more! Who doesn’t want a taste of classic adventure? Read all about it in Jim LeMay and Charles Eugene Anderson’s “Sea Monster of Monterray vs. the Nazis”! Jim LeMay and Charles Eugene Anderson have written two stories for Amazing Monster Tales, both of them featuring jetpack hero Daring Dorian Pace. These stories are as close to the old pulp fiction tales that

Amazing Monster Tales Issue 4 Into the Briny Deep Paul Roman Martinez Art

Briny Deep Author Interview with Jeff Wood: Clickbait

A darkly compelling dream from the deep summons thousands to the California coast, a siren song offering to make all dreams come true, or at least to end to all disappointments, in Jeff Wood’s “Clickbait.” Jeff Wood appeared in Amazing Monster Tales #2: Monster Road Trip, with a messed-up tale about roadside repairs and the little detours we all make along the way, going horrifically wrong. Here, he’s back on the

Amazing Monster Tales Issue 4 Into the Briny Deep Paul Roman Martinez Art

Briny Deep Author Interview with Grayson Towler: Croatar

Pursuing one of Napoleon’s French frigates, the HMS Pegasus may soon find itself the prey of the mysterious Croatar! Every time I read one of Grayson’s short stories (which have appeared in Jamie’s short story collections before), I’m always jealous! This one particularly got to me, with all its juicy historical details. Ah, well. One of the reasons that I like editing the Amazing Monster Tales series is that I

Amazing Monster Tales Issue 4 Into the Briny Deep Paul Roman Martinez Art

Briny Deep Author Interview with Travis Heermann: An Idol for Emiko

Travel to a long-ago, twisted Japan where a monster brings inescapable good fortune to a seaside village, in Travis Heermann’s “An Idol for Emiko.” Jamie and I have had the privilege of talking writing with Travis on a semi-regular basis before the pandemic struck. I hope we get back to doing that at some point! He’s very chill, a total geek, and loves to experiment with new things. I’m looking

Amazing Monster Tales Issue 4 Into the Briny Deep Paul Roman Martinez Art

Briny Deep Author Interview with Brigid Collins: The Road Beneath Indianapolis

  The ship is sinking and blood and sharks fill the water. All that’s left is to die…or fight! In Brigid Collins’s historical WWII story, “The Road Beneath Indianapolis,” a sailor must fight against the urge to yield to thirst, despair…and monsters! Brigid Collins often writes about the fae and other creatures from myth and folklore, tales that range from very dark stories to stories that are still sharp, but

Announcing Issue #4: Into the Briny Deep!

Come sail away, come sail away… …on a quest to find sea monsters! Into the Briny Deep contains ten tales about mysterious watery creatures, gods of the sea, aquatic aliens, and a couple of mermaids you do not want to meet. Under the water, in a boat, or just hanging out on the shore, these monsters are playing with all tentacles. Grab your scuba gear, start the motor, or sling

Announcing Issue #3: It Came From Outer Space!

Hello my Earthling! Hello my starling! Hello my space-time alien gal! It Came From Outer Space! is a baker’s dozen of tales about creatures from outer space who may or may not have boldly gone where they really shouldn’t have. Tales of aliens who test the creatures of Earth…tales of Earthlings who test the creatures from other planets…aliens who attack…aliens who defend…and aliens who are a little too close for

Monster Road Trip night at BookBar!

Shannon Lawrence, Jeff Wood, and Rebecca Hodgkins did a fantastic job at last night’s reading from Monster Road Trip! This was the 13th reading in the Denver Science Fiction and Fantasy Reading Series, hosted by J.L. Forrest at BookBar. Shannon opened by reading from her story “Tailgating,” which is about two women driving north on the Pacific Coast Highway. One of the women spots a strange animal following them in