The Cuckoo Girls Are Coming!

My debut collection of short stories is now available for preorder from JournalStone/Trepidatio. (And it won’t be a long wait—release date is April 24th!)

The Cuckoo Girls includes sixteen stories, half previously published and half original to the collection, and Publishers Weekly gave it a star!

From the back cover:

THE CUCKOO GIRLS

Mothers and daughters. Sisters. Legacies and prophecies. The inevitable and the avoidable. The sixteen stories of Weird fiction and horror in The Cuckoo Girls, Patricia Lillie’s debut collection, feature female protagonists of various ages. Young or old, they must deal with the expectations of their twisted worlds. Some can’t escape their fate, some accept it—and some will burn it down.

“Lillie makes the unreal feel all too possible…. This grim, witchy collection will grab anyone looking for a subtle fright.” —Publishers Weekly

The stories:

  1. The Cuckoo Girls [Nightscript I]
  2. The Robber Bridegroom [original to collection]
  3. How to Make a Marionette 30 [Vastarien V. 2 I. 3]
  4. Mother Sylvia [Nightscript V]
  5. Three Drabbles Brought to You by the Letter E
  6. Zwillingslied [Twice-Told: A Collection of Doubles]
  7. In Loco Parentis [original to collection]
  8. That’s What Friends Are For [Supernatural Tales 42]
  9. Alyce-with-a-Y [original to collection]
  10. Abby [Deep Cuts: Mayhem, Menace, & Misery]
  11. Legacy [original to collection]
  12. And One for Azazel (With Jellybeans)
  13. Wishing You the Best Year Ever [original to collection]
  14. Laundry Lady [MicroHorror: Short Stories. Endless Nightmares]
  15. The Witch’s Granddaughters [original to collection]
  16. Notes on the Events Leading Up to the Mysterious Disappearance of Miss Lotte Clemens [original to collection]

Preorder from JournalStone here. Bonus: When ordering the paperback from the publisher, you get an ebook in the format of your choice (mobi, ePub, or PDF) free.

Available soon from Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

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