AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT & INTERVIEW: STEPHANIE AYERS
Stephanie Ayers is a word whisperer who writes speculative fiction where horr and fantasy collide. She is a coffee addicted unicorn living in Ohio disguised as a human. She mothers her children and avoids all things housework and zombies. When she isn’t doing any of these things, she can be found browsing thrift stores and flea markets with her husband, attending football games with her son, or binging on TV shows.
Stephanie has been a regular contributor and leader for Bloggy Moms and Just Be Enough, and currently writes content for Verblio. She is a strong supporter of the indie author community. She achieved Amazon best seller status in 2017 with the poetry anthology, Ambrosia.
Her debut novella, Til Death Do Us Part, was published by Bannerwing Books in 2013, and her work appears in several anthologies and collections, notably Absolution, Flash Fiction Addiction, and Monsters: A TPQ Anthology. The first volume in her serial short horror story collection released in October 2017. Her epic fantasy series, Destiny Defined, debuts in March 2019 with her first full novel, Elven Games.
Her favorite quote is: “The blank page is a canvas on which the writer paints a story.”-Stephanie Ayers
Everywhere, but mostly when I’m driving. How did that hat get on the road? Does the owner miss it? Was it their favorite hat? Ooo! A lone shoe… how did only one shoe get there? Did someone get hit and it flew off? Did they die? How gory was it?
Deadlines. The more pressure, the better.
I get creative in other ways.
No I don’t use a pen name. I claim speculative fiction as my genre because both fantasy and horror can fall beneath it.
December 2012 it began as a blog serial. 2013 publisher picked it up and it debuted on December 2, 2013. Til Death Do Us Part.
I don’t have one favorite, I have several. Like my music, I read almost all genres, so I have favorites, but most of them write fantasy– Piers Anthony, Tolkien, Cornelia Funke. Then there’s Kristin Hannah, Stephen King, and James Patterson. I am just drawn to their writing.
More than I will ever finish in a lifetime I think.
Only what I need to, during the course of writing.
I dont know. I don’t have problems writing characters of either gender.
I do. Bad ones will get me stewing for a day, then I move on. Good ones make me feel good and that lasts about 10 minutes. LOL
Mostly silent, but if I’m really struggling, the right music can make a big difference in my word count
No. its hard to type and eat.
My alphas make my stories better, my betas make them great.
Evil underwater pixies, Vampires, Norse gods, lycans, puppeteers, ghosts, psychopathic neighbors, and more…
These 13 enchanted tales will haunt you long after you’ve finished reading them. You’ll second guess everything, check your closets before sleeping, and peek over your shoulders by day. Down down in the depths they fell, bodies in the dark of a liquid hell.
Enter if you dare…
This is the 1st book in the 13 series.
Can you survive all 13?
Don’t read alone!
Killer watermelons, murderous jewelry boxes, centenarian sea whisperers, creatures of myth/legend, and more…
This supernatural story collection will make you reconsider everything you thought you knew. At night you’ll hover under your covers while looking over your shoulder in the day. Down, down in the depths they fell; bodies in the dark of a liquid hell.
This is the second collection in The 13 series.
Will you survive all 13?
With foreward by JM Ames and poetry by Stacy Overby.
When Ian buys Elizabeth a Tiffany’s engagement ring, he unwittingly sets off a series of deadly events as the ring goes full circle — passing through the hands of a hopeful co-worker, a young delivery boy, a beloved daughter and her father, a drug addicted twin brother, a drug dealer, and a pawn shop — to be reunited with its intended.
Out of the ashes of doubt, courage is born.
Tribba loves running the local B&B, but hasn’t had a customer in a while. When a magickless mage enters her inn, she finally sees an opportunity to get rid of those pesky elves once and for all–by challenging them to a competition, where their castle and her inn are at stake.
Though Edgar is eager and willing to help her, he struggles with his own shortcomings and lack of esteem. If he let her down, she would lose everything. Will the help of butterfly fairies and an unwilling dragon be enough to restore his faith in himself or will Tribba have to finish the games on her own? Can they both find the courage they need to overcome their fears?
If you liked Lords of the Rings and The Shannara Chronicles, you’ll definitely enjoy this series.
Forgive us, Father, for we have sinned.
The Roman Catholic sacrament of confession has been around as long as the church. A sacred ritual believed to clear one’s soul of guilt and offer eternal forgiveness, believers flock to the confessional to admit their sins to priests in churches across the world every day.
But what are those sins?
Vowed to an oath of secrecy, priests listen to the darkest and sometimes smallest of misdeeds.
What do they hear?
What penance is paid?
Join us in the confessional, where authors take their best guess at the stories that are told in the confessional…
Mercy from the Dark – LJC Fynn
Father, May I? – Erin Lee
Confessional Crimes – Rita Delude
Forgive me, Father – ES McMillian
Righteous – Mary Duke
A Broken Hallelujah – Hope Sherrill
Vicarious – Krystle Able
Pray for Me – Stephanie Ayers
Betrayal of Flesh – Caitlin McCulloch
In a Father’s Eyes – Rena Marin & Skylar McKinzie
An Eye For an Eye – Lorah Jaiyn
A daring pirate raid on a merchant ship ends in disaster. A dominatrix loses her dog. Officers count the terrible cost of human life in the wake of battle. A casting director comes face to face with his childhood bully. And why has a death sentence been issued for everyone named John Smith?
These are but a few of the thrilling tales inside. We’ve gathered authors from around the world into this compendium of fast fiction fixes. Each of these one hundred and one super short stories can be read in only a few minutes, just enough time as you wait for your high speed transport to arrive and whisk you away to your next adrenaline packed adventure.
This is FLASH FICTION ADDICTION, and there is no cure but to read more!