Saturday, January 12, 2019

DAY 16 OF ANNOUNCING! Table of Contents for: POP THE CLUTCH: THRILLING TALES OF ROCKABILLY, MONSTERS, AND HOT ROD HORROR

I’ll be posting all contributors here, one-a-day, to reveal the table of contents for the latest anthology that I’ve created: Pop the Clutch: Thrilling Tales of Rockabilly, Monsters, and Hot Rod Horror, to be published by Dark Moon Books on January 14, 2019!

DAY 16 of 18: Amelia Beamer

1.
Seanan McGuire presents “The Golden Girls of Fall”
2.
Weston Ochse presents “Sea Lords of the Columbia”
3.
Kasey Lansdale and Joe R. Lansdale present “Tremble”
4.
Gary Phillips presents “The Demon of the Track”
5.
Jason Starr presents “Outlawed Ink”
6.
Nancy Holder presents “We Might Be Giants”
7.
Duane Swierczynski presents “Universal Monster”
8.
David J. Schow presents “Draggers”
9.
John M. Floyd presents “The Starlite Drive-In”
10.
Lisa Morton presents “Dr. Morbismo’s InsaniTERRORium Horror Show”
11.
Bill Pronzini presents “Hot Babe”
12.
Yvonne Navarro presents “The Prom Tree”
13.
Steve Perry presents “I’m with the Band”
14.
Max Allan Collins and Matthew V. Clemens present “Mystery Train: An Arcane Investigation”
15.
Jeff Strand presents “Lab Experiment Turf War”
16.
Amelia Beamer presents “The She-Creature”

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EXCERPT:


       . . . We were down at the drive-in when I saw this girl, and something inside me melted. The girl wore a white collared shirt, clearly borrowed from her dad, and rolled-up jeans. Her hair was flapper short, like Amelia Earhart. She looked to be about my age, as far as I could tell in the flickering light from the movie screen and the street lights. She was the most wonderful thing I’d ever seen. I burned with shame. Girls weren’t supposed to have those feelings for other girls.
      She saw me looking at her, and I guess she wasn’t mad because she smiled at me. We had something in common, anyway, which was that we weren’t in our cars with our families watching the movie. She was by herself on the sidewalk, singing “Duck and cover, duck and cover,” only she was grinning like it was the biggest joke ever. “Kneel and kiss your ass goodbye,” she sang, and I wanted to laugh out loud. I’d seen that video of kids hiding from the atom bomb, and it was so scary. But it was hardly scary at all with this girl singing it.
      Because she was looking at me, and because she was by herself, I went up to her . . .

—“The She-Creature” by Amelia Beamer

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ABOUT:
AMELIA BEAMER

AMELIA BEAMER is a lifelong reader and writer. When she was a child, she wanted to grow up to be a writer, or maybe a Muppet. Her publications include the queer zombie novel The Loving Dead, as well as short fiction and nonfiction about literature and pop culture.

For over a decade, she’s worked as a book and magazine editor, doing work she loves. These days she focuses mostly on novels by independent writers of SFF/H who want to level up their writing chops and bring their best work to market. For fun she likes to run around on playgrounds with her niece and nephew, and she is a great lava monster. Her nephew says she’s the most fun person ever, except for maybe Jim Henson. Her website: ameliabeamer.com.


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PREORDER NOW FOR THIS AND 17 OTHER TALES OF THRILLING FUN AND IMAGINATION!!

Pop the Clutch: Thrilling Tales of Rockabilly, Monsters, and Hot Rod Horror

“A fitting tribute to the 1950s with this 18-story compendium of hot rods, rock ’n’ roll, and creature features come to life.” —Publishers Weekly



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