I’m delighted to announce the forthcoming publication of Carlie St. George’s short story collection, You Fed Us To the Roses! Featuring ten contemporary dark fantasy and horror stories, You Fed Us to the Roses: Stories will be released October 18, 2022 from Robot Dinosaur Press.
“You Fed Us To the Roses is a book that presses Scream Queens against Riverdale and says “now bite!” A dizzying journey through a world you will recognize, populated by people you’ve likely met—because they are you, and me, and all of us. A treat, a nightmare.”—E. Catherine Tobler, author of the Nebula-nominated The Necessity of Stars
About the Book
Final girls who take care of each other. Dead boys still breathing. Ghosts who whisper secrets you can never share. Angels beyond the grave, yet not of heaven. Wolves who wear human skins.
Featuring ten contemporary dark fantasy and horror stories, You Fed Us To the Roses is a visceral, triumphant collection by Carlie St. George that you won’t want to miss.
Stop by for the murder…and stick around for the feels.
The artwork is by the incredible artist Evangeline Gallagher! Just LOOK at that cover, how fricking awesome is it?! It has all the vibes of the stories collected inside, and more.
I had the absolutely pleasure of acquiring and editing Carlie’s collection for Robot Dinosaur Press, and I cannot wait to share this with you all. 😀
“Carlie St. George’s stories take you on a journey through anger, hurt, sorrow, and hope. They’re unsettling and hauntingly beautiful and speak of truths hidden just beneath the surface, daring you to look, asking you to understand. You Fed Us To the Roses is unforgettable.”—Damien Angelica Walters, author of The Dead Girls Club and Cry Your Way Home
When I asked her thoughts about the collection, Carlie has this to say:
“The first obvious question while putting together any short story collection is this:
How many stories documenting a deep and abiding interest in slashers can one realistically get away with? Is it 3? Because I have 3, and I’d rather like to keep them all. See also: werewolves, witches, found families, fairy tales, meaningful platonic relationships, and the occasionally soul-crushing battle that is trying to survive adolescence.
You Fed Us to the Roses is a collection of contemporary dark fantasy and horror, and I had a lot of fun putting it together. I mean. It’s a bit nerve-racking, honestly. But it’s pretty exciting, too, creating a new home for all my final girls, dead girls, psychics, and sidekicks.
Feel free to stop by for the murder, and stick around for the Feels.”
About the Author
Carlie St. George is a Clarion West graduate from Northern California who sleeps during the day, works at night, and thinks entirely too much about TV, fairy tales, and horror movies. Her short fiction has been previously published in Strange Horizons, Nightmare, and The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror, among other anthologies and magazines. Find her chatting about writing, Star Trek, and other random nonsense on her blog mygeekblasphemy.com or at her Twitter @MyGeekBlasphemy.
Follow Carlie and Robot Dinosaur Press on twitter for updates and more exciting news. 😀 (Let me tell you, the hardback and paperback editions—which will be pre-orderable in a couple months—are utterly sumptuous works of art. I’ll have pictures to share soon!)