Paranormal Fiction

Address: 60 Court Street – Morrisville, VT

Ann Dávila Cardinal is a novelist and director of student recruitment for Vermont College of Fine Arts where she earned her MFA in Writing. Her novels Five Midnights (6/4/19) and the sequel, Category Five (6/2/20), are published by Tor Teen. Ann lives in Morrisville, Vermont with her husband Doug and son Carlos, and likes to spend her free time cycling, doing fiber arts, and preparing for the zombie apocalypse.

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Five Midnights from Tor Teen
Five Midnights from Tor Teen
Five Midnights: ISBN 9781250296078 – Five friends cursed. Five deadly fates. Five nights of retribución. If Lupe Dávila and Javier Utierre can survive each other’s company, together they can solve a series of grisly murders sweeping though Puerto Rico. But the clues lead them out of the real world and into the realm of myths and legends. And if they want to catch the killer, they’ll have to step into the shadows to see what’s lurking there—murderer, or monster?

Category Five from Tor Teen
Category Five from Tor Teen
Category Five: ISBN 9781250296122 – After the hurricane, some see destruction and some smell blood. The tiny island of Vieques, located just off the northeastern coast of the main island of Puerto Rico, is trying to recover after hurricane Maria, but the already battered island is now half empty. To make matters worse, as on the main island, developers have come in to buy up the land at a fraction of its worth, taking advantage of the island when it is down. Lupe, Javier, and Marisol are back to investigate a series of murders that follow in the wake of a hurricane and in the shadow of a new supernatural threat.
Ross C. Miller
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The past…
I started writing when I was in the Navy. …there isn’t a hekuvalot to do on watch at 2:00am in the morning when the ship (USS Tattnall DDG 19, 1974 through 1977) is in port, and shut down, but someone has to be in the engine room.
Yes! I was a Snipe!
…and I may even go dig those stories up some day and see if I can come up with a valid plot for them.
After the Navy, I went to college. I have a BS … Bachelor’s of Science … not the other kind of BS … in Accounting, and an Accociate’s with Honors in Management. …having worked full-time and shifted the courses I could to the summer to lighten the course load. I put myself through the four years, graduating with only minimal loans, getting extremely little outside help. The GI Bill wasn’t paying out much at that time.
After that, life went on. I had a daughter. …who doesn’t read my books. But her husband does. So, that’s a semi-win.
I discovered the X-Wng Combat Simulator, shortly after it came out. I flew a lot. …I’m talking “incessantly”. AOL was still in its infancy and had an official X-Wing Tactics and Strategies board. They also had one for the TIE Fighter game, too. …which I got and flew. Those boards were a big disappointment, though. They only told the minimum of what you had to do to pass the missions. I was maxing them all out. So I started adding my own Help responses telling them exactly what they needed to do to Kill the mission!
After a while, a few of the online Star Wars clubs started chasing me. Greedo96 (who I wish I could find now) finally talked me into joining one. They had access to mission builder programs that would let you create the mission, goals, and briefing. And people could copy them into their games and fly them.
This … was … a … phenomenal development.
Things led to things. I created the Academy for X-Wing, and started running Grey Squadron. …I’d taken over for Aj Loki (who I also wish I could find), at the end of Tour 1. I did Tour 2, handing out the missions every week. “Here ya go” didn’t cut it after a while. So I started doing extended briefings in the emails that carried the mission files.
…which lead to bigger things. Tour 3 ended up something close to 180 pages, including the pilot reports. I had most of the club writing fiction. It was great!
I created the Academy such that it could have a section added for a new game any time one came out. I even ran the club for a while. I had a huge comprehensive rank progression and medal system in place.
But as things sometimes will. Stuff happened. My personal life got fouled up, as well.
I did Grey’s Tour 5 after I’d done some rearranging of my life. T5 is 600 pages of raw first draft fiction. …full sheet typing paper pages.
I stayed in touch with a few people. …one being Stacy Shofner-Williams (Of Shadows & Ash), who is also a published author, and has been for far longer than me. After seeing a number of my half-stepping attempts at fiction, she convinced me that I should jump into the deep end, finish up the stories I had, and publish them.
So … I did. …and it has ruled me ever since.
My books aren’t normal. But they are almost always received with enthusiasm, once people can adjust to the concepts. The one word used most in referring to the Horseless Horsemen is “Intense”. The most often used phrase is “very hard to put down”.
I, personally, feel that a Great Author can reach out of the book … grab your heart … and twist it any way they want it to go. …and the only option the reader has is to close the book. …which they will do, but unwillingly so. But that same author can keep calling the reader back to open it again and keep reading.
…that being said … That’s exactly the kind of author I try very hard to be.

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Alia: Book 4 of The Horseless Horsemen
Alia: Book 4 of The Horseless Horsemen

The Horseless Horsemen, Book 3 - Germaine
The Horseless Horsemen, Book 3 – Germaine

The Horseless Horsemen, Book 2 - Rita
The Horseless Horsemen, Book 2 – Rita

The Horseless Horsemen, Book 1 - Jude
The Horseless Horsemen, Book 1 – Jude
William Northey
Address: PO Box 207 – Albany, VT

William Northey

“Creativity is the essential response to grief.” —Henry Seiden, Ph.D.

I didn’t stumble across the above quote until years later, but it describes my reaction to losing the love of my life at age twenty-nine. She and I had known each other for years, lived together, then bought a home; had planned a forever future.

Too bad forever never lasts as long as we hope.

Though, I will admit. Despite the tears, the regret, the months of mourning, the endless lament of “what could have been” – there is a happy ending to this story.

But it won’t arrive for over two decades. More about William Northey’s story.

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The Grand Trine
The Grand Trine
Amazon ASIN B08SL1V5QR – When a warm bed replaced a cold straw mat, George Flowers grieved. He missed the harsh reality of lessons in the Culture Colonies – the seven replicas of ancient cities built on his father’s private island in the Sargasso Sea. George ached for the reenactments, for immersion in his role of sandal maker, or lute player, or scribe in the royal court of the Egyptian Colony. He pined for the stink and sweat of raising pigs in the Asian Colony, for the salty tang of prósphatos cheese in the Grecian Colony. But now, all that has changed. Aaron Flowers, his billionaire father, has designed George’s latest lesson as nothing more than academic memorizations from Plato’s Republic. Worse, his best friend hints that the parties and pranks for their eighteenth birthday will be different. “Prepare for the ultimate surprise,” Glen whispers, and then alludes to the hidden, even sinister motives behind George’s unusual upbringing. Of course, George doesn’t know that his father has invited strangers to Flowers Island. One to inflict a terrible lesson, the other to enchant. Both propel him toward the Grand Trine.

The Grand Triumph
The Grand Triumph
Amazon ASIN B003M5IOKI – After escaping the manipulation of Flowers Island, shipwrecked on the Outer Banks, George confronts the authoritarian world of the mainland and finds himself immersed in a deadly global conspiracy. Hunted by covert forces determined to destroy him, he struggles to understand the powers unleashed by his unconventional upbringing on Flowers Island. Forces that challenge the very nature of reality. A reality where music and imagination combine to become portals to a multi-verse of limitless energy, and the key to saving a billion lives. Limitless energy? A billion lives? As likely, grand delusions from a mind warped by Aaron Flowers, George’s father. Years of subliminal programming, archaic drugs, mind training exercises during lessons in the artificial worlds of the Culture Colonies – all were designed to blur the distinction between fantasy and reality. Each could offer a plausible explanation for the waking dreams now invading George’s life. Against such influences, can George battle his way to Grand Trinity University? Join the Grand Trine? Find his place in The Greater World of the Common Man? Or will Illusion triumph?

The Grand Triangulum
The Grand Triangulum
Amazon ASIN B08SL5L4JJ – Three years of study with Coach Willis Buffington at Grand Trinity University has secured George’s position as quarterback of the Grand Trine. He’s happy and living with Cerissa. Thanks to Plastical Imagination, the byproduct of his training on Flowers Island, George can now wield the awesome power of electromagnetic fluid. But George is also the United Nation’s most wanted terrorist. By “gifting” humanity with the lethal Recal-DNA, he bears responsibility for billions of deaths. As a result, Coach Buffington imposes limitations on George’s use of electromagnetic fluid. He warns about even greater dangers. Counsels George to develop emotional maturity before using his power beyond the safe confines of Trinity Stadium. Too late. George has already abused the fluid. Weather anomalies ravage the Northeast Kingdom. The electromagnetic shield protecting the Kingdom has broken down. The university is under attack. Two men claiming to be George’s “guardians” have appeared. They’re not human. Advice, cautions, and ultimatums fall away, leaving only consequences. Consequences that will stretch from Earth to the constellation Triangulum.