The Horror Writers Association released their 2022 Bram Stoker Awards ® Preliminary Ballot, and Marge Simon and I are pleased to announce that Sifting the Ashes (released by Crystal Lake Publishing) made the list for Superior Achievement in a Poetry Collection. This does not mean the book is nominated, but it is still an honor to be considered. We put everything we had into this book.

Over a hundred individual and collaborative poems explore what it takes to survive after all is suddenly taken. Combined life experiences of love, loss, and personal tragedy sift what’s salvageable from the aftermath of fire, searching through the layers of ash for lessons about death, cremation, and the various stages of grief. What might be found in the remains after all is lost?

Horror Writers Association voting members may request a free PDF by emailing

Purchasing options . . .

AmazoneBook | trade paperback 

Barnes & NobleeBook | trade paperback

Books-A-Million (BAM!)trade paperback

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