Rigor Morbid

On October 20, 2019 Bronzeville’s first anthology ebook, Rigor Morbid: Lest Ye Become, will be on sale. A collection 12 chilling horror stories. Is what you should fear the most who you are, or what you could become? The anthology leads with Hailey Piper’s The Law of Conservation of Death, which is available to read here now. Table of Contents:...

Fiction: The Law of Conservation of Death

by Hailey Piper On the fifteenth birthday of your third reincarnation, you feel his breath on your skin. New skin, never tainted until now. At once the sky darkens, and balloons, gifts, and cake no longer matter as your lives come rushing back. You’ve turned fifteen before, but that’s the least of it. He’s found you again. THE FIRST REINCARNATION...

Review: House of Salt and Sorrows

Review: House of Salt and Sorrows

House of Salt and Sorrow is billed as a retelling of ’12 Dancing Princesses’, a Grimm fairy tale. Since I was unfamiliar with the original, which itself is a variation of fairy tales passed on to the Grimm brothers, I did not research the origin until after I finished the book.  House of Salt and Sorrow may take its inspiration from a...

Who are the actual aliens in Roswell, New Mexico?

by Sarah M. Vasquez Roswell, New Mexico is one of the many TV show reboots in recent years, but it was apparent from the opening scene that this iteration is not a straight copy and paste version of the original. The CW show is about a woman who returns to her hometown to be with her father on the 10-year...

Review: Passages by Kelli Owen

Passages picks up right where Wilted Lilies left off; Lily May is being driven far from home, to Pennsylvania, where she will attend a school for children like her. Other kids who have powers. Lily soon discovers that not all of the residents of McMillan Hall have the same abilities she does, and not all of them are alive, either....

Friday’s Forgotten Books: Wilted Lilies by Kelli Owen

Detective Travis Butler has been selected to interview Lily May Holloway. The reason? He isn’t from her town. He’s an outsider, and because he’s an outsider he doesn’t have any preconceived ideas about Lily May or some of the events she needs to talk about. This entire novella takes place in the police station. From almost start to finish, Lily...

Insights: An Interview with Kelli Owen about Wilted Lilies and her most recent book, Passages

Sandra Ruttan: Almost the entire story takes place in one room, in a way. Was that your idea from the outset?  Kelli Owen: I think so. I heard Lily’s voice in my head before I knew much of anything about the storyline, but that voice was telling me about something that happened after the fact. The way she naturally meanders...

Dear Straight People

Dear Straight People

How NOT to Interact With Queer People in Public by Laila Winters Although I don’t suppose this will come as much of a surprise, I’m a homebody. A queer, anxious homebody who does not leave her apartment unless otherwise prompted by an equally as queer fiancée. But on the rare occasion that I do go out (and I can count...