Announcing a 2021 Scribe Award Nomination for Best Short Story

2021 Scribe Award NomineeI am pleased to announce that my World of Darkness short story, “Scritch, Scratch”, set in the Wraith: The Oblivion 20th Anniversary Edition universe was nominated for a 2021 Scribe Award for Best Short Story. This story appeared in the HAUNTING SHADOWS anthology and tells the story of a wraith haunting House on the Rock who encounters a team of ghost hunters. When the wraith discovers the inept paranormal investigators are more dangerous than they appear, the wraith must thwart them or face Oblivion.

The full list of 2021 Scribe Award nominees and Faust Award recipient is posted on FlamesRising.com. It is an honor to be nominated by my peers for my media/tie-in fiction. I am thrilled to be in such great company, and can not wait to celebrate with them in person. Huzzah! A mighty congratulations to all—especially Max Alan Collins, this year’s Faust Award for a lifetime of wonderful achievements!

Good luck to my fellow nominees!

Haunting Shadows Nomination Info

Winning The GalleyCat Vampire Re-Mix Contest

I am pleased to announce that I am the grand prize winner in the GalleyCat Varney The Vampire Re-Mix Contest. I had an absolute blast re-writing a section of history and am honored to have been chosen. Special thanks to Jason and all the folks at a href=”http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/”>GalleyCat for throwing this together.

If you would like to read my winning entry, you can drop by the GalleyCat Tumblr page. There will be a free eBook with ALL the creative scribings. Soon, you’ll be able to read the whole story! More to come on that. 🙂

Here’s how my portion begins:

“There is some one concealed there.”

“Marchdale” rolled his eyes. Eleven o’clock on a Saturday night. Wasn’t rehearsal over yet? “Varney’s gonna bite you. WOOOOOOOOO…”

“Pay attention, Marchdale,” Henry Bannersworth said, wagging his cane. “We film tomorrow!”

“Whatever.” Marchdale shrugged his shoulders and pulled out a flask out of his suit. “Where the hell’s George, anyway?”

“It’s his day off.” Henry smoothed out his coiffed hair. Even when they weren’t filming, the actor was such a prima donna. “Thanks for ruining the twenty-third take.”

“Can’t help it,” Marchdale whined, collapsing into an ornate chair. If he didn’t need the money, he never would have signed on for such a boring film. “Guess I’m still not feeling the creep factor.”

Bannersworth pulled out an ivory pipe and lit it. No doubt, the Victorian relic was authentic. If it wasn’t for Henry’s strong whiskey, he’d tell the jerk to save it for the camera. Hell, the actor even insisted they stay in character. What was that about?

Behind the Scenes, GalleyCat’s Varney the Vampire Re-Mix. Written by Monica Valentinelli





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