Sharon Bayliss is the author of The December People Series and The Charge. When she’s not writing, she enjoys living happily-ever-after with her husband and two young sons. She can be found eating Tex-Mex on patios, wearing flip-flops, and playing in the mud (which she calls gardening).
She only practices magic in emergencies.
David Vandergraff wants to be a good man. He goes to church every Sunday, keeps his lawn trim and green, and loves his wife and kids more than anything. Unfortunately, being a dark wizard isn't a choice.
Eleven years ago, David's secret second family went missing. When his two lost children are finally found, he learns they suffered years of unthinkable abuse. Ready to make things right, David brings the kids home even though it could mean losing the wife he can't imagine living without.
Keeping his life together becomes harder when the new children claim to be dark wizards. David believes they use this fantasy to cope with their trauma. Until, David's wife admits a secret of her own--she is a dark wizard too, as is David, and all of their children.
Now, David must parent two hurting children from a dark world he doesn't understand and keep his family from falling apart. All while dealing with the realization that everyone he loves, including himself, may be evil.
Curiosity Quills Press brings together bestselling authors like J.R. Rain, Tony Healey, A.W. Exley, and more (with a foreword by Jennifer Malone Wright) to create a spine-tingling, mind-blowing, quirky collection of short stories in their first ever, annual Curiosity Quills: Primetime anthology.
10% of every purchase will go straight to animals in need. The CQ team has selected humane societies on both the East and West coast that spend well and do not stray from their "no-kill" policies.
Included Short Stories:
And Death Shall Have No Dominion - K.H. Koehler Cyber Cowboy - James Wymore Dark Orb - Tony Healey Ephemera - Gerilyn Marin The Fridge - J.R. Rain Ghost Placers - Nina Post Gothic Gwen - A.W. Exley How I Killed the Drama - Mike Robinson Mad Science - Sharon Bayliss On the Rocks - William Vitka Razor Child - Michael Shean Sinergy - A.E. Propher & Grace Eyre Tell Us Everything - Randy Attwood The Caw - Eliza Tilton The Damned and the Dangerous - Michael Panush The Last Carnivale - Vicki Keire The Milgram Battery - Matthew Graybosch The Notebook - Randy Attwood The Pearl - Rand B. Lee Trevor - Nathan Yocum