Writ­ing group look­ing to pub­lish hor­ror ro­mance an­thol­ogy


What hap­pens when Valen­tines Day comes right af­ter Fri­day the 13th?

The scari­est ro­man­tic an­thol­ogy gets cre­ated. At least that’s what writ­ing group Dead Pup­pets So­ci­ety de­cided to do in 2015.

Af­ter meet­ing for over eight years, the group wanted to pub­lish their work for the first time and share it with the pub­lic.

“We all had fun writ­ing it and once it was fin­ished thought it was re­ally good,” said mem­ber Jenn Tubrett.

Along with Tubrett, other mem­bers James F.W. Thomp­son, Wal­ter Carey, Ja­son Burke and Joel Inglis de­cided to re­lease a Kick­starter cam­paign to help raise aware­ness for the an­thol­ogy. Kick­starter is the world’s largest on­line fund­ing plat­form for cre­ative projects.

Only a lim­ited 100 copies will be pub­lished. They are cur­rently look­ing to raise $1,000 and will be re­ward­ing all back­ers.

Re­wards in­clude a dig­i­tal copy of the an­thol­ogy, signed ver­sions of the an­thol­ogy, and for any­one who do­nates $100, the per­son will get to name a char­ac­ter in the pub­lished ver­sion.

The au­thors will also be de­liv­er­ing all pre-or­dered ver­sions from Kick­starter.

For any­one in­ter­ested in buy­ing a book or just do­nat­ing to help their cause, visit kick­starter.com and search “The Hacker Inn.”

Tubrett warns read­ers that this is no book for the faint of heart. Read­ers should ex­pect grue­some and un­set­tling con­tent as it deals with mainly hor­ror with a bit of love in­volved.

“The an­thol­ogy deals with a lot of psy­cho­log­i­cal as­pects and is def­i­nitely adult themed. Def­i­nitely not your av­er­age kids camp­fire story,” said Tubrett.

The an­thol­ogy will be re­leased on Hal­loween this year. Any copies not pre-or­dered will be sold at a lo­cal book­store in Cape Bre­ton that the group will de­cide on in the fu­ture. Kyle Larusic is a sec­ond-year stu­dent in the jour­nal­ism pro­gram at Hol­land Col­lege in Char­lot­te­town, P.E.I. He is on a four-week in­tern­ship at the Cape Bre­ton Post. kyle.larusic@cb­post.com


Art­work done for an­thol­ogy by Mary-Jean Doyle.

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