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Thank You For The Flowers
Enters A Literary Shadow Land

What happens when a star Little League player is a vampire, a city has secrets to protect, or a man's love for his wife is more powerful than death?

Award-winning author Scott Nicholson answers these questions and more in Thank You For The Flowers, a collection of thirteen stories of suspense and imagination. Nicholson won the Hubbard Gold Award in 1999, the top prize in the international Writers of the Future contest. He was also First Runner-Up for the 1999 Darrell Award, and his stories have been recommended for the Stoker and Nebula Awards.

Sharyn McCrumb, author of the best-selling Ballad books, says, "Scott Nicholson is a wonderful creature, rarer than a vampire shortstop: a gifted writer with wisdom and imagination. He has moved into that literary shadow land between Neil Gaiman and Ray Bradbury. Send out the Welcome Wagon!"

Thank You For The Flowers covers a range of territory from a Civil War ghost story called "The Three-Dollar Corpse" to "Dead Air," where a late-night deejay has an open line to a female serial killer. A high school girl has a crush on her best friend's guy, but so does her best friend's ghost in "In The Heart of November." In "Thirst," a girl's tears are the key to ending a long drought. In the afterwords, the author gives some background on the development of each story.

Author Kevin J. Anderson says of Nicholson's mix of mysteries, ghost stories, and fantasy: "Scott Nicholson's stories have their own heart (sometimes a warm, fuzzy heart, sometimes a twisted, black, and rotten heart). He has a fresh and true voice that will affect you, disturb you, enrage you, or make you laugh. He will not, however, leave you cold."

Scott Nicholson works as a journalist in Boone, NC. He studied Creative Writing at the University of North Carolina and Appalachian State University. Nicholson operates a writer's website at www.hauntedcomputer.com.

(ISBN 1-887905-24-3)


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