We Shall Be Monsters

Edited by Derek Newman-Stille (Renaissance, 2018)

Latest news! We Shall Be Monsters is on the 2019 ballot for the Prix Aurora Awards in the Best Related Work category! Congratulations to Derek and Renaissance (and yay to all of the authors!)

WSBM cover
ID, book cover: A stitched heart against a black stitched background. Title: We Shall Be Monsters, Edited By Derek Newman-Stille. (With stories by Day Al-Mohomed, Lena NG, Ashley Caranto Morford, Cait Gordon, JF Gerrard, Andrew Wilmot, Evelyn Deshane, Simon Turner, Kaitlin Tremblay, Lisa Carreiro, Eric Choi & Joseph McGuinty, Jennifer Lee Rossman, Randall Arnold, Alex Acks, K.C. Griffant, Halli Lilburn, Kev Harrison, Corey Redekop, Ariana Verbree, Max D. Staton, Victoria Martin, Priya Sridhar, Liam Hogan, Joshua Bartolome

My Monster CripLit story, The Hilltop Gathering, appears in what I’ve affectionately nicknamed “the Frankenthology” known as We Shall Be Monsters (Derek Newman-Stille, Renaissance). Frances Elizabeth, or Frank E., is the first disabled protagonist I’ve ever written. The story takes place on her sixteenth birthday, as the family comes together to celebrate it. She receives a gift from her mother that sparks quite the reaction.

It was so great that Derek invited marginalized folks to share our monstery stories. This collection of Frankentales is inspired by Mary Shelley’s 1818 version of Frankenstein.

Thanks to everyone who supported the Kickstarter! This anthology is now available on Amazon and the Renaissance website!