Monday, March 31, 2014

Local Writers Works' Featured in "Wicked" New Anthology

Avaricious, cruel, depraved, envious, mean-spirited, vengeful—the wicked have been with us since the beginnings of humankind. You might recognize them and you might not. But make no mistake. When someone wicked crosses your path, your life will never be the same. Do you know someone wicked? You will.

This is the introduction to the Written Remains Writers Guild's new book, entitled Someone Wicked: A Written Remains Anthology.  The 21 stories in this work, released by Smart Rhino Publications, were written by members of the Guild and their friends and were edited by JM Reinbold and Weldon Burge. 

Initial reviews have been quite positive:
[From Barnes & Noble...]
"In one word: AWESOME! Smart Rhino Publications has done it again with a wonderful collection of stories, all on the theme of wickedness. Suspense, mystery, thrills ... all here!” 

“There is a lot to love about this book. First off, the cover really grabbed my attention and that is saying something. So many books are being released these days with book covers that make you laugh or wince, but this one is great. Luckily the best part of it isn't just the cover. The stories in here are rich and diverse. There really is something for almost anyone..."   

[From Goodreads...]
“I've just finished this delightfully twisted anthology. This is my first exposure to the Written Remains Writers Guild, but certainly will not be my last. The stories in this collection all revolve around the theme of characters that commit wicked acts of some sort..."
The Written Remains Writers Guild was founded in 2009 by a group of Delaware writers who believe that greater literary excellence and career success can be best achieved by working together, sharing knowledge, skills, and resources. The Guild supports groups and events such as the Writers' Breakfast, Delaware Writer's Network, Open Mic Night at Newark Arts Alliance, and several workshops and classes for authors at all skill levels.

The paperback and Kindle versions are currently available on Amazon.


  1. Thank you so much for sharing our anthology on your blog today. :) I hope people check it out. :D

  2. We had great fun pulling together this collection of twisted tales, and look forward to doing another anthology in 2015. If you love suspense, horror, and mystery stories, SOMEONE WICKED is one you do not want to miss!

    By the way, the wonderful cover art is by Jamie Mahon, and the cover design is by the inestimable Amy York. We couldn't find a more fitting cover, and truly appreciate their contribution to the project.

    And thanks, Michele, for posting the blog!

  3. Thank you for mentioning our anthology on your blog! Weldon and Joanne did a wonderful job pulling this book together.

  4. One of the things i was keenly looking forward to when i entered in this project was having the opportunity to read the stories of the author sharing space with me.

    Some i knew and some were new to me, but on the whole i had not had a chance to read much of their work. Now here they all were are in one place; those authors i knew were great writers and the authors that they thought were great writers.

    Since the anthology came out, i have been working my way, slowly through the book; savoring every story. So far i have been amazed by just how good both the context and content are within.

    The editors asked for the best and the authors rose to the challenge. It reminds me anthologies of bygone days where the pages were full of names that were destine to stun the world. I hope we follow the same path of fate.

    Thank you for taking a chance on us, such things are far and few between and we really appreciate the spotlight.