New anthology includes Northern Nevada writers

The cover of the ACES Anthology released Oct. 11.

The cover of the ACES Anthology released Oct. 11.

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Author, photographer and Caron City resident Stephen H. Provost, founder of the online bookshop hub ACES of Northern Nevada, announced in an Oct. 11 news release the publication of the ACES Anthology. The collection features 25 short stories and poems from writers around the region.

“Many of the stories in this collection are set in the Northern Nevada region, whether in the present day, the recent past or in the colorful era of the Old West,” says the release. “In the pages of this anthology, you’ll read stories of faerie creatures, intrepid ghost hunters, a singing cowboy, aliens and pioneers. You'll find murder mysteries, touching stories of love and loss, creative poetry, a touch of horror and a few unexpected twists.”

The ACES Anthology features established writers alongside emerging authors.

“Whether traditionally or independently published, what they have in common is a passion for writing and a love of the singular swath of land that stretches from Lake Tahoe west to Ely and Elko: a land of majestic mountains, painted deserts, bustling cities and ghost towns,” the release said.

Established authors include Janice Oberding, author of more than 40 books ranging from mysteries to Nevada history and the paranormal; former Nevada Magazine publisher and historian Richard Moreno; award-winning Carson City fantasy writer Michael K. Falciani; USA Today-bestselling author Tammy L. Grace; and Provost, author of more than 50 books and editor of the new volume.

The anthology also includes print debuts for four new authors: retired broadcaster and advertising executive Ken Sutherland of Reno, author of the forthcoming novels “Balance” and “Heartbreaker;” Laura Magee of Gardnerville, who is working on her debut urban fantasy romance novel, “Untangled;” Lisa Kirkman, who provided an excerpt from her upcoming novel “Black Cat Walks in the Moonlight;” and Sharon Marie Provost, co-author of the forthcoming thriller/horror collection “Shadow’s Gate.”

Also featured in this collection: Gavin Black of Reno, who just released his second novel, “The Friend Exchange;” Jay Crowley of Jacks Valley, author of numerous Nevada-based historical novels and short stories: Martin A. David of Reno, who has published approximately 1 million words in books, magazines, newspaper articles, columns and essays; Fallon-based author L.F. Falconer, who has published nine novels and two short-story collections, specializing in fiction that explores the darker side of human nature; Reno-Sparks resident Jacqueline M. Green, a former newspaper copy editor and the author of 10 cozy mysteries and six short stories in the genre; Jade Griffin, author of the Lacy Moore Journals and creator of popular roleplaying games; Kelly Heitstuman-Tomko of Fallon, a former journalist and author of nearly a dozen titles; Angela Laverghetta, who recently published her first novel, a fantasy titled “The Buried Knight;” Marie Navarro of Reno, a former journalist and author of the FeyTerrah young adult fantasy series; Abby Rice (aka Karen Dustman), author of the Blue Moon time-travel romance series among more than 25 books, including historical nonfiction; Richard Thomas, award-winning author of seven books and the editor of four anthologies; and Kitty Turner, author of the tech thriller “Zone Trip.”

In addition, the collection features poetry from Ashley Hanna Morgan of Reno, a licensed clinical social worker and poet; Carson City’s Sandie La Nae, a paranormal investigator and radio/TV host who has written numerous books on Nevada history; Reno’s Peggy Rew, the author of “Dog Bite Prevention: Don’t Be Scared, Be Prepared;” and Kristina Ulm, author (as Kristina Charles) of “Murder on the Mesa.”

The anthology is currently available on Amazon:

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