Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Thanks to all our Grey Area Contributors!

Third Person Press would like to express our heartfelt thanks to the following donors for their support and generosity during our Grey Area Indiegogo campaign.  Thanks, one and all, including our anonymous donors who do not appear below. You all helped make Grey Area a success!

Gary David Henderson
Dennis Nicholson
Katrina Nicholson
Mark A. Rayner
Krista Miller
Anita MacKeigan
Cheryl MacKeigan
Lillian MacKeigan
Terry Ramsey
Jane Peterson Burfield
Lisa Auerbach
Joanne Menchefski
Karen Waldman
Gerry Evans
Denise Howatson
Mark Ramsey
Herb Rosenberg
Kathryn M. Beaton
Ethel L. Clark
Shawn Sullivan
Irony42
Bradley Miller
Karen Buffett
MA Churchill
C. Remillard
Joanne Ryan
Beverly Phillips
Scott Gillard
Jo-Anne Citrigno
Chris Thomson
Voula Kappas-Dunn & David Dunn
Maurice Musial
James FW Thompson
Bill Conall
Lynne O’ Neill
Genevieve MacIntyre
Mona Anderson
Sue MacKay Miller
Walter Carey
Paula Bartlett
Boularderie Island Press
Larry Gibbons
Louise Rahey
Julie Curwin
Donna D’Amour
Barb Donovan
Anastasia Daniels
Virginia MacIsaac
Jill Campbell-Miller
Shelley Porter
Eternal Elf Creations
Michael & Tracy Hall
Peter Andrew Smith
Pat Ritter Richie
Meg Horne
Caro Soles
Sandra Dunn
Victor Sakalauskas
Kevin S. Moul
Christina Dufrene
Sandy Lacey
Kerry Anne Fudge
Robbie Shepard
Michael MacDonald

Monday, October 7, 2013

Grey Area Launches October 24th!

Our newest anthology, Grey Area: 13 Ghost Stories launches on October 24th, and we're getting excited! The launch takes place at the McConnell Memorial Library, 50 Falmouth Street in Sydney, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. There'll be readings, refreshments, and of course the opportunity to buy the book! If you're a supporter of the Indiegogo campaign, you'll be able to pick up your perks at the launch.

Grey Area includes stories from thirteen Cape Breton writers: Hugh R. MacDonald, Meggan Howatson, Leah Noble, D.C. Troicuk, Nancy S.M. Waldman, Charlotte Musial, Voula Kappas-Dunn, Julie A. Serroul, Nancy MacLean, Diane J. Sober, Katrina Nicholson, Theresa Dugas, and Sherry D. Ramsey.

The book will be for sale through the Third Person Press website and at online retailers in both print and ebook formats following the launch.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Story Teasers III

We know you've been waiting! Here are the teasers for the rest of the ghostly stories...

"Grey Area" by Katrina Nicholson - Can a person make better choices after death than they did in life?

"Stillborn" by Hugh R. MacDonald - The warning was clear: don't go in there. But sometimes you don't have a choice...

"Mildred Mudd's Epiphany" by Charlotte Musial - Mildred has always prided herself on her unwavering good sense and can't explain the reasons for her sudden unravelling to her best friend. She can't even explain it to herself.

"Teetering on the Edge" by Voula Kappas-Dunn - The edge of a cliff is as sharp as the line between sanity and insanity, past and present, life and death...

"Not on This Earth" by Theresa Dugas - A little girl, far from being spooked by the shadowy woman in her room at night, is comforted by her "Mother Goose," who returns to help out at just the right moment.

The Grey Area: 13 Ghost Stories release is scheduled for October 24th. Stayed tuned for details!

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Sunday, September 1, 2013

Story Teasers II

Hungry yet? Here are four more Grey Area story bites for you!

Tuck in:

"ePrayer" by Sherry D. Ramsey - A call center employee takes a call that will change his life...and his understanding of death.

"Revenant" by Nancy MacLean - Cassie knows her obsession with finding a man who haunts her dreams is unreasonable, illogical...and all-consuming.

"Night Swimmer" by Leah Noble - A young woman wakes up in a pastoral cemetery to find that her dream has just begun.

"My Mews" by Nancy S.M. Waldman - The four walls of a beloved apartment entomb a young widow in her grief until she discovers that she shares the space with another soul, far more lost than she.

Take a moment to support this anthology by clicking over to the Grey Area Indiegogo campaign. Join us in supporting excellent writers!

Friday, August 30, 2013

Story Teasers

The stories in Grey Area are all so different--not only from each other but also from the stereotypical idea of what a ghost story might be. We're posting these tasty tidbits to whet your appetite for more.

Here are the first four --

"Letters to Mom" by Julie A. Serroul - When you're eleven, life can be confusing; especially if you're living with a ghost and a murderer.

"This is My Land" by Diane J. Sober - Our connection to the land we love can be strong...is it strong enough to survive death?

"A Glimpse of Light" by Meggan Howatson - A reluctant teenage boy takes his little sister out on Halloween, but he's the one who receives an unexpected, otherworldly treat.

"Out of the Deep" by D.C. Troicuk - In the deepest recesses of a coal mine, trapped miners face their mortality, the odds of survival fading as swiftly as their helmet lamps.

Watch for the next installment. In the meantime, if you haven't ordered your copy(ies) of Grey Area yet, click over the Indiegogo campaign and pick the perk you would like to have. Only 18 more days to go; we need your help today!!!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Hugh R. MacDonald on "Stillborn"

Today, Hugh MacDonald, author of Trapper Boy, talks about his Grey Area inspiration,


Q: Where did you get the idea for your story, "Stillborn"?

Hugh: The idea for "Stillborn" was a memory from my childhood. I remembered hearing what happened to babies who were stillborn. Once I had the first few sentences written, the story took off from there.

I later turned it into a screenplay and made it into a short film.