Specter Spectacular cover unveiling
Specter Spectacular: 13 Ghostly Tales arrives September 25, 2012. We’re pleased to reveal today the cover art for our first publication to be produced in both print and digital formats.
Once you cross the grave into this world of fantasy and fright, you may find there’s no way out.
We enjoy the spooky nature of the this photo, shot with an infrared camera. Not only do the skeletal tree branches and slightly foggy tableau provide and eerie sensation, but the bridge itself encompasses the true power of the ghost tale. Ghost stories are more about the mind — what we believe, what we fear, the things we can’t possibly know about what lies beyond death — than they are about shock and gore. The bridge represents not only the act of crossing over, but that bone tingling choice we make in so many ghost stories to enter the lair of the unknown and forbidden. Taking the first step across that bridge can be as frightening as what we find on the other side.
Not only that, but if you stare long enough at the image, you can find faces — skulls, empty eye sockets, shadowy figures — all staring back at you. And the creepiest part about it? The photographer assures us that he didn’t add any faces to the original photo.
Specter Spectacular: 13 Ghostly Tales, coming September 25, 2012. Spirits, poltergeists, hauntings, creatures of the dark — Specter Spectacular: 13 Ghostly Tales delivers all these and more in thirteen spooky twists on the classic ghost story. From the heartwarming and humorous to the eerie and chilling, this anthology holds a story for everyone who has ever been thrilled by the unknown or wondered what might lie beyond the grave. Step inside and witness ghosts of the past, tales of revenge, the inhuman, the innocent, the damned, and more. But be warned — once you cross the grave into this world of fantasy and fright, you may find there’s no way out.
Featuring work by Amanda C. Davis, A. E. Decker, Larry Hodges, Sue Houghton, Andrea Janes, Terence Kuch, Robbie MacNiven, Kou K. Nelson, Jamie Rand, Shannon Robinson, Calie Voorhis, Jay Wilburn, and Kristina Wojtaszek.
Posted on August 24, 2012, in art, News Items, World Weaver Press and tagged anthology, art, book news, books, cover art, cover unveiling, ghosts, short stories, short story, Specter Spectacular, speculative fiction, World Weaver Press. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.