The Gospel According to Joy
Post-mortem life lessons from a noncomformist. Joy was an unconventional mother, a hippie, a homebody, a firebrand, a walking contradiction. It took a diagnosis of stage IV esophageal cancer for her daughter, author Michelle Barclay, to realize the value in Joy’s everyday lessons. She shares them here, along with relevant stories and even recipes from her mother’s chaotic kitchen.
Tori the Time Traveler
Tori the Time Traveler is Michelle Barclay’s first foray into writing children’s novels. It’s about a girl who discovers a secret hidden in her father’s office. This secret sends her on an adventure with one of history’s most underappreciated young women–Sybil Ludington. Sybil took a ride much like Paul Revere’s midnight ride, but the 16-year-old rode for much longer and through the rain. Tori joins her on this perilous quest as they try to help the Continental Army stop a British attack.
Morrigan is beyond death, trapped in a hellish nightmare from which only the Artist can save her. The Fiend is behind enemy lines learning to reap what he has sown. The Artist reaches deep into his past to find a reason for the strange woman he now must rescue from the vile Dark Man. The Winged Man is forced to wait while all of the elements he needs to start a war with hell itself fall into place. Will he fight alone or will his shattered family unite with him?
Bookie Monster’s Desiree Putaski says of August’s Gardens “Ms. Barclay does a fantastic job of world building.”
Morrigan’s sleep is plagued with horrors. Afraid the vivid nightmares of her sleeping life will drive her insane, she sticks to a routine that comforts her until one day, she decides to change it. Through a series of traumas and encounters that claw at the seams of sanity, Morrigan finds herself confronting reality and it is not what she expected. Journey through Morrigan’s nightmares as they seep into her waking world and threaten to destroy the only peace she has ever experienced.
Read the review Laura Thomas gave Morrigan’s Shadows on GoodReads.
Possession’s a bitch, especially if you are an ageless demon trapped in the body of a young woman. Read a story about demonic possession, religious faith, sin, lust, gluttony and false doctrine through the eyes of a demon whose job it is to introduce all of these evils to as many people as he can before his host rots to death around him.
Read Ken Korczak’s review on Top Ten Book Reviews, in which he calls Rot, “an enormously disturbing and frightening short story.”