Cover reveal – Dark Cheer: Cryptids Emerging, Volume Blue

I’m so happy to share with you the cover of the new Improbable Press anthology, Dark Cheer: Cryptids Emerging, Volume Blue

The anthology is due out in December, but it’s available for pre-order now.  

I have a lovely little flash fic in this volume called “The Volcano and the Butterfly”.  I’ve seen a few of the other stories too, which are amazing. I recommend them both!

The Blurb

Tales for those who never outgrew goosebumps

Here are stories for lovers of el chupacabras and hulders, griffins and gargoyles.

Here be darkly cheery tales of ancient creatures beneath still waters, in the attic, or the shadows right by the bed.

Herein an autistic hiker meets a cryptid who wants her camera; a Japanese tanuki seeks his fox daughter; and two women fall in love, never mind one’s a swamp monster.

Here be stories of changelings, nix, and demons adopted, of hungry kraken and cryptids we’d see if only, if only we looked into treetops, behind doors, or in our own back gardens.

Here there be monsters.

Thank all the gods.


But wait, there’s more!

It has a companion volume, Dark Cheer: Cryptids Emerging, Volume Silver, which will come out in February 2022 and it too can be pre-ordered.  

In fact, if you pre-order both volumes in hardback or paperback, you will even get a discount!

Buy both Dark Cheer volumes in hardback or paperback and receive an automatic 20% discount!

So if you enjoy cryptids, and a little cheeriness with your darkness, get in early and discover your creepy, happy place!