Elizabeth's newest book is a departure from the history and horror. Night Benedictions is a collection of 365 poems, meditations, and thoughts for the end of the day. Written over a period of a year, this collection is offered to those who find trouble sleeping and who might feel ill-at-ease when daylight withdraws and night arrives. 382 pages. From Valley House Books. Available on Amazon.
Hell Gate is now available as an audiobook from Radio Archives.
Beth's fifth book in the Ameri-Scares series, Illinois: The Cemetery Club, is now available. Available in print and e-book format.
Qualia Nous, an anthology of science fiction and horror, is now out, featuring Beth's story, "1837-C, After Angela Was Arrested," as well as tales from Stephen King, William F. Nolan, Thomas Monteleone, and more.
Beth's horror novel, Hell Gate, is a wild ride into the dark world of Coney Island in the early 1900s. It has been called, ""A Thrill Ride Of Historic Proportions...Like Stephen King, Massie proves regularly—and here once again—that horror doesn't rely on vampires or zombies, and that it doesn't need to rely on the completely inexplicable or unscientific; rather, all horror requires is the thoughts and behaviors of human beings." —Marakay Rogers, BWW Reviews. Hell Gate is now available from DarkFuse, in e-book format and trade paperback. Available on Amazon and on Barnes & Noble.
Ameri-Scares, Elizabeth's new series of scary novels for middle grade readers (ages 8-12) has launched from Crossroad Press. The fourth book is Maryland: Terror in the Harbor. "Anne and Julie, on a school field trip to the National Aquarium in Baltimore, are having fun looking at the aquatic creatures and talking about other students. But suddenly, in one darkened deep sea room, Anne vanishes and a strange girl in ragged clothes appears in her place. Anne has switched places in time with a runaway slave named Millie. Now in the year 1849, Anne is captured by a cruel slave catcher and held as a thief on his sailing ship. Scared but determined, Julie must figure out how to rescue Anne. But if she does, will it mean sending Millie back in time to the slave catcher?" Available in print and e-book format.
Elizabeth and her sister Barbara Spilman Lawson have teamed up to create Fucked Up Folktales, not-for-kids, full color picture books that are rude, crude, and funny as hell! The first in the line is YOU GONNA DIE, FLY. To order, write Elizabeth directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beth's new zombie novel, Desper Hollow, is newly released from Apex Books in both trade paperback and e-book format. From the back cover: "It begins when hardheaded mountain matriarch Granny Mustard decides she wants to live forever. Then she dies. Her slow-witted but equally hardheaded granddaughter Jenkie decides to pick up the ball and run with it, taking Granny’s unperfected immortality moonshine recipe, a socially-inept friend named Bink, and dreams of fame and fortune to an abandoned, isolated trailer up in Desper Hollow.
But slow-witted doesn’t stand against the terrible mountain power Granny initiated. Jenkie’s experiments with the immortality moonshine only worsen the trouble with Granny’s original recipe, bringing dead critters and a few stray folks back to a state of hungry, vicious, mindless animation. Now a stash of the living dead is locked up in the back of the trailer, a howling herd that has Jenkie terrified. And Armistead, one of the red-eyed living dead, seems way too alert for comfort.
Mountain resident Kathy Shaw and Hollywood reality show pitchman Jack Carroll find themselves caught up in the growing terror surrounding Desper Hollow. They can’t avoid it and must face it head on. So must Armistead, who fights the fog of his ghastly condition to discover the truth of who he really is."
Ameri-Scares, Elizabeth's new series of scary novels for middle grade readers (ages 8-12) has just launched from Crossroad Press. One of the first three is California: From the Pit. "Can ancient, unknown creatures surface in your own backyard? Twelve-year-old Pablo has lived in a small California desert town his whole life, and the sticky black tar puddle by the corral fence has been little more than a nuisance to walk around or step over. But when an earthquake cracks open the bottom of the puddle and mysterious rock-like eggs begin floating up to the top, Pablo and his best friends Lauren and Victor realize they have a mystery to solve. A scary, scientific mystery that will put the whole town in danger if Pablo and his friends don’t stop arguing and learn to work together." Available in print and e-book format.
Ameri-Scares, Elizabeth's new series of scary novels for middle grade readers (ages 8-12) has just launched from Crossroad Press. One of the first three is New York: Rips and Wrinkles. "Identical twin sisters Carrie and Taylor thought their trip to a Catskill Mountain resort with their parents would be an ordinary summer vacation. But soon Carrie, angry that her parents are treating the twins like little kids instead of almost-teens, decides to protest by sneaking off and hiding in the mountain wilderness for a while. Little does she know that she is running away into a tangled and terrifying magical trap that will require all the courage she has as well as the help of her sister to escape." Available in print and e-book format.
Ameri-Scares, Elizabeth's new series of scary novels for middle grade readers (ages 8-12) has just launched from Crossroad Press. One of the first three is Virginia: Valley of Secrets. "Twelve-year-old Danny has escaped the children's home where he has lived since he was four, returning to the Shenandoah Valley to find his parents and demanding to know why they gave him up. Very soon, though, he realizes there is something dark and dangerous about his parents, something he is afraid to understand but more afraid not to understand. With the help of Jenni, a young neighbor, Danny quietly and courageously investigates the clues leading to the answers about his parents, his family, and what hides in the dark mountain cave not far away." Available in print and e-book format.