Better to Play The Devil?
A Book of Horror and Dark Fantasy
by D. Elaine Calderin
Trade Paper: 6" x 9", 228pp.
ISBN: 978-1-59663-719-1 $15.95
Special Introductory Price $13.95
There are some people I'd like you
Some of them are really bad people.
Some of them are just like you.
Whoever they are, their lives just got weird.
Some of them will live to tell you about it; most of them will not, and one or two of them will tell you their stories from some very strange places indeed. So come inside. Come inside and say hello.
---It has been my pleasure to be acquainted with Elaine Calderin's writing since she was a high school student. Her rare gift for creating clear images in her poetry and prose make her writing stand out from the pack. Where most writers settle for merely telling what they mean, Calderin generates a rich field of images that shows us what is. In the context of storytelling, these abilities allow her to create convincing realities that stimulate the mind and the imagination. Highly recommended! -Robert Yutzy, former managing editor of the Akron Buchtelite, teacher
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: American writer, essayist and Asperger's Syndrome/High Functioning autistic, D. Elaine Calderin grew up in North Carolina, graduating from McDowell High School in Marion, furthering her education at McDowell Tech, Asheville-Buncombe Tech and Duke University. Of Cuban/Hispanic lineage, she showed an early interest in American history, debating, psychology and astronomy. She has written newspaper articles for the McDowell News. Ms. Calderin is currently active as a contributing magazine writer to The Paradox Anthropomorphs Occasionally and The Existential Anthropomorphs Occasionally, where she serves as writer and chief editor. Her varied genre fiction and other essays can be found at New Media sites online including Deviant Art www.deviantart.com, England-based Literary website, LitMuse www.litmuse.com, Expand-Mind.com www.expand-mind.com and the Aspergers/High Functioning Autistics forum, Wrong Planet.Net www.wrongplanet.net. The author lives in Rutherfordton, NC with musician, Stephen Sarant and her two Siamese cats. This is her first book.