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My Favorite Story Podcast Anthology
Horror Short Stories

Project Entertainment Network Presents... My Favorite Story

Fifteen podcast hosts and authors share their favorite short story they've ever written…

by James A. Moore
Two strangers brought together by tragedy are haunted by ghosts of the past.

The Tin Box by Kelli Owen
After the death of their grandma, siblings make a macabre discovery amongst
her belongings. Some secrets were meant to go to the grave...

Short Straw by Jay Wilburn
After drawing the short straw, the youngest son is delegated to wake every
year to monitor his sleeping family after an apocalypse forced them
into bunkers. But there’s something else out there…..with claws.

The Rag and Bone Man by John Urbancik
The Rag and Bone Man wanders—buying, selling, finding and collecting.
He always has what you need. He always finds what he wants. Or does
he have what you want and finds what he needs?

The Priest by Jaimie Engle
A fallen angel hopes to redeem himself and battles demons in a western town 
so he can return to Heaven one day.

Seven Eight One Five Four by Amber Fallon
Some habits are hard to forget...even when you’re undead.

by Mary SanGiovanni
Reality takes a dark twist for one man once the mannequins start appearing...

Rainforest of Bones by Armand Rosamilia
A reporter searches out a missing professor deep in the jungles of Brazil – 
where the skeleton in his closet told him to go.

Put On a Happy Face by Christopher Golden
A clown’s wish to be the funniest clown in the circus has dire consequences.

Mr. Giggles by Frank J. Edler
In the realm of demons, their boogeyman wants a hug and is called Mr. Giggles.

By Thomas R. Clark
An injured soldier gets an experimental chip implanted in his brain with homicidal tendencies.

I Sing A New Psalm by Brian Keene
A man asks the question of how God can give love only to take it away,
and he decides on terrible and violent answer.

Dandelion Yellow by Erin Sweet Al-Mehairi
When a young girl can’t find her favorite yellow crayons, 
the world takes on a dark and disquieting cast.

Dead Beckoning by Chuck Buda
A young man challenges demons to a game of poker with his friend’s life up for bet.

Pegleg and Paddy Save the World by Jonathan Maberry
The Great Chicago Fire wasn't caused by the cow.....they were trying to kill what ate the cow.

I'd had the premise for M.EN.TOR in my head for close to a decade before writing it down. I stew on my story ideas for weeks, months, sometime years, before actually writing them down. I like to see the whole tale evolve and unfold in my mind's eye before I put it on paper. It's a nuance of mine, I'm a cook, I let things simmer for a time before serving them.

The initial idea for my entry in the MY FAVORITE STORY anthology came from my desire to write a story like THE HAUNTED TANK, one of my favorite comic book series as a kid. So I twisted the idea, made it into a William Gibson-esque cyber-punk thing, and M.EN.TOR was the final result. I actually wrote this 4 years ago, but it was too dark for submission to the publisher I was associated with at the time. A couple years later, it went through a series of edits by professional editors until it became the mind bending, multi-layer story presented in the anthology.

M.EN.TOR's protagonist, Russell Mahoney, is an amalgam of the two most important people to me during my service in the United States Army and New York National Guard. A guy named Russ and Drill Sgt. Mahoney. Russ was a member of my basic training class, all I remember of him was his surname. He came late to our class, and didn't make it into our graduation book. He was a superhero to all of us. A prior service, 82nd Airborne combat vet with the 82nd's patch tattooed on his forearm, Russ was doing a second time around, forced to re-do basic training after leaving the Army and now returning. He helped all of us get through boot camp.

By contrast, Sgt. Mahoney, my Chemical Weapons A.I.T. Drill, was another story. A mousy, unassuming man from Cobleskill, NY, his appearance was deceiving. Mahoney knew his shit, and we bonded over coming from the cow country of upstate New York. He helped me graduate at the top of our class academically, and saw that my physical shortcomings (I had difficulty doing push-ups) were accommodated.

The end result is the story presented in the anthology, my favorite story for many reasons. The least of which is how personal it is to me with the characters and the military setting and the message the story delivers. All that weaved into a re-telling of the origin story of one of civilization’s most adored Hellenic heroes, who was actually a bastard of a person. Heracles.

Tom Clark is a writer, podcaster and D.J. hailing from Upstate New York. Tom and his wife share a home with a pair of Jack Russell Terriers and their bunny. His debut novella, GOOD BOY, will be available sometime in 2018. Tom currently produces podcasts for Project Entertainment Network. You can hear him on his own podcast, The Nerocasticon, or support the shows he engineers; including The Curtain Jerkers Wrestling podcast, Three Guys With Beards and Defender's Dialogue. You can follow Tom on social media via Twitter where he is @Token_Tom or Facebook, where he is TheTokenTom.


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JAMES A. MOORE is the author of over forty novels, including the critically
acclaimed Fireworks, Under The Overtree, Blood Red, Blood Harvest,
the Serenity Falls trilogy (featuring his recurring anti-hero,
Jonathan Crowley) Cherry Hill, Alien: Sea of Sorrows and the Seven
Forges series of novels. He has twice been nominated for the Bram
Stoker Award and spent three years as an officer in the Horror
Writers Association, first as Secretary and later as Vice President.

Never one to stay in one genre for too long, James has recently written
epic fantasy novels in the series SEVEN FORGES (Seven Forges, the
Blasted Lands, City of Wonders and The Silent Army). He is working on
a new series called The Tides Of War. The first book in the series
The Last Sacrifice, came out this last January and the sequel, Fallen
Gods, is due out in late December. Pending novels also include A Hell
Within (a Griffin & Price Novel) co-written with Charles R.
Rutledge and an apocalyptic Sci-Fi novel tentatively called Spores.
Why be normal?

Being a confirmed Luddite, he is working up the nerve to plunge completely
into the electronic publications age.
Along with Christopher Golden and Jonathan Maberry, 

he is one of the Three Guys with Beards.

Born and raised in Wisconsin, Kelli Owen now lives in Destination, Pennsylvania. 
She has attended countless writing conventions, participated on dozens of panels, 
and has spoken at the CIA Headquarters in Langley, VA regarding both her writing and
the field in general. Her fiction leans toward thriller and quiet
horror, with an occasional bloodbath and even rarer happy ending.

Her podcast is called the Buttercup of Doom.

Jay Wilburn  is an author of horror and speculative fiction that lives in coastal
South Carolina near Myrtle Beach. He is doing very well following a
life-saving kidney transplant. He taught public school for sixteen
years before becoming a full-time writer. His signature series is the
Dead Song Legend Dodecology.

Writer. Photographer. Adventurer. Man.
John Urbancik, author of Stale Reality and The Corpse and the Girl From Miami, has
written three series of Inkstains stories and hosts a podcast, also called Inkstains, on the Project Entertainment Network. His first novel came out in 2002, and he’s still fighting to become an
overnight success. He also takes pictures.

Like stepping into a living dream, Jaimie Engle
writes visually stunning fiction where magic turns ordinary into
extraordinary. She loves weaving lore into her stories and taking her
readers on wondrous adventures. Engle is a cosplayer, podcaster,
entrepreneur, and speaker at schools, conferences, and colleges
across Florida. She is the creator of Wick Books(tm), story-scented
candles based off scents from her novels so readers can fully immerse
in the experience of her books. She once danced in the Aloha Bowl,
won the Miss Hawaiian Tropics bikini contest, and even ran a body
shop. Today, she drinks coffee, plays trivia, and spends time with
her husband, two kids, and hound dog.

Amber Fallon  lives in Massachusetts with her husband and two dogs. 
A techie by day and horror writer by night, Mrs. Fallon has spent time as a bank
manager, motivational speaker, produce wrangler, and butcher. Her
obsessions with sushi, glittery nail polish, and sharp objects have
made her a recognized figure.
Amber's publications include The Warblers, The Terminal, Sharkasaurus,
Daughters of Inanna, So Long and Thanks for All the Brains, Horror on
the Installment Plan, Zombies For a Cure, Quick Bites of Flesh,
Operation Ice Bat, and more!
Listen to her
podcast, It Cooks!, on the Project Entertainment Network.

Mary SanGiovanni is the author of a number of novels including THE HOLLOWER TRIOLOGY (the
first book of which was nominated for the Bram Stoker Award), THRALL,
and CHAOS, and the novellas FOR EMMY, THE FADING PLACE, and
POSSESSING AMY. Her short fiction has appeared in periodicals and
anthologies for the last decade. She has a Masters degree in Writing
Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University, Pittsburgh. She is
currently a member of The Authors Guild, The International Thriller
Writers, and Penn Writers, and was previously an Active member in the
Horror Writers Association and the Garden State Horror Writers. She
lives in New Jersey with her son and her cat.

Armand Rosamilia  is a New Jersey boy currently living in sunny Florida, where he
writes when he's not sleeping. He's happily married to a woman who
helps his career and is supportive, which is all he ever wanted in life...
He's written over 150 stories that are currently available, including
horror, zombies, contemporary fiction, thrillers and more. His goal
is to write a good story and not worry about genre labels. 
He not only runs two successful podcasts...
Arm Cast: Dead Sexy Horror Podcast - interviewing fellow authors as well
as filmmakers, musicians, etc.
The Mando Method Podcast with co-host Chuck Buda - talking about writing
and publishing But he owns the network they're on, too! Project Entertainment Network
He also loves to talk in third person... because he's really that cool.

is the New York Times bestselling author of such novels as Ararat,
Snowblind, Tin Men, The Myth Hunters, Wildwood Road, The Boys Are
Back in Town, The Ferryman, Strangewood, and Of Saints and Shadows.
He has also written books for teens and young adults, including
Poison Ink, Soulless, and the thriller series Body of Evidence,
honored by the New York Public Library and chosen as one of YALSA's
Best Books for Young Readers.

Golden co-created (with Mike Mignola) two cult favorite comic book series,
Baltimore and Joe Golem: Occult Detective. As an editor, he has
worked on the short story anthologies Seize the Night, The New Dead,
and Dark Cities, among others, and has also written and co-written
comic books, video games, screenplays, a BBC radio play, the online
animated series Ghosts of Albion (with Amber Benson), and a network
television pilot. A frequent speaker at conferences, schools, and
libraries, Golden is also co-host of the podcasts Three Guys with
Beards and Defenders Dialogue, and the founder of the Merrimack
Valley Halloween Book Festival.

Golden was born and raised in Massachusetts, where he still lives with his
family. His original novels have been published in more than fourteen
languages in countries around the world. 

Frank J. Edler
My mother was an alien and my father was a lamp post. I was fed a steady
dose of soap bars as a child as punishment for my foul mouth and
incessant pranks. Little did anyone know the soap only made me
stronger, faster, more agile. My brain filled with bubbles that were
99.9% pure. It was an amazing time. I left the city and moved out to
the country where I heard tell there is an amazing banana bread
store. I never found it, but I did find love. I loved that tuna
sandwich like no other and we were married on the Fourth of July,
just like Tom Cruise in that one movie about said date. It was a
magical time but alas was not meant to be. I ate it. I tried to move
on, writing books and sharing them with the local townsfolk. They
would tell me to shut up and make sure I flushed before I left. Never
once did I wash my hands like the signs demanded. So here I am, dirty
handed and telling my tales. Wanna hear one?

Tom Clark is a writer, and a veteran internet journalist and podcast producer. 
His work has been seen in websites such as This is Infamous and Rue Morgue, 
among other freelance outlets. He currently produces podcasts at Project
Entertainment Network, including his shows: the long running heavy
metal and horror themed the Necrocasticon, and the Curtain Jerkers, a
comedic take on pro wrestling podcasting. Tom’s debut novella,
“Good Boy” will be self published and available through all your
digital reading outlets in 2018. Tom and his wife live in the wilds
of upstate New York, cohabiting with a pair of Jack Russell Terriers and their pet rabbit.

BRIAN KEENE is the author of over forty books, mostly in the horror, crime, and
dark fantasy genres. His 2003 novel, The Rising, is often credited
(along with Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead comic and Danny
Boyle’s 28 Days Later film) with inspiring pop culture’s current
interest in zombies. Keene’s novels have been translated into
German, Spanish, Polish, Italian, French, Taiwanese, and many more.
In addition to his own original work, Keene has written for media
properties such as Doctor Who, The X-Files, Hellboy, Masters of the Universe, and Superman.

Several of Keene’s novels have been developed for film, including Ghoul,
The Ties That Bind, and Fast Zombies Suck. Several more are in-development or under option.

Keene’s work has been praised in such diverse places as The New York Times,
The History Channel, The Howard Stern Show,, Publisher’s
Weekly, Media Bistro, Fangoria Magazine, and Rue Morgue Magazine. He
has won numerous awards and honors, including a World Horror Grand
Master award, two Bram Stoker awards, and a recognition from Whiteman
A.F.B. (home of the B-2 Stealth Bomber) for his outreach to U.S.
troops serving both overseas and abroad. A prolific public speaker,
Keene has delivered talks at conventions, college campuses, theaters,
and inside Central Intelligence Agency headquarters in Langley, VA.

Erin Sweet Al-Mehairi has Bachelor of Arts degrees in English, Journalism, and History. 
She has 20 years of experience in the communication fields and is currently a writer, a journalist, 
a publicist, and an editor among many other things. 

She is the mother of three school-aged children and a cat. She lives with
her family in rural Ohio nestled in the forest—a place just ripe
for nightmares. Her passions are reading, writing, book hunting,
hiking, and entertainment such as movies/film, television, and music.
Oh, and she bakes, because you can’t do any of that without cookies.

Erin is a co-host with her Marketing Morsels segment on Project
Entertainment Network’s The Mando Method, an award-winning weekly
podcast for new and veteran writers. 

Breathe. Breathe., published by Unnerving, is her debut collection and a mix
of dark poetry and short stories. She will also be featured in the
upcoming anthology from Unnerving called Hardened Hearts coming in at
the end of 2017. Many other works in various genres are in progress as well.

Chuck Buda  explores the darkest aspects of the human condition. Then he captures
its essence for fictional use. He writes during the day and wanders aimlessly all night…alone.
Chuck Buda co-hosts The Mando Method Podcast on Project Entertainment
Network with author, Armand Rosamilia. They talk about all aspects of writing. 

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You can find The Mando Method Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher and most other
places where podcasts are available. 

is a New York Times best-selling and five-time Bram Stoker
Award-winning author, anthology editor, comic book writer, magazine feature writer, playwright, content creator and writing teacher/lecturer. He was named one of the Today’s Top Ten Horror Writers. His books have been sold to more than two-dozen countries.

He is one third of the hirsute pop-culture podcast THREE GUYS WITH BEARDS, along with Christopher Golden and James A. Moore. Their guest include authors, actors, and filmmakers.

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