Those capitals are for a very good reason–they’re the names of just two of the wonderful microfiction anthologies out from Black Hare Press!
WORLDS takes you into tantalizing new environments and adventures with not only new worlds to explore but the not-always-so-kind creatures along the way. Look for my “Single Colonists Wanted” story!
ANGELS takes a twist into the divine, where you may find a different kind of miracle than you expect… Warning: This is NOT religious fiction.
Look for my “Angel vs Society” story!
If you click this link to get to the Amazon page for Black Hare Press, you’ll also see two other anthologies just about out:
MONSTERS (pre-order) reveals the creatures hiding in the shadows and the creatures boldly out in the open. Are you prepared to be delightfully chilled–or horrified?
While I didn’t submit a story for MONSTERS, I did for BEYOND, so:
BEYOND (pre-order) heads into paranormal activity–or is it simply that we don’t realize what walks alongside us every day? You’ll get avenging apparitions and spirited hauntings, but also some along chillingly familiar lines. When you get it, look for my “Phantom Requiem” story!
READERS’ FAVORITE 5-STAR REVIEW
“Becky Benishek’s The Squeezor is Coming! is suitably creepy and filled with gross and funny things that are guaranteed to make kids and their caregivers giggle with delight. It also sends a wonderful message to those kids, and there are an awful lot of them, who feel different or have trouble making friends.” -Jack Magnus for Readers’ Favorite
What do you do when you just don’t fit in?
The Squeezor is a monster who just wants to make friends. But all the other monsters think he looks too scary, so everyone runs away from him.
This makes the Squeezor very sad. How can he get everyone to stop judging him based on what he looks like, and see the big heart he has inside?
Then he gets an idea: It isn’t about what he wants, but what the other monsters need.
Join the Squeezor in the town of Ghastly Gigapolis! The colorful illustrations (with surprises) will enchant each time you open the book, and the happy ending is sure to delight all big and little monsters.
My book comes in softcover and hardcover, and also in a dyslexic font version.
How to buy:
MacLaren-Cochrane Publishing (regular font)
MacLaren-Cochrane Publishing (dyslexic font)
Amazon (regular font)
Amazon (dyslexic font)
Barnes & Noble (regular font)
Barnes & Noble (dyslexic font)
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About the author (me!):
Becky Benishek has a B.A. degree in English, and is the author of several children’s books, including Hush, Mouse!, What’s At the End of Your Nose?, and Dr. Guinea Pig George. She loves to create stories that help children believe in themselves, and find the magic in ordinary things. Becky is married with guinea pigs.
Post #24 of the holiday blogroll for participants in Indie Authors Monthly.
UPDATE: Since posting this, the Squeezor reached the Top 50 Reviews for the Month in the US!
“Oh. My. Gosh. I’m SO in love with this one. . .from cover to cover. . .an absolutely perfect read!” – Miranda Reads, top Goodreads reviewer
I am completely gobsmacked and grateful at the same time.
Top reviewer, Miranda Reads, got ahold of The Squeezor is Coming! and I am so very glad she did.
Not only did she write a lovely, thoughtful, personally exhilarating review, but her review put the Squeezor on the Top 50 Reviews list.
The contents of this link will most likely be changed when you click it, but I have this handy screenshot for posterity.
And you can read her full review right here. Please give it a like as well!
Thank you so much, Miranda!