The Shadows We Breathe #CoverReveal

3D_Mockup_Vol1_watermark logo

Isn’t that gorgeous?! 


I am, frankly, freaking out about this. 

First… There’s the cover. Up there. Go look again. I’ll wait.

Second… This is something I’ve had waiting in the wings for years. I was fortunate enough to have a bit of time and decided to go for it. It’s an anthology of short fiction and I’ve had the privilege of working with seven amazing authors to create this book.

Third… I am over-the-moon thrilled to announce The Shadows We Breathe will be out in August! Stay tuned.

A huge thanks to all the authors who added their words to this collection of beautifully-written stories. 🖤 To Loni Townsend for the cover art. To Allie Potts for getting this cover print-ready (and creating that lovely 3D image up there). 




Life promises joy and sorrow. Alongside the light, there will always be traces of darkness. It is the nature of being human.

In this anthology, we explore relationships—how they sculpt us, hurt us, help us, and reveal our deepest desires.

Eight artists, whose words paint worlds, bring you stories of heartache, loss, hope, and forgiveness. They unveil the intimacy and complexity of relationships.

Whether family, friend, or lover, connections to others can hold us up or break us down.

Within these pages, beautiful words are spun into tales threaded with darkness.

Discover the shadows we breathe. 


Contributors 💕


Georgia Bell is the author of Unbound, a young adult paranormal romance about love, fear, and immortality. She was raised on a steady diet of science fiction and fantasy and began writing the stories she wanted to read over a decade ago.

Author Page | Twitter


Maria Carvalho is a multi-genre writer whose short stories have appeared in a wide variety of magazines and anthologies, including Under the Full Moon’s Light and Cabinet of Curiosities (both by Owl Hollow Press).

Author Page | Twitter


Reena Dobson began pursuing her creative writing with a vengeance when she realised the world was never going to stop and give her time to write. She now writes at the edges, in sunshine and under cover of darkness.

Author Page | Twitter


Ali Isaac is a writer and blogger living in Co. Cavan, Ireland. In 2020, she was awarded a writing mentorship by Words Ireland and the Arts Council of Ireland, working under the guidance of author, Sara Baume. Her writing has been published in The Stinging Fly, Sonder, and Paper Lanterns.

Author Page | Twitter


D. Wallace Peach, best-selling fantasy author, started writing later in life after the kids were grown and a move left her with hours to fill. Years of working in business surrendered to a full-time indulgence in the imaginative world of books, and when she started writing, she was instantly hooked

Author Page | Twitter


Allie Potts lives in Raleigh, North Carolina with her husband, two children, and spoiled dog. When not finding ways to squeeze in 72 hours into a 24-hour day, Allie consumes and creates science fiction, fantasy, post-apocalyptic quests, cozy mysteries, and contemporary fiction.

Author Page | Twitter


Mary Smith, author and poet, is based in Scotland. Her memoir Drunk Chickens and Burnt Macaroni: Real Stories of Afghan Women focusses on her work in Afghanistan, which also provides the setting for her novel No More Mulberries.

Author Page | Twitter


Available soon in both eBook and Paperback! 🖤 🎉


I have a guest post over at Marcia’s today so check that out!


47 thoughts on “The Shadows We Breathe #CoverReveal

    • You know…that’s interesting. It is not available for pre-order. I’ve never done that but I think I will for the next Volume. 🙂 Thanks, Graeme.

      It will be available very soon. And I’ll shout it from rooftops. (Hopefully, Spring-heeled Jack won’t be up there with me.)

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      • Well, that sent me down an internet rabbit hole. I hadn’t heard of Spring-heeled Jack, so had to go looking for him – and that’s half an hour of my life I won’t get back… But at least I know now.
        I’ll look forward to seeing the book out.

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      • Haha! Sorry. (Kind of.) I’m surprised you’d not heard of the springy devil.

        Thanks! I’m looking forward to seeing the book out, too. I do think next time I’ll do a pre-order. We’ll both learn something new. 😉

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  1. Wow. How’d I miss this announcement? I really need to do a better job at keeping on top of blogs.

    You did an excellent job with the whole dang anthology, and despite all the trials you faced, you pulled it off. You should be proud of yourself!

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    • Thank you. There were a few…obstacles I wasn’t expecting but it all worked out. I am proud of this book. I think it’s going to be a gorgeous anthology. Thanks, in part, to you and your artistic/tech help. Truly appreciate all your help and guidance.

      You get to blog posts every time. You’re good. (But… Ack! I’m neck-deep in work and forgot IWSG today.)


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