ANTHOLOGIES

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CARRIE’S SHORT STORIES CAN BE FOUND IN THE FOLLOWING BOOKS:

2019 Mardi Gras coverMardi Gras Pieces: A Collection of Short Stories, a Mobile Writers’ Guild Anthology. “Masked Flaws”, a prequel short story to The Possession Chronicles, is one of more than a dozen Mardi Gras themed stories set in Mobile, Alabama, the birthplace of Mardi Gras.

Told through the point-of-view of Edmund Easton, “Masked Flaws” takes place the winter before Perilous Confessions (December 1903-January 1904.) Want the backstory of Edmund joining Mystics of Dardenne and their infamous masquerade of 1904? Read it in this one-of-a-kind collection by local Mobile area writers. Proceeds go to Mobile Writers’ Guild to help sponsor programming and literary outreach.

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Community. Courage. Compassion. Hometown Heroes: A Christmas Anthology brings you five Christmas romances that celebrate everyday heroes. From paranormal to contemporary to historical there’s something here to fill everyone with the spirit of the season. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Cajun Navy Relief, an organization dedicated to helping neighbors in distress.

“Courtship and Courage” is Carrie’s short story addition to this anthology. Witnessing the race riots before the soldiers left for Cuba during the summer of 1898 didn’t stop Claire O’Farrell from opening her heart, but it prevented her from wanting to share it. The stormy Mobile Bay winter proves the right catalyst for Joe Walker to prove his devotion to the woman he loves, though Claire is determined her choices have made her unworthy. Picking up the winter after Fortitude takes place, those wishing to know what happened to Claire O’Farrell and Joe Walker after the book ended should be pleased with this new adventure. Reading Fortitude first isn’t necessary, but it will make it more enjoyable.

 

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Finally Home: A Christmas Anthology  by Bienvenue Press

Home. Heart. Happiness.

Finally Home brings you eight Christmas stories all about our four-legged friends and the special people who rescue them. From funny, to sad, to romantic, there’s something here to tug at everyone’s heart strings.
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to various animal rescue groups.

“Grace Shadowed” by Carrie Dalby
During a 1906 Christmas party, sparks fly between a doctor and a debutante, but igniting annoyance isn’t what Dr. John Woodslow had in mind when he asks Grace Anne to dance.Grace Anne Marley is left in charge of her younger sisters while their parents are out of town, and a stray dog is the last thing she wants to deal with when there are parties and masquerades on the horizon.

 

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Valentine’s Day Pieces, a Mobile Writers Guild anthology

Love is in the air, but so is something else . . . In this third installment of the Mobile Writers Guild anthology series, our members celebrate the traditional romantic aspect of Valentine’s Day with sweet and funny stories of hearts, flowers, and kisses, but they also explore the darkness that surrounds the day with a few tales of intrigue, madness, and murder.

“Safe Embrace” by Carrie Dalby

Set on Valentine’s Day of 1910, Claire Walker juggles family life with helping neighbors when her youngest son and his best friend go missing on Dauphin Island.

A note from Carrie: I wrote “Safe Embrace” specifically for the MWG anthology to create a definite bridge between my teen novel Fortitude and my adult book series, The Possession Chronicles. This is the first time readers see Claire, the spunky heroine from Fortitude, as a married woman. Her husband, Joe Walker, was already introduced into The Possession Chronicles in book two, but from book four (Scarred Memories, which releases in April), the Walker family plays a larger role in the series. It’s my hope long-time readers will enjoy this peek into Claire’s island life and new readers will enjoy meeting the Walker and Campbell families.

 

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“Of Goats and Gators”, the short story that launched the idea for Fortitude, is included in the first ever Mobile Writers’ Guild anthology. Carrie has been an active member and officer in Mobile Writers’ Guild since 2010, serving in such capacities as president, vice president, and Young Author committee chairwoman. Be sure to check out this eclectic mix of writing from the diverse members and friends of Mobile Writers’ Guild. Proceeds go to Mobile Writers’ Guild to help sponsor programming and literary outreach.

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