Shannon Lawrence’s Happy Ghoulidays II launch!

Congrats Shannon! Thanks for visiting.

All About Happy Ghoulidays II

Title: Happy Ghoulidays II
Release Date: March 17, 2023
The holidays elicit a mixture of emotions, from joy and revelry to despair and rage. In these stories, we examine the dark side of the holidays with a twisted Easter egg hunt, a desperate St. Patrick’s Day curse, a monster that’s only visible in the light of fireworks, a mother’s guilt on Halloween, and more in this follow up to Happy Ghoulidays that embraces the underlying shadows of our favorite holidays.

Guest Post: What draws you to write horror?

Horror is an exploration of the human condition. It addresses how people respond in dire situations. I’ve always been interested in psychology, and of all the genres I’ve read, horror is the one that deals with that the most. It often focuses on how someone deals with something awful without having time to plan for it. It can bring out the best or worst in someone. It can also end happily or badly.
It’s also long been an escape for me. When I’m reading, watching, or writing horror, I’m focusing on a fictional problem while getting a break from real life issues. Fiction of all genres is about escapism, and for whatever reason, horror is where I find that the most (that and comedy–I especially love the two mixed together.) There are typically solutions at the end of horror stories, though it’s a genre that doesn’t require everything be perfectly tied up. Real life issues don’t always have perfect solutions either, and I can appreciate that in fiction, because it’s more accurate and genuine.

Where to get it:

Available for pre-order on Kindle, Nook, Apple, Scribd, and Smashwords. E-book pre-order link (universal):
Paperback link coming soon.

All About Shannon

A fan of all things fantastical and frightening, Shannon Lawrence writes primarily horror and fantasy. Her stories can be found in over forty anthologies and magazines, and her three solo horror short story collections and her nonfiction title are available now, with her fourth collection releasing March 2023. You can also find her as a co-host of the podcast Mysteries, Monsters, & Mayhem. When she’s not writing, she’s hiking through the wilds of Colorado and photographing her magnificent surroundings, where, coincidentally, there’s always a place to hide a body or birth a monster.

Where to find Shannon Lawrence

Blog | Podcasts


5 responses to “Shannon Lawrence’s Happy Ghoulidays II launch!

  1. Congrats to Shannon!

  2. I read a lot of horror as a teenager and respect authors who write in this genre. All the best to Shannon on her publication.

  3. Congratulations to Shannon on Happy Ghoulidays II! Happy Ghoulidays is a clever and fun title.

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