When Bottle Cap Publishing launched in 2014, we had hoped to have our first volume available before the end of the year. As often happens, though, delays to the publishing schedule pushed our first book to the new calendar year.
But the wait is finally over!
We are proud to announce that Transmonstrified: Stories from Monster Haven and Other Places Close to Home is now available. This delightful collection from R.L. Naquin offers samples of her stories and poems from the past ten years. And several are new to this collection, never before available anywhere!
Through her prose and poetry, Naquin gives us imaginative retellings of classic fairy tales, spins some unlikely yarns about leprechauns and chupacabras, takes us to parallel and pocket universes, and revisits some of her favorite characters from the Monster Haven series.
The collection also includes two short stories set in the world of the Mount Olympus Employment Agency, the setting for Naquin’s newest series. The first novel, Unfinished Muse, will be released by Bottle Cap Publishing this spring.
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Here’s a list of the eighteen amazing pieces in this collection:
“Shampoo Girl” — A Monster Haven Short Story
“The Button War”
“Unmatched Cupid” — A Mount Olympus Employment Agency Short Story
“Hidden Holidays” — A Monster Haven Short Story
“How Greg’s Chupacabra Became a Small Town Legend and Ended Up Between the Wooden Eye and the Wig Collection at the Caney Valley Historical Society”
“Reaper’s Tale” — A Monster Haven Short Story
“The Dream Eaters”
“Cursed by Beauty”
“What Zoey Doesn’t Know” — A Monster Haven Short Story
“Undercover Gorgon” — A Mount Olympus Employment Agency Short Story
“Voices on the Wind”
“Ill-Conceived Magic” — A Monster Haven Short Story
“Prune Juice Sestina”