Spirited Anthology

Posted by Dawn Dalton on 2:27 PM


Spirited: An anthology to keep you up all night
Haunted houses. Haunted hearts.
And a past that refuses to die.

Leap Books has summoned best-selling paranormal and dreadfully talented debut authors to conjure up Spirited, a haunting collection of 13 tales guaranteed to keep you up all night. 

Get entombed in stories of Egyptian treasures, shudder at tales of malevolent spirits, and become enthralled with the adventures of witch-hunters, ghost seekers, and lost souls. From steampunk to cyberpunk, our collection spans past, present, and future hauntings. One story actually leaps off the page with 3-D augmented reality.

With this celebration of things that go bump in the night, Spirited authors hope to slay the specter of illiteracy that plague our youth. All proceeds from Spirited will be donated to 826 National, a non-profit organization that offers free after-school tutoring, workshops, and in-school programs because "strong writing skills are fundamental to future success."

Go ahead. Turn the page if you dare. We won’t tell if you sleep with the light on. Because after all, there’s no rest for the wicked.


I'm thrilled - and honoured - to have my work included in this hauntingly good anthology. Here's the scoop on my short story, THREAD OF THE PAST.


"Letitia Hawke is used to feeling invisible and the only thing that makes her senior dance bearable is the location - one of the most haunted houses in the country. Then Tish makes an unexpected connection with Elijah, and it's bye-bye wallflower, hello gothic rose. Too bad the Franklin House is a jealous host."

Contributing authors include: Maria V. Snyder, Candace Havens, Shannon Delany, Jill Williamson, Linda Joy Singleton, Heather Kenealy, Judith Graves, Kitty Keswick, Dawn Dalton, Carmen Tudor, John W. Otte, Halli Dee Lilburn, and Mark Finnemore
Still not convinced? Check out this creepy trailer for SPIRITED, created by Bridge Social Media


The ebook version of SPIRITED is available NOW and the print edition is set for March 2012. 


We hope you consider purchasing it, because SPIRITED isn’t just about ghosts and ghouls, it’s about fanning the spirit of literacy. Leap Books will donate all proceeds of their sales from the anthology to 826 National.
“826 National is a nonprofit organization that provides strategic leadership, administration, and other resources to ensure the success of its network of eight writing and tutoring centers. 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success.”

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