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The Thin Places: Supernatural Tales of The Unseen
The prayer poems of a bullied girl come to life when read in front of her class as a cruel joke. A young boy asks his mother why she ignores the customers in a mountain town shop, but she sees no one but him. A boy’s faith literally moves mountains, which destroys the life of the Sunday school teacher who doubted him. Reality doesn’t behave quite as expected in The Thin Places, a collection of short stories that explore the thin places between the physical and spiritual worlds, portals, time juxtapositions, dreams, and other possibilities of the might-be-real.
This is a great collection of short stories. Laura’s writing style is great. The collection from story one to the last will keep you reading. I couldn’t put it down until I finished. I love the characters she creates and the worlds she puts them in. If you looking for a book for an afternoon or weekend read then this is the one for you. I highly recommend it for those readers who love short story collection that involve the supernatural. I look forward to reading more of Laura’s books.
Laura K. Cowan writes imaginative stories that explore the connections between the spiritual and natural worlds. Her work has been compared to that of acclaimed fantasy and sci-fi authors Ursula K. Le Guin and Ray Bradbury, but her stark and lovely stories retain a distinctly spiritual flavor. Laura’s debut novel The Little Seer was a top 5 Kindle Bestseller for free titles in Christian Suspense and Occult/Supernatural, and was hailed by reviewers and readers as “riveting,” “moving and lyrical.” Her second novel, a redemptive ghost story titled Music of Sacred Lakes, and her first short story collection, The Thin Places: Supernatural Tales of the Unseen, received rave reviews, and Music of Sacred Lakes also topped the Kindle free bestseller lists during its launch, in the top 50 free Kindle downloads on Amazon, #25 in Fiction, #2 in Genre Fiction overall, #5 in Fantasy, #7 in Sci-fi/Fantasy, #1 in Metaphysical Visionary Fiction, and #1 in Metaphysical Fantasy. Laura’s short stories also appear in a number of anthologies, including the charity anthology Shades of Fear, and the upcoming historical horror anthology Sins of the Past, the rather ridiculous soon-to-come PANTS! anthology, and the completely absurd upcoming Faery Tale Therapy.
Before writing fiction, Laura worked for years as an accomplished writer and editor in genres such as green tech, green parenting, and automotive media. She was the founder of popular green parenting blog 29 Diapers, author of Ecofrugal Baby: How To Save 70% Off Baby’s First Year, and still serves as Road Test Editor for Inhabitat, the web’s largest green design blog. She lives in Michigan. You can find her on Twitter (@laurakcowan) and Facebook (fb.com/laurakcowannovelist), or connect with her on her website LauraKCowan.com.