Over at Tumbling in Books


I’ve got the first couple of pages of Lizzy Speare and the Cursed Tomb over at Tumbling in Books. Here – I’ll whet your appetite

Chapter 1 – Something Wicked this Way Comes
The three witches were huddled so close around a spinning wheel they seemed like one person.
“You’re not supposed to be here”
“Not yet at least–not until we call you.”
There was a flash of light and a smell like burning hair. 
One of the witches limped forward and you could see the spider web of scars running across her face. Where her eyes should have been were two empty sockets, blackened and charred. In one hand she held the soft flax of yarn that was being fed into the spinning wheel and in the other she clutched an eyeball, her black nails digging into the meaty tissue.

If you like what you see, you can buy it here!

So, 2012 recap –  Got some stories and poems published, got my first novel published to some good reviews and was nominated for two Pushcarts. One for this poem and one for this story for which I am extremely grateful to the kick-arse editors. It’s been an extremely fun, extremely humbling, extremely bizarre ride.

2013 has a lot to live up to. But considering it should be starting with the print copy of Lizzy Speare and the Cursed Tomb being available for sale, I’ve got high hopes.*

Thanks to Fara for the excerpt! She gets Starburts because they rule.


* No promises. Small presses and all…..but still, it’s coming so that’s something to be psyched about.

By Ally Malinenko

I live in Brooklyn which is good except when it’s not which is horrid. I’ve been writing for awhile, and have some stuff published and some stuff not. I don’t like when people refer to pets as their children and I can’t resist a handful of cheez-its when offered. I have a burning desire to go to Antarctica, specifically to the South Pole so I can see where Robert Falcon Scott died. I like to read books. I like to write stories and poems. I even wrote some novels. You can read them.

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