Charity Anthologies: The Autumn Nights Series

Starting in 2019, each year Cass Kim organizes and oversees the creation of a Fall themed anthology of spooky (but not too scary or gruesome) short stories. (The Autumn Nights series) Each year benefits a different charity.

Continuing on, each Anthology's profits will go to its designated charity, even years after it's original publication.

Profits from the 2019, 13 Spooky Fall Reads go to the ASPCA. Profits from the 2020 12 Tales For Midnight go to Feeding America.

Have a charity you think deserves to be supported? E-mail your idea and reason to:

A Young Adult Horror Anthology

The shadows grow long in the crisp autumn air, and soon the summer will be a distant memory. In the dim light of a fading sun the night has returned to reclaim its own.

From hayrides to corn mazes, and Jekyll n Hyde. With warped games and witches, demons, and Death personified. “Autumn Nights: 13 Spooky Fall Reads” brings together the very best in chilling tales to tell under a harvest moon.

Created for those who get excited for Halloween and crisp Fall weather (and yes, even Pumpkin Spice Lattes). Are you the type to dream of windy nights and tumbling leaves even while summer days stretch on? Do you want scary bonfire stories with doses of humor and twists on classical tales? This collection is perfect for you.

These thirteen plus one (bonus!) spooky short stories originate from the talents of fourteen impressive new and published authors. Each twisted tale glimmers with a different sinister face of Autumn to bring new chills to your spine.

Even better- your purchase helps animals in need. All profits generated through the sales of Autumn Nights will be donated to the ASPCA as part of their ongoing mission to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals.

The stories included are:

“Bloodlines: A Sage Roberts Story” by Cass Kim: Left home alone all week for the first time, Sage’s trip to the pumpkin patch takes an unusual path. Now, she will find out how many secrets her little town keeps.

“Fade to Black” by Amanda Stockton: Hard times make for bad decisions, while peer pressure crushes the best of intentions in this dark tale of false friends and forgotten evil.

“Magician’s Weekend” by Martin Shannon: Insanity is a pizza pie best served cold, or at least that’s how it’s going to be by the time Eugene Law gets to it. A quiet evening without the family turns into a madcap parade of critical rolls and saving throws in this tale of Weird Florida.

“Hannah and Gregory” by Jacob Faust: Candy is the least of their worries when siblings find themselves left for dead in this modern retelling of Hansel and Gretel.

“The Teller Tree” by SM Rose: There has always been a secret-keeper in the wood, and so there must always be. A tale of secrets, love, and stories that continue after their ends.

“From Hell” by Tara Jazdzewski: Dark deeds in the deepest night summon more than just the police in this tale of Victorian witches in the gaslit streets of London.

“Constellation Boy” by Dixon Reuel shows what happens when you travel beyond the stars, only to come face-to-face with the eerily familiar!

“Soul Sisters” by Mandy Lawson: After several accidents at a fall retreat, Charlotte suspects someone is targeting her. What began as a weekend of kissing and kayaking may end with mystery and murder.

“Witches of Nine” by Meg Holeva: Fairy bargains and small town Iowa collide in this story of loss and life.

“Dawson Farms" by Matthew Cesca follows a teenage couple on a trip to a local farm to give its corn maze a try. As night falls, things take a frightening turn among the corn stalks.

“Location #23” by Alana Turner: When a young barista rediscovers a forgotten app the game quickly sparks nostalgia. As the days go on and she continues to play something more sinister begins to emerge.

“A Witch’s Ken” by Nicolas Gram: Another night spent babysitting is the least of Amelia’s concerns when the auspicious return of a distant comet re-hashes a past best left forgotten.

”My Own Dark Way” by K. A. Miltimore is a new twist on a familiar tale from Victorian London. Something is stalking him through the dim alleys of Whitechapel ...or is it all in his head?

“Courting Death” by Edison T. Crux: An immortal girl and a heartbroken Death. This creative cast of characters will warm even your cold dead heart.

Profits will go to Feeding America. Presales start August 15, 2020.

Between the long days of summer and the dark nights of winter, autumn envelops the evenings with the scent of cinnamon and apples. Of woodsmoke and fallen leaves. In the dim light of a fading sun the night returns to reclaim its own.

From witches and demons to haunted circuses and deals made with hidden consequences, to ghosts and secrets buried in the past… “Autumn Nights: 12 Chilling Tales for Midnight” brings together the very best in spooky tales to tell under a harvest moon.

Created for those who get excited for Halloween, pumpkin carving, and crisp Fall weather. For those that love the things that go bump in the dark. Do you dream of windy nights and tumbling leaves even while summer days stretch on? Do you want scary bonfire stories with a wide variety of lore? This collection is perfect for you.

Even better- your purchase helps your fellow humans. All profits generated through the sales of this volume of Autumn Nights will be donated to the Feeding America’s network of food banks, pantries and meal programs that serve almost every community in the United States — 40 million people, including 12 million children and 7 million seniors.

These twelve spooky short stories originate from ten outstanding authors to delight your love of Autumn and get the hairs on the back of your neck standing at alert.

"Aurora Borealis" by Cass Kim - The waters of Lake Superior are dark, deep and cold. What secrets come out as the Northern Lights dance in the sky?

"The Glimmerseed" by Jacob Klop - Be wary good folk, for there's no turning back, after a bargain with Carnival Jack.

"Reaper" by Mallory Kelly - Leah is determined to find her four-legged pal and only friend after he vanishes in a cave, but there are demons in the dark, and not all of them are in her head.

"An Unfinished Song" by Nicole Scarano - When the clock strikes midnight on Halloween, Hanna both celebrates her birthday and mourns the anniversary of her mother's death. She believes her life could not grow grimmer, but when hooded figures suddenly surround her house, she realizes the nightmare has only just begun.

"It's the End of the World" by Martin Shannon - Things just don't add up in these unexpected end times.

"The Price" by Helen Whistberry - Everything has a price. Sometimes you just don't know what the price will be until it is too late.

"Candle and Bell" - A Short Story of Salem by K. A. Miltimore - Chloe tries to put the pieces of her life together when she has lost the magic of her mother. A fateful visit to the House of the Seven Gables makes her question what exactly it means to be a witch.

"Nothing but Red" by Meg Holeva - A girl learns some fascinating family history of meddling by a goddess only to transform into something incredible.

"The Summoning" by A.W. Wang - "With apologies to the British and presented for amusement only: one demon lord, one great horned owl, and a night-furred feline..."

"Rings" by E. H. Night - Revenge is worth an eternity.

"A Tenacious Soul" by Jacob Klop - Samuel Florence can sell water to a well, but the Waltons are stubborn as a two-headed mule. If only they had a secret he could use against them...

"The Dirt is Thirsty" by Mallory Kelly - Nic has found a secluded desert home where his mother can die in peace, but in this ghost town, the dead don't stay peaceful.

*Note stories are appropriate for both Young Adult and Adult audiences.