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Quill & Crow is not your typical publishing house. Not just because we love all things odd & macabre, but because we aim to do something a little different.

 

We are a family of creatives who believe in the power of the written word. We work with our authors to create something special, and each one of us brings something unique to the table. With a focus on crafting quality books to house beautifully dark stories, our passion is evident in our projects.

 

Whether you are joining us as an author, a poet, or as a Friend of the Crows, you are welcomed and appreciated. 

MEET THE MURDER

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CASSANDRA L. THOMPSON

Publisher/Editor-in-Chief

Founder, Gothic horror writer, dark poetess, author of The Ancient Ones Trilogy, constant coffee drinker.

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DAMON BARRET ROE

Assistant Editor

The Crow's Quill EIC, dark poet, feminist, anxious Latina and angry moonbeam, horror/fantasy author.

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A.L.
GARCIA

Marketing Manager

Marketing Manager, Public Relations, short fiction author, weeping poetess.

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MELANIE WHITLOCK

Public Relations/Author Rep

PR/Author Representative, Gothic author/ poetess, the lost Bronte sister.

Here at Quill & Crow Publishing House, we honor the creative spirit as we work hard to produce and deliver quality, professional publications. 

 

Not only are our team members passionate and hardworking, but many contribute their art, writing, poetry, and other talents to our House. We are proud that all these wonderful Crows call Q&C home.   

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Editing

Tiffany Putenis

Eli Hayden Loft

K.R. Wieland

Stephen Black

R.A. Busby

JayLynn Watkins

J.A. Duncan

Marketing

J.S. Larmore

Matthew Siadak

Brad Acevedo

Stefanie Contreras

Creative Design

Fay Lane

OUR AUTHORS

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Catherine Fearns

ALL THE PARTS OF THE SOUL,

Coming Fall 2023

Catherine Fearns is an author and musician from Liverpool, UK. Known for her award-winning novels, Catherine's music journalism and short fiction has also been widely published. As a musician, she is a composer with Universal Edition and her first solo, Half Life, is available from Blue Spiral Records. She also plays guitar and keyboards in the all-female heavy metal group Chaos Rising. Catherine lives in Geneva, Switzerland, with her four children, a Tibetan terrier and an axolotl.

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Rosalyn Briar

HER DARK ENCHANTMENTS,

Coming Spring 2023

Rosalyn Briar is a former teacher who is married to her soulmate. Together, they have built a beautiful life and have two fearless daughters. Rosalyn is obsessed with gothic fairy tales, scary movies, sun dresses, traveling, and reading books. When Rosalyn isn’t writing or reading, you can find her playing dress up with her two princesses or exploring the woods for wildflowers.

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Russell

THE QUIET STILLNESS OF EMPTY HOUSES,

Coming Spring 2023

L.V. Russell grew up in a haunted cottage deep in the Dorset countryside alongside her three elder brothers, using the fields and woodland as their playground. As an adult with two young children, she has used the memories of the wild woods of her youth to write stories about faeries and ghosts and the old whispering oaks. When she is not writing, she is most likely to be found exploring the woods near her home, or curled up by candlelight with a good book 

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Stephen Black

THE FAMINE WITCH,

Coming Spring 2024

Stephen Black is a dark fantasy and gothic horror author from Northern Ireland. He is the author of ‘The Kirkwood Scott Chronicles’, a four book fantasy series set primarily in modern day Belfast. He has previously had short stories published by Quill & Crow Publishing House in the ‘Crows Quill’ magazine and the ‘Grimm & Dread’ and ‘Haunted’ anthologies. Stephen is married with three children.  

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Leona O'Neill

PERDITION STREET,

Coming Spring 2024

Leona O’Neill is a Lecturer in Journalism at Ulster University after spending 24 years as a news journalist in Northern Ireland, a place that could never stand accused of lacking in drama. During her time as a reporter she covered everything from terror attacks and murders to presidential visits and political scandals and literally everything in between and often allows her many newsroom experiences to flavor her fiction writing. She is a weekly newspaper columnist, a Field Producer for many international news outlets and an avid campaigner for journalism safety and better mental health in newsrooms. 

She is a Derry Girl, a Mum of four and lives near wildest Donegal, where she can often be found on a beach looking windswept and interesting with her husband and her dog. 

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Sabrina
Voerman

THE BLOOD BOUND SERIES,

Starting Autumn 2023

Sabrina Voerman is a West Coaster who spends her time hiking and exploring the richness of the island she lives on. With a profound love of fairy tales and all things witchy, she draws inspiration from nature around her, allowing to bleed into her storytelling. She is always seeking new adventures and places to explore, either in life or in her writing. When she isn't traversing through Vancouver Island, she can be found with a cup of coffee, either reading a book or writing one.

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Megan Bontrager

THE EYE OF THE OUROBOROS,

Spring 2024

Megan Bontrager is a horror and science fantasy author based in Ireland. After spending her formative years traversing the southern US in the back of a moving van, Megan attended a theatre conservatory in Los
Angeles. Shortly thereafter, she received a BFA in Creative Writing from the University of Central Florida and an MA in Writing from Johns Hopkins University. She currently resides in Dublin with her husband and four-
legged children, where she is a PhD candidate at NUI Maynooth. Most recently, you can find her short story Faim in Eros & Thanatos: An Anthology of Death and Desire from Quill & Crow.

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Rebecca Jones-Howe

ENDING IN ASHES,

Summer 2023

Rebecca Jones-Howe lives and writes in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada. Her work has appeared in various publications, including PANK, Pulp Modern, Dark Moon Digest, and The New Black: A Neo-Noir Anthology. Her first collection of short fiction, Vile Men, was released in 2015 by Dark House Press. She regularly writes for The Crow's Quill Magazine and scathingly reviews V.C. Andrews books from her blog.

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A.M. Wright

MALISON BLEUE,

Spring 2024

A.M. Wright is an artist and an author from Ohio. She co-authored her first novel, The Shrike and the Shadows - a dark and twisted retelling of the classic tale, Hansel & Gretel. By daylight, she is the marketing manager for an upscale resort. By night, she is seeking out her next story, playing video games, or imagining what new piece to draw and anguish over dramatically. When she isn't busy working, she is playing video games, watching scary movies, and spending time with her family and close friends.

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Krissie Williams

THERE OUGHT TO BE SHADOWS,

Summer 2024

Krissie Williams is the author of several books. She earned her B.A. in History/Secondary Education from Providence College and  M.A. in Learning and Thinking from The Graduate Institute. She is a high school history teacher and also is founder of  Barnstable Ally Group, a local civil rights and social justice organization. She is also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

 

When she is not teaching or writing you can find her doing retail therapy, soaking up a historical tour (in which ghosts may or may not be involved), and traveling. She also spends as much time as she can with her merry band of misfit friends and laughing with her mom, dad, and sister. She lives on Cape Cod, MA with her mischievous black cat Luna.

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Jim Horlock

CHANGES: A Short Story Collection,

Summer 2024

Jim is a writer from Wales with a deep fascination for all things dark and strange. He was raised in a Victorian asylum, which perhaps explains why he collects ghosts to this day. Jim’s a Dungeon Master, a comic book nerd, an axe-thrower, and an enthusiast of terrible horror movies. He’s also an Affiliate Member of the HWA. One day, Jim plans to build his own moon base. Or possibly a volcano base. He hasn’t decided yet.

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Elliot Manarin

RAISING LOKI,

Spring 2025

Elliot Manarin is a filmmaker, producer, photographer and musician based in Essex, England and has traveled all over the world creating documentaries and a wide array of street and animal photography. He enjoys teaching photography and often runs workshops designed to help students to develop their skills, hone their eye, and yield the most out of their cameras by photographing the wonderful birds he works with. He helped establish the award-winning Coda Falconry Centre, based in West London. In 2021, Elliot received a National Diploma in Zoology.

 

Working with raptors on a regular basis honed his skills in rearing and training a multitude of birds of prey, from owls to eagles. The natural world has always been close to his heart, and many describe him as having a natural affinity with these modern-day dinosaurs. However, a specialist in corvids, he was not. He maintains he is an authority on just one raven, Loki. Over many years Elliot has developed a bond with Loki which no other person can come close to, and only he alone knows this particular raven’s biggest secrets which he wants to share with the world. 

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Brad Acevedo

MIRTH & MALICE: Scenes from the Sideshow

Summer 2025

Brad Acevedo writes off of a gator infested lake on the Gulf Coast of Florida. When not writing, he can be found developing haunted attractions, exploring the local woods, and curating his collection of pop culture figurines.

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Mary Rajotte

THE BONE KEY

Autumn 2024