Bannerwing Books introduces Blackfern Girls
We are thrilled to announce Elizabeth Yon’s newest collection of stories, Blackfern Girls. Yon’s prose is dark, eerie, and unforgettable, and Blackfern Girls comprises four tales that will capture the reader from the first page.
The stories of Blackfern Girls
In “The Undertakers,” Frankie Blanchard’s mother abandons the eight year-old girl on her sister’s remote farm. Frankie’s cousins, Ariel and Poppy, are less than happy to receive her. They have a horrifying secret of their own, and Frankie must find the courage to save another innocent.
In “The Skeptic,” Juliet Pinkney is born into a tradition of paranormal chicanery, and takes for granted that contact with spirits is a ruse perpetrated on the marks. At the same time her first love blossoms in all its sweetness, she is confronted with the dark reality of Sparrowgate House, and pays a terrible price for her disbelief.
In “Local Honey,” Sylvia Peach stands on the cusp of young womanhood, and at the precipice of a repulsive marriage. Her yearning for independence and romance lead her to an alliance with the strange Dark sisters, and the enigmatic Nathan Love. In their forest inn, she will learn that death is a long and varied journey.
In “The Queen of Ever After,” Cricket Carpenter spins worlds, and companions, from air. Abandoned by her father, and orphaned when first her mother, and then her beloved grandmother die, she embarks on a quest for the mythical land of Ever After accompanied by her imaginary father figure, Pop, and Rob, the wild young farm hand.
Elizabeth Yon and Bannerwing Books
Elizabeth Yon isn’t a stranger to Bannerwing Books. Her short story “Love Apples” was featured in Echoes in Darkness, and we can’t wait for you to read even more of her work.
“Ain’t nothing in the dark that ain’t there in the light, Edie.”
Nyctophobic Eden Summerhill has nowhere to go but the lonely family farmhouse she’s inherited, but the darkness is waiting there for her.
– Elizabeth Yon, “Love Apples”
Blackfern Girls is available for pre-order now.