Elizabeth Massie
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Elizabeth Massie

Elizabeth Massie, an eighth generation Virginian, has been writing professionally since 1984. Most of her works are in the horror/suspense genre (Sineater, Hell Gate, Desper Hollow, Wire Mesh Mothers, Homeplace, Afraid, It, Watching, Naked on the Edge, and more), but she also writes mainstream fiction (Homegrown), media tie-ins (The Tudors, Versailles, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dark Shadows), educational materials for American history textbooks, and poetry (Night Benedictions). Her first novel, Sineater, and her novella "Stephen" have both won Bram Stoker Awards from the Horror Writers Association. Her Tudors novelization (Season 3) won the Scribe award. Her short fiction can be found in numerous anthologies and several years' best collections. She is currently working on Ameri-Scares (Crossroad Press) a 50 novel series of spooky books for middle grade readers (age 8-12), as well as new horror novels, horror short stories, and the more light-hearted Silver Slut series of superhero adventures (intended for adults, teens, and mature tweens.)

On the Outside Looking Up: Seeking and Following God Beyond the Gates of Organized Religion, a nonfiction memoir/exploration of religious beliefs from the point of view of an un-churched believer, was released June 2016. A clear departure from horror, On the Outside Looking Up is part spiritual memoir, part musings on issues that religions tend to tackle, and part extended hand to un-churched believers to assure them they are not the only ones. A believer for years, Massie offers up her personal spiritual journey, struggles, and understandings to help bridge gaps between the unchurched, churched, and those who have no belief and/or no interest in religion.

A member of Amnesty International for more than 30 years, Massie writes numerous letters on behalf of victims of human rights abuses worldwide. She lives in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia with her husband, talented illustrator and theremin player, Cortney Skinner, and enjoys hiking, geocaching, knitting, traveling roads she's never been on before, and visiting amusement parks (the older, the better.) She founded and for nearly four years managed the Hand to Hand Vision project (on Facebook) that raised thousands of dollars to help others during these tough economic times. Though she has a home office, she likes to work at Starbucks a couple days a week. There she can feel like part of the human race. And have a chai.

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    • Necro Files

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    • Sineater

    • By: Elizabeth Massie
    • Narrated by: Joe Geoffrey
    • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
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    These two never-before-published stories by Nevada Barr and Sara Paretsky explore the dark side of the housewife psyche and are guaranteed to delight....

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    • Disappointed

    • By Susan on 04-13-08

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    • Hell Gate

    • By: Elizabeth Massie
    • Narrated by: Nick Santa Maria
    • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
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    A reluctant psychic, Suzanne is helping the police locate a serial killer - all of whose victims have been found horribly mutilated....

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    • By Sherry on 07-20-16

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    • Desper Hollow

    • By: Elizabeth Massie
    • Narrated by: Nick Santa Maria
    • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
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    It begins when hardheaded mountain matriarch Granny Mustard decides she wants to live forever but then is killed....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
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    • By Lea on 03-30-15

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    • Versailles: Der Traum von Macht

    • By: Elizabeth Massie
    • Narrated by: Robert Frank
    • Length: 14 hrs and 27 mins
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    VERSAILLES: Der junge König Ludwig XIV. ist fest entschlossen, Frankreichs mächtigster Herrscher zu werden - um jeden Preis. Und es gibt nur einen Ort...

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    • Homegrown

    • By: Elizabeth Massie
    • Narrated by: Aze Fellner
    • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
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    Homegrown is a story of longing, despair, and hope at a children's home in the mid-1980s....

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    • AFRAID - Tidbits of the Macabre

    • By: Elizabeth Massie
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Clark McHugh
    • Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
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    Two-time Bram Stoker-winning, veteran horror author Elizabeth Massie offers up a collection of some of her more obscure horror shorts....

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    • Gallery of Grotesques

    • By Diane on 04-29-13

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    • Wire Mesh Mothers

    • By: Elizabeth Massie
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    • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
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    It all started with the best of intentions. Kate McDolen, an elementary school teacher, knew she had to protect one of her students, little 8-year-old Mistie, from parents who were making her life a living hell....

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