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How to Write a Sizzling Sex Scene

Now available in audio.

Available on the Kindle, the Nook, and all other electronic devices.

Good sex scenes are a must in today’s novel, and they don’t just happen on their own. There is a structure, a method, and boundaries to be drawn.

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Baggage Check

This is a hard-driving story about sex, drugs, treachery and, most dangerous of all: love.

Now available in audio from Audible.com, iTunes, and Amazon. Also available on the Kindle, the Nook, and all other electronic formats.

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Something Happened to Grandma

One cold February night, two people came home from a satisfying dinner with friends only to be ambushed by a rain of gunfire from the balcony of their own home. When he was finished, both lay dying on the floor. He stood over first the man and then his mother, and fired one last round in each to end their pain. The murderer was a family man, a former police officer, and a former Mormon missionary. He then grabbed up his terrified wife and screaming daughter and they all ran, shoeless, into the night, initiating a nationwide search for the “armed and extremely dangerous” couple. Their cross-country trail of lies culminated in an episode of the television show America’s Most Wanted and ended in a SWAT-team assault on the other side of the country.

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Available on Kindle, Nook, and all other electronic media.

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York’s Moon

When a dead guy falls off the train just yards from Yorktown, a hobo camp near West Wheaton, California, all manner of forces begin to collide.

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Hardcoverand Kindle editions available

York's Moon is also available in audio

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Candyland

Two damaged people cling together for safety only to discover that safety does not mean security. A short novel charting the dark psychological landscape of love twisted by solitude.

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This short novel is available in the collection The Alchemy of Love or as a stand-alone book on Kindle, Nook, and all other electronic media.

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When Darkness Loves Us

Two chilling tales.

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Now available on the Kindle,
in Paperback,
and in audio

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The Northwoods Chronicles

Available everywhere!

Read an excerpt.

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Available on Kindle, Nook, and all other electronic media.

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Lizzie Borden

Now available in audio from Audible.com, iTunes, and Amazon.

Must have been one hell of a pressure cooker those Bordens lived in, wouldn't you say? Uncommunicative, irritable, jealous, claustrophobic, lusty, intriguing. Something had to give, someone had to crack, something had to... spurt... on that hot August day.

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Available on Kindle, Nook, and all other electronic media.

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Black Leather

A dark, erotic thriller

It all starts with two blonde sisters, one black husband, and one murdered Navajo.

ISBN 0-9716638-5-8 - $16.95

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Suspicions

Twenty-five stories of the dark, the disturbing, the haunting, the sexy.

Her favorites, hand picked from her archives.

"This is where she's at her best."—Locus

$16.95 - ISBN 0-9666272-9-6
Published in French by Editions du Masque

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Available on the Kindle,
the Nook,
and all other electronic formats

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Lizard Wine

Now available in audio from Audible.com, iTunes, and Amazon. Narrated by the incomparable Jim Tedder.

Three down-on-their-luck buddies spend their last money on gin and head into the mountains on an ill-equipped, spur of the moment camping trip. Confined to the car by the October weather, they begin to reveal themselves to each other, discovering that perhaps they're not such tight friends after all.

ISBN 0-9666272-1-0

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Unfortunately, Lizard Wine is out of print. Please check with your local and online used book stores for a copy.

Available on Kindle, Nook, and all other electronic media.

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Word by Word

by John Tullius & Elizabeth Engstrom and the Presenters of the Maui Writers Conference

The World’s Finest Writers Share The Secrets of Their Success

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A Writers House Book
ISBN 0-9666272-6-1
$19.95

Available in Paperback

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Black Ambrosia

Young Angelina Watson packs a backpack and heads out on her own, knowing that there is something a little bit different about her. Through her extraordinary travels and the strange things teenage girls can talk themselves into, Angelina believes herself to be a vampire. more . . .

Unfortunately, Black Ambrosia is currently out of print. Search online and local used bookstores (Paperback 1986, Tor; Available in Spanish as El Elixir Negro by Ediciones Martinez Roca, Barcelona).

Available in Paperback

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The Alchemy of Love

A collaborative endeavor between artist ALAN M. CLARK and author ELIZABETH ENGSTROM, this volume fictionalizes the idealization of romantic love and how it translates to the reality of human experience. A volume of eight pieces of fiction and eight paintings, Engstrom "literates" four of Clark's disturbing and surreal works of art, while Clark illustrates four of Engstrom's dark and haunting stories. Introduction by Jack Ketchum.

"Crosley," a short story contained in this volume was included in The Thirteenth Annual Year's Best Fantasy and Horror, edited by Ellen Datlow.

ISBN 0966627229 - $49.95

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Candyland, a short novel from this collection, is available on Kindle, Nook, and all other electronic media.

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Nightmare Flower

(Nominated for a Bram Stoker Award. Hardcover 1992, Tor; Audio 1995, Books in Motion)

An eclectic collection of short fiction, some original, most previously published in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Horror Show, American Fantasy Magazine, etc. Eighteen short stories, a novella and a short novel. Some horror, some science fiction, most psychologically twisted, all strange.

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Unfortunately, Nightmare Flower is currently out of print. Search online or local used bookstores.

Available in Hardcover

IMAGINATION FULLY DILATED

The Literated Works of Alan M. Clark.

Edited by Elizabeth Engstrom and Alan M. Clark.

Available in Hardcover

IMAGINATION FULLY DILATED, VOL. 2

Ditto the above times two - Edited by Elizabeth Engstrom.

DEAD on DEMAND

The Best of Ghost Story Weekend

An anthology of ghost stories from the participants in Liz's renown annual ghost story workshop. Edited by Elizabeth Engstrom.

Available in Paperback

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MOTA 9: Addiction

An anthology of fine fiction. Coming in 2009. Edited by Elizabeth Engstrom.

Available on Kindle