Candace Nola

award winning author - editor - reviewer

V.P. of House of Stitched Magazine

Uncomfortably Dark serves as a conduit to inspire my Dark Disciples, to share new horror, and to keep them informed of my latest work, updates, and news.

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AuthorCon in Williamsburg, Va

April 2023.


Upcoming News & Releases

New & Upcoming Releases

  • Angel Eyes flash fiction in Cauldron of Chaos magazine by Red Cape. Out Now! 

  • Exactly The Wrong Things chapbook by Fright Unseen & UDH. Oct. 8, 2022.

  • Murder! Murder Anthology by Valhalla Books-Oct 28, 2022. 

  • Just A Girl Anthology by Sinister Smile-March 2023

  • American Cannibal Anthology by Maenad Press-March 2023.

  • Carnivale: Midnight Bites 9 anthology by Crone Girls Press-March 2023. 

  • The Generator quad collab project by UDH-March 2023.

  •  Sins & Virtues by Macabre Ladies-TBD. 

Awards and Nominations

  • 2022 Splatterpunk Award for Anthology of the Year for The Baker's Dozen! 

  • 2021 Horror Author's Guild: Novel of the Year for Beyond The Breach. 

  • 2021 Horror Author's Guild: Runner-up for debut novel of the year for Breach. 

360Editing-Booked Until Nov. 1, 2022

  • Feel free to inquire for jobs under 25K words or schedule full length edits for after Nov. 1.  

  • Full Editing & Proofreading services.

  • Formatting Now Available. 



Published by Valhalla Books!

Murder. Mystery. Mayhem! The upcoming Murder Murder anthology offers thrilling crime fiction short stories you won't want to put down. Valhalla Books is running a Kickstarter for this amazing title so you can pre-order and secure your copy plus pick up some cool rewards to boot. If you like crime thrillers, Murder Murder is the book for you! 

My short story "Murder in the Dell" is a part of this project! 

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