They lurk and crawl and fly in the shadows of our mind. We know them from ancient legends and tales whispered by the campfire. They hide under the dark bridge, in the deep woods or out on the great plains, in the drizzling rain forest or out on the foggy moor, beneath the surface, under your bed. They don’t sparkle or have any interest in us except to tear us apart. They are the monsters! Forgotten, unknown, misunderstood, overused, watered down. We adore them still. We want to give them a renaissance, to reestablish their dark reputation, to give them a comeback, let the world know of their real terror.
Welcome to ‘The Fox Spirit Books of Monsters’. A book series with dark fiction and art about monsters from around the world. Fox Spirit Books will take you from continent to continent, bringing you art and dark fiction about monsters based on local folklore, myths and legends from around the world.
The FS Books of Monsters will run as follows: V1 European, V2 African, V3 Asian, V4 Pacific, V5 Amerincan Pt1, V6 American Pt2 and V7 Eurasian completing the series in 2020. Some of the writers also supply blog posts to accompany the books, which are available on the individual book pages.
Author Blog Series
Some of the authors provided blog posts to examine their monsters and the origins of the stories.
Unsympathetic Werewolves by Hannah Kate
Shadows under Bridges by James Bennett
We Can Still be Wolves by Anne Michaud
For the Love of Blackbirds by Nerine Dorman
Making Moments by Krista Walsh
Bringing the Cursed One to life by Icy Sedgwick
The Exmoor Beast by Aliya Whitely
Mermaid and the Deep by Peter Damien
The Editors Interview Each Other
The Tokoloshe by Nick Wood
A Mirror to a Tenebrous Sun by Su Opperman
Not just a vagina by Chikodili Emelumadu
Sunlight, Shadow and Ichitapa by Jayne Bauling
At River’s Edge by Nerine Dorman
Monsters by Dilman Dila
Behind ‘Sacrament of Tears’ by Toby Bennett
Behind the Scenes by Dave De Burgh
Kirstie Olley, The Dark Canvas of the Imagination
AJ Fitzwater, Spine of the Dragon
Bryan Kamaoli Kuwada, All My Relations : Shark Stories
Michael Lujan Bevacqua, The Taotaomo’na of Guam
Octavia Cade, Wishful Monsters
Rue Karney, Finding the Words
Tihema Baker, My Identity