Live Reading with Cecilia Kennedy

The Places We Haunt: Live Reading on Facebook

Restless spirits with stories to tell lurk in the everyday spaces of The Places we Haunt—and now—they will be given a voice in a live Facebook reading. Join in on the fun as the author, Cecilia Kennedy, reads selections from her short story collection of dark tales. The live Facebook reading will take place Wednesday, October 21st at 5:30 p.m. Pacific Time (8:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time and 7:30 p.m. Mountain Time). The author will read at least 2-3 selections, depending on time. She is aiming for an hour-long reading but is willing to stay longer for participants who want to chat—or hear a few more stories read aloud.

How to attend:

Please RSVP by Monday, October 19th to ckennedyhola@gmail.com. You can join the reading even if you are not a member of Facebook. In the RSVP, include either your Facebook link (if you would like to connect through Facebook) or your email where the author can send a link. 

–Include a request for a story you want the author to read out loud from the collection, if you wish.

Since Facebook Rooms are limited to 50 people, the author will limit this reading to 49 participants. If there are more who would like to join, the author can schedule another reading for more participants on another day/time.

For more information about The Places We Haunt, or to buy a copy, please click on the following link: http://mybook.to/placeswehaunt

A New Jerusalem Release Day

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Potter’s Grove Press is happy to announce the release of the second book in Stephen Black’s critically acclaimed Irish, urban fantasy series, The Kirkwood Scott Chronicles.

Available in eBook and paperback

Fresh from defeating Colonel Augustus Skelly and his Napoleonic ghost soldiers on the bridge at Ardgallon, Kirkwood, and his misfit friends, Meredith Starc and Harley Davison, now face a new threat from Skelly and his demonic paymasters, the Scourge. When Skelly captures Harley and imprisons her on his hellish plane, Kirkwood and Meredith, aided by the mysterious Forsaken, face a desperate race to rescue her and reunite the Presence, the only force capable of stopping Skelly and the Scourge from destroying the planet.

Their journey takes them to Belfast 2099, where law and order have all but broken down, as rival street gangs fight a brutal turf war for control of the city. Chief amongst these is a mysterious cult led by a beautiful but brutal woman, known only as the Priestess, who seeks to establish a New Jerusalem on Earth. Kirkwood and Meredith struggle to stay one step ahead of her and her fanatical followers while struggling to unlock the key to defeating Skelly and saving Harley.

‘The Kirkwood Scott Chronicles: A New Jerusalem’ is the latest instalment in the supernatural fantasy series, which began with the highly acclaimed, ‘Skelly’s Square.’ Tackling hard-hitting themes such as addiction, mental illness, and disability against a supernatural backdrop, it guarantees the reader a frenetic and darkly humorous ride where nothing and nobody is quite as they seem.

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The Smell of Cedar Release Day!

Potter’s Grove Press is pleased to announce the release of River Dixon’s psychological horror novella, The Smell of Cedar. Available in eBook or paperback.

The Smell of Cedar

Sarah’s day was already off to a bad start when the arrival of a strange package from an unknown sender sent her spiraling into a state of paranoia. Memories of a tortured childhood in her grandmother’s care taunt her as she tries to piece together the events of the past few months—the events that have led up to this day. She’s convinced that a killer is coming for her, and it’s become a race against time and madness to figure out who is pulling the strings in this game of hunt or be hunted.

(UN)FETTERED BY M. ENNENBACH Release Day!

Potter’s Grove Press is excited to announce the release of M. Ennenbach’s newest collection of poetry.

to soar free of inhibition. a collection of poetry that skims the surface of fathomless emotion, leaving waves across the placid sea. m ennenbach plumbs these ripples in search of connection. sometimes the only answer is to tear down everything and examine it in its basest form. (un)fettered.

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Available in eBook and paperback.

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A New Jerusalem by Stephen Black Coming Soon!

Potter’s Grove Press is happy to announce the upcoming release of the second book in Stephen Black’s critically acclaimed Irish, urban fantasy series, The Kirkwood Scott Chronicles.

A New Jerusalem will be available in eBook and paperback, with a tentative release date of October 6, 2020.

Pre-order the eBook now.

Fresh from defeating Colonel Augustus Skelly and his Napoleonic ghost soldiers on the bridge at Ardgallon, Kirkwood, and his misfit friends, Meredith Starc and Harley Davison, now face a new threat from Skelly and his demonic paymasters, the Scourge. When Skelly captures Harley and imprisons her on his hellish plane, Kirkwood and Meredith, aided by the mysterious Forsaken, face a desperate race to rescue her and reunite the Presence, the only force capable of stopping Skelly and the Scourge from destroying the planet.

Their journey takes them to Belfast 2099, where law and order have all but broken down, as rival street gangs fight a brutal turf war for control of the city. Chief amongst these is a mysterious cult led by a beautiful but brutal woman, known only as the Priestess, who seeks to establish a New Jerusalem on Earth. Kirkwood and Meredith struggle to stay one step ahead of her and her fanatical followers while struggling to unlock the key to defeating Skelly and saving Harley.

‘The Kirkwood Scott Chronicles: A New Jerusalem’ is the latest instalment in the supernatural fantasy series, which began with the highly acclaimed, ‘Skelly’s Square.’ Tackling hard-hitting themes such as addiction, mental illness, and disability against a supernatural backdrop, it guarantees the reader a frenetic and darkly humorous ride where nothing and nobody is quite as they seem.

If you haven’t already read book one in the series, pick up a copy today!

Things My Mother Left Behind – Release Day!


We are happy to announce the release of Susan Richardson’s poetry collection, Things My Mother Left Behind.

Available in eBook or paperback from Amazon. Here is a universal link to purchase.

Or, if you would like to purchase a signed copy directly from the author, click here.

Thank you to everyone who has already pre-ordered the eBook or purchased the paperback.

In celebration of release day, Susan will be holding a live reading this evening on Facebook. It would be greatly appreciated if you could stop by and show her some support.

The Places We Haunt – Release Day!

We are happy to announce the release of Cecilia Kennedy’s short story collection, The Places We Haunt. Available from Amazon in eBook or paperback.

Click here to purchase from your closest Amazon marketplace.

When a pastry-obsessed ghost follows Audrey M. K. Summons back to her apartment, Audrey feels compelled to write the story—along with a few others she has collected. The resulting manuscript becomes The Places We Haunt, which a literary scholar discovers when Audrey dies. To the scholar’s surprise, the pages magically fill with more stories from beyond the grave, so she publishes the book in order to put Audrey’s spirit to rest. This collection of 13 eclectic dark tales takes place in museums, swimming pools, houses, restaurants, the cemetery, and outdoors in nature. The stories told are sometimes humorous, absurd, pensive, or cautionary. Those who tell them, don’t even realize they’re dead.

Thank you to everyone who pre-ordered. Your continued support means the world to us.

Updates & Submissions

First off, I’d like to thank everyone who has shown support for Potter’s Grove Press. I believe a lot of sales and attention we have received come directly from the WordPress community, and for that, I thank each and every one of you.

In starting Potter’s Grove Press, I had faith in what we were trying to do but had no idea if it would amount to much. Since starting the company in October 2019, things moved forward much more quickly than I had anticipated. That is a good thing, and I am thankful for the opportunity to assist other writers in getting their work out into the world. My original goal was to release six books during 2020, but that has increased to ten. For 2021, we are on track to publish a minimum of one book per month.

Submissions are still open for 2021, but the year is filling quickly.

Poetry collections are still being accepted (as I consider that to be the root of what we do), but we are looking for more novellas, novels, and short story collections. All genres are welcome, but preference will be given to dark fiction. Dark fiction, to us, includes: horror, speculative, psychological, bizarro, splatterpunk, etc. But remember, if you have a story that you feel needs to see some light of day, don’t hesitate to submit. We are open to anything and will never pigeonhole ourselves into a single genre or format.

Here is a link to our submission guidelines.

And finally, here is a list of our upcoming releases for this year:

June: The Places We Haunt by Cecilia Kennedy, short story collection, available now for pre-order.

July: Things My Mother Left Behind by Susan Richardson, poetry collection, available now for pre-order.

August: (un)fettered by M. Ennenbach, poetry collection, available now for pre-order.

September: The Smell of Cedar by River Dixon, psychological horror novella.

October: The Kirkwood Scott Chronicles-A New Jerusalem by Stephen Black, Irish urban fantasy novel, book 2 in The Kirkwood Scott Chronicles

November: A Declaration of our Rippling Days by Eric Keegan, poetry collection.

December: Lost in the Hours by River Dixon, poetry collection.

The Places We Haunt – Pre-order Now!

The Places We Haunt, a short story collection by Cecilia Kennedy, is available to pre-order in eBook format. The paperback will be available on release day, June 30 2020.

Here is a universal link to purchase http://mybook.to/placeswehaunt

When a pastry-obsessed ghost follows Audrey M. K. Summons back to her apartment, Audrey feels compelled to write the story—along with a few others she has collected. The resulting manuscript becomes The Places We Haunt, which a literary scholar discovers when Audrey dies. To the scholar’s surprise, the pages magically fill with more stories from beyond the grave, so she publishes the book in order to put Audrey’s spirit to rest. This collection of 13 eclectic dark tales takes place in museums, swimming pools, houses, restaurants, the cemetery, and outdoors in nature. The stories told are sometimes humorous, absurd, pensive, or cautionary. Those who tell them, don’t even realize they’re dead.