My Works in Anthologies

May December Publications

First Time Dead, Volume 1 – “Just Another Day”

Hell Hath No Fury – “Waking the Dead”

Say Goodnight to the Bad Guy – “Silence in the Court”

Zero – “Escarg-0”

Vampires Aren’t Pretty – “Don’t Feed the…”

Midnight Movie Creature Feature – “The Lure”

Wake The Witch – “Vanity”

Zombie Lockdown – “Life and Undeath on the Chain Gang”

Midnight Movie Creature Feature 2 – “Wrigglers”

Let’s Scare Cancer to Death – “One Lonely Night”

 

Others

Notreebooks: Vampires, Zombies and Ghost – Oh My! – “Palliative

Rymfire ebooks: Undead Tales – “What a Man’s Gotta Do”

 

Crowded Quarantine Publications:

Wake Up Dead – “Euthanasia”

Ten Silver Bullets – “What’s the Scoop?”

Tales for the Toilet – “And the the Crow Said Henry”

 

Dark Moon Books:

Slices of Flesh (on the final ballot for the 2012 Bram Stoker Awards) – “What I’ve Gots in my Pocketses”

Mistresses of the Macabre – “Orbs”

Dark Moon Digest #13 – “Flash”

 

Crooked Cat Publications: FEAR: A Modern Anthology Of Horror And Terror – Volume 1 – “Octavia”

Tyche Press: Masked Mosaic – “A Face in the Wind”

Hazardous Press: Shifters – “Rev-Ursal”

 

Exile Editions:

Dead North: Canadian Zombie Fiction: The Exile Book of Anthology Series, Number Eight – “Dead Drift”

Clockwork Canada: Steampunk Fiction: The Exile Book of Anthology Seties, Number Twelve – “The Curlicue Seahorse”

 

Horrified Press: Nightmare Stalkers and Dream Walkers – “Desperate Dreams”

 

Grinning Skull Press:

O Little Town of Deathlehem: An Anthology of Holiday Horrors for Charity – “Deck the Halls”

Return to Deathlehem: An Anthology of Holiday Horrors for Charity – “Secret Santa”

Deathlehem Revisited: An Anthology of Holiday Horrors for Charity – “Breaking Tradition”

 

Seventh Star Press: Chimerical World: Tales of the Seelie Court – “Sanae’s Garden”

Mocha Memoirs Press: The Grotesquerie – “Cat Birds”

Ex Hubris Imprints: Postscripts to Darkness, Volume 5 – “The Godmother’s Curse”

Mia Darien (Charity Anthology) : Bellator: An Anthology of Warriors of Space & Magic – “A Fly on the Wall”

 

The Hatchet:

Literary Hatchet #9 – “A Shovel and a Bag of Lime too”

Literary Hatchet #10 – “A Shovel and a Bag of Lime”

Literary Hatchet #12 – “Implements”

 

Mystery and Horror, LLC: History and Horror, Oh My! – “Zuka’s Misfortune”

Strangely Funny 2 1/2 – “Dead to Write”

 

Horroraddicts: The Horror Addicts Guide to Life

Once Upon a Scream – “Without Family Ties”

 

Tuliptree Publishing, LLC: My Favorite Apocalypse – “Gaia’s Gift”

Intrigue Publishing: Young Adventurers: Heroes, Explorers and Swashbucklers – “The Hack-Jack Prospect”

MacKenzie Publishing: Out of the Cave: and Other Stories – “No Deeper”

Digital Horror Fiction: Killing it Softly – “Orbs”

Serpent and Dove Speculative Fiction: Silent Screams – “Hand”

Iron Clad Press: Dark Corners – “On the Tip of her Tongue”

Gathering Storm Magazine, Volume 1, Issue 2: Collected Tales of the Dark, the Light, and Everything in Between – “A Distaste for Dust”

Under Pseudonym Dee Blake

Apokrupha: Fur And Fang – “I Slept with a Yeti…More on Page 4”

Find all of these available through Amazon.com

 

Testimonials:

Palliative by Chantal Boudreau grabbed my interest with the first paragraph; Greg Baxter works at the Twilight Days Lodge. He is a personal care worker for the elderly with a possible zombie for a patient. As if that’s not bad enough, one of the other patients likes to undo locks and restraints. Greg tries desperately to do damage control, after one of his co-workers is attacked and taken to the hospital. Trying to predict where this zombie story was going kept me on the edge of my chair.  – AstraDaemon, Zombiephiles

Waking the Dead” by Chantal Boudreau, an effectively creepy story about coffee beans obtained on the black market from Haiti so a local coffee shop can compete with big chains moving in – Colleen Wanglund, The Horror Fiction Review

2. Horror is not the sole province of the novel-horror can be worked efficiently in a novella, a short story, or even flash (less than 100 words). The stories in “Wake the Witch” deserve reading, each and every one. Different authors, different themes and settings, but each one is a gem. An example is the excellent rendering of the 19th century classic “Young Goodman Brown” by Ken Goldman-“Mercy Hathaway is a Witch”; and then there’s TW Brown’s laugh-out-loud contemporary version of “Hansel and Gretel”-“Timmy and Ginny.” My personal favourites are the very special (read it and see) “Your Next Appointment,” and the way-scary poetic justice of “Vanity” (which made me a Chantal Boudreau convert!) – The Haunted Reading Room

Chantal Boudreau’s “Deck the Halls” is a familiar tale of a man who resents his mother and wants his inheritance sooner rather than later. He takes care of her, in order to not lose his coming windfall to nurses and caretakers. But she lingers, much to his chagrin, so he takes matters into his own hands. Things don’t turn out as he planned.  This is a fun, nasty little story that is truly the embodiment of “be careful what you wish for.”  – Sheri White, Shock Totem

The reason I picked up this anthology (Dead North) is because I had heard that one of my favorite Canadian authors, Chantal Boudreau, had written another zombie story (she’s one of my favorite YA authors as well). I’ve also been looking for something a little less mainstream, and, well, original. I don’t know what impressed me more: the diversity of the stories in this collection, or the strong cultural themes within. And, for that, all of the authors should be commended. – AstraDaemon, Zombiephiles

My particular favourites included: “Waking the Dead” by Chantal Boudreau has a nice set-up and explanation for the zombie apocalypse with “treated” Haitian coffee causing people to fall ill. The employees of a coffee shop board themselves to try and fend off the zombies and romance begins to bloom in the carnage.  – Calum Iain, Kult Kulture

Over all this collection is a great creepy read. There were a few that didn’t hold my attention, only because I’m not a huge fan of the particular genre. There are a few typos and dashes inserted into words that where out of place, but nothing to the point of throwing the book away.
When reading “The Lure” remember to always be careful what you FISH for and bring the appropriate bait.
“The Pit” introduces the reader to a new type of relationship between hunter and hunted. This one still stirs my imagination before I go to sleep at night.
I couldn’t help but laugh while reading “Crystal Golem” as this is a true B-Grade horror script. From the names to the sappy love, would’ve been a hit movie way back when.
If I ever find a “Fish Boy” anywhere near me…I will filet him before he can enact his master plan.This collection is for all fans of horror and a must have for lovers of anthologies.~Jessica A. Weiss is the owner of Wicked East Press~
Horror the way it should be – This review is from: Midnight Movie Creature Feature 
“One of my favorites in this book is The Lure by Chantal Boudreau. This one is a fishing tale where a man has a vendetta against a fish. The problem is the fish is 10 feet long with teeth the size of daggers and has powers that make it a very hard fish to catch. What makes this story great is the use of imagery and how it makes you feel sorry for the man trying to catch the fish even though he’s a monster himself.”
-David Watson

*Blog Book Tour* A Chimerical World: Tales of the Seelie Court | “Sanae’s Garden” by Chantal Boudreau|

A mystical and Eastern story illuminated out of the stories of the Seelie Court, to where my heart-strings were taut in the pull of the narrative to emote such a soul-tinged story of love. I may have not readily said this, but I have not read any of the collective works by the authors in this collection, and are therefore a bit blind to what they regularly write or offer in their individual worlds of fiction. What I found inside Sanae’s Garden is what I would consider a classical mythological story where you can barely notice the veil of the human world and of the world of the wood sprites. Harou and Sanae are unconventional soul-mates in how their love grew out of their innermost desire to protect and care for those who need it most. Their child Masaki was blessed to have such a loving embrace of joy, love, and parental bliss attached to him as he grew but it is how he came into being that was the mark of a chosen path towards embracing true love. I loved drinking in this story, a paragraph at a time and allowing the images filter into my mind’s eye as I etched out their characteristic qualities and the semblance of where the story was taking place. I wanted to explore more of this world, digging a bit deeper into its heart and seeing how this one perception of time could be walked back through in the future. Boudreau gave us such an enriched tale as to endear us to the possibilities of not only following our hearts in all areas of our lives, but in owning to a greater truth of what a well-lived life can encompass by scope of depth.

My heart-felt full enough to choke my throat with the tears of a grateful reader who was blessed to know their story.The nature lover in me celebrated the close-knitted connection of the characters to the living garden and trees, as I am a firm believer that the longer you spend outside in nature’s loving arms of grace, the more you will find yourself in balance; rooted to the living well of the cycles and seasons of Earth. Trees have a kinetic way of sensing our presence and of returning our love for them in the gentle whispers only heard by heart. I felt everything that Sanae felt and I celebrated Harou’s ability to guide her towards a life she never dared dreamt was previously plausible.

Jorie Loves A Story

Vix Kirkpatrick “A happy little fox!” reviewedUndead Tales

What’s a man gotta do by Chantal Boudreau: An old ranch hand is trying to eke out a living by foraging and trading in the zompoc world.
However, he has an addiction, his Drink. He risks life and limb for this special taste.
Whilst serious throughout the story the final lines really leave you on a giggle.
Always brilliant writing from Chantal.

“Without Family Ties” is a modern horror tale based on the story of Pinocchio. One of the best ones in the anthology.

– David Warson, review of Once Upon a Scream

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