The Stories of Haven: The World Is A Cold, Hard Place

The Stories of Haven

Book 5
Brick Cave Books
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There is nothing more dangerous than a woman scorned, especially when she can turn you to stone... The first story of Haven features the origin story of one of Haven's first characters. If she's a villian or a hero is for you to decide when you read it.

Welcome to Haven

A story in the Haven Fiction Series, where authors tell the tale of the mythical city of Haven. While the stories are not serial, you can pick up any in the series, this is officially Story #5

Haven is a city in peril. Crime has increasingly become a fact of life as different factions vie for control of the city's vast power and wealth. The authorities are pressed at every turn, often too weak to respond to emergencies, almost equally as often influenced by forces with ill intent.

The city is home to millions and attracts more, some seeking opportunity, some seeking escape, still others seeking something else.
In desperation, some of its citizens have taken to wearing costumes and creating alternate identities to fight crime. In turn, the criminals have donned masks to hide their own identities, create alternate personae, or both.

Haven, started in 1994 as part of a literary nonprofit called Anthology, through their magazine of the same name, is a unique and exciting storytelling opportunity for writers and readers alike. In 2009, Anthology asked Brick Cave Media to develop and promote the Haven series as a separate entity. 
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About the author

Sharon Skinner holds a B.A. In English, an M.A. in Creative Writing and a Poetic License. She has worked as a landscaper, a cashier, a maid, a waitress, a communications specialist, a videographer, a technical writer, a project management consultant and a biomedical field service engineer and served aboard the USS Jason as one of the first women assigned to a US Navy ship. Her poetry and fiction have been published in myriad local, national and international publications. Sharon is an active member of SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) and serves as the Assistant Regional Advisor for SCBWI AZ.

Her recent publishing credits include In Case You Didn’t hear Me the First Time (2010), The Healer’s Legacy (2012), The Nelig Stones (2013), Mirabella and the Faded Phantom (March 2014). The highly anticipated sequel to The Healer’s Legacy, The Matriarch’s Devise, is due for release in Fall 2015.  

Website: http://www.sharonskinner.com
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/sharonskinner56
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Publisher
Brick Cave Books
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Published on
Apr 2, 2010
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Pages
19
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Fantasy / Urban
Fiction / Superheroes
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A secret government agency tries to make things right in the crime plagued streets of Haven. The "Costumes" will soon have to make a simple choice, work for the agency, or face a far worse fate. As always, all is not what it seems when it comes to this city.

A story in the Haven Fiction Series, where authors tell the tale of the mythical city of Haven. While the stories are not serial, you can pick up any in the series, this is officially Story #11

Haven is a city in peril. Crime has increasingly become a fact of life as different factions vie for control of the city's vast power and wealth. The authorities are pressed at every turn, often too weak to respond to emergencies, almost equally as often influenced by forces with ill intent.

The city is home to millions and attracts more, some seeking opportunity, some seeking escape, still others seeking something else.
In desperation, some of its citizens have taken to wearing costumes and creating alternate identities to fight crime. In turn, the criminals have donned masks to hide their own identities, create alternate personae, or both.

Haven, started in 1994 as part of a literary nonprofit called Anthology, through their magazine of the same name, is a unique and exciting storytelling opportunity for writers and readers alike. In 2009, Anthology asked Brick Cave Media to develop and promote the Haven series as a separate entity.
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