Soul Food Stories


What does “soul food” mean to the undead? To a ghost or a ghoul, to a demon or a fiend? How does the vampire, witch, goblin, or fae fathom it? Let us show you . . .


Soul Food Stories: An Otherworldly Feast for the Living, the Dead, and Those Who Have Yet to Decide

Salem West and Christel Cogneau have assembled a powerhouse lineup of Bywater Books and Amble Press authors to explore, subvert, and reinvigorate the bountiful feast of Allhallows phantasmagoria in this stunning collection.

To the living, “soul food’ has a very specific meaning, history, and flavor. But what does “soul food” mean to the demon, ghost, fiend, witch, spirit, or vampire? How does their ingenuity and wit rise and fall in the taking, baking, erasing, embracing, and defacing of sustenance?

West and Cogneau have challenged their authors to explore these and other questions in surprising and fascinating ways. Sometimes sweet and other times terrifying, sometimes warm or otherwise demented, these stories set the table for an otherworldly feast of delight and intrigue.

Let the banquet begin . . .

Soul Food Stories is packed with literary confections by award-winning authors, Anna Burke, Jenn Alexander, Jacob Budenz, Virginia Black, Cathy Pegau, and Ann McMan.

Featured stories include:

  • “The Five Year Revenge Agency” by Anna Burke
  • “Tilly’s Tarts” by Jenn Alexander
  • “Of the Air and Land” by Jacob Budenz
  • “Ravenous” by Virginia Black
  • “In Speary Wood” by Cathy Pegau
  • “Perhaps You Missed My Signs” by Anna Burke
  • “Ghost Writer” by Ann McMan

“This is a marvelous anthology of super creepy, sometimes heartwarming, sometimes disturbing work—I enjoyed every story.” —Elle Ire, Goldie Award-winning author of Dead Woman’s Pond

“With six dynamic authors providing their own unique spice, Soul Food Stories offers a delectable array of sinister tales—some sweet, some supernatural, all certain to send a shiver down your spine.” —SD Simper, award-winning author of The Fate of Stars and Fallen Gods

Soul Food Stories is a delightful and delicious treasure trove of captivating stories. While each one offers something different, all are well-written and entertaining. I’d highly recommend serving yourself this treat; it’s a smorgasbord of goodness!” —Women Using Words blog

Soul Food Stories is the perfect mise en bouche to get into the spooky season. Bon appétit!” —Jude in the Stars blog

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