It’s release day for my new novelette, “The Hay Bale”!
A little background:
In 2020 my daughter suffered a miscarriage. She got pregnant again, but that pregnancy also ended with a miscarriage. The second one was particularly difficult to manage emotionally. And I’m talking my emotions. What was she going though?
Both she and her sweet husband handled it with aplomb, grieving then moving forward.
But what happens to a woman who can’t move forward after two miscarriages, or three, or four? And what if she ended up in a rural setting where weird horrors arise?
Thus, my story’s protagonist, Claire, came to be.
Not since Shirley Jackson have I read something so dark and twisted. Bettis nails the creepy vibe of a tainted small town while redefining the power of a mother’s love. A must read for horror fans.Staci Troilo, author of the Cathedral Lake Series
With “The Hay Bale,” Bettis delivers a bold yet haunting tale of a woman whose yearning and loss are overwhelming but not enough to destroy her capacity for love.Lionel Ray Green, horror author and columnist at HorrorAddicts.net. Read Green’s full review here.
p.s. Third time’s a charm. My daughter got pregnant again and recently gave birth to an adorable baby boy.
Feature image is altered image of original photograph by Sindy Süssengut on unsplash.
Baby image by BrittanyJensonPhotography.