Fiend Fest 2020

It’s Time to Celebrate Spooky Season with Fiend Fest 2020

It’s the most wonderful time of the year.

It’s time for classic horror books and movies that give us that warm, tingly feeling. It’s time for murder mysteries that are so obscure you can’t help but want to go investigate. 

I celebrate spooky all year, but when pumpkin patches open and leaves start to fall, everyone is on board with spooky. I like to share the fear with others.

So, in honor of Halloween, I will be posting twice a week on Mondays and Tuesdays throughout the month of October. Monday’s posts will be devoted to reviews of classic horror books and movies that we all love. Tuesday’s posts will consist of unsolved mysteries no one talks about.

I will be posting both of this week’s content today (October 6) and we’ll get on a regular schedule beginning next week.

This week I will be revisiting one of my childhood favorites, A Nightmare on Elm Street, and we’ll be delving into the disappearance and death of Dorothy Jane Scott.

Thanks for joining me in this wonderful celebration of horror and all things spooky. Every year it goes by way too fast.


I’m Hosting a Giveaway!

From September 11-15, 2020, I’ll be hosting an Amazon giveaway of You’re Next: A Short Novel Inspired by True Events in celebration of the launch of Revelations: A Horror Anthology.

To read Revelations at half price before its scheduled release date, follow the link below.

Revelations: A Horror Anthology on Smashwords
ย *Available until September 15.

I really appreciate everyone’s support and feedback. You all have been invaluable.

Thank You!


Looking for ARC Reviews

I love to read. I’ll read anything, especially if it’s free. I suppose others are not as discerning.

Before we go any further (just in case you are unaware) – ARC = Advance Reader Copy: As an ARC reviewer, you get a free copy of the book before it’s released in exchange for your honest review on outlets such as Amazon, Smashwords, Apple itunes, blogs, social media, etc.

I have been looking for ARC reviewers willing to read my newest book Revelations: A Horror Anthology. Now, I’ve never bothered with getting ARC reviews for my previous two books. I figured I didn’t need these reviews. And although sales on these books are decent, I’m looking to improve.

So, I got ambitious. I started the “ARC challenge” last week with a goal of getting 150 ARC reviews on my book by September 1. I’m telling you, I’ve posted about this opportunity EVERYWHERE. I’ve posted so much that feel like one of those awful spammers (and if you’ve gotten multiple emails from me about reading the book for free in exchange for your honest review, just click the link already and I’ll stop ๐Ÿ™‚ J/K). I really try not to spam anyone… I just get too excited.

Looking for people to review my book is harder than I thought it would be. Sure, I’ve got friends and family on my ARC team, but that’s a total of, like, 10 people (I’m a loner and have a small family, what?). Way short of my 150 goal.

I’m posting this under “unsolicited advice”, but honestly, I don’t have any advice to give, really. I just needed to vent. But, in the spirit of things, I’m going to think of some advice…



Don’t give up!

Yeah, I know, that’s cliched advice, but it’s true. I’m only a week into my ARC Quest and I feel like giving up. But if I did that, I’d be giving up on myself, and how would that look? So, I’m going to keep searching for ARC reviewers. I’m going to be that annoying girl that everyone knows that’s always doing something you don’t like (very generic, I know). Because if I don’t, this book won’t get the eyeballs on it that it deserves. I’m not going to give up on myself, or my book.

That brings me to the “annoying girl” part.

I’m looking for ARC reviewers! If you’re interested, please click the link below for your free copy of Revelations: A Horror Anthology. Thank you in advance – Your support means the world to me!

Thanks for reading!

revelations: a horror anthology elizabeth hartl

Revelations Cover Art and Legend Tripping: A “Choose-Your-Own” Travel Guide

revelations: a horror anthology by elizabeth hartl

I want to give a big shout out to Chris Manley for designing the cover art for Revelations: A Horror Anthology. It perfectly captures the atmosphere of the book and I absolutely love it! This book launches with major retailers on September 15, 2020.

I am also super excited about another book I’m working on, Legend Tripping: A “Choose-Your-Own” Travel Guide. This is what I call a “choose-your-own-hell” adventure book. If you’re familiar with my blog, you’ll recognize some of the locations I’ve covered here. This book launches October 2021.

I’ll give you guys updates on both books as they become available.

Thanks for reading!


Revelations: A Horror Anthology Pre-Order

The Revelations: A Horror Anthologyย pre-order is now live!ย The pre-order is for the Kindle edition. The paperback version will be available for order on September 15. (And… I have to say this… Please don’t judge the book by it’s cover ๐Ÿ˜œ, it’s a temporary cover.)

I’m also looking for ARC reviewers if anyone’s interested in writing a short, honest review on it. It would be greatly appreciated. If you are interested in the ARC thing, please email me at or contact me at Elizabeth Edits.

I can’t say this enough…

Thank you for your readership. It really does mean everything. ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•


Revelations Release

I have exciting news! My new book, Revelations, is due for release September 15, 2020 on Amazon. Revelationsย is horror-meets-fairy-tale in a crazy mash-up that teaches a lesson. Examples from the book are actually posted in “fiction” on this blog, so check them out!

I will announce updates as they become available.

I am super excited! Thanks everyone for sticking around, it means the world to me!