Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam’s fiction and poetry has appeared in over 90 publications such as Popular Science, Lightspeed, and LeVar Burton Reads, as well as in six languages. By night, she has been a finalist for the Nebula Award. By day, she works as a Narrative Designer writing romance games for the mobile app Chapters. She lives in Texas with her partner and a mysterious number of cats. Her first novella, Glorious Fiends, and her first short story collection, Where You Linger & Other Stories, will release in 2022. For a list of publications, visit Stories & Poetry.
When infamous hot mess vampire Roxanne resurrects her deceased best friends, she’s confronted by a dream-dwelling Guardian of the Underworld, who demands that she replace them in his afterlife with three equally nefarious creatures—or he’ll drag her there instead.
Reunited with Medusa and Mx. Hyde, Roxanne and her macabre girl gang must become monster hunters themselves and fight for the future of their friendship.
Gory, sexy, silly, touching—Glorious Fiends asks who the real monsters are, and if the bonds that we think are solely human are really ours alone. This Hammer-inspired odyssey is a nostalgic trip through ‘80s horror tropes—with modern sensibilities.
Where You Linger
a short story collection
Journey to the liminal space with acclaimed author, Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam, where stories take place everywhere and nowhere, among the dead and the living, and in times yet to be. Bones of extinct species wander the edges of a campground, stalking their friends. An avenging assassin changes faces and finds they no longer exist. Couples fall in and out of something, a feeling that perhaps doesn’t have a name, yet. In the town of Agape, the people who leave don’t like to talk about it.
This collection of stories will stay with you a long time.
“In the City of Martyrs”
Published on LeVar Burton Reads and in The Toast
In a country forever at war, Yakov sells dead flower arrangements to the bereaved. When he recognizes a woman from the royal family in the city center despite never having met her, he is exposed to a truth that hits too close to home.
“Barking Dog Nocturnal”
Published in The Offing
Awarded second prize by T.C. Boyle in the Selected Shorts/Electric Literature Stella Kupferberg Memorial Award, “Barking Dog Nocturnal” is about a young woman with OCD who returns home to her alcoholic mother and finds comfort in the wild of the woods–and with the coyotes who live there.
Released by Syfy
Awarded the Grand Prize in SyFy/Wattpad’s BattletheBeast contest, “Party Tricks” is an animated short released by Syfy and set in the world of The Magicians. The five-part short is set in an alternate timeline from the show, one where the beast wins.
TW: contains graphic violence
“Every Song Must End”
Published in Uncanny
When Florence and Asher decided to pursue nonmonogamy, Florence didn’t expect to fall so quickly for her new partner Henry. Polyamory proves a source of renewal for Florence, until Henry’s wife gets a job that forces the two to move to Mars.