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Robert Weinberg Presents
Hell Gate Audiobook
by Elizabeth Massie
Read by Nick Santa Maria
 
 
Horror is that unique genre that often combines with another field to create a classic story in both genres. Thus, there are quite memorable humorous horror novels, science fiction horror novels, and perhaps the most popular of all merges, the historical horror novel. With Hell Gate, award winning author, Elizabeth Massie delivers a horror novel aimed at lovers of authentic historical stories, and a historical novel that provides plenty of thrills and chills for readers of forgotten eras of historical interest.
 
Massie, who had written numerous historical novels, knows how to capture a time and place not our own but one of social cross currents that speak directly to us and our modern day concerns. Hell Gate tells the story of Suzanne Heath, a ticket vendor for Luna Park in 1909 Coney Island. The Boardwalk in those days was a garish, noisy place filled with bizarre shows, death-defying roller coasters, and wild and unusual shows. It is home to the tawdry, the grotesque and the unusual. A reluctant psychic, Suzanne has been approached by police Lieutenant Granger as a last chance effort to help discover and stop a killer all of whose victims have been found horribly mutilated. Suzanne feels obligated to help find and stop this maniac, but doing so forces her to remember her childhood, when her psychic gift earned her nothing but rejection, fear, and pain.

Suzanne's one true friend is Cittie Parker. Cittie is a young man who ran away from the Colored Waifs' Asylum and now performs as a bloodthirsty Zulu drummer in Dreamland on Coney Island. As Suzanne’s best friend, Cittie knows of her abilities. He fears for her safety. As Suzanne digs deeper into the grisly Coney Island murders and her own past, she finds herself and Cittie caught up in a nightmare where social worlds converge and collide. It’s a place where death beckons her forward. It’s a place where insanity grins wildly at her like a devil at the gate of hell.
 
Every step Suzanne takes brings her closer to a terrible fate for her and Cittie. At the beginning of the 20th century, it wasn’t considered proper for a genteel white woman to be friends with a black orphan. To some people, it is a crime whose penalty is death.
 
Elizabeth Massie writes a brilliant historical horror novel that illuminates one of the most interesting and yet ignored places and eras of American history.
 
Hell Gate
by Elizabeth Massie
Read by Nick Santa Maria
 
One June 1901
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About the Author
 

Robert Weinberg, Series Editor, in fifth grade read The Devil and Daniel Webster, by Stephen Vincent Benet, and knew beyond any shadow of a doubt that he wanted to become a writer. It’s a dream he’s followed since. During the past 57 years, Bob has written and sold nearly 150 short stories, 19 novels, 18 non-fiction books and more than two dozen comic book scripts. He’s edited more than 200 anthologies and short story collections. Bob’s work has been published in 20 countries and 15 languages.
 
He’s won 2 Bram Stoker Awards, for writing and editing, given by the Horror Writers Association; 2 World Fantasy Awards; and 2 Society of Technical Writers Awards for his non-fiction science books. He served 2 terms as Vice President of the Horror Writers Association. He’s the only person in the history of the organization to win the group’s Silver Hammer Award for service to the association 2 times. Bob also was on the Board of Trustees for the World Fantasy Convention for 24 years. In 2005, Bob was Guest-of-Honor at Robert E. Howard Days held in Cross, Plains, Texas. Later that same year, was Guest-of-Honor at the World Fantasy Convention held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In 1983, Bob was given a Lamont Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by the Directors of PULPcon, the convention for pulp magazine enthusiasts. The Horror Writers Association awarded Bob a Bram Stoker Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010. In 2012, he was present a special award by the World Science Fiction Convention for his contributions to the Science Fiction field. Bob is probably the only horror writer who has ever served as Grand Marshall of a Rodeo parade. Despite all his success, Bob Weinberg is not yet ready to retire. He’s still looking to write the perfect story. He’s intent on composing a story that resonates with his readers the way The Devil and Daniel Webster did with him. It’s a goal he may never achieve, but he intends to keep trying.
 

Elizabeth Massie is an award-winning author of fourteen horror novels and collections, short horror fiction, licensed media tie-ins (Dark ShadowsThe TudorsBuffy the Vampire Slayer, and more), mainstream fiction, poetry, and educational fiction and nonfiction. Her novella “Stephen” (1991) and novel Sineater (1993) both received a Bram Stoker Award from the Horror Writers of America. Thy Will Be Done, her 2010 novelization of the third season of Showtime’s original television series, The Tudors, won a Scribe Award from the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers. Best selling author Bentley Little has said, “Elizabeth Massie is personally one of my favorite authors. Her writing is true, heartfelt, and wildly original. She is one of the greats.”

A film based on Elizabeth’s short story, “Lock Her Room,” was written, produced, and directed by Kai Soremekum and aired during the Showtime network’s Annual Black Filmmaker Showcase Month in 2003. In 2012, Elizabeth’s story, “Abed,” was translated into a mid-length film by director/screenwriter Ryan Lieske, and it won the Radical Film Award at Thriller! Chiller!

More recent works include stories in the anthologies/magazines Tales from Crystal LakeDark Discoveries #25Shadow Masters, and Qualia Nous,the zombie novel Desper Hollow (Apex Books), and the historical horror novel, Hell Gate (DarkFuse). Currently, she is at work on a YA historical horror novel, The House at Wyndham Strand, a contemporary YA superhero novel, Silver Slut: You’ve Got to Be Kidding Me, and Night Thoughts, a collection of gentle poems and meditations for the evening.

Elizabeth presents creative writing workshops up and down the East Coast to students in grades 3-12 as well as at the university level. In her spare time she manages Hand to Hand Vision, a Facebook-based fundraising project she founded in January 2011 to help those who are struggling during these tough economic times. Elizabeth loves geocaching and hates cheese. She lives in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and shares life and abode with her husband, illustrator/artist Cortney Skinner.

 
Nick Santa Maria Nick was born early in life in Brooklyn, NY. His theatrical background is based in Comedy Improv. He was a long standing member of the late lamented Miami based, Mental Floss, where he served as head writer/composer. From there he began his career in commercials, voice-overs, TV, Film, and theatre. He has performed in many roles on the stage including his award winning turn as Nick in Over The River And Through The WoodsI Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, as Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls, in The 25th Annual Putnam Country Spelling Bee as Mr. Panch (3-D Theatricals), Mr. Bromhead in No Sex Please, We’re British at The Norris, and as Pseudolus in, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum at the Norris Theatre. Television: The Buffalo Bill ShowB.J. Stryker, and two Disney Christmas Specials. Off Broadway: Writer/Composer/Performer on Secrets Every Smart Traveler Should Know, Soundtrack on RCA Victor. Broadway: Vince Fontaine in Tommy Tune’s production of Grease. He also appeared in every domestic company of Mel Brooks’ The Producers, understudying everyone from Nathan Lane and Jason Alexander, to Tony Danza and David Hassellhoff. He was the original Genie in Disney’s Aladdin, a Musical Spectacular, soundtrack on Disney Records. Nick is a resident of Los Angeles and is currently writing a book about classic film comedians, Nick’s been a long time film historian, and has written several articles on the topic.

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