Books

Below are books I either wrote or edited, or even a fun combination of both, plus anthologies featuring my work. More to come…

My debut short story collection

ANOKA: A Collection of Indigenous Horror

ANOKA consists of six short stories, 140 pages, 21k words

Welcome to Anoka, Minnesota, a small city just outside of the Twin Cities dubbed “The Halloween Capital of the World” since 1937. Here before you lie several tales involving bone collectors, pagan witches, werewolves, skeletal bison, and cloned children. It is up to you to decipher between fact and fiction as the author has woven historical facts into his narratives. With his debut horror collection, Cheyenne and Arapaho author Shane Hawk explores themes of family, grief, loneliness, and identity through the lens of indigenous life.

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  • Addiction
  • Alcoholism
  • Animal death
  • Car accident
  • Child death
  • Depression
  • Drug use
  • Gore
  • Kidnapping
  • Mention of adultery (non-graphic)
  • Mention of survival sex (non-graphic)
  • Pregnancy
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Trauma
Includes my story: SHE'S TAKEN AWAY

Howls From Hell

HfH consists of 16 stories, 350 pages, 91k words

Spacefaring researchers disturb an ancient horror. An enchanted object curses a grieving widow. A haunted reel torments a film student. A murder trial hinges on a chilling testimony.

In Howls From Hell, sixteen emerging horror writers pave the way for the future of the genre. Fans of dark and macabre fiction will savor this exhibition of all-original tales born from one of the fastest-growing horror communities in the world: HOWL Society.

Click here for She's Taken Away content warnings
  • Animal death
  • Drug use
  • Gore
  • Outdated depictions of mental health
  • Trauma
Includes my story: THE NIGHT WOMAN

A Howl: An Indigenous Comic Collection of Wolves, Werewolves, and Rougarou

Coming January 2022 from Native Realities Press

This collection edited by Elizabeth LaPensée (Co-Editor of Deer Woman: An Anthology, Sovereign Traces Vol. 1, MOONSHOT Vol. 3 & Editor of Sovereign Traces Vol. 2) features new comics by accomplished writers and illustrators who have a love for all things wolves, werewolves, and rougarou. Featuring comics by Stephen Graham Jones (The Bird is Gone: A Manifesto, Demon Theory, Mongrels), Weshoyot Alvitre (Marvel’s VoicesDeer Woman, MOONSHOT Vol. 2 & 3), Jay Odjick (KAGAGI: The Raven, Blackflies, Bear for Breakfast), Krystal CoxMaria Wolf Lopez (By the Horns, Women of Marvel, Deer Woman), Sadekaronhes Esquivel (MOONSHOT Vol. 3), Dale Ray Deforest(Hero Twins, The Powwow Mystery, Trickster), plus splash art by Wolf Tomoyaketu, Rhonda Lucy, and Ovila Mailhot and many, many more of today’s finest Indigenous comic creators!

Click here for The Night Woman content warnings
  • Child harm
  • Child labor
  • Gore
  • Indian Boarding "Schools"
  • Pedophilia (implied)
  • Trauma
My first co-edited anthology

Never Whistle At Night: An Anthology of Indigenous Dark Fiction

Coming Fall 2023 from Penguin Random House

This anthology will include approximately 21 stories, a handful of which will come from an open call for lesser-known and up-and-coming Indigenous writers. The current contributors include: Cherie Dimaline, Kelli Jo Ford, Owl Goingback, Shane Hawk, Brandon Hobson, Stephen Graham Jones, Darcie Little Badger, Tommy Orange, Mona Susan Power, Waubgeshig Rice, Rebecca Roanhorse, Andrea L. Rogers, Theodore C. Van Alst, Jr., David Heska Wanbli Weiden, and Erika T. Wurth.

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