A.B. Channing

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Queer Dark Fantasy & Horror


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Featured Book:

Red Rover

Genre: horror, humor, lgbtq, and romance

The Redding takes you if it knows your name. That's the rule that's kept Meg alive — or awake, rather — since the night the world went to hell. Nobody knows where the red stuff came from, but it acts like water, it's in the water, and it falls as rain every night. The people it captures drop like puppets with their strings cut. They're asleep, not dead, and you can wake them if you say their name again. But then they just try to kill you.

Meg and the other survivors she's befriended think they've found a stable equilibrium, six weeks after the catastrophe began. Nicknames become real names, and Meg knows she's getting better at identifying safe houses. Her crush discovers that Morse code, like writing, is a safe way to say a Sleeper's name. It's the night after learning it that Meg wakes up just as the nightly rain is starting.

Raindrops, as it turns out, can make dots and dashes, too. The Redding can talk.

And it's telling her to run.

About the Author

You can call me August, but I will also be summoned by cool pond bugs and/or pictures of cats. I'm a queer speculative fiction author who's been penning books for over a decade, and now posts to Wattpad because life is more fun when my readers can scream with me. Most of my work is Dark Fantasy or Horror, but I cross paths with Sci-Fi, Paranormal, and Romance more often than not. In the normal world, I work for the UN, bike a lot, and keep Carassius and Corixidae in outdoor aquaria. Wattpad Creator, four-time Wattys Shortlister, and long-time community organizer + online mod. I write too many books. You have been warned.


horror, humor, lgbtq, and romance
diverse lit and fantasy
diverse lit, fantasy, horror, and lgbtq
diverse lit, lgbtq, science fiction, and thriller
diverse lit, fantasy, and lgbtq