I am the editor of Havok Magazine, a speculative flash fiction magazine, and I am a freelance editor, specializing in content editing and new author mentoring.
The kingdom of Legerdemain is dying. The king’s sorcerers daily deplete the earth’s energies, and the king himself uses magic to control his people. The people need someone they can trust to overthrow the king, but no one has the power to thwart his magic. Rina is nothing more than the daughter of a tavern maid, but when she defies the king’s sorcerers, she must hide. She is trapped within the... read more
It’s that time of year again: Halloween, Havok’s favorite holiday! The weird and the mysterious all come to life this time of year, and imaginations run wild. Terror lurks around every corner, and nothing is what it seems.But it’s also a time of fun. Pranks and sweets, tricks and treats. This year, we’re embracing the lighter side of Halloween with our HalloWhimsy issue.Featuring best-selling ... read more
Everyone loves a good Fairytale. Most of us grew up hearing them as bedtime stories, and now they’re back, better than ever, in movies and TV and books. And this issue of Havok is on board with that.From the Old World to the New, from classics reworked to originals, Fairytales: Unfettered does not disappoint. There are stories that will make you shudder, stories that will make you smile, and e... read more
It’s a story as old as time itself. The battle between good and evil. Right and wrong. Light and dark. This contest issue explores the depths of this age-old war, from epic heroes to despicable villains and everything in between, exposing the dark corners of heroism and the good intentions that turn to bad deeds. NYT bestselling author Lynn Rush not only gives us a glimpse into the world of he... read more
There’s a chill in the air, but a fire in our souls. Just when winter is hitting its dreary peak, Havok is here to heat things up with our Inferno issue.From the classics like dragons and phoenixes and lava, to fire-breathing divas and immolation puppies, including the Final Battle for Sanctuary by our featured author, best-selling novelist Ronie Kendig, this issue is one of the most imaginati... read more
Shivers and screams. Tremors and terrors. Horror and hysteria. The thrill of fright is what makes Halloween such a fun and memorable time of year. And no one does Halloween better than Havok.From hellhounds to vampires to ghosts to monsters to the darkness of the soul and all the creepy-crawlies that make Halloween horrifying, the Shivers and Screams issue of Havok will send chills up your spi... read more
For the second year in a row, Havok Magazine presents the world with a contest of epic proportions, forever settling the debate between the best of two genres. First, it was Steampunk vs. Cyberpunk, in a battle where the best story which determined the best genre.This year, the stakes are even higher as two classic speculative genres go head-to-head: Fantasy vs. Science Fiction. Which is the b... read more
Not so long ago, in a multiverse near you, the walls of reality crumbled and the genres began to bleed into one another. Chaos ensued. The events that followed were recorded by some of the most gifted transcribers in the realms.From the featured story The First Werewolf on Mars, by Randy Ingermanson, award-winning author, to a steampunk romance--from the undead in the outer reaches of the gala... read more
Winter is here. Freezing winds blew in stories from all corners of the galaxy for Havok's first issue of 2015. From ice-based superpowers, to frozen planets, to chilling tales of the dead come back to life--you'll get a bit of frostbite in every story.Bestselling author and Taylor University's famed professor, Dr. Dennis E. Hensley, dazzles as our frosty featured author. And Senior Operations ... read more
Zombies, werewolves, monsters, and people. The things that scare us the most in this world. You’ll find all these things in this special Halloween edition of Havok Magazine, featuring a spine-tingling story from best-selling author James Scott Bell.With a staff feature from Splickety Publishing Group's founder and Executive Editor, Ben Wolf, and some of the best horror and Halloween-themed sto... read more
Havok 1.3 kicks gas with new speculative flash fiction from eight talented authors, including a staff feature by Havok's editor Avily Jerome. Bestselling author Bryan Davis headlines this issue with a prequel piece to his latest book, Reapers, and six other authors take us everywhere from cruising with space pirates to hunting T-Rexes.If you're not a fan of Havok yet, you will be after this am... read more
Few things are more fun than a contest, especially for writers. Havok Magazine 1.2 features a contest of epic proportions--an all-out battle between two genres, steampunk and cyberpunk. The winner, determined by our Featured Author and guest judge, Jeff Gerke, is cyberpunk!Read the winning story, "On Trial," by Rachelle Harp, along with all the other finalists in this issue. Not only that, Jef... read more
Enjoy the debut issue of Havok Magazine, your source for the highest quality speculative flash fiction. New York Times bestselling author Tosca Lee headlines this issue with the beautiful story of a young woman who faces incredible odds when a murderous horde attacks her people.Staff member Lindsay Franklin enlightens our audiences with "Hardwired," a story of a cyborg who falls in love. Plus,... read more
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