Today we’re revealing the cover for the second book in our novella series, The Selected Papers for the Consortium for the Study of Anomalous Phenomena. Yes, it’s a mouthful! Lynne Hansen has done a wonderful job capturing the gritty background for L. Marie Woods’ strange tale.


“I am so honored to be creating art for such an important series highlighting some of the best underrepresented voices in the genre,” said cover artist Lynne Hansen. “For 12 HOURS, I wanted to bring the reader immediately into the main character’s tragedy. A broken car window, two mysterious figures running away, and we’re off! What’s going on here? L. Marie Wood is about to take you on a wild ride!”

Book Description

The cabbie only remembers taking a break, pulling over in an alley to catch both his breath and the sunrise. His windshield shatters, and two people dash away. He tries to scream, to move, but his neck won’t turn. He can only stare at the cab’s dirty ceiling. Finally, a deliveryman calls the cops. Surely, they’ll arrive soon, but we’re pinned in place right along with him as he tries to puzzle it all out.

In this second installment of the CSAP novella series, award-winning author L. Marie Wood uses her descriptive powers to bring us fully into one incident in a person’s life, and hold us there, transfixed, until we see it all, crystal clear.


About the Artist

Lynne Hansen is a horror artist who specializes in book covers. Her art has appeared on the cover of the legendary Weird Tales Magazine, and she was selected by Bram Stoker’s great-grandnephew to create the cover for the 125th Anniversary Edition of Dracula. Her clients include Valancourt Books, Cemetery Dance Publications, Thunderstorm Books and Raw Dog Screaming Press. She has illustrated works by New York Times bestselling authors including Jonathan Maberry, Brian Keene, and Christopher Golden. Her art has been commissioned and collected throughout the United States and overseas. For more information, visit


The Selected Papers from the Consortium for the Study of Anomalous Phenomena (CSAP) is a line of novellas curated by editor/academic R.J. Joseph. She serves both as editor for the line and also imaginary “Crypt-Keeper,” introducing each tale as a found document and part of the fictional journal produced by the CSAP society. The first book in the series, Bleak Houses, is now available and contains two novellas from Kate Maruyama. We have also announced Errant Roots from Sonora Taylor, 12 Hours from L. Marie Wood, Hollow Tongue by Eden Royce, Asylum by Sarah Hans, His Unburned Heart by David Sandner and Bottling His Ghosts by S.H. Cooper.