Critics Pick: "While the house of horror has many mansions, my own favorite subgenre is the reticent, often enigmatic “strange tale.” This is a specialty of Tartarus Press, which celebrates a major anniversary with “Strange Tales: Tartarus Press at 30,” edited by co-founder Rosalie Parker. This handsome volume showcases work by 18 writers" ~ Michael Dirda, Washington Post
"Malady of Laughter"
Swan River Press
"Her stories function as vehicles to probe the centers of darkness within all of us, those timeless places that define... what it means to be human." ~ Jim Krusoe
"This story, with its mad-scientist contraptions of chemical, color, and light, has made me forget everything ... It is a powerful story with a weirdness that somehow exceeds weirdness itself. No mean feat.'
~ British Fantasy Society Karl Edward Wagner Award Winner D.F. Lewis
"The quality of [Inna's] writing is rare. I could go on easily for twenty pages about what makes it strong, and yet feel that at the end of it I might see other strengths that could result in another 20 pages." ~ Eddie Vega, Noir Nation
"Inna’s writing is always lucid and forceful but she’s one of those lucky people who have an extra gear." ~ Matt Cox, Speechwriter for Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
"Her stories are unsummarizable, and do not exist apart from their style." ~ Jim Krusoe, author of The Sleep Garden
"A Blind Cupping"
Santa Monica Review
"Gorgeous writing about a bad, bad man.
Loved it." ~ Andrew Tonkovich, Editor of SMR
"The Devil and the Divine"
"I loved the combination of ... fantasy .. and Clava's desperate desire... Beneath all of these was the uncertainty I had whether Clava was the villain - or the victim." ~ Dr. Sarah L. Uckelman, Professor of Logic and Philosophy of Language at Durham University @ SFFReviews.com
Inna reads a sneak preview of her story, "The Devil and the Divine," on the Outer Dark Podcast.
"Inna was hired to help create a marketing deck, messaging outline, website strategy, and creative copy... She has brought a very high level of professionalism, creativity, intelligence, value, and care to these assignments."
-Leandro Tyberg, President of Primestor
Lethe Press, Spirits Unwrapped
"Inna Effress’s 'Birthright' features a daughter who murders her father and fillets his body." ~ Publisher's Weekly
Best Horror of the Year
edited by Ellen Datlow
Simon & Schuster: "For more than three decades, award-winning editor and anthologist Ellen Datlow has had her finger on the pulse of the latest and most terrifying in horror writing. This edition includes award-winning and critically acclaimed authors" including Carmen Maria Machado, Mark Morris, John Langan, Carole Johnstone, and others.