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
'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
"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
"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.
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
From 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.