13 Stories

Elysabeth Carrell and Jordan Drew began 13 Stories 'Til Halloween in 2011 as a way to prep for NaNoWriMo. The first year, they wrote a story every day and posted it at midnight. Since then 13 Stories has grown to an incredible list of poets, storytellers, authors, and friends who have graciously agreed to share their stories, and help Jordan and Beth countdown to Halloween.

Elysabeth Carrell

Presenter of 13 Stories and Editor-in-Chief

Bio [redacted]

Jordan Drew

Presenter, Editor, and maker of 13 Stories videos and covers, unless otherwise noted.

Bio [classified]

Nah, just kidding.

Jordan Drew is a type 1 diabetic and stroke survivor. She likes to write books and make pictures. She can be found on instagram as either jordandrew or writerjdmayor. She wrote a book under her alter ego J.D. Mayor, and if you buy it all proceeds go to her doctors...because they like taking all of her money.


Alice Loweecey

Baker of brownies and tormenter of characters, Alice Loweecey celebrates the day she jumped the wall with as much enthusiasm as her birthday. She grew up watching Hammer horror films and Scooby-Doo mysteries, which explains a whole lot. When she's not writing humorous mysteries or nightmare-inducing horror fiction, she can be found growing vegetables in her garden and water lilies in her koi pond.

Ghosts and nuns and murder, oh my! All nine Giulia Driscoll, P.I. mysteries are on my Amazon page!

Join a bloody revenge quest, fight tentacled monsters, and dance with a hot vampire on Kate Morgan's (my other self) Amazon page!


Austin Malone

Austin Malone is a writer of short fiction who also occasionally narrates the works of others. He resides in New Orleans with his family, a cat named Cheese Louise, and more ghosts than he cares to count.

Carole Conner

Carole Conner is a chandler and writer who spends most of her days mainlining coffee and earning her living with wax and words. She shares her very tiny and probably haunted house (where three people died, and two of them stayed that way) with her two cats, scores of books, uncountable projects, and not enough hours in a day to do what she wants. She and the critters are well familiar with rattling doorknobs, footfalls in the basement, and things that go bump in the night. She believes if more people were familiar with James Whitcomb Riley’s spooky poem, Little Orphant Annie, which her grandmother used to recite with animated glee, the world would be a nicer place.

Deborah Long

My Name is Deborah Long - everyone calls me Dede

I’m a mom of 6 kids in a big blended family - 5 girls 1 boy. 5 still live at home and I have two grandbabies. We enjoy all things Halloween and trick or treat.

I hope you enjoy the story.

Side bar-
I am a cancer survivor and am enter a contest this month for women Fab over 40.
I would love your vote-


Foinah Jameson

Foinah lives in the Pacific Northwest and spends her days with a fabulous husband, two Norse gods disguised as her children, and a menagerie of used animals. At night Foinah sneaks out to her office on the back deck under an umbrella where she writes feverishly on a battered Mac laptop, typing away madly until the sun rises. Dark, comic, creepy tales come to life as she sips cold coffee and chain smokes aromatic cigars in the crisp night air. In a previous life Foinah was a musician, a publican, a chef, a burgeoning astrophysicist, and an artist rep. Now a domestic goddess and a mother by day/ writer by night, Foinah enjoys her alter ego as the smoking monkey who gets to use a laptop.

"Writing is so much cheaper than therapy, and you can drink while you do it."



Matt Roberts

Matt is the author of Lil Horror Stories For The Soul and Hush Little Baby, which are available on his Amazon page. He has also written a second short horror story for Halloween following this same theme, which will be posted on his site, Martians Attack. He is currently working on a new book, due out sometime in the next decade.

Mikey Hope

Mikey Hope once again prowls the parks and parking lots in and around Atlanta, Georgia; awaiting the activation of his clone army so that each may fully pursue one of his myriad interests: writing genre fiction, tabletop role-playing, creating digital art, teaching and performing massage, and perfecting his Mai-Tai recipe!

He enjoys inflicting his nefarious scribblings upon an unsuspectingworld, whether at 13 Stories Til Halloween, or other spots on the internet such as “Blindman's Bellows” on Inkitt.com

On a related note, his artwork may be viewed at hisportfolio page: https://www.krop.com/preternatch or purchased at his shop https://www.redbubble.com/people/preternatch/shop

Shay Leigh

Shay Leigh is a native of Southern New Mexico. Besides writing, she loves art and music, spending time with her kids (those with and without fur), and traveling. You can find her two poetry books on Amazon and more of her Halloween short stories here at 13storiestil.com.

Terri Lynn Coop

Terri Lynn Coop is a recovering lawyer who now teaches high school English to unsuspecting sophomores. Her work has appeared in two Anthony-nominated anthologies: Just to Watch Them Die: Crime Fiction Inspired by the Songs of Johnny Cash and Lockdown: Tales of Crime, Terror, and Hope in a Pandemic. Her flash fiction can also be found at classy joints like Shotgun Honey. Terri's mystery series, starring disgraced lawyer Juliana Martin, is available through Amazon.