I just finished two short stories by Kathleen Valentine, who is fast becoming one of my favorite new authors. These two particular short stories were bundled together on Smashwords and were perfect reads for the month of October. The first story, Home Made Pie and Sausage, was a macabre tale that reminded me of the likes of Edgar Allen Poe at his quirky best. It was deliciously horrible and the perfect Halloween read. The second tale, Killing Julie Morris, was more of a classic mystery with a bit of a thriller bent. I am glad that Kathleen bound these two stories together and offered them for the month of October as they were thoroughly enjoyable.