Edward Medina is an Amazon bestselling author and there’s reason for that. His latest short story release, “The Corpse of Madeline Hill” is just one more. He has a natural knack for sucking you into his stories within the first few lines. As a native New Yorker who regularly escaped the city to Poughkeepsie for years, I was immediately drawn in with its first two lines. The second sentence “Everyone knows the story of Sleepy Hollow” gave me a hint as to what was to come.
There are two particular traits in Mr. Medina’s writing style that I love. As anticipated, he did not disappoint me with this tale. One standout trait is the actual writing.
This is a beautifully sad, somewhat strange story told in prose so colorful, so vivid you are transported to your favorite campsite where you find yourself sitting around a fire with your friends transfixed by the orator’s voice as the tale is told.
The second outstanding trait I always look for is the way he inserts mysterious and totally unexpected twists in his stories. Again, there was no dissatisfaction there.
“The Corpse of Madeline Hill” is a quick read but by no means is it so because of lack of passion or wit. This is one of those stories you will want to read again and again, just to see if you missed something.
Kudos Mr. Medina!!!
Native New Yorker Minnie Lahongrais unwittingly kick-started her second career in mid-2010 when she began writing an urban fantasy tale intended to help her cope with the death of her father. November the same year, she set that story aside to immerse herself in the annual madness of NaNoWriMo resulting in her first novel, “Sinner’s Ride,” and published it Spring of 2011. That summer, she began writing “Divergent Lives,” releasing it 12/12/12. She finds time to write every day and is currently working on her third, untitled novel as well as her “Pink Diamond Inspirations” radio talk show on www.allmediaradio.com. For more information follow her on Twitter or her Facebook Author Page.
New York State’s Hudson Valley is fertile ground for specters and legends of all types and lineages. Everyone knows the story of Sleepy Hollow. Not far from the Headless Horseman’s territory, in Ulster County, New York, you’ll find the small town of Accord. You’ll miss it if you drive by too quickly. Accord has one of these stories. Accord has one of these cautionary tales wrapped around a haunting event. A tale that’s meant to remind us that love is eternal, and that evil and hate are real, and both come with death not far behind.
Amazon Bestselling author Edward Medina has found another unique and frightening story to share with you. The art of making wine is the art of capturing time in a bottle. It’s about taking living elements at the glory of their being and causing their demise in the most sublime way possible. The art of making wine is the art of capturing life and death in a bottle. The Corpse of Madeline Hill is a tale of luscious wine, eternal love, brutal murder and savage revenge set in the New York State wine regions. This short story also serves as proof that the best revenge is aged revenge.
“Edward Medina is gifted beyond measure in the art of storytelling. The Corpse of Madeline Hill jumps from the pages and swarms the senses in the best revenge tale I’ve read in years. Amazing.” – Amazon Reader
“Thrilling, terrifying, and romantic. We have all driven down a road in a sleepy town, passed by an open cemetery, and wondered who is buried there. Medina takes us under that ground and digs up the story of Madeline Hill, long forgotten by the town’s inhabitants, and as we soon learn, disastrously so.” – Amazon Reader
The Corpse of Madeline Hill debuted in the Top Twenty-Five on the Amazon Bestseller list for Short Stories Horror and has earned 9 Amazon and Goodreads ★★★★★ reviews from readers, reviewers, authors, and bloggers. The Corpse of Madeline Hill is available on Amazon.
Edward Medina is a native New Yorker who was raised by his mother and grandmother to believe that life is an adventure best lived to the fullest. To that end he has lived his life on the edge of creative possibility.
Over time, Edward has been a radio and voice over artist. He built a significant career as a producer, director and writer for both digital media and the New York Off and Off – Off Broadway stages. He also had the honor and the privilege to work for the late great Jim Henson. He then went on to become a theme park designer. For fun, he became a steam train engineer and has been since childhood, a sometime magician. Although, at this point in his life, the magic he creates is more for the page as an author of high fantasy, dark horror, and epic steampunk adventures.
Edward Medina is proud to be a member of the Horror Writers Association and the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators.