Cover design by Alan Lastufka.

Cicada: A Novella

“Seething with a feminine rage that builds to a deafening roar, Tanya Pell’s CICADA terrifies with reinvigorated small town horror tropes while delivering that wonderfully familiar VHS horror flick camp. A real bitch of a novella.”
Rae Wilde, author of I Can Fix Her

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Publication Date

September 24, 2024

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Print Length

192 Pages

ISBN

978-1-959565-34-5 (Paperback)
978-1-959565-35-2 (eBook)

About Cicada

Ash is stranded at a rural horror film festival about a giant killer cicada and can't decide what's worse, the movie or her idiot boyfriend, until she realizes she's starring in the bloody sequel when people start dying and the locals won't let them leave.

Praise

“You ever hear of this movie? You’ll love it. No, don’t ask me where I got the tape. Tanya Pell’s CICADA feels like that, a debut that shocks and delights, a found-footage gem to be handed around the friend group, each play making the scanlines a little fuzzier, each rewind to relish in that gnarly kill making the book’s monsters a little more real. Creepy and fun, struck through with true genre savvy.”
Adam Cesare, author of Clown in a Cornfield and Influencer

“Seething with a feminine rage that builds to a deafening roar, Tanya Pell’s CICADA terrifies with reinvigorated small town horror tropes while delivering that wonderfully familiar VHS horror flick camp. A real bitch of a novella.”
Rae Wilde, author of I Can Fix Her

Cicada News
May 17, 2024
Today, we are revealing the cover for Tanya Pell’s CICADA, the fourth novella in our popular Killer VHS Series…
December 11, 2023
Today we are announcing a new deal for Tanya Pell‘s horror novella, Cicada. Cicada will be published Fall of 2024 as the fourth title in our Killer VHS Series…
About the Author

Tanya Pell’s horror debut CICADA releases in Sept. ’24 through Shortwave. An HWA member, her short fiction can be found in MOTHER KNOWS BEST, OBSOLESCENCE, Shortwave Magazine, and Well, This is Tense. She is represented by Marcy Posner at Folio and FolioJr.

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About the Series

A series of books where movie monsters come to life and old VHS tapes summon long-buried evils. You’ll probably survive, as long as you remember to be kind and rewind.

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🥇 Award Finalist
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