Uncommon Miracles [hardcover] by Julie C. Day
PUBLICATION DATE October 2018
COVER ART Tiffany Bozic
Unsigned Jacketed Hardcover — ISBN 978-1-786363-34-3
100 Jacketed Hardcovers signed by Julie C. Day — ISBN 978-1-786363-05-0
A grieving man travels through time via car crash. A family of matriarchs collects recipes for the dead. A woman gains an unexpected child in the midst of a bunny apocalypse. An outcast finds work in a magical slaughterhouse. Julie C. Day’s debut collection is rife with dark and twisted tales made beautiful by her gorgeous prose and wonderfully idiosyncratic imagination. Melding aspects of Southern Gothic and fabulism, and utilizing the author’s own scientific background, Day’s carefully rendered settings are both delightful and unexpected. Whether set in a uniquely altered version of Florida’s Space Coast or a haunted island off the coast of Maine, each story in this collection carries its own brand of meticulous and captivating weirdness. Yet in the end, it is the desperation of the characters that drives these stories forward and their wild obsessions that carry them through to the end. It is Day’s clear-eyed compassion for the dark recesses of the human heart and her dream-like vision of the physical world that make this collection a standout.
Julie C. Day has published over two dozen stories in magazines such as the Interzone, Black Static, Split Lip Magazine, the Cream City Review and Podcastle.
Julie’s fiction reflects her relish for the esoteric and the scientific. She’s spent an inordinate amount of time researching such topics as the damselfly Ischnura hastate, the ancient city of Teotihuacan, quantum refrigerators, and the late-nineteenth-century Orphan Trains.
Born in Darlington, England, Julie now lives in a small town in New England with her family, a menagerie of variously sized animals, and a cozy amount of clutter and dust. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Southern Maine and a Masters of Science in Microbiology from the University of Massachusetts. Julie is also a graduate of the Banff Writers’ Conference, the Viable Paradise Writers’ Workshop, and the Yale Writers’ Workshop. You can find her @thisjulieday or