12 Tales Lie | 1 Tells True

Twelve Tales Lie | One Tells True brings together 13 stories of the fantastic and fearsome by award-winning author Maria Alexander. 

WARNING: This is not your typical short story collection. While twelve of the tales are fictitious, one is a creepy true story sure to amuse and alarm even die-hard horror fans. Guessing which one is half the skin-crawling fun. Is it the man who resurrects his abusive father for revenge that goes awry? The woman who brings home a birthday balloon inflated with hellion instead of helium? Or the couple that accidentally buys a home sitting at The Crossroads, where the “H” in “HOA” has a whole new meaning…? 

As Neil Gaiman once said: “Fiction is the lie that tells the truth, after all.” Read on and decide for yourself.


“A great collection of dark stories with bite.”
— Yvonne Navarro, AfterAge

“Maria is a highly recommended top writer. Do yourself a big favor — snag this colleciton and every other piece of her writing you can find.”
— Gene O’Neill, The White Plague Chronicles

“Honest…visceral and heartfelt.”
— Eric Guinard, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of That Which Grows Wild

“This is…wildly glorious.”
— Goodreads reviewer

“This was a fascinating idea for a book and she delivers.”
— Goodreads reviewer

“Maria Alexander really is the Tori Amos of horror.”
— Anita Siraki, Librarian

Where to Buy 12 Tales Lie | 1 Tells True

Amazon (paperback and Kindle)

Barnes and Noble (paperback and Nook)

Kobo (ebook)

Apple Books (ebook)