I’ve mentioned it before, but this time, I’m pretty sure the date is closer than ever: Humanity’s Hope will soon be released onto the world!
The goal is to either have it out by the end of the month or by the beginning of August. Either way, it’s close, and I’m super excited! Stay tuned for the purchase link. Until then, please enjoy the blurb.
Caleb, a 17-year-old boy, survived the zombie uprising, but he didn’t come out of the ordeal unscathed. He’s been scarred—both mentally and physically. The rest of humanity is trying to rebuild, to make the world normal again. Caleb is trying to return to a normal life also, but after all he’s seen, after the loss of his family and friends, the transition is difficult. The darkness that led him down a path of self-doubt and self-harm keeps trying to creep back into his mind.
Things only become worse when he discovers he’s immune to whatever makes a zombie a zombie. Fighting zombies was predictable. He knew what to expect. Fighting humans is volatile. They are malicious and treacherous. They won’t stop to get what they want, and Caleb has to figure out exactly what that is.
*Trigger warning: attempted suicide
In addition to Humanity’s Hope coming out, I’ve been working on the third installment to my middle grade book series called The Ifs. The first two are currently on sale for 99 cents, so if you’re interested in checking them out, now is the time.
Landon and Broden are brothers, and some days they DO NOT get along. They spend most of their days fighting, arguing, and plotting ways to get revenge on each other.
Then, strange things start happening… Noises in their room that are not from the cat. Homework that is mysteriously finished. A broken shoelace that repairs all by itself. Clothes that are put in the hamper on their own.
The brothers want to share their weird experiences, but they don’t know if they can trust each other. But when they find out who’s behind all the strange things around the house, they are called to battle with the most unusual creatures and wildest of beasts.
When the battle turns more dangerous than they imagined, Landon and Broden must face their fears, put their grudges aside, and learn how to work together.
These are the worst words Broden could hear from his big brother Landon—just one day after they battled alongside Slade’s Ifs and his army of forest beasts. And Landon has more news…
“Gage has magic.”
As the boys are drawn into another adventure with the Ifs, they find out just how powerful—and dangerous—Gage’s magic can be.
Anyone have any fun weekend plans? I’m picking up my boys. They’ve spent the last 10 days with their grandparents and are ready to come home. I’m ready for them to be home. The house is incredibly quiet without them.
Up for your reading pleasure, a new post on the always-interesting UK-authored site, GreyDogTales.com about Lizzie Borden - "Skipping the Dark Fantastic." If you don't know the full Borden story, there's some good stuff here.
Great background and some talk on the upcoming Lizzie Borden movie - and there's also an interview with me talking Lizzie, her supposed guilt, and all that good stuff.
Yes, there are only a couple little corrections now and The Haunting of Dr. Bowen , A Mystery in Lizzie Borden's Fall River will be ready to get up on pre-order!! It's been a loooong haul, some problems, some mistakes.... but it's almost here!!! The story ties into the Borden murders, but is the doctor's views, recollections and experiences. At least how I'm imagining it!
I'll be doing a few pre-order and full cover reveal blog visits soon! The cover is by the talented Stephen D. Sullivan - check out his cool ongoing serial monster story, Dr. Cushing's Chamber of Horrors!
Now, if you've read this far... tell me what you think in the comments for a chance to win a Kindle copy! Here's the Dr. Bowen book blurb:
Gruesome deaths haunt the industrial city of Fall River, Massachusetts.
Dr. Seabury Bowen—physician to the infamous
Lizzie Borden—swears he’s being stalked by spirits, though his beloved wife
thinks it’s merely his imagination. But the retired doctor insists that neither
greed nor anger provoked the recent sensational axe murders in Fall River.
Rather, he believes the city is poisoned by bad blood and a thirst for revenge
dating back to the Indian and Colonial wars.
Now, two years after the Borden murders,
Dr. Bowen is determined to uncover the mysteries stirring up the city’s
ancient, bloodthirsty specters. Can he discover who, or what, is shattering the
peace before Fall River runs red? Or will he be the next victim?
Part mystery, part love story, The
Haunting of Dr. Bowen reveals the eerie side of Fall River as witnessed by
the first doctor on the scene of the legendary Borden murders.