I'm amping up for the October release of my debut novel A Dirge for the Malice. The story is set in my hometown of Science Hill, Kentucky. The first half of the book centers around a group of friends and their adventures on Halloween night 1987. The second half of the book has them dealing with the consequences of invoking a witch's curse.
To the right is a picture of the back cover of the novel. I'm reading through the digital proof right now and I just received an email this morning that my hard copy proofs have shipped. Once I go through those and make the appropriate changes (let's hope there aren't many), the book will be ready for the public. On a personal note, let me say that I really enjoy this novel. Even though I've been through it many times now, I still laugh at some of the things that happen and I feel the tension the characters feel as they try to overturn the curse. I labeled the book as horror, because there really wasn't anything else to call it. It reads more like a piece of Southern fiction with dark twists along the way. Horror is my genre of choice, but there is a lot in this novel to appeal to most people, except for those looking for romance elements. It's written from a 19 year old male's point of view. So, you can guess where the "romance" lies with him and his friends.