The countdown continues…
Two weeks until release day.
My novel, Terror in High Water, is available September 23rd.
From the back cover:
“The Man is comin’, Sheriff…bringin’ the hounds of Hell with him…”
On a hot morning In 1830s Texas, a cattle rancher limps into the tiny, isolated town of High Water. He’s battered, bloody, and near death but insists on speaking to the sheriff. “The Man is coming,” he warns, “and he’s taking over this town.” The townspeople fearfully brace for the newcomer’s arrival.
The Man arrives with his gang of Hell Hounds in tow, brutally kills the sheriff, and declares the town his. Thus begins the reign of terror by the sinister band who, as the people soon discover, are more than meets the eye. The residents of High Water are terrorized, threatened, and forced to pay tribute to their cruel oppressors with violent repercussions for any who dare to resist.
But there is hope.
A story begins to circulate, in hushed whispers, behind closed doors. The legend of a renowned gunslinger and monster hunter who walks the earth, his sole purpose to seek and destroy the minions of hell. The people are held in the grip of terror, fearful of the consequences should they take a stand. But one young man will risk everything to escape The Man’s clutches, to locate the Legend and bring him back to banish the evil from High Water.
Is the legend real? Does the gunslinger still live? Can one man defeat the overwhelming odds and destroy the great evil that grips High Water?
Do legends ever die?
Now available on Amazon for pre-order for Kindle and paperback.
It’s been a very good couple of days here, and I wanted to share some of what’s been going on with you.
A quick update, hot on the heels of the excitement of my novel’s debut: Terror in High Water is now available for pre-order on Amazon. Only in Kindle for now, but it will be available in paperback.
In the spirit of back to school week, the fall session of Crafting the Short Story kicks off on September 23rd – coincidentally, launch day for Terror in High Water. A busy day ahead!
In addition, beginning this fall we’re test-driving a new course. It’s sort of a companion piece to the short story class but can also stand alone. It’s called An Introduction to Publishing, and the name says it all – this is a crash course on some of the basics involved with the publishing industry. This is largely being offered due to feedback and suggestions from those who have taken the short story classes. It’s a single session course where we’ll get together on a Saturday afternoon and have a discussion about publishing.
Last but not least, this week I spread my wings a little bit and expanded into… children’s books? Yes, as unlikely as it sounds, I’ve written a story that will appear in an anthology for kids. Details to follow, but for now (and for the second time this week) here’s a sneak peek at the cover art:
Fun stuff! I’m pretty happy about the idea of writing for kids, even if it turns out to be just a one-off event. The coolest part, at least for me, is the fact that I will be joined in this collection by my wife, Sheryl. For those who don’t know, Sheryl is my de facto in-house editor, and quite a talented writer to boot. Sharing pages with her is something I’ve wanted to do for a while. This winter (hopefully in time for Christmas!), we’ll get to do that.
I know, a lot to process and take in for one day. I’ll leave it there for now, and bombard you with more interesting tidbits as they unfold.
The Man is coming.
At long last, the time has arrived.
There have been whispers and rumblings for a while, but the time is finally upon us.
Introducing my novel, Terror in High Water, which releases on September 23rd. Here’s the world’s first look at the cover:
Brought to life by the folks at World Castle Publishing, Terror in High Water brings the western and horror genres together in terrifying fashion.
While the official release date isn’t until September 23 – three weeks from today! – it will be available for pre-order very soon, as early as tomorrow.
Stay tuned to this space for updates and teasers. In the meantime, spread the word… and be afraid!