Saturday, September 7, 2013

The Title of My Next Book Is...LOVECRAFT'S CURSE!

Finally! Finally I can talk about this book that I've been putting together for such a long time.

My next horror novel is called Lovecraft's Curse, and with any luck, it will be arriving before Halloween. Right now, the beta draft is in readers' hands, and I am discussing cover designs with my good pal and frequent collaborator Jeff Rodgers.

I cannot put into words how excited I am about this book. Here is the current version of the back cover copy, which should give you a taste of where this story is going:

A horrific childhood incident cast a shadow over Fela Barton’s life for fourteen years.

Now a 20-year-old college student, Fela survived her first semester of living on campus and is finally ready put the past behind her.

Until the nightmares start again.

Fela’s dreams hold the key to the madness that has plagued her family for generations. But as she searches for answers, a terrible evil gets closer to finding her.

Only one person can help Fela now--and he’s been dead for over 70 years.

There will be many more details to come of course, but I did want to at least give folks a visual reference for my main character. Without a doubt, Ashley Laurence was someone who I kept picturing as I was writing Fela Barton. She was amazing as Kirsty Cotton in the Hellraiser series, and as you might have guessed, Clive Barker is a huge influence on my writing as well.

But the biggest influence on my horror writing is without a doubt Howard Phillips Lovecraft, arguably the greatest horror writer of all time. To say his presence will be felt in Lovecraft's Curse would be an understatement of epic proportions.


More to come!