I’m giving away my twelfth novel this week on my Facebook page! Here’s an overview of the novel.
Where the idea came from:
This story idea came in the form of a premise: what if a bestselling horror writer got writer’s block and ended up stealing a manuscript from a fan who sent it to him years ago for input? And what if that fan came knocking on his door demanding an apology or more?
One line synopsis:
I already basically share the synopsis above, but this is about a horror writer who ends up living the nightmares that he’s been penning down for years.
Journey to publication:
When I signed a four-book deal with FaithWords, I gave them this idea for the second book (the first being Isolation). I wanted to make it deeper and creepier than Isolation. I discovered that while the premise was strong, I had gone a bit astray with the story itself. This took a couple of tries before my editor ended up accepting it.
Thankful to say that the response continued to be strong for this supernatural thriller. Publishers Weekly called it “an emotional wallop of a book" and said "Thrasher just keeps getting better.” Even my agent loved it, feeling it was the best thing I’d done to date.
I’m very proud of Ghostwriter. It’s a deeper work with a variety of themes inside it. I like how it’s not just a supernatural thriller but also a meditation on grief and creativity.
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