I’m pleased to announce that my new novella, Dreadedin Chronicles: The Nameless City has just been published and is available as an e-book on Amazon.com.
It’s a novella aimed at a Young Adult (YA) audience, written in cooperation with the Dunedin Public Library. The story takes place in and around the city of Dunedin (pronounced “dun-EE-din”), Florida. Most of the novel’s supporting characters are based on local teen volunteers.
A limited edition print run will make the book available for borrowing from the Dunedin Public Library in November 2014.
The book blurb states:
Paige Ashton is an ordinary teenager just trying to get through high school. Friendless, she’s socially invisible until bizarre occurrences put her in the spotlight. When disaster strikes on Halloween, why is everyone looking for her?
College freshman Ryan Kincaid is living a lie: he pretends to go to class but hangs out and drinks with his friends instead. He’s never had to work for anything in his life, so how is he going to save his family from a fate worse than death?
Soon, they’ll have to face cannibal zombies, a horrible sleeping sickness, and an ancient evil hundreds of millions of years old, with the fate of the world hanging in the balance.
The text includes some Lovecraftian themes, including research using forbidden tomes like the Pnakotic Manuscripts, inhuman civilizations that existed millions of years before our own, and terms like “cyclopean.” At 99 cents, it’s practically a steal!