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10 updates on my upcoming novel, "Moonlight City Drive":

So where are we with my upcoming 4th novel, "Moonlight City Drive"?

1. Release date has been set for November 3
2. Book's release party is a two-day event at the Agora Ballroom in Cleveland on Nov 3 & 4. The release party will be part of a music series happening that weekend, which features bands Dog Fashion Disco, Polkadot Cadaver, El-Creepo!, and Chuck Mosley (from Faith No More.) Tickets for both days are on sale now!
3. The novel is currently with my editor and magic maker, Denise Barker. I'm hoping to have it back before Aug 28.
4. The front and back cover artwork has been finalized and approved. Artist Kyle Lechner did an amazing job on both pieces of artwork.
5. The interior chapter graphics have all been finished and approved. Amy Hunter outdid herself with the 18 images she was tasked to create.
6. Photoshoot has been confirmed for my author photo for the back of the book in New Bern, NC at the Palace Motel by photographer Elisabeth Adams late in August.
7. The novel will be released with limited edition swag: coffee mugs, 2018 calendar, possibly shot glasses, and a super secret piece of merchandise that will only be available during the 2 days in Cleveland.
8. Manuel Dadee, from the band Gargamel, has been tapped to record the narration for the audiobook release of the novel.
9. Interior formatter, Robin Krauss, has already created the template for the book's layout and designed a custom section break divider, just for this novel.
10. Next, I will be looking for a director to help put together the official book trailer.

Author Interview: Amy Hunter and her "A Haunting of Words" story

Today author Amy Hunter takes over my page with a discussion about her short story, "Salted Ground," appearing in the anthology A Haunting of Words, which also includes my brand new short story, "Anesthetize or A Dream Played in Reverse on Piano Keys"):

Blurb: Marley was convinced she had found happiness with Adam when he helped her escape an abusive relationship. When tragedy strikes, will she find hope or torment?

What inspired you to write this story?: One of the many things I struggle with is not knowing when to let go… of anything. Marley became sort of a hero to me. In the first paragraph, she salted the ground and moved on, and in the rest of the story, she deals with the consequences.

How long have you been writing?: I’ve been writing since my early teen years. Earlier than that, if you count the childhood plays my friends and I would perform for my mom (all of which received standing ovations). I moved on to high school journalism, which I thought I would make into a career, but here I am at thirty-three, diggin’ the hell out of fiction.

What genres do you most associate with in your writing?: Suspense, Creative Nonfiction

What are you working on right now?: "Monster’s Edge." When Coralie manipulates Shane into committing a crime, he double-crosses her and leaves her with a parting gift she’ll never forget.

What else do you have available/published?: So far, aside from ‘A Haunting of Words,’ I also have a story called “Core” in ‘A Journey of Words.’

What advice do you give to new writers?: A piece of advice saved my life once and continues to do so every day. I feel like it applies here. So: remove the cotton from your ears and put it in your mouth. Listen and learn from those who came before you. Don’t assume you know everything. And hire an editor. Okay, so the editor thing came later, but do it. You’ll be glad you did.

Where can people can find your work?:

You can purchase A Haunting of Words (available in paperback and eBook) through the Scout Media online store at: and get an exclusive companion soundtrack CD, or through Barnes & Nobles, Target, Books-a-Million, and Amazon.

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