Writer of Horror Fiction

Update on Into the Dark

Well, just about everything is ready to go on my sequel to Comes The Dark.  Philip R. Rogers once again did a fantastic job on the cover art.  While it is not officially finished, outside of a few touches, it is ready to go.  I wanted to thank him for putting that effort at the top of the list when my publisher decided we should move the publication date up on Into The Dark so it can be released before Christmas.  The cover image transition from the first book to second book and what we both envision for book three is terrific, both for the front and back cover.  Philip gets the credit for keeping the theme and tone on track and I can’t wait to compare all three books side by side when all is said and done.

I also have to give some pretty high praise to Kody Boye, the formatting wizard who got the formatting done in no time flat on this book.  I kept the formatting identical to the first book, which he admits made it easier on him, but I can’t deny how impressive it was to see it back so quickly.  After one more quick run through, it was as good as done, after just a few days of passing along the finalized manuscript to him.  Of course, Michelle Linhart, my editor, deserves huge helpings of praise for taking on this entire project of all three books and doing a terrific job with it.

I will be revealing the second cover once Philip gets me the final version-I don’t want to provide the ‘raw’ footage of the almost complete cover here with it so close to being done, so it will be a few days still-but soon, very soon.  Stay tuned for that-I hope you all like it as much as I do.

Also, more Dark Stories are upcoming here on my blog, but make sure you check out the latest installment, George and Jason, Part 2, which is a few posts down from this one, or head on over on my Dark Stories Page, which has all the Dark stories I have created thus far, all in order.  I will continue to post them as long as I have material that is worthy of being put into the blog from the original manuscripts I wrote for the trilogy.

I know I have posted this several times previously, but here again is the back cover description for Into The Dark:

Six weeks ago, the mysterious virus came out of nowhere and engulfed the world.  Everyone infected seemed to die … then rise again.

Jeff Blaine did his best to hold his family together and to protect them from the horrors scratching at their door, but in the end, they were ripped away from him like everything else that ever mattered.

Lost and alone, Jeff decided his only option was to destroy as many of the monsters that stole his life away before they destroy him as well.  But when he discovers Megan, George, and Jason, three other survivors not interested in giving up just yet, he reluctantly accepts that there might still be a reason to fight and live to see another day.

Traveling through the blasted landscape their world has become, the quartet discovers that the living dead aren’t the only danger with which they must cope.  Even other survivors who promise safety and security from the hordes of ghouls roaming the wastelands will test loyalties and their faith in humankind.

Jeff and his small band of newfound friends must forge a semblance of life in the newly blighted world.  And they will have only the light of their own humanity by which to navigate as everything around them descends into the dark.


Stay tuned for more info-I will post it as I get it.  Thanks!

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