Meet Spooky, a dead little boy continuing to grow up. He goes to school, likes taking pictures in cemeteries, and doesn’t breathe. Accidentally starting the zombie apocalypse is his biggest fear, but it’s not his biggest problem.
The Spooky Chronicles is a paranormal mystery horror book series about a child who comes back to life as a zombie but is still getting older. Having already overcome personal tragedy in his life, his unique condition makes him aware of (and draws him into) a secret, paranormal underworld he never asked to be a part of (but still thinks is pretty cool).
Ancient City Con in Jacksonville, Florida is three days long this year, and I’m a guest! I’ll be on and/or running a few panels, have lots of Spooky Chronicles books for sale (and how you can get some for free), and Grim D. Reaper of MovieCrypt.com will be making a few appearances throughout the weekend (don’t mention his face lift, though; he’s kind of sensitive about getting work done). Come say hello and get your picture taken with Death…!
It was one year ago I launched The Spooky Chronicles with the The Crooked Man. I have released three more books since then, making it a real series. The next book, Greene Square Middle, has been the most difficult book I’ve had to write thus far but is coming together nicely.
To celebrate, I’m going to have a bit of a Memorial Day sale through Monday: through Smashwords, all three main books will be just 99 cents each while “book zero” will continue to be free (but maybe not for much longer). Be sure to use the correct coupon code (not case sensitive) on checkout to get your discount! Tell your friends!
The Crooked Man – Use $0.99 coupon code NA59M
The Terminal People – Use $0.99 coupon code UW75Y
Schoolhouse Number Five – Use $0.99 coupon code RD38H
Forget Me Nots – Still free (for now)
The original idea of this character and the world he inhabits was born in 1999, as in “party like it’s.” I also kicked around the idea that Spencer was born on Friday the 13th, which seems a little cliche, but I thought it would be fun that occasionally his birthday would fall on a Friday. Today he turns twelve years old.
In any case, it just kind of happened that the series got going in such a way that the main character’s timeline is very close to real time, and rather than try to force things into being timeless (which is virtually impossible in a modern setting unless you dislocate your characters to an alien landscape), I decided to just run with it.
If you haven’t already, click the image or click here to order or download the book. If you haven’t seen it yet, click and watch the series ebook trailer.
And for anyone not on Facebook, I have officially announced the name of the third book: “Schoolhouse Number Five.” For a peek at the cover, check out my Thinking Skull page on FB.