Monday, May 30, 2011
If you've been reading my fictional short stories (tab above), you might wonder if after two nonfiction books, I might try my hand at horror writing. I decided not to try my hand, but to throw in my feet, legs, arms, head, body... I took the plunge!
"Josiah: Undead Cowboy" is the first in my "Midnight Arroyo Series" of western twists on classic horror themes. This 99-cent novel is now available on
Kindle and Nook today! Don't forget, Kindle allows it to be downloaded to your Droid, IPad, home PC--you don't need a reader.
There are some very unusual and exciting twists in this vampire story. It even includes the ghost realm and the condition of vampirism, as well as what it's like to be an undead cowboy trying to do right and fighting his instincts, going up against some vampires in the abandoned gold mine.
The story was inspired by a trip to an old dead mining town where I saw a cowboy sucking on a cigarette and leaned up against a wall, booted ankles crossed, hat pulled down, pale eyes glowing. He didn't seem quite human and the town felt completely barren. That combination made me go "aha!" Hence, Josiah was born.
The other books in the series will also feature a hero whose head you get to climb inside of and whose experience you get to share with strange creative twists and bringing to life some creepy western locations I've been poking around.
The next book should be out in about two months (a zombie theme). Expect the hero character to pop up online and get his own blog, just like Josiah's.
Please consider hitting Amazon or Nook and enjoying a summer read. I hope on my next road trip/ghost hunt to be inspired for the third book in the series--perhaps a werewolf one or a classic slasher theme... one never knows!