My novella, “It Came From The Rocks“, was published through Amazon this month. I’m pretty stoked about it, and as soon as I figure out how to run the free trial promotions in their KDP Select program I’ll post about that too.
The story came to me from a dream I had (how cliche is that?), where an ape-like creature was terrorizing my neighborhood, ate my one neighbor’s dogs which never stop barking (until they was eaten), and traveling across roof-tops.
I woke with this vivid image of the creature standing on a rooftop, framed by the moon, it’s head turned almost completely backwards to look at me with blood-red eyes.
It was the first time in many years that a dream startled me like that, and I knew I had to write it into a story. “It Came From The Rocks” is what I came up with.
I’ve been (re)reading a lot of my old pulp fiction books recently. I love the fast pace, low fluff style of those things. They’re quick reads, usually from 30 to 90 minutes cover to cover, and designed to keep you on the edge of your seat all the way through.
So, that’s what I aimed for when I sat down to write this one. Something quick and fun to get the blood pumping while on your morning bus or train ride, or at lunchtime for an adrenaline rush to get you through the afternoon.
Here’s the cover and back flap images for the book (click for larger views):
If you read it let me know what you think. Feedback, good and bad, is always encouraged and appreciated.