March 23, 2021
What a whirlwind. With my husband working 6 feet away and with 2 daughters who’ve been learning remotely at home for the last year, I’m happy to report I’ve finished my latest project, Interference. Last night I reflected on what an accomplishment this was. Not only have I been the girls’ tutor and part-time teacher, but having the house full all day long means much more mess and much more distraction, so I’m constantly being pulled in a thousand different directions except toward my artistic endeavors. Ah, well. Such is life. Anyway, I whipped up the back cover copy for Interference and would love your thoughts on it. Let me preface this by saying how much I hate writing “the blurb”. You basically have to take 300-400 pages and put the entire book into a paragraph and when you’re so close to the project, sometimes it’s hard to objectively isolate the most important parts. I’ll probably end up changing this a bit but I figured I’d throw it out there into the social ether and see what you think. (Note: I would classify this as a horror novel, though I personally don’t think it’s super scary. I love, love, love Stephen King and Joe Hill and Poe (and many more), and I generally see their work more as suspense/thriller more than horror because they are so well crafted. I’m hoping my craft dominates like these juggernauts, but that goal will forever be a work in progress. We’ll see what happens.)
Without further delay, here is the very tentative back cover copy for Interference. Let me know how it grabs you before I whack it into shape.
Harold Ridgeway’s time on death row has come to an end, forcing the demon inhabiting him to find a new host. But in Garrett, Ontario, Pandora gets sloppy. Her failed acquisition costs Pandora some of her power, which is inadvertently absorbed by lone bus crash survivor Anabelle Cheever. Confined to a hospital bed, Anabelle wakes with new senses and finds herself the object of dark souls who want what she gained. Only, Pandora does not give up so easily.