Dark Walls: The Arrival is told through the eyes of seventeen-year-old Kenna McNair, who always believed people live their normal lives, and then just die and go to Heaven. Until she is suddenly thrust into a world she never thought was real, and meets beings who are hiding from a monster of unspeakable horror, Mr. Murphy.
Kenna can’t go home, and now must face the reality of what she has become. She must build strength and courage to survive. She makes unforgettable friendships and meets amazing enemies. When she and her friends lose the people closest to them, and the treat of being captured or killed grows bigger, they decide to stop Mr. Murphy. To put an end to their running and hiding, they must devise a plan, not like the ones that failed in the past. Kenna and her friends embark on an adventure, an adventure that helps them find their strengths, weaknesses, and who they really are.
Targeted Age Group:
Young Adult Paranormal
How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
I feel like this is an idea no one else has tried in the Young Adult/Paranormal realm. My book is more than fantasy or horror… It’s about trust, friendship, courage, love, and learning to e strong in the face of terror. So I think that this book will eventually capture the audience I’m hoping for.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
I’m an aspiring writer myself, so the question for me would be, “What advice could I give someone who wants to pen a novel?” First, read. Read a lot. I read fiction, nonfiction, articles, comics, anything interesting. Second, write everyday for at least 4 hours. Third, proofread everything! Stephen King said, “Write with the door closed, rewrite with it open.” I read my books to my kids, and they help me find mistakes. It teaches them, and it teaches me.
I was born in Niagara Falls, NY and graduated from Niagara County Community College. I served in the U.S. Air Force (the 107th Air Refueling Wing) from 1996-2003. I wrote for the college newspaper, as well as small political articles for our local newspaper. I’m also a divorced father of 4 great kids.
When I was in 7th grade, we had this bald substitute teacher named, Mr. Murray. He was, perhaps, in his late 50s, maybe 60, and he looked intimidating. He would tell us stories about World War 2, and tell us he was a ghost, just to mess with us. So I took that experience and built a trilogy of books.
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