Popular high school senior, Daniel Townsend, is dead – victim of a suspicious car crash. Classmates Marc and Angela begin to investigate. A chance discovery pinpoints Daniel at a crumbling antebellum mansion – the old Jonas Barloff estate.
The house looks uninhabitable. Haunted. Evil.
While inspecting the Barloff family cemetery, Marc notices a towering grave marker with a perplexing inscription. What does the epitaph mean, and who is the old man claiming to be Jonas Barloff? To solve the mystery, Marc and Angela must comb through a phantom infested antebellum mansion. Witness a sordid grave exhumation. Attend a wicked, hair-raising séance. And learn the true identity of Jonas Barloff.
Will any of these pieces of the puzzle help them lay the mystery of Daniel’s death to rest once and for all? Oh, no! Not hardly! Not until they come face-to-face with an evil no one could possibly imagine. Even if they live to tell the story, no one will believe them. Not in a million years.
Targeted Age Group:
13 – 99
The horror genre is a niche market. Authors in this genre must find a way to connect with a smaller, yet dedicated pool of readers.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Write. Edit. Re-write. Find a beta reader who will tell you what you need to hear, not what you want to hear. Be willing to accept constructive criticism, and then write, edit, re-write and repeat.
An award winning Writer/Producer/Director/Editor, Calvin Dean likes to stick his knows in the business of America’s Fortune 100 companies. When he isn’t producing corporate presentations, he’s churning out children’s books or supernatural, horror, mysteries and thrillers. Calvin lives with his family in the suburbs of Memphis, Tennessee. Visit him at CalvinDean.blogspot.com or on Twitter @jcalvindean.
Disappointed with many books in the horror genre, I decided to write the book I’ve always wanted to read. No gratuitous violence. No foul language. Just good, spooky atmosphere and settings.