This evening we examine Halloween a little differently. For a pair of gay teens (really for the entire group of protagonists from The Unseen Kingdom), Halloween gives them the chance to be openly together, on the one night everyone wears a mask without judgement.
In this Book Bubble, we examine a very different element of horror. Instead of Adolescent worries, family problems or the threat of the supernatural, we take a look at how simple words can invoke horror as well.
The next couple of weeks I’ll be looking at some of my favorite scenes in The Unseen Kingdom in celebration of Halloween. We start out of the gate by looking at the idea of establishing tension with the characters.
My apologies for the lack of blog entries the past couple of months. Shortly after the release of The Demons of Plainville, we were forced to move to a new home with little lead time. This turned my life upside down as I endeavored to locate a suitable home, before engaging in the arduous task of packing and moving to the new place.
However, the good news is that I’ve finally released my Young-Adult LGBT horror novel The Unseen Kingdom. I’m quite excited to bring forth this twisted Lovecraftian tale to you and is currently available at Amazon (Paperback/Kindle) and Barnes & Noble (Paperback). The novel is born from my love of Halloween, the classic horror movies of the 1970s and 1980s and my desire to write compelling young gay characters. While the boys’ sexuality is relevant to the story, I prefer to focus on a plot that forces the protagonists to show off their courage, compassion and inner fortitude, rather than focusing on issues related to their sexual identity. These are normal, adventurous boys struggling against a supernatural conspiracy that threatens their sanity and their lives, along with typical adolescent problems such as confidence, abuse and identity.
Now that I’m settled into a routine and the book is released, I’ll be spending more time with the blog. Since Halloween is such an important holiday to me, I’ll be posting several blog and podcast entries leading up to October 31st. In particular, I’ll be discussing some of my favorite horror movies and perhaps a little about Halloween decorating!
I am currently on a ‘Blog Tour’ for The Unseen Kingdom and you can find the schedule of upcoming reviews, spotlights and interviews here:
So be on the lookout for my next major post next week, and in the meantime follow my discussion on “Perception in Horror” as it pertains to The Unseen Kingdom.
This is my first glimpse into my new horror novel, The Unseen Kingdom. The first series of discussions will look at the concept of perception and its use in horror, and in my novel.