Every October, I love to do a series of posts I call my Spooky Stories in celebration of Halloween. In 2010, I did some posts about the weird Urban Legend surrounding the Black-Eyed Kids. The stories about these weird children with black eyes span the globe, but they seem to all have started back here in the States back in 1996 when a journalist wrote about his weird encounter on a message board.
So, a fellow blogger and author, Miranda Hardy, became captivated with this paranormal topic. We exchanged emails and private messages, and it was obvious that we were brainstorming some ideas for a book. We decided to continue to work on this project via Google Docs, and more than three years later, we can finally reveal the cover to our new book, Death Knocks.
Collaborating with Miranda was actually pretty easy. Often, authors' egos and personalities clash, but this book is the result of a true partnership. I think what makes it work for us is that we seem to compliment each other very well. We would through suggestions out there, and didn't step all over each other to get this book as perfect as we could make it.
Who knew a knock at the door could rupture your entire world? They don’t demand money or possessions…they want much more than that, they want your life.
Maverick is preparing for senior year: he’s no longer stuck in the “friend-zone” with the girl of his dreams, he’s looking forward to choosing the right college and being on his own, and he plans to have a blast along the way.
But a knock on the door changes all of that forever.
Maverick begins a mind-altering, life-changing journey to discover the truth—a truth that certain individuals will do anything to keep hidden.
Death Knocks is a Young Adult paranormal thriller about the strange global phenomenon known as the Black-Eyed Kids. Take a creepy and exciting ride in a world where myth meets reality.
Death Knocks is scheduled for publication on by Quixotic Publishing.
What's extra special is that Miranda and I were both able to incorporate our children in the project. That's Miranda's daughter on the cover - and no, she doesn't usually sport black eyes. And my oldest son put the book trailer together using Adobe Premier Pro.
Check it out!