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    Earthling 2021 Halloween Book

    Dear all,

    Thought I'd announced next year's Halloween Series book earlier than usual this time around. Maybe because this one is a bit ahead of the game. The manuscript is done, I've read it and loved it, the art is underway, and an author has agreed to write an introduction! Earthling's 2021 Halloween Series novel is:

    BOYS IN THE VALLEY
    by
    Philip Fracassi

    St. Vincent's Orphanage for Boys.

    Turn of the century, in a remote valley in Pennsylvania.

    Here, under the watchful eyes of several priests, 30 boys work and learn and worship. They live their lives in a methodical way and get along despite different personalities and pasts. Peter Barlow, orphaned by a nighttime murder at his childhood home, has made a new life here. As he approaches adulthood, he has friends, a future...a family.

    Then, late one stormy night, a group of men arrive at their door, one of whom is badly wounded, his body covered with occult symbols carved into his flesh. Upon his death, an ancient evil is released that infests St. Vincent's and the children within. Soon, boys begin acting differently, forming groups. Taking sides.

    Others turn up dead.

    Now Peter and those dear to him must choose sides of their own, each of them knowing their lives -- and perhaps their eternal souls -- are at risk.

    Fracassi has been called "a superior storyteller" (This Is Horror), "the next big horror writer to blow your mind" (Lit Reactor), and "especially skillful at creating and sustaining suspense (The New York Times). To learn more about the author in his own words, check out a podcast from last week in which he was interviewed:

    Dec 21 Fracassi interview

    More details and ordering information coming next year. I hope you enjoyed the early news and the synopsis!

    All best,
    Paul

    #2
    Yeah, Philip!! Looking forward to this one.

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      #3
      Originally posted by Splync View Post
      Yeah, Philip!! Looking forward to this one.
      So am I!

      I've enjoyed just about everything I've read by Fracassi.

      For those unfamiliar with his work, his short story collection Into the Void is great (and very dark). Highly recommended.

      B

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        #4
        Originally posted by brlesh View Post

        So am I!

        I've enjoyed just about everything I've read by Fracassi.

        For those unfamiliar with his work, his short story collection Into the Void is great (and very dark). Highly recommended.

        B
        Do you mean "Behold the Void" by chance? Not familiar with this author and that collection is available on Audible so I may give it a try.

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          #5
          Originally posted by Martin View Post

          Do you mean "Behold the Void" by chance? Not familiar with this author and that collection is available on Audible so I may give it a try.
          Yes that is correct

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            #6
            Originally posted by bookworm 1 View Post

            Yes that is correct
            Thanks. I am going to give that one a try.

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              #7
              Originally posted by Martin View Post

              Do you mean "Behold the Void" by chance? Not familiar with this author and that collection is available on Audible so I may give it a try.
              Yes. Behold the Void, not into the void.

              My bad!

              B

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