This is How You Die

A few months after An Idiot in Love is published through Sky Horse Publishing, This is How You Die will follow. This hasn’t been published before and I was actually sitting on the idea for this book since 2008, before writing it throughout 2013.

We’re still working on some edits, but the book has a preliminary cover, synopsis, etc,. And the preorder details are also up on Amazon, B&N and elsewhere.

If all goes well, there will be a lot of hype around this one. I’m really happy with the book and it’s also incredibly offensive and dark, which is fitting for a Halloween release. I’ll post some excerpts from the book, along with some more release details, closer to the time:
Herbert isn’t like other children his age. He isn’t like the academic elite, the geeky children who get all the grades and are adored by their teachers. He isn’t like the extroverts, the socially adept and popular kids who never want for anything and always have a shoulder to cry on. And he isn’t like the bullies, the ones who taunt and beat him on a daily basis. Herbert isn’t like any of his peers, or indeed anyone he knows. The person Herbert identifies with the most, the person he idolizes and yearns to be, is The Butcher, a brutal and prolific serial killer.

Following another beating by the kids he despises at a school he hates, Herbert returns home to his inconspicuous existence with his solitary, silent, and coldhearted father. But life for Herbert is about to change. The shackles that have held him to mediocrity and anonymity are about to be broken. Not only does Herbert discover his father has died, but on further examination, he also discovers his dad was The Butcher, the very man whom everyone had feared and whom he had worshipped.

Life had been cruel to his father and death had been cruel to his legend, but Herbert decides that he will carry on his father’s name. He will be the man in the shadows, the thing that everyone fears. He will become The Butcher.