Small Things is a completed 108,000 word dark urban fantasy set in the small town of Carthage, Illinois, circa 1975. It’s the first book of three (the second book is finished and I'm working on an outline for the third) but is completely self-contained and can easily stand on its own.
Everyone who has read it loves it, but it has yet to be published. And that, dear reader, is where you come in. I intend to use donations to pay for a professional cover artist, professional formatting, publishing in both digital and physical formats, an ISBN number, publicity, the pledge rewards, and other costs associated with publishing and promoting a novel. Any funds raised over and above the $2,250 goal will be used for additional publicity, advertising, etc.
In return for your generous pledges, I am offering a variety of rewards detailed at the right of your screen.
It’s a hot June morning in a small Midwestern town when fifteen-year-old Shawn Spencer arrives at the church for his best friend Tanner’s funeral. Though his drowning was officially ruled an accident, Tanner’s sister Jenny swears she saw something rise up from the Carthage Lake to pull the struggling teenager beneath the surface.
The real threat, however, lies in the man behind the monster, a
mysterious old man who has vowed to settle an old
grudge and regain something that was stolen from him decades
earlier. To survive the dark days and nights ahead, Shawn must not only
decipher what the man is after, he must move past his own grief,
fears, and insecurities, and learn to trust in Jenny, the disgraced town
sheriff, and, most importantly, in himself.
The Small Things trilogy spans forty years and three generations in a
tale of murder, betrayal, corruption, sacrifice, love, redemption, faith
and magic that culminates in a showdown that will pit the very forces of
heaven and hell against Shawn and his family in a battle for the future
of mankind and the world itself.
Want to read the first four chapters for free? Just download the PDF sampler below!
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