Bram Stoker Award nominee Jeremy C. Shipp wants to write a new horror novel called LUCKY.
A short synopsis of the novel: Randall owns 1384 rabbits' feet, 28 horseshoes, 134 four-leaf clovers...and that's just the items under his bed. Despite his ever-growing collection, his luck is lousy. After the loss of his wife and his best friend, Randall turns to a happiness guru named Maddox Hale for a little guidance. Maddox might smell like cat food and look like a grownup version of a Garbage Pail Kid, but he seems like the real deal. Can Randall complete his "happiness assignments" and find inner peace? And what about all the strange messages written all over town in colored chalk? Oh, and did I mention that there's a murderer on the loose? LUCKY will keep you guessing until the end.
This book will be published in ebook and trade paperback formats around December 2016. To accomplish this, Jeremy's raising funds to pay for cover art, formatting, editing, publishing, book promotion, and other expenses. Your support is very much appreciated.
Praise for Jeremy’s books:
“Jeremy C. Shipp’s boldness, daring, originality, and sheer smarts make him one of the most vital younger writers who have colonized horror literature in the past decade.” –Peter Straub, author of Ghost Story
“Shipp’s clear, insistent voice pulls you down into the rabbit hole and doesn’t let go.” –Jack Ketchum, author of The Girl Next Door
“…an intriguing, challenging, literate, provocative novel.” —Piers Anthony, author of the Xanth series
“…a surreal, bizarre, and utterly captivating tale. This ambitious story covers a lot of territory: it’s disturbing, funny, thoughtful, and even touching. A wildly unpredictable first novel from one weird author.” —Jeff Strand, author of The Sinister Mister Corpse
“I’m convinced Jeremy Shipp is a little bit crazy, in the best possible way. This is one of those books that alters your brain in a way similar to Philip K. Dick.” —Jeff VanderMeer, author of City of Saints & Madmen and Shriek: An Afterword
“Jeremy Shipp is a very good drug. I hope this book gets banned in high schools soon!” –John Skipp, author of The Emerald Burrito of Oz
“Mixing fun, social issues, and heartache, Shipp’s novel is well-rounded and entertaining. A diverse, unpredictable, and intelligent read. Two thumbs up!” —Midwest Book Review
“A stark fever-dream of a book. Shipp’s flashbang stories will turn your mind inside-out.” —Ronald Damien Malfi, author of Passenger
“Jeremy Shipp is an incredibly talented author. His impressive stories are as intelligent, entertaining, and moving as they are strange. Read him now.” —Carlton Mellick III, author of The Egg Man
“Jeremy C. Shipp writes about horrible things in marvelous ways. A weird, funny, brutal, transcendent read. Highly recommended.” —Michael Louis Calvillo, Bram Stoker Finalist author of I Will Rise
“By turns, this witty, horrific and poignant book dazzles and astounds the reader. This is an unforgettable work—a must read you’ll savor long after the final page.” —Lisa Mannetti, Bram Stoker Award winner, Best First Novel, The Gentling Box
“…a clever, funny, meaningful and dark comedy that will take you by surprise.” —The Guardian
“Most authors of experimental fiction take risks with voice and structure that don’t pay off. Jeremy Shipp takes a lot of risks—and they all pay off. The book is weird, convoluted, edgy, funny, dangerous and a total blast to read.” —Jonathan Maberry, multiple Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Patient Zero, They Bite and Punisher: Last Gun on Earth
Risks and challenges
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