Sallow Bend has an AMAZING cover. Look at it! (Click on it for a bigger version.) This is my my 8th full-length solo novel, and my first full-length solo novel since 2018. I’m so excited for it to be out in the world, and now it has this superb jacket by Francois Vaillancourt. You can read the first three chapters here to whet your appetite. The book is coming out through Cemetery Dance Publications in August 2022, so look out for pre-orders around July.

Something old and deadly has awoken.

When two teenagers go missing from the small, rural town of Sallow Bend, the residents come together to search for them. Little do they suspect that finding the wayward girls will be the start of their problems. An old evil is rising, and only one man seems to realize that everyone is in danger and this is not the first time it’s happened. With the carnival in town, people want to have a good time, but for many, this will be the worst time of their lives.

How fantastic is that cover? I am so enamoured with it. Francois Vaillancourt is one of the greatest artists working in book covers today and it’s an absolute thrill to have a cover by him. (This is actually my second, as he also did the incredible artwork for the limited edition hardcover of The Gulp and The Fall from Thunderstorm Books, but that sold out in four hours!) Sallow Bend won’t sell out as it’ll be (hopefully) in print forever. Francois captured the vibe of the book so well, I honestly couldn’t be happier.

Sallow Bend will be out in August 2022, and I hope you’ll check it out. The full wrap cover is below, and below that is Francois’s amazing cover for The Gulp and The Fall. (Click on any image here for a bigger version.)

Here’s the full wrap:

And here’s wonderful Francois Vaillancourt cover for the limited edition hardcover of The Gulp and The Fall from Thunderstorm Books.