Tuesday, November 18, 2014

My novel, Town & Train, is out!

As of now, I am officially a bona fide first-time novelist. My horror novel, Town & Train, is available on Amazon.com in all formats and Amazon.ca in kindle format. I owe a huge thanks to my publisher Steve Berman of Lethe Press, Matt Cresswell for his stunning design work, and Alex Jeffers for his razor-sharp, draconian copy-editing skills.
 
Here's what they're saying about Town & Train:
 
“A ticket to ride an antique train, mysterious dream visions and vanishing towns—these are the things that will set your heart racing in James K Moran's very welcome addition to small-town horror stories. Wondrously weird and eerily compelling, it is a knockout.”
—Jeffrey Round, author of the Lambda Award-winning Lake on the Mountain, the Dan Sharpe mystery series, and The Honey Locust
 
Moran does an excellent job of conveying the desperation that drives people to seek salvation in the supernatural...”
Publishers Weekly
 
“In his debut novel, a malevolent train controlled by a polite shape-shifting entity, threatens to seduce and destroy the small town of Brandon, Ontario. James K. Moran does a good job of establishing the town and its many characters...”
Rue Morgue: Horror in Culture & Entertainment
 
Cover image copyright, Lethe Press, 2014.
Cover design by Matt Cresswell.
 

Monday, November 17, 2014

A train is coming.

This week, a train is coming. My first horror novel, Town & Train, is coming out from Lethe Press. There is so much in there from the 17-year-old who started the story, and much from the writer I am now. In between now and then, the new writer and the older writer have reached an understanding and brokered a deal to keep the dream alive.