New Novel: All the Fine Hungers by cal chayce

Hello. This is P.T. Phronk. I’ve been busy with work and other projects lately, which has kept me away from writing every day. It’s funny what that’ll do to a writer’s brain. Stories itch at the inside of my skull, trying to find a crack to wriggle out of. Fully formed ideas push their way out of me while I shower. Plot holes I didn’t know existed pop open and keep me from sleeping. It’s all quite unpleasant.

Luckily, not all of Forest City Pulp lays dormant while I suffer. Co-founder cal chayce has been hard at work at a new novel, and whoa, it’s quite the novel. All the Fine Hungers is, on its surface, an epic tale of two people tossed into an inevitable collision course. Below the surface, it’s an examination of the terrors of power, privilege, poverty, and how they are maintained over generations. I could describe it as a more horror-tinged The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, but it’s really doing its own multi-faceted thing, in a way only cal chayce can pull off.

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Get it here, or read on for blurbage.

An old man—a monster—with power and privilege beyond imagination, preys on the weak, the innocent, the oppressed. One insatiable desire compels him above all others, and he’ll stop at nothing to achieve it.

A timid girl who fears everything—having struggled since the day she was born against poverty, racism, colonialism, and misogyny—must decide to continue living in fear, or fight for what she deserves.

Each owes the state of their existence to factors compounded by the generations—factors that have left them at extreme opposite ends of the social divide. When they cross paths, only one will survive.

If that sounds like something you’d like, hit up the buy links below. It’s only $3.99ish on Kindle, a few bucks more in paperback, or free in Kindle Unlimited.

Get All the Fine Hungers: Amazon.com | Amazon.ca | Amazon.co.uk

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Stars and Other Monsters: New Hand-Crafted Artisanal Cover

Phronk’s debut novel, Stars and Other Monsters, has a new cover! It’s hand-illustrated by the wonderfully talented Keith Draws, who was a joy to work with, and will be back for the sequel (now in progress). I think this perfectly captures the pulpy feel of the book, with all its horrifically twisted classic movie tropes. stars for kindle small Get the newly covered Stars and Other Monsters on Amazon today. The new print version will be there any day now, and it will be available from other book stores early in the new year. Happy holidays!

Author Interview with Phronk

A nice interview with Phronk about horror, writing, and his fear of phones.

Judy Goodwin

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Two things on this busy Friday: I have a Countdown deal on my epic fantasy novel, Journey To Landaran, on Amazon today through Sunday and currently being featured on Indie Book Bargains: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IO7IXSC

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And second, I have horror writer Phronk, here to do an author interview! He’s hilarious, so please enjoy, and have a great weekend.

Thanks very much! My answers are below. For links, my web site at http://www.phronk.com and my Twitter profile at http://www.twitter.com/phronk are the best places to find me.

1.  So what got you writing in the first place?

I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember. I’ve come across hand-written stories from when I was a little kid, and they were as bizarre and convoluted as the stories I write today. I guess I figured out early that when my brain fabricates a twisted collection of ideas, it’s better to rip it…

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New Short Story: Strangers at a Funeral by Phronk

Phronk here. My new short story, Strangers at a Funeral, is out now. It’s a young adult mystery with some horror sprinkled on top, and ties in with my novel, Stars and Other Monsters, if you know what to look for.

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Brandon notices them at his grandpa’s funeral first: a pair of men in sunglasses who nobody seems to know. They’re not family, they’re not friends, they’re just … there. No big deal, until they show up again at the next funeral. Drawn into a world of funeral selfies and burial crashers, Brandon needs to know what these strangers want from the dead.

Only problem is, nobody gives a crap except him, and his school frowns upon skipping classes to watch people get buried. His sanity can’t take many more funerals, and those bulges in the strangers’ coats probably aren’t concealing anything pleasant.

If you want a little taste of Phronk, buy it for 99 cents or less:

Strangers at a Funeral at Amazon.com

Strangers at a Funeral at Amazon.ca

For those who prefer real paper and sweaty meatspace to this cyber junk, and are in London Ontario (the titular Forest City), I’m working on some live appearances. Stay tuned for details.