For fans of short story collections by Dean Koontz, Neil Gaiman, and Stephen King
Release Date: September 26, 2019
Genre: Short Story / Contemporary Fiction
Publisher: BHC Press
Hardcover, 978-1-64397-017-2, $25.95, 236 pages
Trade Softcover, 978-1-64397-018-9, $14.95, 236 pages
Ebook, 978-1-64397-019-6, $7.99
About the book: In Ruins of the Mind, Jason Statlander examines friendship, love, family, tragedy, and American culture throughout this collection of contemporary short fiction. Crossing genres of science fiction, fantasy, mystery, and suspense, his poignant words touch on—and make us question—what it means to be human, the ups and downs that connect and affect us all, and how family is the rock that will get us through.
Highlighted stories include:
Feathers in the Wind: Jake boards an airplane for a fateful flight while traveling home to make his daughter’s birthday.
The Ter’roc: Fourteen-year-old Heidi seeks adventure and makes the discovery of a lifetime when she follows her curiosity through a storm drain.
Surviving the Messengers: Ashley and her father Chris are dealing with the loss of her mother and need to find the strength to battle a fantastical foe.
In the Shadows of a Moment: Five-year-old Frankie sets off for a birthday party on a rainy day with his father Howard, and the ensuing day leads to a shocking discovery.
Downward Spiral: In this moving commentary on the American economy, Dominic loses his job and his family, sending his life into a tailspin.
Springtime Roses: Rose goes to a routine doctor’s appointment and receives shocking news that changes her and her family’s life.
Other stories in this collection include: The Lantern, The Glass Pyramid,
Chance—“Don’t Lose Your Head,” The Sheadroch, The Talasum, and The Journals.
BOOK REVIEWERS & BLOGGERS
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About the author:
Originally from Ohio, Jason resides in northern Massachusetts. He has had a love for writing since he wrote his first story in sixth grade. Since then, he has written more than two hundred short stories, and he has published numerous articles and columns in newspapers, magazines, and The Huffington Post. He is also the author of the suspense novel The Steel Van Man and the upcoming science fiction novel Ter’roc Evolution. He enjoys connecting and philosophizing with his readers through book signings and speaking engagements.
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