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The Dazzling Darkness, Print Edition Now Available From Crispin Books

Reading a physical book has it pleasures, doesn’t it? I mean I love the old books with thick pages and sharp black typography that strikes your eye. The feel of the cover, the act of turning the pages and hearing that “swish” adds just a little bit of magic to the story.  I especially like living with books on my shelves, on windowsills, coffee table or nightstand, touching their spines as I recall favorite titles or authors. In their own way, their neat little bodies say, “I’m here.”

So, now that Crispin Books  (imprint of Crickhollow Books in Milwaukee, WI) has published The Dazzling Darkness in a trade paperback edition, I am totally thrilled.

The book cover still holds a mysterious catch to my eye no matter how many times I look at it; I will remind you that the design won Joel Friedlander’s Cover Award in May of this year. Cover Designer Gina Casey does all my book and short story covers. She is a rising star!


So many of you have sent personal messages and emails asking about print editions. For individual  orders, the soft cover is available at Amazon.com, Barnes&Noble, and IndieBound.org. And of course through CrispinBooks.com. Wholesale trade orders at Ingram and Baker&Taylor (ISBN 978-1-883953-61-4).

I’m hoping that it will be on bookshop shelves soon. If you’d like your local library to carry The Dazzling Darkness, please encourage your Library Director or Reference Librarian to make a purchase through their vendors with the above ISBN. Or if you have a favorite Indie bookshop you prefer to support, they will likely order it for you to pickup.

Thank you all for your loyal support and enthusiasm for all my writing endeavors. Crispin Books will be publishing Night Sea Journey, A Tale of the Supernatural in trade paperback soon in 2014.

Both ebooks are still available for Kindle, Nook, and Ipad at $2.99.


“I’m Here!”


Gothic Readers Book Club Choice Award for Outstanding Fiction

“Fast-paced, sensually vivid novel with an uncommon take on Transcendentalism … and a stunning conclusion.”

Amy Belding Brown, author, Mr. Emerson’s Wife


Filed under fiction, ghost stories, quiet horror

The Dazzling Darkness Wins Book Cover Award

Book designer GINA CASEY wins  Joel Friedlander’s Book Cover Design Competition for her design of  The Dazzling Darkness. Please take a look at Friedlander’s web site and join this celebration by leaving a comment for Gina Casey at bottom of site.





Filed under Book cover designs