by Barry Napier
BOOK DESCRIPTIONOne hundred years ago, a tragic event took place in the forests of Otter Creek. Houses were burned, people were killed, and an unspeakable curse was loosed on the small town.
That curse still exists, defining and haunting numerous families. From time to time, the curse demands its due…the forests demand blood. The fathers of these affected families must disregard their hearts and heritage, forced to commit dark and brutal acts.
They have no choice but to obey. They can only do what their fathers did before them and carry their grisly offerings to a place feared by the town...a place feared by history itself. A place called The Hollows.
Barry has had more than 40 short stories and poems featured in print and online publications. He is the author of Everything Theory: Cold Compass, The Masks of Our Fathers, 13 Broken Nightlights, and The Bleeding Room.
A collection of his short fiction, Debris, was published by Library of Horror Press in 2009 but is currently out of print (many of the stories featured in Debris can be found in his newer collection, 13 Broken Nightlights). In 2010, his debut poetry collection, A Mouth for Picket Fences, was published by Needfire Poetry.
Barry is also the author of the horror/sci-fi chapbook The Final Study of Cooper M. Reid which is currently only available in limited quantities through Strange Publications.
A humble servant to ambient music and coffee, Barry continues to work towards further self publishing projects as well as pursuing traditional markets. He is currently at work on a series of novels and a comic book series.
He keeps his online home at http://barrynapierwriting.wordpress.com/