The first novella I ever wrote was The Thin Veil, and it was originally published a little over four years ago. It can be described as Stranger Things meets Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Recently, I decided to give the old book a little update. In this new version you’ll find a few improvements, nothing major, just a few revisions I should have included the original publication. Also, this new edition will contain two previously unpublished short stories, “PURPLE CHEESE” and “NO MAKEUP”, the latter being one of my personal favorites.
Here’s a small sample of “NO MAKEUP”:
He stepped closer once again, this time going all the way, within a finger’s stretch. He hovered around her, tilting his head back and forth, observing the faded blemish from all angles.
“Philip?” Gavin asked.
Her eyes found the floor again.
“It wasn’t his fault.” She sniffled. Her nose gargled the soup within as her eyes birthed tears from their corners.
Gavin put a hand on her shoulder. Although they weren’t friends and never once spoke outside of break room run-ins and business-related phone calls, they felt close in that moment. Janice Lesley strolled into the room casually and glanced up from her morning itinerary. She spotted them and opened her mouth to speak. Gavin waved her off before her concerned words hit the air. She disappeared back the way she came and Gavin turned back to Anne, placed his injured hand around her back, draped his arm over her shoulder, and pulled her close. She rested her head on his chest and cried. He immediately felt the wetness on his shirt and tie, but he didn’t care—in that moment he felt mighty and important and more than average.
“It’s okay,” he told her. “It’s going to be okay.”
But it wouldn’t and she knew it.
I do love that story and I’m glad I can include it in this novella.
Lastly, I’d like to give a huge shout-out to James Keen – “Toeken” for providing his artistic talents – this cover is one amazing piece of art. I’ve been a fan of his work for quite some time and to have him do the cover for The Thin Veil was simply a dream come true. Thanks, James.
Well, that’s all I got for today. I should have a few more releases in 2017. Keep checking the blog, as I will have news and more author interviews coming soon! As always, you can get exclusive news, updates, and even win free books by signing up for my newsletter (click here!). Come to think of it, I do have a few copies of the new The Thin Veil to give away… **rubs hands together vigorously**
You can check out the new edition by clicking here!