I’m excited to show off the proposed cover for my fourth book published by Progressive Rising Phoenix Press, coming out in the next few months. A special thanks to illustrator Christina Evans for her amazing patience with the whole process–she produced not only the original pen-and-ink drawing for the cover, but twelve individual pencil/charcoal drawings for each story, and twelve insets to head each chapter.
And thanks, as always, to Amanda Thrasher and Jannifer Powelson at PRPP for taking on another one of my wild hairs! This one has been a blast! Can’t wait to start on the next installment . . . .
Who can pass up a scary tale or a spooky ghost story, especially right before bed on a stormy night after eating a sloppy bean burrito? From possessed bunny slippers to a house guarding an ancient secret, Twelve Tantalizingly Twisted Tales features a dozen short stories sure to raise a few goosebumps, conjure a giggle . . . and make you think twice before disobeying your mom the next time she asks you to clean the shower stall.
“This book is ‘Twilight Zone’ for kids.” –Don Winn, founder of Cardboard Box Adventures Publishing and author of the Sir Kaye book series
“Each story is a pleasure!” —Linda LaRue Austin, writer, historian, and author of Midnight Amethyst
“David Hughes is a modern-day weaver of tales much like the classic Grimm brothers. Each story awakens the imagination and questions what we commonly refer to as reality, while entertaining and delighting the senses.” –Jan Sikes, author of Flowers and Stone and other biographical fiction