THE REACH OF CHILDREN – brand new novella

April 5th, 2008 • Posted in News |

I’m thrilled to announce that this September, Humdrumming will be publishing my brand new novella The Reach of Children in two stunning editions. This is my first piece of ‘classic horror’ in quite some time. So what’s it about? Read on:

Daniel is ten years old when his mother dies. She dies young, and with so much left to give. He does not understand. He cannot let her go.

After the funeral, his father begins talking to a large wooden box that suddenly appears beneath his bed. And when Daniel whispers to the box one day when his father goes out … it answers back.

It’s a voice he does not know. But this voice knows so much.

The Reach of Children is a story of childhood, bereavement and hope, and explores just how far some people – living, or dead – will go to protect the ones they love.

The very excellent Michael Marshall Smith is writing the introduction, and I’ll be writing an Afterword.

This is the only planned publication of The Reach of Children, available in two attractive hardcover Limited Editions. I’m thrilled to be working with Humdrumming, one of the most professional and eclectic indie publishers to arrive on the scene in the past few years.

Click on the links to check out all the info on these editions and, if you feel so inclined, place your pre-orders – really, they’re going to be beautiful, unique and very collectible.

The Special Edition – signed by me, limited to 450 Numbered copies, dual cover edition

The Very Special Edition – signed by me and Mike, limited to 52 Lettered copies, dual cover, specially commissioned wooden presentation box, with an audio cd of me reading a brand new short story.

Check out here and at the Humdrumming website for future production and availability updates.

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