DR. MEL'S MESSAGE - From my novels to my other projects, no telling what you will read. This is the only place you will get to read about how I developed a screenplay into a novel and what is the driving force. I will talk about many things from films to books to acting to producing. It really will depend on where my mind takes me. I hope you will join me on this journey.
Tap into your greatest fears! Today's BOOK OF THE DAY, "Fleeting Chills: Weird, Creepy, Short & Scary Horror Stories" is just in time for the Halloween and Fall. The author, Joseph C. Gioconda provides an unique perspective to an otherwise scary world. I highly recommend this book for this time of the year. Maybe, start a tradition, and give this book out to parents as they bring their children trick or treating that way they can go home and share the stories. Take a look at the book below.
"Dark, disturbing, and sharp-edged... A thoroughly gripping collection." -- Prairies Book Review
Joseph C. Gioconda along with Grace Elizabeth, Amy Yun Yu, Isabel Rincón, Petar Vrbich, and others delves into the dark, brutal world of death and mystery in his grim latest, a collection of short stories. Gioconda's stories, which form the major part of the collection, feature ordinary characters and their extraordinary circumstances, interweaving darkness and death with accounts of heartbreak, murder, longing, and uncertainty ("Convertible," "Teeth," "Identity," and "Confession"). The authors adeptly tap into the characters' minds, bringing out their deepest emotions of shock, insecurities, fear, and rage. Longing, uncertainty, and disquiet all play a role. "Bedroom" is an unsettling story of a young boy's encounters with dead souls. Heartbreaking and devastating, "Lured," narrates the tale of an unfortunate young family. Many of the stories in this collection are not outright scary, but the situations and the sentences that describe the characters' interactions are dismal and disconcerting. The accompanied illustrations are impressive. With its diverse range of stories, including many chillers and a few dark human dramas, this page-turner will equally please the readers of dark fiction and horror aficionados.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Joseph C. Gioconda spent years as a Catholic seminarian, which preceded his further career development in the secular world. He earned his law degree from the prestigious Yale Law School and is now a trial lawyer. He is a member of the Historical Novel Society.
He lives in Newtown Pennsylvania with his wife (a fellow author) and his two children. THE POPE'S BUTCHER is his first novel.
His second novel SALEM'S ROPES will be published in October 2021.
Mr. Gioconda also published and edited an anthology of short stories called FLEETING CHILLS.