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.
Bob Triplow has found comfort in having escaped the horrors of childhood until he learns that he has merely passed them onto his ten-year-old son, Joshua.
Suddenly they are racing against an approaching storm like no other - for the horrors extend far beyond father and son, far beyond all that is imaginable.
They must abandon their suburban life within Corona, California, for a perilous journey into a dimension where unworldly chaos reigns amongst the depths of darkness.
Torn apart by horrific visions and memories, elements that should not be, that had no right to be, Bob will struggle for his sanity, while Joshua fights to seize the hands of time. To put an end to the madness that ripples across an endless vacuum, threatening to snuff out existence itself.
Awarded to the 2022 production of Kaleidoscopic Shades - Within Black Eternity for unique writing styles, vivid worlds, complex characters, and original ideas that have both astounded and amazed...
"*Kaleidoscopic Shades...* is a doorstopper of a novel that fans of sci-fi and paranormal thrillers can really sink their teeth into." - *BookTrib Review*
"... part Stephen King, part David Mitchell, part David Lynch (especially that lovely section set in some kind of weird poker room inside the Earth's crust, which is amazingly surreal and like something straight out of Twin Peaks)."*-* *Jason Pettus- Editor*
"Kaleidoscopic Shades... takes you into a world where times could be manipulated... where anything and everything is possible." *- OnlineBookClub.org*
"*Kaleidoscopic Shades... *will definitely be appealing to someone who enjoys a good genre-bender..." - *Bram Stoker Award nominee, Monique Snyman*
"You and King are definitely interested in similar things, and specifically our fears." - *Richard Sheppard, The Constant Reader Podcast - The Canon of Stephen King*
���������� "Neuman excels at writing likable, everyday characters who are thrown into very unreal circumstances... reminding me of Stephen King at his best... Any fan of supernatural thrillers and science fiction time travel will love it and may have found a new favorite author." - *Literary Titan reviewer*
*"**I found the small details about each character the most fun... I felt very connected to the story through the characters... The world building was where this story really shined.** For fans of epic fantasy sci-fi and horror... as well as coming of age stories... *" - *Steph Livesay Reedsy reviewer*
"The blend of mystery and high strangeness was very reminiscent of projects like the Twilight Zone and Twin Peaks, but as a major fan of Stephen King, I also enjoyed the author's writing style..." - *Anthony Avina, podcaster*
"From the gloomy depths of the abyss emerges an incomprehensible narrative of enduring fear that... dazzle, stupefy, and terrify readers to their very core by summoning their most primal fears... giving them the form of the thing they dread most." - *the Bookish Elf*
About the Author
For me, the fascination with the paranormal began when I was barely a teenager living in a house that supported more residents than my immediate family. It wasn't so bad whilst living amongst our unseen guests, however, I've never had a desire to return to the weekly, if not daily, surprises that came out of thin air. At least, not in *that* house with *those* guests.
Using this fascination in conjunction with a wildly over-active imagination, I worked at slowly honing my skills, frequently getting myself into trouble for writing too 'flowery' in an academic field of health-related subjects. But the desire, the itch that wouldn't be denied, to take whoever was interested in an adventure of escapism increased to the such intensity it became an entity of its own that had to be let loose.
The world has become a pressure cooker; if I can be a release valve, and those who choose to go along for the ride come back in one piece and invigorated, albeit a little rattled, then it has been worth the risk.
Having come from an allied health background, where I've assisted thousands over the decades to rediscover their physical selves, I now wish to transport people into a world where the question begs: *Just what is **reality?*
For me, that reality - which can be seen and touched - begins at home with my three constant companions: Saffron, Cinnamon and Ginger. Yep - I've my very own spice girls in four-legged form. And they are great at hearing things shift in the dark hours of the night when we humans are totally oblivious.