Today is a very special day for us.
Several months ago, Brian and I decided that we wanted to write a book together.
Today, that book is being released into the world, and we could not be more excited and proud and just really happy to finally share it with everyone.
HARROWED is a love letter to the ’80s and early ’90s horror movies that we grew up watching, and the music that provided the soundtrack to them as well. From Friday the 13th, Halloween, and Scream to Tesla, Def Leppard, and AC/DC, this book is full of references to that wonderful era of slashers and headbangers.
But while we’ve drawn much inspiration from the past, we’ve added a few modern twists of our own as well. We’d like to think the result is both a treasure trove for longtime horror fans and a great entry point for those who have never dipped their toe into the machete-infested waters of the genre. We feel that YA horror is a genre with huge potential, and we’re excited to bring The Woodsview Murders to it.
Check out our trailer!
Journalism Rule #1: Always report the story. Never become the story.
Avery Blair has accepted the fact that nothing exciting ever happens in her small town of Woodsview, Massachusetts. As the editor of the high school blog, she prays for something—anything—to come along that would make for a great headline.
When Beatrice Thompson’s body is found in the girls’ bathroom, Avery has her biggest story ever. The rumors circulating the school say that Beatrice took her own life, but Avery doesn’t believe it for a second. Her instincts prove true when the next day brings another body bag.
The tiny community of Woodsview has become the hunting ground for a killer known as the Harvester. The killer targets Avery and her classmates, stalking their every move and terrorizing them with morbid messages.
With the help of her boyfriend Jason, her best friend Quinn, and an aging detective who can’t keep her off the case, Avery dives head-first into her own investigation. She discovers that the secret of the Woodsview Harvester is buried in the town’s history and its annual Harvest Festival celebration. With every clue she uncovers, Avery grows closer to unmasking the killer—and becoming the next victim.
Avery Blair has finally found a story to die for…if she can stay alive long enough to write it.
About The Authors
About Brian LeTendre
A gaming, comics and horror lover, Brian has co-hosted and produced a podcast about geek culture called Secret Identity since 2006, producing well over 1000 hours of programming. He also hosts and produces three other podcasts about writing (See Brian Write), design and small business (Kitbash Radio) and gaming (Co-Op Critics).
In addition to podcasting, Brian has worked as a freelance games journalist, and currently writes a webcomic called Mo Stache, which can be read for free online and will be collected in print in 2016.
Brian lives and works in Massachusetts.
Brian on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SeeBrianWrite
Brian’s Blog: http://www.seebrianwrite.com/
Brian’s Podcasts: https://soundcloud.com/seebrianwrite
About Jolene Haley
Jolene Haley is the author of the Woodsview Murders series, Harrowed (out 9/22/15) and Haunted, coming fall 2016. She’s also the curator of the best-selling horror anthology The Dark Carnival through Pen & Muse Press.
When she’s not writing she can be found cuddling her two dogs and enjoying the beach, where she lives.
Jolene on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoleneHaley
Jolene’s Blog: http://jolenehaley.com/
Jolene on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7753660.Jolene_Haley
Jolene on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jolenelouisehaley
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Fun HARROWED Extras
You can meet meet our main character Avery Blair right here.
You can meet Avery’s best friend Quinn Grady right here
AND, you can stay tuned for a announcement about the Woodview Case Files podcast in the next few days!
There are lots of giveaways happening right now!
You can enter to win a paperback copy of our book on Goodreads!
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Thank you so much for your support!
Love and hugs and slasher books,