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On his 59th birthday, Tyson Parks - a famous, but struggling, horror writer - receives an antique desk from his partner, Sarah, in the hopes it will rekindle his creative juices. Perhaps inspire him to write another best-selling novel and prove his best years aren't behind him.. A continent away, a mysterious woman makes inquiries with her sources around the world, seeking the whereabouts of a certain artifact her family has been hunting for centuries. With the help of a New York City private detective, she finally finds what she's been looking for.. It's in the home of Tyson Parks.-. Meanwhile, as Tyson begins to use his new desk, he begins acting... strange. Violent. His writing more disturbing than anything he's done before. But publishers are paying top dollar, convinced his new work will be a hit, and Tyson will do whatever it takes to protect his newfound success.

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Philip Fracassi

Philip Fracassi is an award-winning author and screenwriter. His debut collection of stories, BEHOLD THE VOID, was named "Story Collection of the Year" by both This Is Horror and Strange Aeons Magazine. LOCUS Magazine said it "...recalls the work of writers such as McCammon, King, and Bradbury." His second collection, BENEATH A PALE SKY, received a starred review from Library Journal, and Booklist called it a "must read collection." In his introduction, Josh Malerman calls it "a book for the ages." It was named "Best Story Collection of the Year" by Rue Morgue Magazine.His debut novel, BOYS IN THE VALLEY, premiered on Halloween, 2021, from Earthling Publications. His upcoming novels include A CHILD ALONE WITH STRANGERS (August 2022, Talos Press) and GOTHIC (February 2023, Cemetery Dance) .His stories have appeared in multiple magazines and anthologies, including BEST HORROR OF THE YEAR, BLACK STATIC, CEMETERY DANCE, and NIGHTMARE MAGAZINE. His work has been favorably reviewed by The New York Times, Rue Morgue Magazine, LOCUS Magazine and many others. His produced screenplays have been distributed by Lifetime Television and Disney Entertainment. Philip lives with his family in Los Angeles, California.You can follow Philip on Facebook, Instagram (pfracassi) and Twitter (@philipfracassi) , or at his official website at www.pfracassi.com.

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