‘Twas the night before Christmas
And all through the house
Not a creature was stirring
Except the man behind the couch…
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I read a lot of crime fiction and am happy to report that this book is not just another cookie cutter novel. An interesting story told from several different perspectives made this a fast, fun read. I will also admit that I found the ending completely refreshing. As I mentioned before this book is not the same old song and dance. -Amazon
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“BW Gragg is onto something I’ll have to read his next book in the series.”
Many of you asked directly in messages and via Amazon about what’s next for Tom. The next installment of The Tom O’Conner Files will be released before Halloween! So to everyone patiently waiting, you won’t have to wonder for long!
Book two reveals life for Tom six years after The Manikin Man case. The One Eyed King is a horror/crime fiction novel that follows a serial killer known by the media as The Visitor. The Visitor is making house calls, opening the door to every reader’s worst fears. He is making his selection where young couples go to pray, only to find that their sanctuary has become his sadistic supermarket. Unspeakable torture befalls the visited and human resiliency is tested. Victims left with only two of their five senses must communicate their horror to lead agent Tom O’Conner. With witnesses unable to identify their assailant, Tom and the task force must search for alternative methods to apprehend the perpetrator. Enlisting the help of a forensic anthropologist, Dr. Gates, the task force uncovers a body count that stretches from Arizona to California. This novel engages readers by asking each to look within and decide how they would react if chosen by The Visitor. The One Eyed King reminds us that no one is safe.
Coming October 2013!
Thank you for your responses yesterday. I will continue to take questions all week, so if you have a question or comment that you would like to share, please message me on Facebook or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I received several questions that were similar and they basically boil down to this: How did I dream up the character of “Ryan” the serial killer? How could I possibly birth such a mad man? On a side note, thank you to those who expressed concern over the state of my own mental health, ha! I suppose that comes with the territory.
Ryan came to be out of a mixture of things. I don’t believe in art, which I believe that writing is, that anything is created by a single traceable blue print. Instead it comes about through a medley of experience, research, wonder and imagination. My journey began through research, both formal and informal. I studied Psychology at The University of Southern Mississippi with an emphasis in Forensics. My time at USM further awakened my curiosity of human nature and why some people commit heinous act such as the ones found in my works.
Next I moved on to private research where I learned more about true events and monsters such as Jeffrey Dahmer, John Wayne Gacy, Ted Bundy and countless others. I read and visited many places during my research. The initial Idea for the character of “Ryan” came to me one day while visiting one of my favorite cities New Orleans, my wife’s hometown. While in town I took a tour and heard a bit of Nola Folklore. There are many versions of the native New Orleans story, all of which are nothing more than fun fiction. They mostly have to do with a gruesome account of a murderous butcher. And so, that’s the day the wheels began to turn.
As I said in the beginning, the process is never simple and my works are the combination of a million tiny thoughts, glances or memories gone by.
“If there’s a book you really want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” ~Toni Morrison
I appreciate the many messages I am receiving regarding the book! If anyone has a question I would be happy to address it on my Blog/ Facebook/ Twitter. Feel free to contact me via the message feature on Facebook or email me at email@example.com. I would love to share insights about To Whisper a Kiss and the next installment in the Tom O’Conner series coming next month: The One Eyed King. No spoilers of course!
Thousands of you downloaded To Whisper a Kiss during the launch week. If you liked what you read and are looking forward to the next installment I hope that you will go write a review on Amazon and let me know!
“This book will spark your interest starting with the first chapter.”
“Very scary and gruesome will make you question keeping your Windows open at night and every noise.”
“Extremely graphic, but spell binding. Couldn’t put it down. Ending was not what I expected. Won’t spoil it for you, but expect the unexpected.”
“Could not put the book down. Read it one day. keeps you guessing about the ending.”
“Lock the house, draw the blinds, check under the beds, and in the closets! When you read this one, I can assure you, your heart will be beating out of your chest or you might just have a slight smirk depending on how sick you are… BW Gragg is onto something ill have to read his next book in the series.”
“…this is finaly a book that gives an honest and detailed portrayal of the serial killer. Graphic, yes!”
…tons of horror fans downloaded my novel To Whisper a Kiss. As you gear up for Halloween join the thousands, yes I said thousands, who’ve already downloaded it in just the first week! Today is your last opportunity to get a copy for FREE! Warning: It is a horror/crime fiction, so brace yourself.