Well, Hellzapalooza, actually. Congrats to my husband, Mark, who just sent his first book to the printer today. While it's not my preferred genre (horror), the stories are outstanding. And it's got some REALLY funny parts—I wasn't expecting that. Check out his blog and, if you're in the neighborhood, the Longview Literary Festival where the book with make its debut. Congrats, my dear!
Premiering during the Longview Literary Festival, October 12 and 13 at Kansas City’s Metropolitan Community College, “HELLZAPALOOZA” is the blood, sweat, and tears product of Mark L. Groves, and six other local authors. It’s a rule-breaking, full-length book that shares the stage with a horror anthology playing out during the story’s 24-hour rock and roll festival.
Rayjay Jahraznik, crazed concert promoter and three-ring king of rock and roll, wants to build an outdoor concert venue in tiny Isabella, Missouri. He’s certain his first event there, a 24-hour rock and roll festival called “Hillzapalooza,” will be a raging success.
Oh, he’s right about the rage. From age-old abominations to hippie-fueled horror to the Trickster himself, the local landscape is a mystical minefield. One wrong step and the natural charm explodes into unnatural harm. Can a rag-tag group of pseudo-psychics and a hillbilly healer fight off the evil? Will the determined Reverend Bull pull off a Revelations revolution? Or does Hillzapalooza unleash Hell on earth?
The stage is set for seven authors to rock your world as
Sodom and Gomorrah meets Barnum and Bailey with the amp cranked up to eleven. Here’s your front row ticket to “HELLZAPALOOZA. THE BEST DAMNED ROCK SHOW EVER!”
For author interviews, public readings and more, please contact Mark L. Groves. The main book is written by Mark L. Groves, and the anthology short stories are written by Laura Hardenbrook, Joe Baric, John Erik Petersen, Maddie McFadden, Andrew Rambo, Lisa Shepard, and Mark L. Groves.
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