Publication Date: October 10, 2017
Dark proclivities, excess, and outlandish curiosities prevail in 1890’s London. Around the city, a battle rages between the living and the dead. The Black Cross, tasked to keep the peace, are quickly losing ground.
Sixteen-year-old Willow Winchester, lives life as a boy called “Will” in his father’s house of distinguished ladies, all but invisible to the wealthy Londoners who frequent. It’s an easy ruse since his mother’s death left his father’s attention to fall upon business matters. But this isn’t his only secret.
When Will unwittingly becomes involved in a Black Cross ghost hunt, his uncanny ability to sense supernatural beings comes to light and the Black Cross wants him in their service. Suddenly, Will’s free to be himself.
But such freedom will come with a price, as Will fights for the acceptance of the only father he’s ever known.
Now, part of a team of misfits and unlikely allies, Will finds he isn’t the only one keeping secrets. Someone does not want him to uncover the truth about those who aren’t just missing from theworld of the living, but missing from history itself.
Can he find the Missing before he ends up becoming one of them?
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Undergraduate studying Creative Writing, Classics, Russian and Western European History. Unabashed weeb probably burning incense and drinking too much coffee at this very moment. Out for queer representation and great sex hair. Beyond ready for the upcoming Vampire Chronicles TV series.
Lenk writes Young Adult/New Adult, spec fiction, poetry, and screenplays. He is currently unagented.
His poems have appeared at/in USF Tampa’s Thread Literary Inquiry, biannual 6×6 creative writing showcase, and placed second in National Poetry Month 2015; Tethered By Letters’ F(r)iction Spring 2016 poetry contest finalist; winner of the 2017 Bettye Newman Poetry award.
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Typical Writing Day
Make a small sacrifice to the writing gods and cleanse the desk with Palo Santo. Plug in string lights and light a million candles around the house, specifically one on the shelf above the desk, either a creativity candle or a fat yellow pillar candle blessed with olive oil and herbs to promote the good old manic focus. Shut all the blinds and put on a box fan to pretend it’s a cool, dark, rainy day. Alternatively, write in bed in the dark listening to rainymood.com and that one track of piano played by tree rings. Try really, really, really hard not to get distracted watching horror movies. Have something caffeinated to drink on hand, which offsets the common forgetting to eat part. Write for hours until my eyes feel cold and papery, alternating between busy typing and biting my fingernails while staring into nothingness, deep in thought.
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