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New Release – The Headless Boy

The Headless Boy is available now! (in ebook, paperback, and hardcover — with autographed copies available *see bottom of post*)

Getting excellent reviews and scaring readers, this little ghost story is making waves…

“The Conjuring meets Poltergeist.”

“The Headless Boy now ranks among some of my favorites in [grief horror], alongside Pet Sematary and Remains.”

“Without a doubt, this is perhaps Kelli Owen’s best work to date.”

“There is an almost suffocating level of realism, that draws you to participation…”

What’s it about? Well…

 

Reeling from the loss of a child, Maggie finds her job at the local daycare unbearable and errands around town impossible. She knows every child, every single parent, and they’re all reminders of what she’s lost. Unable to heal, she sinks further into the grip of grief and depression.

Jake is a good guy, a great husband, and wants only the best for his broken wife. Therapy and medications aren’t helping, and a change of scenery makes perfect sense. A new home. A fresh start. He is nothing but patient, giving Maggie the space and emotional support needed to move on.

But once they’ve settled in, Maggie offers him an alternative. And though Jake doesn’t believe in ghosts, he plays along with the charade in the name of helping his wife. Until he discovers it’s not a game.

They are not alone.

As the subtle activity grows violent, Jake realizes the thing in their house has chosen Maggie as a surrogate mother, and it does not want a father figure. Jake and Maggie’s fresh start has become a battlefield, and he’s no longer sure which side his wife is on.

Does Jake have the strength to save them both?


Available now on Amazon and B&N, coming soon to other online and mortar retailers near you!

 

AUTOGRAPHED COPIES: 

For those looking for an autographed copy, I’ll be offering those as soon as I have them. Please use the form below to reserve yours, and I will contact you when they’re in hand. Thank you.

(if you’re looking for other books to add to this order, check out my Stay Home Book Sale)

Attention: I respond to this form within 24 hours, but apparently the response may go to your junk mail folder. If you don’t hear from me within 24 hours, check your junk mail. Thank you!

Barrell Full of Monkeys

aka, Catching up after a long weekend. Lots of exciting things have happened recently, and I’m going to lump them here but split them up elsewhere. ‘Cuz I can.

First up, if you’re local and get the York Sunday Paper there was a lovely write-up about me, my writing and my family (complete with fact-checking fubars of the funny kind). It’s not online but you can read it by clicking the image for a larger view.

Second, my online interview with Read Horror‘s Michael Wilson is now live. No need to locate a newspaper for this one. He asked some really fun questions, that took a bit of thought to answer. Of course, others were very easy. You should check it out!

Third, for those asking about paper versions of the out of print titles (Six Days and Waiting Out Winter), there are several on ebay at the moment. A few in the UK, a few in the US, all up for grabs.

Need a reason to go grab Waiting Out Winter? How about a new review? October County had all kinds of lovely things to say about this novella. And remember, if you’re not after the print version on ebay (mentioned above), this novella is now available for Kindle, and soon to be released as an ePub in the iTunes bookstore.

And just when I thought that was enough for the blog, F Paul Wilson emailed me to say this about Waiting Out Winter, “Excellent, Kelli. You created a genuine apocalyptic atmosphere that follows one around between readings.” And hell yeah, I was going to quote that =)

Then today, I see this tidbit…

Women seem to be writing the more innovative fantastica these days. Rhodi Hawk, Alex Sokolov, Mary Sangiovanni, Sarah Langan, Kelli Owen—they’re not recycling the same old tropes.

~ F. Paul Wilson, interviewed by The Accidental Author

Really? A double shot of F. Paul? Yeah, that will make any day better… and gives you another reason to get your hands on one of those copies, whether print from ebay or epub from Amazon.

And all that is definitely enough monkeys in to tip the barrel right over…

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