The story behind the story: This tale first appeared in the anthology The Epocalypse: Emails at the End from Pill Hill Press in 2011. Blaze McRob and Lori R. Lopez teamed up to write a horror story about an end-of-the-world scenario depicted through a series of messages. The authors chose the cities they resided in or near for the settings of their two main characters, as in both real life and fiction they communicated back and forth.
Before, during, and after the writing phase there was very little discussion of the plot beyond the E-mailed letters that literally tell the tale. It almost seemed to be happening, which created a rather unique writing experience, and this is the result.
About Tides of Chaos
Elvie and Ed managed to connect online in a world gone mad. Where are the creatures from that have invaded their planet? What do they want? These questions and more must be answered if the human race is to survive this doomsday scenario.
They give each other hope and support from a thousand miles apart. Will it be enough to save them? Read their frantic messages as they attempt to make sense of the situation in this illustrated short fiction from two accomplished horror authors. The story was actually written by exchanging E-mails like the characters, without knowing what might come next.
Buy Tides of Chaos: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B019YZ9JS0
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About the Authors.
Blaze McRob writes from deep within his soul. While many people ask him if he could write lighter tomes, he chooses not to, wishing instead to release his inner demons. He has written many novels over the years, penned under other writers’ names. He chooses to come out now and play as Blaze. While novels are his true love, he is enjoying writing short stories and even some poetry. Yes, his poems also reflect sadness. Some things don’t change . . .
A few of his newer pieces are Mists of Papoose Pond (a horror-adventure novel); Silver Hells(a short-story holiday horror collection written with Terri DelCampo); Blood Spatter (a collection of Halloween short horror stories written with Terri DelCampo).
Four additional horror novels are being released in 2016: Ghost No More, Quarter Moon Haunts, ’68 Buick and Wolf Whispers.
Lori R. Lopez wears many hats. She is an artist who designs her book covers and illustrates some of her tomes. As an author she writes poems, short stories, novels, children’s books and songs, as well as a humorous-slash-serious column called “Poetic Reflections” at Fairy Fly Entertainment. She is a musician, actress, filmmaker, tree-hugger and animal-lover. A vegetarian, her work often contains themes of conservation, animal rights, and the rights of children. Lori has received various honors for her writing. Books include The Dark Mister Snark, The Fairy Fly, An Ill Wind Blows, Odds and Ends, A Dark Collection, Chocolate-Covered Eyes, The Macabre Mind of Lori R. Lopez, Out of Mind Experiences, Dance of the Chupacabras, Poetic Reflections I and II, Keep The Heart of a Child and the Queen of Hats
Stories and verse have appeared on Hellnotes and Halloween Forevermore, in The Sirens Call online magazine and about 20 anthologies.
Connect to the authors on websites, blogs and social media:
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/Blaze-McRob-Author-698306370265042
Lori R. Lopez:
Poetry Column: http://fairyflyentertainment.com/category/category/poetic-reflections
Facebook Author Page: http://www.facebook.com/lorirlopez.author
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