J. Stephen Howard, author of the edgy horror novel Fear in Appleton, is hard at work, writing a series of short stories. Tentatively entitled Frankenstein’s Confessional, these delectable bites of gothic episodes all center on one concept.

“They’re disparate parts that, when put together, hopefully will electrify the whole,” Howard said. “All told from first person point of view, the reader gets a firsthand account when these so-called monsters confess their sins.”

“The book will include twelve to twenty stories,” Howard said. “So, it will be 300 or more pages. And while these won’t be interweaved, my goal is for the reader to get essentially the same kind of satisfaction with each. Thus, I see it as being similar to an episodic television series that you get hooked watching because there’s a consistent tone from week to week.”

Frankenstein’s Confessional is slated for publication in the summer of 2012.

Fear in Appleton is currently available on Amazon for $2.99.

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