This cover speaks volumes for what the reader will find within its pages.
Title: Fractured Reflections
Author: Lucian Barnes
Publisher: Anchor Group Publishing
Release Date: February 9, 2017
Cover Design: Sharp Cover Designs
~~~ BLURB ~~~
There are certain situations in nearly every individual's life that trigger an emotional response. Fear is often one of the most difficult to deal with—whether it's mankind's atrocities toward one another, or something which goes bump in the night, forcing a person to admit that monsters are indeed real. Surely one or more of the nine tales contained herein will leave its mark on you. Journey forth, if you dare, into the nightmare-inducing mind of the author, but be warned ... the Fractured Reflections you see within the mirror may have their own agenda!
~~~ MEET THE AUTHOR ~~~
I spent most of my youth in rural Ohio and began writing stories at an early age. Many of these early attempts at story-telling were inspired by mysteries, such as those found in the old Hardy Boys books and the cartoon antics of Scooby Doo. As I entered my teenage years I began to drift away from writing stories, instead picking up my pencil to compose lyrics for heavy metal songs because my new dream was to become a musician. That vision remained hopeful for many years after my high school graduation, but like most dreams of this nature it died out as I became older. After working several menial jobs through the years that followed, my thoughts again began to turn toward writing books. Inspired by my favorite author, Stephen King, I took an online creative writing course and slowly began to develop my skills. In late 2010 I was given a violent shove, both by the job market (which was horrible to say the least, and still is) and by the persistent encouragement of close friends, to pick up my pen and begin writing again. In early 2012, I gave birth (that's almost what it felt like) to my very first published book, Desolace. Finally having a completed novel in my hand was the best feeling in the world for me, giving me a sense of accomplishment I had waited a lifetime for. Since then it has gotten easier for me with each book I have published. Since the initial release of Desolace, I have published nine more novels as well as an omnibus edition ebook of the entire Desolace series. My next book, a collection of short stories called Fractured Reflections, is scheduled for release in February 2017.