New gay musical needs help

Hi all, just wanted to share with you a Kickstarter event for FACING EAST, a new LGBT musical trying to put on a concert in London. The show is described as “a dramatic new musical, follows an upstanding Mormon couple facing the suicide of their gay son. Help us bring it to London!”

Crowd-funding makes big news when Hollywood actors ask for hundreds of thousands of bucks, but it’s most powerful when a few people help out needy artists.┬áCheck out the Kickstarter page here.

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On Tanglewood Road’s release

My YA horror book Tanglewood Road is now available as an e-book from JMS Books (and major retailers during the upcoming week) and a paperback from Amazon.

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Blurb: Cody Langdon moves to Florida to start over after a failed suicide attempt. His mom hopes the change in scenery will do him more good than the medication he refuses to take, but Cody hates the sweltering summer heat and the loneliness of living in a state without any friends.

With several weeks to go until school begins, Cody sulks alone in the house while his mom works. Refusing to acclimatize himself to his new surroundings, he insists on wearing his usual black clothing and cranks the air conditioning all day.

The odd thing is, Cody hasn’t seen a single sign of life since his arrival on Tanglewood Road. The lawns are well-kept, cars are parked in the driveways, and trash is put out once a week, but Cody has never actually seen anyone living on the street. Slowly, his thoughts spiral into obsession and paranoia. Where is everyone?

Then Cody stumbles upon a support group for those who have survived demonic attacks. The posts online only strengthen Cody’s resolve when he learns about a murderous demon who has long stalked Southwest Florida. Has this same demon set up residence on Tanglewood Road, or is Cody’s cabin fever getting the best of him?

On The Keysmith’s Kobo page

My short horror story The Keysmith is available on Kobo! The fun thing about this page for me is the ranking. I’m not sure how the system works, but it displays how well a book is currently doing in its genres.

At this moment in the Kobo system, The Keysmith is ranked:

1,727 out of 5,096 in Fiction & Literature > LGBT

2,302 out of 14,285 in Sci-Fi and Fantasy > Horror

466 out of 2,719 in Fiction & Literature > Ghost

And that’s a month after its release. Wish I had checked those figures weeks ago.

This is Elliot Arthur Cross geeking out over having one more thing to obsess over. Happy reading.