Dark Crossings: The Collection

Dark Crossings: The Collection

From the bestselling authors of Yesterday’s Gone and Z 2134 comes 18 unforgettable terrifying short stories for fans of The Twilight Zone and Stephen King’s short works. 18 short stories and author’s notes are included here for the first time in one collection totaling more than 186,000 words. PULL THE TRIGGER — Ellie’s husband owes money to some powerful people. The only way she can save his life is to do one “simple” job — retrieve a mysterious box and kill the courier. CHRIS WAKES UP — Chris wakes up a zombie, alone, and hungry. As he struggles to hold onto his humanity, he finds himself the unlikely protector of a young girl seeking safety. RESPERO DINNER — In the not-too-distant future, Xavier is the guest of honor at an exclusive dinner. Respero Dinner is a thought provoking tale of love, loss, and the choices we make in life. THE VISITOR — Blind and dying, writer Mary Fletcher is waiting out her final days in a nursing home. A mysterious visitor shows up,  a visitor who sounds exactly like the love of her life who she believed to be dead. DINER FADED — Zach hops into his car and hits the open road, eager to put a couple of states between he and his girlfriend. Zach pulls into a diner, hungry and with a gas tank on fumes. He gets more than he ordered and something he may never escape. THE WATCHER — Since the death of his young daughter, Frank Grimm’s life has completely unravelled. Barely connected with his wife, he now sits in his home office, watching...
Yesterday’s Gone: Episode 15 (podcast)

Yesterday’s Gone: Episode 15 (podcast)

We’re back with Episode 15 of the Collective Inkwell Podcast, featuring Yesterday’s Gone, as read by Sean Platt. And because of the delay, we’re uploading three episodes tonight. Here’s the audio file for Episode 15: (Right click and save). Yesterday’s Gone: Episode 15 Alternately, you can listen to the episode here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/collectiveinkwell/Yesterdays-Gone-Episode-15-Collective-Inkwell-Podcast.mp3 Or you can subscribe via iTunes. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/collective-inkwell-podcast/id667565150 If you DO subscribe there, please leave a review. Note: Episode length and titles are different from the book series. Each book episode translates into several hours of audio. So Season One may have 20 or so episodes by the time it’s completed. We will keep the seasons separated, though. Here’s the prior episodes: Yesterday’s Gone: Episode 14 (podcast) Yesterday’s Gone: Episode 13 (podcast) Yesterday’s Gone: Episode 12 (podcast) Yesterday’s Gone: Episode 11 (podcast) Yesterday’s Gone: Episode 10 Yesterday’s Gone: Episode 9 Yesterday’s Gone: Episode 8 Yesterday’s Gone: Episode 7 Yesterday’s Gone: Episode 6 Yesterday’s Gone: Episode 5 Yesterday’s Gone: Episode 4 Yesterday’s Gone: Episode 3 Yesterday’s Gone: Episode 2 Yesterday’s Gone: Episode 1...
Z 2135 is here! Join the Discussion

Z 2135 is here! Join the Discussion

Z 2135 is a six-week, nonstop, off the rails thriller that has some of the BEST WTF cliffhangers we’ve done yet. If you liked Z 2134, you’re going to LOVE Z 2135. Sean and I are thrilled with how this season came out. Z 2135 is a Kindle Serial, which means it’s only available at Amazon (for the moment — print versions will be elsewhere eventually), and only available in the United States (for six weeks, after which it will be worldwide). Kindle Serials, unlike our other stories, automatically update each week when a new episode comes out. Which means you only have to buy it once, and it’s just $1.99 for the introductory price, which is a hell of a bargain. Get Z 2135 at Amazon today. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00E80LK8O Here’s the book jacket stuff: The Darwin Games are over. The battle for survival has just begun… The Lovecraft family is in ruins. Their convict father, Jonah, roams The Barrens, near starvation, in search of his daughter Ana. Only the hope of seeing her again keeps him alive. Meanwhile Ana, Liam, and Duncan have found temporary relief at a camp outside The Walls. Inside City 6, Jonah’s young son, Adam, has been co-opted by Jonah’s enemy, Chief Keller, and is being groomed as a City Watch spy. Between the terrifying zombies roaming The Barrens—monsters created by the plague that destroyed the Old Nation—and the ruthless, manipulative government that controls everything and everyone within the City Walls, no one is safe. Z 2135 is both a frightening vision of a dystopian future and a heartening tale of family, hope, and humanity....
Z 2135 Cover Reveal and Pre Order

Z 2135 Cover Reveal and Pre Order

Z 2135 The Darwin Games are over.  The battle for survival has just begun… The Lovecraft family is in ruins. Convict father Jonah roams The Barrens, near starvation, in search of his daughter Ana. Only the hope of seeing her again keeps him alive. Meanwhile Ana, Liam, and Duncan have found temporary relief at a camp outside The Walls. Inside City 6, Jonah’s young son, Adam, has been co-opted by Jonah’s enemy, Chief Keller, and is being groomed as a City Watch spy. Between the terrifying zombies roaming The Barrens—monsters created by the plague that destroyed the Old Nation—and the ruthless, manipulative government that controls everything and everyone within the City Walls, no one is safe. Z 2135 is both a frightening vision of a dystopian future and a heartening tale of family, hope, and humanity. The newest season from Sean Platt and David Wright is as captivating as it is terrifying. Z 2135 begins on August 27 and will be available via Kindle Serials. Buy once at $1.99 and get all six episodes, updated every Tuesday. Z 2135, like all Kindle Serials, is only available in the U.S. right now, but will be available worldwide after its six week run on Kindle Serials. Pre-order now Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00E80LK8O/ Starting on Wednesday, I’m (Dave) going to be writing a bit about the behind the scenes of writing this season. If you have any questions about the season, please leave a comment below. If you have spoilers of Z 2134, please indicate with something like: **** SPOILERS **** before you spoil stuff, so new readers can avoid having the first season...
WhiteSpace Sale And Kobo Launches

WhiteSpace Sale And Kobo Launches

Hello Fellow Goners, A few cool things this week, including a sale from today through Sunday on WhiteSpace: Season One at Amazon and Kobo. Get WhiteSpace: Season One on sale for just .99. WhiteSpace: Season One (Episodes 1-6) Hamilton Island seems like the perfect home. The Puget Sound bedroom community has it all — beautiful homes with white picket fences, a thriving tech sector, and one of the best school systems in the state. But not everything is as it seems. And on the morning of September 1, the veil is lifted in a school shooting that will shake the island to its core, and expose an evil dynasty and a dark conspiracy that threatens the future of our species. WhiteSpace is a character-driven, mysterious, creepy, paranoid, sci-fi thriller that would be right at home with superbly scripted TV shows like LOST and Fringe. Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008ASB4GI/ Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B008ASB4GI/ Kobo: http://www.kobobooks.com/search/search.html?q=1230000131435 If you love Season One, make sure to check out WhiteSpace: Season Two. WhiteSpace: Season Two (Episodes 7-12) From the writers of the bestselling, groundbreaking series, Yesterday’s Gone, comes the follow up to the reader favorite sci-fi thriller, WhiteSpace: Season One. Hamilton Island has just recovered from a school shooting which rocked the small bedroom community. But the shooter wasn’t acting alone. Roger Heller was part of something bigger… A conspiracy of scientific experiments, missing citizens, and ancient secrets threatening the island and its people. Behind it all: the enigmatic Blake Conway. Can Jon Conway piece the mystery together before he loses someone else that he loves? Can Roger Heller’s surviving family move on from his heinous actions? Will Cassidy’s addictions...
Yesterday’s Gone: Episode 6

Yesterday’s Gone: Episode 6

We’re back with Episode 6 of the Collective Inkwell Podcast, featuring Yesterday’s Gone, as read by Sean Platt. Here’s the audio file for this week’s installment: (Right click and save). Yesterday’s Gone: Episode 6 Or you can subscribe via iTunes. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/collective-inkwell-podcast/id667565150 If you DO subscribe there, please leave a review. Note: Episode length and titles are different from the book series. Each book episode translates into several hours of audio. So Season One may have 20 or so episodes by the time it’s completed. We will keep the seasons separated, though.  Here’s the prior episodes: Yesterday’s Gone: Episode 5 Yesterday’s Gone: Episode 4 Yesterday’s Gone: Episode 3 Yesterday’s Gone: Episode 2 Yesterday’s Gone: Episode 1 See you next Friday with Episode 7...