The ForNevermore Facelift

The ForNevermore Facelift

When you’re known for writing dark, gritty, scary stories with tons of F Bombs, you get something of a reputation. You know when you buy a Sean Platt and David Wright book, you’re in for an awesome, R-Rated thrill ride into the great unknown. But sometimes a good reputation (yes, I wear our rep for bad language like a badge of honor), can work against you. As it did with ForNevermore. ForNevermore was a tough sell for us — a Young Adult dark fantasy. It was as if we told you, “Hey, you know all that cool shit we normally do? Well, we’re going soft, selling out, and doing a book full of sparkling vampires, mopey teens with colored hair, and ripped, shirtless werewolves.” And rightly, there was some resistance. We got email from readers who said, “No thanks. Let me know when you write something for adults again, thank you.” And while the series sold okay, it didn’t do anywhere near the numbers of our other series, Yesterday’s Gone and WhiteSpace. Sales-wise, ForNevermore was a failure. But as time passed readers (many who said they’ve already read all our other stuff *which is awesome!) have been giving ForNevermore a shot, and reaching out to tell us that they LOVE the story. And usually, they’re rather surprised to be admitting this… as if they’re admitting to liking Justin Bieber. Please don’t tell us you like Justin Bieber! In fact, most of the reviews (and emails) for the series say something like, “This isn’t my usual thing, but…” AND I LOVE THAT! While we wrote ForNevermore as a Young Adult...