Tricks and Treats: An Anthology
Released September 1, 2016
Some of Connecticut's finest authors—from the eighteen hundreds through today—showcase their spookiest tales in this collection. Discover some lesser-known works from literary greats Twain, Gilman, Stowe, and Brainard, and chilling stories from contemporary authors Crandall, Foley, Longo, Munson, Schoonover, Strong, and Valeri. This collection will make you proud to be a Nutmegger. "Connecticut authors, you scare the hell out of me, but I grow to love you—more and more, with every creepy tale." From the foreword by Rob Watts, author of AMERICANA and THE CROOKED ROADS THROUGH CEDAR GROVE
Available in Paperback and on Kindle at Amazon.com
Book Signing 101: An Author's Guide
Released: Jan 1, 2017
Are you an author? Do you have a new book that you're looking to promote to potential new fans? Have you considered venturing out into the book signing circuit? Maybe you've thought about it for a while but haven't been sure how to go about it. Perhaps you're reluctant because you don't know what to expect. Book Signing 101: An Author's Guide gives you a simple and straightforward breakdown of everything involved in book signing events, from where to hold your event, what to have with you, what to avoid, how to save money, how to carry yourself like a professional author and much more.
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The Crooked Roads through Cedar Grove: A Novel
Re-Released April 14, 2017
A suspenseful, psychological thriller revolving around various characters who struggle with their own personal conflicts. The outcome of their decisions leads each one down a figurative "crooked road" into darkness and despair. But who will come out on the other side without consequence or harm?
There's an unsettling anomaly dwelling in the picturesque New England town of Cedar Grove. Kathleen, a seventeen-year-old newcomer to the town, is harassed and bullied by her classmates. Alex and Bethany purchase a beautiful home for well-below its value, only to discover that the reduced price offers them more than they bargained for. Brian develops an infatuation with a girl he finds online, but she's not who he expects. There is a sinister presence silently twisting their fates together on the crooked roads through Cedar Grove.
"Make Your Own Kind of Music, Sing Your Own Special Song, Make Your Own Kind of Music, Even If Nobody Else Sings Along" ---Cass Elliot
Rob Watts is an award-winning writer of Suspenseful Thrillers.
After freelancing for many years as a music reviewer, Watts released Huldufolk (2011), a suspenseful tale inspired by his time spent in Iceland, learning the language and studying folklore. The limited edition novella had included an accompanying CD soundtrack of music composed by the author as the fictitious band, The Traffic Lights. His novel, The Crooked Roads through Cedar Grove, was released in 2015 as a special edition hardcover, w/ a CD & vinyl soundtrack. It was re-released in paperback in 2017. His 2016 Dark Romance/Thriller, Americana, was released in a limited print edition with a playable vinyl record book cover featuring the song "Americana Theme." Americana received an award from The 60th Annual New England Book Show in recognition of excellence in graphic arts. In October of 2017, his first collection of short fiction, Charms, will be released (Due Oct 27th.)