November 18, Tuesday — The snow was deep; we couldn’t make it through the pass. Only the Lord knows if we will be able to cross these Sierra mountains.
January 2, Friday — Ada Krueger died. Ate our children’s dog, as there is nothing else. George Stillwell said we should think about eating the flesh of our dead. God in heaven help us if this is our only hope!
January 4, Sunday — Jordy Fry said he saw a figure through the trees in the direction of the pass. Maybe our Salvation is near . . .
Bestselling author Paul Fleming has writer’s block. The past few months have been hell. Four weeks at the prestigious Thorburn Colony, a writers’ and artists’ retreat in the high Sierras, seems to be the perfect cure. Until an ancient horror returns to collect on an old debt—and make Paul realize that he had no idea what hell really is.
About the Author
Mike Sirota is the author of twenty published books with houses that include The Berkley Publishing Group (Penguin-Putnam), Bantam Books, Pocket Books, and Kensington Publishing Corp. For fourteen years he was an award-winning feature writer and editor for a Southern California newsmagazine. Mike has facilitated many read and critique workshops, and has taught seminars and classes for various educational systems. He is an instructor for the University of California, San Diego Extension and is presently a workshop leader for the Southern California Writers' Conference and the La Jolla Writers Conference, and has also served on the faculty of the Alaska Writers Guild Conference. His new novel, The Burning Ground, will be published in 2012.