Release day! LOCKDOWN

Today is release day for LOCKDOWN! To order go here.

A mysterious virus sweeps across the country, mutating rapidly as it jumps from person to person. Cities are locked down. The skies are clear as all planes are grounded. Some people panic, while some go to heroic lengths to save those they love―and others use the chaos as an opportunity to engage in purest evil.

In “Lockdown,” 19 of today’s finest suspense, horror, and crime writers explore how humanity reacts to the ultimate pandemic. From New York City to the Mexican border, from the Deep South to the misty shores of Seattle, their characters are fighting for survival against incredible odds. An anthology for our time, showing how the worst crises can lead to the best of us. Proceeds from LOCKDOWN will go to support BINC, the Book Industry Charitable Foundation, as it seeks to help booksellers recover from the devastating COVID-19 crisis.

Contributors to LOCKDOWN include:

Hector Acosta

Scott Adlerberg

Ann Dávila Cardinal

V. Castro

Angel Luis Colon

Jen Conley

Terri Lynn Coop

S.A. Cosby

Alex DiFrancesco

Michelle Garza/Melissa Lason

Rob Hart

Gabino Iglesias

Nick Kolakowski

Richie Narvaez

Cina Pelayo

Renee Asher Pickup

Eryk Pruitt

Johnny Shaw

Steve Weddle

Reviews for LOCKDOWN are great:

From Criminal Element

“Overall, this anthology was extraordinary. The editors, Nick Kolakowski and Steve Weddle, put together a quality volume in record time. I have no idea how they pulled this off so fast. These two put in a tremendous amount of work for charity and deserve praise.”

“Come Away, Come Away” was written by Cynthia Pelayo. This is an impeccable finish to Lockdown. I don’t want to ruin it for a reader, but it plays with a classic tale in the perfect way (and mentions the ocean).”

From CrimeReads

“Writing is never easy, not even under the most ideal circumstances. It’s even harder during a virus-driven lockdown, no matter what your individual situation. Even if you have lots of time to sit down and write, the worldwide tension is so heavy that it risks coming through the walls of your house-turned-prison, crushing your urge to create in the process.”

As always, thanks for your support.