“However long that it takes, I’ll go to whatever lengths. It’s gonna make me a monster though.”
There’s a Hunger inside, unable to be fed
A Thirst I fear may never be quenched
Dreams I seek to make begin
I’ve never ever wanted something so bad
Working this 9-5 on a day-to-day grind
Only at night do I see the light
Lonely at night, yet better than all right
The only time I can truly come alive
I write, write, through the break of sunrise
Killing these pages
Like my pen is a knife
“You want something in life, then why don’t you go and get it?”
Through life, I’ve never been sure of what I wanted. All my phases drove my parents crazy. One thing that remained constant though, was my love-filled lust for art; particularly, storytelling.
I wrote songs and poetry like an emo kid after a breakup all through high school. Then when I was 18, I wrote my first book. 300 pages over 3 years (lots of re-writing lol). While I did get some kind comments from agents, I clearly never got the contract I dreamt of.
Over the years, I’ve practiced relentlessly–reading, writing, studying, repeat. I’ve learned, and now understand my craft better than ever…which brings me to “The Author.” For the last year, I’ve put my everything into this book, and I have the utmost confidence in it.
Regardless, even if I only sell a few copies to friends and fam, I’m not stopping. This isn’t even the beginning. I’ve already started the next book and I have plans for two separate series.
Someday, one way or another, I’ll make it. Because–as cocky and arrogant as it sounds–“I’m born to be phenomenal.” We all are. But nothing real happens overnight.
“I’m just dying to be, all that I’ve been dreaming of.”
The Author, description.
A heart-wrenching story of longing, loss, vengeance and consequence.
How far would you go to rebuild the life you let break?
Forensics expert Troy Graves has helped solve a lot of crimes, but he can’t seem to put back together the pieces of his own life. After years of chasing a serial killer known as “The Portrait Killer”—TPK—through the streets of Laguna Niguel, Troy has lost his wife as well as himself. Desperate and eager for the freedom of a fresh start, he decides to take matters into his own hands. Going behind the back of his Lieutenant, Troy takes on the role of Lead Detective, hunting the streets of Laguna Niguel for the one thing that haunts him.
But when he puts a face to the monster, Troy only sees opportunity, and does something unorthodox—he asks the killer for help.
Seduced by his lust for greed, Troy seems to forget that every action has a reaction, and that befriending the Devil doesn’t go without consequence.