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COVER REVEAL! My New Book Dare To Know Is Available for Pre-Order!

March 31, 2021

I’ve been waiting for this! At last I can share the cover of my adult sci-fi novel Dare To Know, out September 14 on Quirk Books (pre-order here). Isn’t it great? Kind of reminds me of the movie poster for Vertigo, or the opening credits of Mad Men, but it’s totally its own thing (that little dude falling through the hourglass—brilliant!) Big respect to Quirk’s senior designer Ryan Hayes for this cover.

I am really lucky that my agent John Cusick believed in this weird story. And I’m grateful beyond words that I get to be published by Quirk, the perfect place for this book. My editor Jhanteigh Kupihea’s expert guidance really elevated the story. Jane Morley’s copyediting and proofreading improved my prose and saved me from many embarrassing errors. And even though publicity is still in its early stages, Nicole De Jackmo, Jennifer Murphy, Christina Tatulli, and everyone on Quirk’s publicity team are already impressing me. I’m so happy to be on the same team as these dedicated pros.

And of course, thanks to all my friends and family who read early drafts, supported me, and were patient with me while I worked on this book. I’m super excited about it. Want in early? Dare to pre-order it here!

And here’s what it’s about:

Dark Matter meets Annihilation in this mind-bending and emotional speculative thriller set in a world where the exact moment of your death can be predicted—for a price.

Our narrator is the most talented salesman at Dare to Know, a prestigious and enigmatic company in the death-prediction business. While he has mastered the art of death, the rest of his life is an abject failure. Divorced, estranged from his sons, and broke, he’s driven to violate the cardinal rule of his business by forecasting his own death day. The problem: apparently he died 23 minutes ago.

The only person who can confirm his prediction is Julia, the woman he loved and lost during his rise up the ranks of Dare to Know. As he travels across the country to see her, our narrator is forced to confront his past, the choices he’s made, and the terrifying truth about the company he works for—and his role there.

Highly ambitious and totally immersive, this adrenaline-fueled thriller explores the destructive power of knowledge and collapses the boundaries between reality, myth, and conspiracy as it races toward its stunning conclusion.