Memories of a Ghost, Joe DeRouen’s critically-acclaimed urban fantasy novel, is now available in audio book format! Narrated by the incomparable stage and voice actress Elizabeth Siedt, the book really comes alive through her deft and versatile voice.
What happens when the door between life and death opens a crack and the dead start to rise, and the only person who can close it again can’t remember who she is? Find out in Memories of a Ghost, available now in paperback, eBook, and audio!
2015 was a busy year for me, which saw the publication of both Memories of a Ghost and my short story collection, Odds & Endings: Fiction Short and Otherwise. My goal for 2016 is to release at least one new novel, though which one it is remains to be seen.
In addition to the much-awaited third book in the Small Things trilogy (tentatively titled A Pattern of Shadows,) I’m also finishing up Leap Year (a time-travel urban fantasy) and beginning work on the as-of-yet-untitled sequel to Memories of a Ghost.
One thing I’ve done in all of my work is to create connections between them. Small Things, for example, briefly references one of the two main characters in Leap Year. The main character in Memories of a Ghost is the sister of a very minor character in Threads. There are too many connections to list between the stories in Odds & Endings and everything else, but all of them do take place in the same universe—even the sci-fi piece Beside Myself. One example: In my novella Merryland, Zara’s doctor is Vanessa Wages. In Small Things, set in 1975, Vanessa Wages appears as a nurse taking care of Shawn Spencer. Maya Wang, also a nurse, appears in that novel. Her sister Lisa appears in Threads, and both women are featured in the short story Smoke along with their brother Jacob, and in a Pattern of Shadows…oops, that one hasn’t been released yet, so I can’t really say. I will, however, tell you that you’ll be seeing a few very familiar faces from Memories of a Ghost!
Those are just a few of the cameos, clues, and connections (not to mention Easter eggs) awaiting you in my fiction. Can you find more? I’ll be waiting to hear from you!
The Odds and Endings: Stories Short and Otherwise audio book is now available from Amazon and Audible! Narrated by the incomparable Don Colasurd Jr., his deep voice gives gravity and a sense of urgency to each of the stories. Merryland in particular really stands out and is a pleasure in which to lose yourself!
Odds and Endings contains thirteen tales of magic, murder, and mystery. The compilation includes one novella and eleven short stories, one of which takes place in the Small Things universe and involves some of your favorite characters.
I love my readers! They’re who I write for and, without them, my stories would just be words on a page. With that thought in mind, I’ve created a new section of the website: The Reader’s Gallery! The gallery will feature pictures of readers interacting with my books, or pictures of my books in interesting places, or pretty much whatever you send me!
Send me your photos and I’ll add them! You can contact me via Facebook, Twitter, or eMail me at firstname.lastname@example.org!
He moved toward Emily’s room. “Em, we still have time…” The words stuck in his throat as he pushed open the door to his sister’s room. The room, painted blue three years ago, was white again, and filled with filing cabinets and storage boxes. Not only was Emily not there, but her bed and dresser, her stereo, all of it – everything was gone.