John Mantooth, a resident of Hoover, has just debuted his first novel, The Year of the Storm. He will be speaking and signing his book at Barnes and Nobles at the Summit Tonight at 7:00 PM.
John has won many awards for his writing, starting with his High School Creative Writing Award. His short stories have been recognized many times in the year’s best anthologies. His short fiction has been published in Fantasy Magazine, Crime Factory, Thugit, and the Stoker winning anthology Haunted Legends to name a few. His first book, Shoebox Train Wreck, which was a compilation of short stories, was published in 2012. Checkout his website for a peek at his work.
Now his debut novel, which is published by Berkley, can be found at Barnes and Nobles, Books-A-Million and Amazon. You can learn a little about author, John Mantooth, and his new novel from his interview on the blog The Qwillery. I read the excerpts and can’t wait to read the book. Some people have compared his writing to Stephen King, Robert McCammon and Tom Franklin, while others think Clive Barker or Yann Martel. So you will just have to read the book and see for yourself.
I am so excited for John and this milestone in his writing career. It’s not every day that one of our friends and neighbors makes headlines on the national scene. Come out to Barnes and Nobles at the Summit this evening, June 6th at 7PM to meet John and help him celebrate.