New review + interview:

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Hello, everyone. I’m in the process of finalizing some things for the upcoming blog tour, but in the meantime I have a couple of things to share with you:

1 – Horror Novel Reviews took a stab at TLM, and really, really liked it. Here’s a snippet of what they had to say:

Everything I found charming in A Life Transparent, is right here, fully intact in Todd’s rewarding follow up, The Liminal Man. An addictive read that forces absurd thoughts of parallel existences, this is the second consecutive home-run for Todd, and without question: a must own piece of literature.

You can read the entire interview here.

2 – As a follow up to their stellar review, the site founder, Matt Molgaard, contacted me about doing an interview. The result is a sprawling 2k word Q&A session in which we touched upon character development, Joe Hopper, what lies in store for the Monochrome series, and the possibility of immortalizing Molgaard in the pages of book #3. Another snippet:

MM: Donovan’s troubles continue in The Liminal Man, but rather than being lured into this world because he’s a human broken record, he’s pulled into the Monochrome because he exhibits complacence at the worst point possible, and because a certain villain (who we both know has already been introduced) has designs on revenge. Were you worried about the slight change of structure for the second book?

TK: Of course I was worried! One thing that people enjoy about ALT is that it’s a quick read. You can crank it out in an afternoon. With TLM, however, I wanted to slow things down a bit. I wanted the novel to be a slow burn, escalating gradually until the final chapters. I also wanted to write a longer book. TLM is twice the length of ALT, broken up into five parts if you include the prologue and epilogue. Although it wasn’t my original intent, I found that structure worked well for the story and the thematic arc I wanted to capture. Yeah, it was risky, but so far the folks who’ve read it say it’s on par with the first book.

Check out the full interview here.

I think that’s all for now. I’ll post more soon as we get closer to the tour kick-off.

Until then,

TK