FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
COME BACK TO THE SWAMP
SPECULATIVE FICTION MEETS SPACE OPERA IN THIS SPOOKY, SWAMPY NOVELLA
When a young ecologist encounters a swamp hag with a secret, she'll soon discover the lengths a mind will stretch to rationalize the unexplainable.
Graduate student Bernice Martin is conducting invasive species research in Cleary Swamp when she is confronted by a mysterious hag who says she is the swamp’s caretaker. When Bernice discovers that the hag is actually a woman named Rebecca Hallett who disappeared in the swamp decades before, she attempts to remove the strange old woman from the ecological research site. Little does Bernice know that Rebecca has a mystical bond to the area—one that possesses a human host and bonds them to it. One magical hallucinogenic powder cocktail and a space opera spirit journey later, Bernice’s life has changed forever. The swamp wants her for its new caretaker, and it won’t take no for an answer.
Laura Morrison’s sophomore fantasy novella, Come Back to the Swamp, [Black Spot Books, August 7, 2018] is a mess of magic, misconceptions, and mayhem as an unsuspecting ecologist discovers the lengths a mind will stretch to rationalize the unexplainable.
“I worked at a national wildlife refuge removing invasive species from a swamp in my mid-20s, says Morrison. “I was often out in the middle of nowhere, all by myself. I couldn’t help but run through worst-case scenarios about what might happen to a person on their own in the middle of a swamp. The more my imagination spun, the more I realized I needed to write a story about it—and Come Back to the Swamp was born.”
Come Back to the Swamp will be available in paperback and e-book formats through all major retailers and distributors on August 7, 2018.
ISBN (print): 978-09997423-4-1
ISBN (ebook): 978-0-9997423-5-8
Pre-order Come Back to the Swamp today from Black Spot Books or on Amazon.
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