What do you get when you mix Peter Straub and Joyce Carol Oates together in a literary cauldron? Hell if I know. But if you like those two authors, you’re sure to love Lisa Mannetti. Her work is just as rich, just as layered, nuanced, and intricate as any author known for writing, what is often called, literary horror.
Lisa’s work is equally intelligent and engrossing. As thought-provoking as it is horrifying. You learn something new while reading a Mannetti story, right before she yanks your heart out and sets it on fire. You want to read Lisa Mannetti? You better come prepared.
I am honored and grateful that Lisa took the time to read my novel Will Haunt You, and offered the following endorsement:
“Brian Kirk’s newest novel is a tour-de-force of psychological suspense and terror. Superbly crafted and beautifully written, Will Haunt You will stay with you–literally–long after you finish the final page. Even though it scared the hell out of me, I highly recommend it…and remember, forewarned is forearmed….”
–Lisa Mannetti, Bram Stoker Award winner and Shirley Jackson Award finalist, author of The Box Jumper
Lisa’s debut novel The Gentling Box won the coveted Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a First Novel, and she recently won the award again for her short story, “Apocalypse Then.” Her brilliant novella The Box Jumper was nominated for both a Bram Stoker Award and a Shirley Jackson Award, and won the “novella of the year” award from This Is Horror. Her fiction appeals to fans of literary horror with occult and gothic undertones. She’s clever, witty, and ruthless. Wait until you get a load of her work.
And if her endorsement of my novel Will Haunt You intrigues you, it is now available for pre-order on Amazon and other retail outlets. Thanks for taking a look