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Facelift for The Devil’s Scribe

One of Ink Smith Publishing’s novels recently got a facelift! The Devil’s Scribe by Rod Baker will now be available with a new cover, and updated interior layout. This creepy novel is the perfect Halloween purchase to grace your horror focused shelves.

Screen Shot 2019-10-30 at 10.42.29 AM.pngAfter lightning strikes natural-born killer Leonard Ravnik and grazes famous novelist Renee Holland, a spate of brutal and ritualistic murders begin in Baltimore. Renee lapses into trances of auto-writing and records Ravnik’s gruesome killings as they occur. Police lieutenant, Kent Elinger, who has solved Baltimore’s most infamous crimes, discovers that Renee knows things only the killer would know. This makes her Elinger’s prime suspect until Elinger discovers the staged murders form a cryptic pattern from another era. Elinger and Renee fall in love as they dig into the case and uncover its paranormal factors. The investigation leads Elinger and Renee to Baltimore’s oldest graveyard where they uncover a 160 year-old secret linked to a founding family of Baltimore and Edgar Allan Poe. When Renee becomes the killer’s final target, Elinger executes a macabre and dangerous solution that could kill them all if it fails…

Pre-Order for the new look begins today in honor of Halloween! Stay spooky readers!

National Poetry Month: Edgar Allan Poe

84477_v9_ba.jpgEdgar Allan Poe is one of the most known writers/poets among readers and non-readers alike. His name, and his work, are dark and emotional. “I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity,” is one of Poe’s famous quotes. And done of the best quotes to describe his work, in my opinion.

And everyone recognizes Poe’s raven. “‘Tell me what thy lordly name is on the Night’s Plutonian shore!’/Quoth the Raven, “Nevermore.”‘ When Poe’s name is mentioned, the first thing I picture is the raven flying; and of course a heart under the floorboards.

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His work was one of the turning points in my interest in poetry as a high school student. I know that a lot of my peers felt the same way. Even those who were not avid readers like myself have found great interest in Poe’s works. The darkness he portrays, the madness, the use of symbols most often related to omens (both good and bad!), and the vivid imagery all have played a significant part in the macabre curiosity in Poe’s work.

Today we recognize Poe for his writing and influence in the poetry realm. Happy National Poetry Month Poe!

 

About Corinne

CA Bio ImageCorinne has her MFA in Writing from Lindenwood University and her MPS in Publishing from George Washington University. She has been an editor at Ink Smith Publishing and Native Ink Press since 2013, taking over the company in 2019. Since her first trip to the library when she was a toddler, Corinne has been collecting books, recommending her favorites, and providing commentary on the less-than-stellar. Her belief is that if you have a problem, it’s nothing that a good book can’t solve.