Harrison Demchick Guest Post on WritersDigest.com: 4 Tips on the Publishing Experience

Excerpt: “Readers: I’ve been around the publishing world. I’ve edited a couple dozen published or soon-to-be published books. And because I spent most of my career at a small press, I know the publishing process, from conception through editing through publication through marketing. So when it came time to launch my own book, The Listeners, I had a pretty good working knowledge of what had to be done, certainly more so than most first-time authors. But just as being an editor has informed the publishing experience, so is the publishing experience informing my role as editor, and I wanted to take a little bit of time to share with you what I knew, what I’ve learned, and what I will continue to learn.” For all of Harrison’s tips, click here:...

Author Q&A: Harrison Demchick, “The Listeners”

Q&A Excerpt: Why did you write The Listeners? Originally, I wrote The Listeners for an independent study my senior semester at Oberlin College. Of course, at the time, it wasn’t called The Listeners, and it wasn’t a novel. Ashes, Ashes was a series of interconnected short stories, and I wrote it because the idea of such a story cycle fascinated me. I wanted a scenario that would affect numerous characters in numerous ways, and that’s where the quarantine came from, and ultimately the Listeners as well. This was seven and a half years ago. I became deeply invested in the characters, particularly Daniel Raymond. So I kept pursuing the story, turning Daniel’s story into a screenplay, and then adapting the whole thing into a novel. It has been, for the better part of a decade, a story that needed to be told one way or another. To read the full Q&A, click here:...

HorrorNews.net Reviews The Listeners

Excerpt: “Overall, I can’t recommend The Listeners enough. There’s tremendous emotion to be found and Mr. Demchick’s portrayal of the human mind is astoundingly realistic. Action abounds within these 308 pages, as well as violence (both physical and mental), a few twisted romances, and plenty of well fleshed-out characters. By the end of the book, the real question the reader has to answer though is this: is the real evil here the police, the doctors, or the Listeners themselves?” For the full review, click here:...