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Grey Skies by William Becker - Book Tour + Giveaway

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Grey Skies
by William Becker


Roman Toguri finds himself burying the body of a nun in Boone, North
Carolina. As the skies darken and it begins to storm, he is forced to
shove the corpse into his trunk and take it home for the night,
unaware of the torment that playing God will bestow upon him.

Enter Hell with two bonus short stories: The White Shade, an ultra-violent
look into the mind of a mass shooter, and The Black Box, a
psychedelic dive into weird horror.

What inspired you to write this book?
            It actually came to me my freshman year, right before Weeping Of The Caverns was released. I sat next to this guy in class who had a flashdrive full of music, porn, and movies, all of which he would show me on his laptop. I was reading a little bit of H.P. Lovecraft, so I was inspired to do something a little in his style. Me and this guy were talking about Rob Zombie and his newest album, The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser, when I had this idea about a guy burying a nun. Initially, there was going to be a giant monster wearing a scuba diving suit, kinda inspired by the Bioshock games.  The “concept” of the plot and the basis of the story was still there, but my original idea was still there. The next thing I wrote for it was nearly a year later, when I had joined Wattpad and had regained my inspiration.  I posted a teaser that actually was from chapter three, The Velvet Couch, that scene with the spider eggs. It’s been making its rounds on some blogs across the internet, so it’s nice to see I’ve come full circle.

What can we expect from you in the future?
            Expect variety more than anything. Currently, I have two horror books. One is a bit of a cult story, the other is super surreal. This certainly doesn’t mean that every book I pump out is going to be horror or even that weird. I write for me and I generally write based on what I’m interested in. Sure, I will always love horror, but I love experimenting, deep characters who are morally grey, and intense imagery. Everything I produce is a labor of love. I never half-ass my work or “sell-out.” If you go in with an open mind to my future stuff, you’ll be happy. If you just expect Grey Skies 2.0., I think you might have a hard time.

Who designed your book covers?

            I took the photograph on the cover of Weeping Of The Caverns when I was only 12 years old. Grey Skies is also a photo taken me. Usually, I take a few hours to make my covers and make sure they fit what I’m looking for. I’m very passionate about making sure most of what I do is self-produced. I edit my books, write them, design the interiors, and make the covers. It’s all me, at least for now.

William Becker is an 18-year-old horror author with a mind for weirder sides
of the universe. With an emphasis on complex and layered storylines
that tug harshly on the reader to search for deeper meanings in the
vein of Silent Hill and David Lynch, Becker is a force to be reckoned
within the horror world. His works are constantly unfathomable,
throwing terror into places never before seen, while also providing
compelling storylines that transcend the predictable jumpscares of
the popular modern horror.

His first novel, WEEPING OF THE CAVERNS, was written when he was 14.
After eight months of writing, editing, and revising, the story
arrived soon after his 15th birthday. During the writing sessions for
his debut novel, he also wrote an ultra-controversial short story
known as THE WHITE SHADE that focused on the horrors of a shooting.
Living in a modern climate, it was impossible for THE WHITE SHADE to
see the light of day. Following a psychedelic stint that consisted of
bingeing David Lynch movies, weird art, and considering the depth of
the allegory of the cave wall, he returned to writing with a second
story, THE BLACK BOX, and soon after, his second novel, GREY SKIES.

Follow the tour HERE for exclusive excerpts, guest posts and a giveaway!

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