- Print Length: 286 pages
- Publisher: Necro Publications (9 Aug. 2019)
How do you convince your best friend you’re responsible for their murder when they won’t even admit they’re dead?
Ask any kid in Rumors Mill and they’ll tell you the same thing, playing anywhere around the old Monkey Farm was completely off-limits. The dark branches of the woods surrounding the abandoned lab held whispers of secret government experiments and creatures that lurked the property at night on both two legs and four. So, it was no real surprise when Effin and his friends decided to spend one fateful summer day in those same woods, one of them didn’t make it out alive. That day cost Effin his family, his friends, and more than a bit of his sanity. When he left town to go live with his aunt, he never looked back.
Ten years and a sketchbook full of nightmares later, Effin’s past finally caught up with him. A little girl’s gone missing in those same cursed woods. He knows returning home means facing his own tortured past, but someone, or something, is calling him back. With the help of the only two people who still believe in him, the ghost of his long-lost best friend, and the girl he left behind, Effin begins a search for a missing child but ends up unlocking the secrets of the Farm’s checkered past and his own lost childhood.
Links to the book:
Necro Publications Website: https://necropublications.com/products/monkey-farm-by-s-a-check-trade-paperback
Apple Books: https://books.apple.com/us/book/monkey-farm/id1472369396
Monkey Farm Article on TBM Horror Experts
About the Author
S.A. Check is a Science Fiction / Fantasy and Comic Book Writer. As a kid, he grew up on comic books, heroes and villains, conflict and cliffhangers. He read which-way books, science fiction and fantasy series, and classic horror fiction. While earning his degree in English / Writing from Penn State University, he was exposed to poetry and prose, Shakespeare and Albee, anthologies and world lit.
Today he lives with his E.R. nurse wife and teen daughter in Southwestern Pennsylvania and enjoys all the small dramas that come down the path. He’s active in the writing community, and he has spoken at multiple venues to include area schools and writer’s groups. He has written feature articles for Bleeding Cool Magazine, a leading periodical in the comics/entertainment genre. His short story Tangled Lines, appears in the charity anthology Hazard Yet Forward. He’s a creative contributor for American Mythology Comics, and writes for their current line of comics, to include The Three Stooges, Laurel & Hardy, Pink Panther, Casper, Underdog, Rocky & Bullwinkle, Stargate Atlantis, and the original comic Volcanosaurus, with several new licensed and original works in development.
His first novel, Welcome to GreenGrass, is out through Bedlam Press, an imprint for Necro Publications. The book has received strong reviews from industry professionals such as James Kuhoric (Freddy vs Jason vs Ash, Six Million Dollar Man), being described as “Men in Black meets interplanetary Columbo”, “intriguing with a darkly humorous edge”, and “elements of noir fiction with otherworldly skullduggery”.
His second novel, Maxx Fragg, V.P.I. (Virtual Paranormal Investigator), a para-cyber thriller, released by Ink Smith Publishing in September of 2015, was favored by award-winning novelist, A. Lee Martinez, on social media.
His third novel, Legend Gary, is a middle school fantasy adventure novel released by World Castle Publishing in June of 2019.
His work has been mentioned on various sites such as Horror Novel Reviews, Locus Online, Previews, Scoop, Bleeding Cool, BookWire, Horror Drive-In, Metal Life, Ginger Nuts of Horror, and Horror World. His work on The Three Stooges comics was recently on display at Geppi’s Entertainment Museum in Baltimore, MD. He was recently featured in a PreviewsWorld article ‘From Prose to Panels’ where he was fortunate to share page space with authors Brad Meltzer, Charlaine Harris, and Peter David.
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