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New Novel Forthcoming! - JAY SIZEMORE


poet and author

New Novel Forthcoming!

The initial draft of my second novel was completed this month. I am going to begin the editing phase next week.

The first draft closed out at 56,500 words. A little bit longer than APNEA, and it will probably grow some in the editing process, if it follows suit with how my work on Apnea proceeded.

This novel is titled IGNORE THE DEAD. It is an existential horror story about a man with terminal cancer who is given an opportunity to survive, but at a cost that will take its toll on his mind. This book explores what happens when we are forced to face our own mortality, and the nature of love and friendship, and the secrets that people keep. It also delves into the possibilities of what lurks beyond death’s doorway. It’s a novel that tries to get under your skin, and sets a tone of ominous dread that will have you watching the shadows from the comfort of your reading space.

The release date is set for September at the moment. Keep an eye out for this!

In the meantime, I have started work on my third novel already! It’s a horror western. I’m extremely excited to bring this thing into the world. More to come!


Published by Jay

But the dead do not remember and nothingness is not a curse.

Cormac mccarthy, suttree