BACKMASK is written in the style of 60s horror pulp. Inspired by pop music history, BACKMASK is the fake history of a conspiracy theory surrounding the Satanic agenda to control children's minds.
Nicholas Hush, 1960s record producer, has a vision for the future of pop music. After a series of prophetic dreams he wants to combine occult imagery with upcoming trends to create a new, groundbreaking look. His secretary, Valerie Chill, is tasked with finding consultants and funding while he crafts the perfect album. Quickly their project becomes entangled in other, larger machinations, and two teenage pop acts become responsible for international intrigue, brainwashing, and an occult massacre. Taking inspiration from the lives of Joe Meek, Phil Spector, and Timothy Leary, BACKMASK is a speculative look at how hidden messages got into pop music.
A 22 tale collection,
with 22 illustrations by Soren Häxan.
"One could think of a short story collection as a Commonplace book. One of those old manuscripts which compiled a variety of writing pieces giving a cross-section of a person’s thoughts and life at a particular point in history. "
-Peter Onolio, The Aither Network
In the movies, Thundertown was depicted like a real town, with boundaries, Folk-run businesses, and a government. In real life, Thundertown was a block here or there, three businesses on the same side of the street, an unconnected sewer main, or a single abandoned building.
When an epidemic of missing person cases is on the rise, the police refuse to act. Instead, Alex Delatorre goes to Thundertown for answers and finds clues leading to a new Lord trying to unite the population.
No one has seen the Lord, and the closer Alex gets to him, the farther Alex gets from his path home.
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Flamecon Panelist 2018, Designing Villains
O F Cieri is a self-taught novelist and amateur historian in New York City. Lord of Thundertown, her first novel, was published by Nine Star Press in 2020.
In 2013 she won first place in BMCC's Poetry Competition. In 2016 she won an Honourable Mention in LaborArts Make Work Visible Competition.
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