Thursday, November 30, 2017

Monsterland by Michael Okon

Book One
Michael Okon

Genre: Horror, Monsters

Publisher: WordFire Press

Date of Publication: OCTOBER 2017

ISBN: 978-1-61475-594-4

Number of pages: 232 pages

Tagline: In a theme park where real zombies, werewolves and vampires are the main attractions, what could possibly go wrong?

Book Description:

Welcome to Monsterland—the scariest place on Earth.

The last couple years of high school have not been fun for Wyatt Baldwin. His parents divorce, then his dad mysteriously dies. He’s not exactly comfortable with his new stepfather, Carter White, either. An on-going debate with his best friends Howard Drucker and Melvin over which monster is superior has gotten stale. He’d much rather spend his days with beautiful and popular Jade. However, she’s dating the brash high-school quarterback Nolan, and Wyatt thinks he doesn’t stand a chance.

But everything changes when Wyatt and his friends are invited to attend the grand opening of Monsterland, a groundbreaking theme park where guests can rock out with vampires at Vampire Village, be chased by actual werewolves on the Werewolf River Run, and walk among the dead in Zombieville.

With real werewolves, vampires and zombies as the main attractions, what could possibly go wrong?

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About the Author:

Michael Okon is an award-winning and best-selling author of multiple genres including paranormal, thriller, horror, action/adventure and self-help. He graduated from Long Island University with a degree in English, and then later received his MBA in business and finance. Coming from a family of writers, he has storytelling is his DNA. Michael has been writing from as far back as he can remember, his inspiration being his love for films and their impact on his life. From the time he saw The Goonies, he was hooked on the idea of entertaining people through unforgettable characters. 

Michael is a lifelong movie buff, a music playlist aficionado, and a sucker for self-help books. He lives on the North Shore of Long Island with his wife and children.

What is something you’ve lied about?
                I don’t lie. I don’t like liars. But I once let my brother win in a video game we were playing (Madden ’96). He asked if I let him win, and I told him no, he really won. He was terrible at video games. Still is. I just didn’t want to make him feel bad.
Who is the last person you hugged?
                My amazing wife. And kissed her too...
What are you reading now?
                This interview. Also, The Water Cure, Power House: The Story of CAA, Save the Cat (Again).
How do you come up with the titles to your books?
                I am always trying make a play on words. I will always search for a title that people will always remember. Monsterland is one of them. I don’t have any specific way of coming up with a title, I just find words that people will understand what the story is about in the title.
Share your dream cast for your book.

                I unfortunately cannot. Per my entertainment attorney’s guidance, the production company that is interested in Monsterland has already started casting it. The audience will not be disappointed, so stay tuned…