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Author P.D. Cacek

"Decidedly creepy, insidious and unsettling, but even more important, it's such a mature, perceptive and compassionate novel."Thomas Tessier, author of Fog Heart and Bram Stoker Award finalist

The son of a world-renowned photographer, Morgan Riley is familiar with his mother’s creative eccentricities. Having been the subject of one of her photographic series, he knows all too well how focused she can become with a new project. So he’s not overly concerned when his mother shows him her newest series that spotlights a small, featureless white plastic manikin the size of a two-year-old child that his mother has named Sebastian. However, as Morgan watches his mother’s obsession with the manikin grow, he begins to question her sanity and fear for her safety…

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Product details
Paperback, US trade paperback, 240 pages, 70900 words
ISBN: 9781787586864
Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.71 in
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P.D. Cacek

P.D. Cacek

The winner of both a Bram Stoker and World Fantasy Award for short fiction, P.D. Cacek has published over a hundred short stories, three collections and eight novels, including SECOND LIVES and SECOND CHANCES from Flame Tree Publishing.

Cacek holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English/Creative Writing Option from the University of California at Long Beach and has taught both adult and young adult writing workshops. She is a certified Wilderness Survival Instructor with experience in both desert and woodland settings.

A native Westerner, Cacek divides her time between Arvada, CO—which looks down on the Mile High city—and Phoenixville, PA—only a short walk from The Colonial Theater where the famous “Run Screaming From Theater” scene in THE BLOB was filmed.

When not writing, she can often been found with THE PATIENT CREATURES ( a group of costumed storytellers or on the podcast series: WHAT ARE YOU AFRAID OF.

An avid collector of cookbooks and ghosts, Cacek is currently gathering material on haunted B&Bs and Inns to appear in what will be a combination history/cookbook/haunters guidebook entitled: FINE FOOD & RESTLESS SPIRITS.

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