Remember Which Road Is Paved With Good Intentions?
Hell’s cloven hooves have landed in North Carolina in a big way. Jobs are leaving, people are fleeing, and more than 50,000 Hellraised are...well...raising Hell.
But DJ Dan Cooley has an inspired idea—reform Hell’s minions, one devil at a time, starting with Devil Second Class Puck, who is unemployed from Hell’s bureaucracy, homeless, unwashed, and wretched. Dan figures if he can get Puck a job, give him a makeover, and help him to meet a better class of people, the devil might just have a change of heart, with the hope that the rest of Hell might follow Puck’s example.
It’s The American Way. It’s The Right Thing to Do.
It also might be just plain crazy—and as the devil, the state, Dan’s girlfriends, and Dan himself all leap from the frying pan into the fire, the only sure thing is that somebody’s going to get burned.
Holly Lisle has been doing the pro novelist gig since 1992. Prior to that, she was a newspaper ad rep, a sign-painter/commercial artist, the “window girl” at a McDonald’s, a guitar teacher for absolute beginners, a singer at local restaurants, and because all of those together paid starvation wages, she went to nursing school the next year, and two years later was an RN.
For ten years.
She paid off her student loan the same year she got her first three-book contract, and...well...she’s been writing for her supper ever since.
Thirty-some novels, a bunch of writing courses, short stories, and poetry, and one perpetually unfinished screenplay later, she’s now made the leap from commercial publishing to publishing herself.
You can find her at HollyLisle.com.
From an early age, Walter Spence channeled his passion for life into the dramatic and literary arts. After splitting his attentions between writing for the stage and acting on it, he felt a choice had to be made. He chose writing, which had the advantage of not requiring multiple relocations in order to practice it.
In addition to his collaboration on The Devil & Dan Cooley, he has written one novel, on momentary hiatus for future revision, titled "The Caballa", which he describes as "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, as written by Stephen King." He is currently working on his labor of love, the vampire novel "House of Shadows", the first in a projected twelve volume series tentatively titled "The Breed Wars."