Alan Lastufka

    My supernatural mystery/thriller FACE THE NIGHT came out this week on the 8th. It’s my first novel.

    I marketed it as horror/thriller because that seemed to be the most apt category, but a few reviews have mentioned that even though they enjoyed it, it was too light on the horror elements. Live and learn. I’ll probably lean heavier into the mystery category in future marketing.

    My MC sounds similar to yours Valerie, she can communicate with supernatural forces via her art when she goes into an almost dream-like state (she starts out as an unlicensed tattoo artist, inking her friends in her kitchen (“This tattoo is perfect, it’s like you can see inside my head!”), and eventually gets a job as a police sketch artist due to her innate talent).

    Happy to see there are others here writing in the genre!