C.L. Stegall’s novel, THE WEIGHT OF NIGHT, was actually my first real taste of a hidden gem in the Indie publishing scene. I loved his novel so much that the prospect of there being more great self-published novels out there like his, excited me and propelled my obsession with finding more ‘gems’, even further.
So, here’s my friend C.L. telling us 10 weird things about himself. Can we say dodged a few bullets??
1) I shave my head on purpose 2-3 times a week because I actually prefer the way I look bald.
2) My Driver’s license does not even include “Hair” in its details of me.
3) I think snakes are cool but spiders freak me the hell out.
4) I am evenly split – left-brained/right-brained – I work by day as a data warehouse analyst and I write, design and photograph as my passions.
5) I don’t know if it is weird or not, but from my experience I am in the minority at best: I have only ever been in love with one woman: my Wife.
6) I have had pets of every size, shape and breed: hamsters, guinea pigs, birds, cats, dogs, peacocks, a raccoon, goats, pigs, ponies, a mule, and horses.
7) I am addicted to manipulating my own image. (see above as minor example)
8) I have lived in thirteen different states, three different countries and never called anywhere “home” until I arrived in San Diego for the first time.
9) I’ve had broken bones, dozens of stitches, third degree burns over the entire right side of my face and a pencil shoved into my hamstring.
10) I’ve almost died three times, once on Bridal Veil Falls in Yosemite, once off the coast of Panama City, Florida, and after being swept over a waterfall on the Guadalupe River (I was told that I was under water for almost 3 minutes before being pulled to the bank and resuscitated). BTW: I got back on the rive and finished our run.
Bonus: I am a survivor.
When her mother is taken from her in a terrible accident, 18-year-old Alexis finds herself facing some previously unknown truths. Her best friend, Keats, is her only confidante when she is faced with an apparent stalker who claims that Alexis’ entire life is built around a lie. Keats keeps the leap-before-you-look Alexis grounded as they are suddenly thrown into a whirlwind world of danger and secret agendas and the viciously deceitful lives of demigods and ancient Greek deities.
When a conniving, self-righteous god decides that Alexis is his best hope for retrieving a powerful artifact, she finds herself on the self-discovery journey of a lifetime – tracking a killer and a kidnapper – and facing twisted and dangerous foes along the way.
With lives in the balance, Alexis will have to come to grips with who she truly is and just what she might be capable of. Growing more and more dangerous herself, she will have to try and survive long enough to save the one person in the world for whom she cares most.