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In 2016, Stitched Smile released A Stitch of Madness, a short story collection by A.J. Brown.
Madness: extremely foolish behavior.
Imprisoned for the murder of his best friend, Johnny Cleary sets out to tell what happened on the day Bobby “Buster” Lennon died, but are the words he writes true or does the deception run deeper.
Madness: the state of being mentally ill, especially severely.
There is something wrong with Irene. Momma’s dead and a ragdoll speaks to her in a voice that is hauntingly familiar. And what about the stitches, the very things that just might hold Irene together?
Madness: a state of frenzied or chaotic activity.
After an odd stranger pays Robert Wallenger a visit, his world begins to unravel and the past comes rushing back, along with a sickly sweet scent.
There is madness in everyone. For most, the madness never surfaces. For others, all it takes is one thing, big or small, for them to spiral out of control.
Bibliophilia Templum called A Stitch of Madness “Dark and haunting … a collection of 3 short stories of the broken mind. Written with frightening clarity, each story drags you down a dark path into madness right alongside the characters.” The entire review talks about each story separately and can be found here: https://bibliophiliatemplum.wordpress.com/2018/06/01/a-stitch-of-madness/
A.J. Brown is a southern-born writer who tells emotionally charged, character driven stories that often delve into the darker parts of the human psyche. Most of his stories have the southern country feel of his childhood. His stories have been described as horror with heart. Though he writes mostly darker stories, he does so without unnecessary gore, coarse language, or sex.
Bibliophilia Templum says of A.J. Brown, “if you have read other works by A.J. Brown, you are familiar with his superior talent. If not, please don’t rob yourself of the experience of reading his work.”
Of himself, the author says, “I was once a boy and now I’m a man growing old here in the south. I’m a husband, father, sometimes a writer, all pretty much in that order.”
For more about A.J. Brown, visit his website: https://typeajnegative.wordpress.com/
And check out A Stitch of Madness on Amazon here.