Anthony Hains is a professor of counseling psychology with a specialization in pediatric psychology. His latest novel, The Disembodied, is a Kindle Scout winner and published by Kindle Press. He is the author of two previous horror novels, Birth Offering and Dead Works. Anthony lives with his wife in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin. They have one daughter.
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My personal motto:
“Wouldn’t this be a cool setting?”
- A typical (work) day begins with… shaving, eating breakfast, going to the gym to work out, and then getting to the office.
- I lose track of time… doing research on the internet. One link leads to another and then hours pass by.
- I have always… loved horror stories and snowstorms. I’m not sure if there is any connection, but there it is.
- I have never… broken a bone on the right side of my body. I have broken four bones on my left side, though.
- Home means to me… some place safe and comfortable; a place where I can think about and share dreams.
- I am inspired by… people who live with significant personal challenges who never complain and are often smiling.
- I would like to meet… any number of good horror novelists.
- My worst character trait… I’m highly distractible.
- My best character trait… I’m generally easy-going and empathic.
- The best advice I was given… was try and do my best at things I try and be open to new experiences.
Thirteen-year-old Griffin Rinaldi seems like a normal kid. He plays basketball at the Y and he’s just learning to talk to girls. But Griffin doesn’t feel normal. He’s been diagnosed with Depersonalization Disorder—he feels disconnected from his body, and at times, he doesn’t know if he’s dead or alive. And it seems to be getting worse.
Following the brutal death of his abusive father, Griffin is haunted by a red-haired kid only he can see and who wants him to do things he doesn’t understand. Griffin’s only sources of support are his grandfather, Soren – a regional author of Outer Banks ghost stories – and his same-aged cousin, Tanner, a boy coping with his own troubled life.
When a rare blizzard strikes the Outer Banks, Griffin recognizes the red-haired boy as a vengeful specter from Soren’s tales. To make matters worse, his well-meaning aunt has convinced his mother he’s under some sort of spiritual attack. Unsure if the mysterious boy is a symptom of his disorder or an entity with evil intent, Griffin finds himself in a struggle to save his life, his sanity and maybe his very soul.
Print length: 316 pages
Release date: August 16, 2016
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An ancient evil…an ungodly ritual…a boy thrust into a living nightmare.
When fourteen-year-old Ryan Perry moves to his grandmother’s coastal home in South Carolina, he is haunted by a malevolent entity masquerading as his double—a specter of ancient evil intent on destroying Ryan. As the hauntings become dangerous, Ryan encounters an additional threat: two menacing feral boys and their caretaker somehow connected to this other twin. Ryan realizes that in order to save himself and his family, he must confront the all-too-real presence of an unimaginable evil.
Print length: 250 pages
Release date: September 1, 2013
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A graduate psychology student must help a young client make sense of terrifying visions while acts of brutal evil threaten to destroy them both.
Doctoral student, Eric Hansen is in the second year of his counseling psychology program. His first therapy client is thirteen-year-old, Greg who sees apparitions of children roaming outside his bedroom window. While Greg’s father leans towards a paranormal explanation, his mother fears mental illness and brings him to the university clinic. Eric’s efforts to help the boy stir up memories of his own traumatic past and both are drawn into a whirlpool of horror well beyond the reach of modern psychology.
Print length: 144 pages
Release date: August 14, 2014
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