Author John Ryland

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About the Author

John Ryland lives and writes in Northport, Alabama with his wife and two sons. His previous works include the novels Souls Harbor and Shatter, the collection of short stories entitled Southern Gothic, and a poetry chapbook, The Stranger, Poems from the chair. You can find his other works in publications such as Bewildering Stories, The Eldritch Journal, The Writer’s Magazine, Otherwise Engaged, The Birmingham Arts Journal, Subterranean Blue, and others, as well as the online journal The Chamber Magazine. His novel The Man with No Eyes will be released in March 2022.

When not writing or attending various sporting events for his sons, he enjoys gardening, people-watching, and wondering what makes people do the things they do.



Author: John Ryland

Hardback ISBN:

Paperback ISBN: 9781956788426

eBook ISBN: 9781956788433

Genre: Supernatural Horror/Suspense

Release Date 1/17/2022



When Camille Powers hits her head in a seemingly harmless fall, she finds herself in a strange world between life and death. Able to see but not interact with her regular life, she turns to the only friend she has left—Anna Grace, the spirit of a young girl Camille has seen around her since childhood. With Anna Grace’s help, Camille learns she didn’t just slip into this strange world but was dragged into it by a powerful centuries-old spirit that has been watching her for years, waiting for its chance to possess her body. Known as a Looker, the demon has a taste for the vices offered by our world and intends to indulge in all of them. If Camille can’t find a way to save herself and Anna Grace from this haunting place soon, the demon will destroy her physical body, trapping her in the Peripheral forever.