May 132014

Cover for American Elsewhere by Robert Jackson Bennett. A photo of a "typical" American, two-story house, with a drive way, and trees in the background, with a bolt of lightning striking from above. The whole thing is in photo negative, though, so the lightning is black and the rest is very pale, colored from top to bottom in a gradient of blue to pink.Congratulations to Robert Jackson Bennett on the nomination of American Elsewhere for a 2013 Shirley Jackson Award!

Some places are too good to be true.

Under a pink moon, there is a perfect little town not found on any map. 

In that town, there are quiet streets lined with pretty houses, houses that conceal the strangest things. After a couple years of hard traveling, ex-cop Mona Bright inherits her long-dead mother’s home in Wink, New Mexico. And the closer Mona gets to her mother’s past, the more she understands that the people of Wink are very, very different…