We are extremely excited to unveil the cover for Tom Epperson’s third novel, Roberto to the Dark Tower Came, which will be released in May 2018.
The book is about Roberto, a young left-wing South American journalist who receives an ominous phone call: leave the country in ten days, or die. He has every intention of leaving, as soon as he follows a lead on a major story developing in the jungle. The book follows him on his perilous journey into the heart of darkness in pursuit of his story. Unknowingly, Roberto is headed toward a confrontation with an evil darker than he could possibly have imagined.
We think the cover artist perfectly captured the juxtaposition of the darkness and violence Roberto encounters with the seductive beauty of the jungle.
Tom Epperson is a native of Malvern, Arkansas. He received a B.A. in English from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and an M.A. in English from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, then headed west with his boyhood friend Billy Bob Thornton to pursue a career in show business. Epperson’s co-written the scripts for One False Move, A Family Thing
, The Gift
, A Gun, a Car, a Blonde
, and Jayne Mansfield’s Car
. His book The Kind One
was nominated in 2009 for both the Edgar Award and the Barry Award for Best First Novel. His second novel, Sailor
, was published in 2012. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Stefani, three pampered cats, and a frisky dog.