Meerkat Press is excited to announce the acquisition of worldwide English rights to Tom Epperson’s new novel, Roberto to the Dark Tower Came, from Matt Bialer at Sanford J. Greenburger Associates, for publication in May 2018.  The novel is about a young left-wing South American journalist who receives an ominous phone call: leave the country in ten days, or die. Roberto 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.

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, 3 pampered cats, and a frisky dog.

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Photo of Tom Epperson by Jilly Wendell