William Blackwell

Dark Fiction Author

The Books


New Release: The Dark Menace

Noah Janzen is plagued by nightmares and numerous sleep disorders; night terrors, sleepwalking, sleep talking, and a horrifying sleep paralysis that often invokes chilling images of the Shadow People and the Hat Man.

Determined to prevent his nocturnal demons from interfering with his successful career and newly formed relationship with Angela Rosewood, he meets her in a local pub. But when he sees a shadowy figure wearing a fedora and a trench coat eerily watching him through a window, he freaks out and flees.

He soon learns that a hat-wearing psycho has viciously attacked Angela, smashing in her door, trashing her apartment, and nearly killing her. Worse still, Angela suspects Noah has morphed into a conduit for evil and starts distancing herself from him. She might even think he is the Hat Man.

Desperate to save his new relationship and find answers, he seeks the aid of physicist and sleep specialist, Doctor Neil Samuelson. While remaining tight-lipped on his experiments involving the Shadow People and the Hat Man, the enigmatic doctor informs Noah that an old woman has been brutally murdered at the hands of The Dark Menace.

As blood-curdling reports of Shadow People and the Hat Man escalate, Noah suspects Neil has accidentally opened up a portal from another dimension, unleashing a torrent of  ghostly evil entities, hell-bent on terrorizing and destroying humanity.

He’s thrust into an epic battle to preserve his relationship and sanity and find answers to a strange and mysterious real-life phenomenon that has haunted and terrorized thousands of people around the world for centuries.



Macabre Alley







Feeling brave?

Skulk down Macabre Alley and witness a blood-curdling monster lurking in every dark corner. Thirteen short horror stories meticulously crafted to terrorize, educate, and entertain.

A small sampling:

Fear Sells: A conspiracy theorist who believes the pandemic is a hoax realizes—maybe too little too late—that it’s time to heed public health measures.

I Hate That: A woman consumed by hatred is stunned to learn her bad attitude is devouring her soul from the inside out.

You’ll Pay: A man suffers the horrifying consequences of disrespecting Mother Nature.

Lost: An analysis of recurring dreams plunges a troubled man into a spiraling abyss of regret.

Drunk Dialing Demons: A lonely and hard-drinking man turns to drunk dialing in an ill-fated search for companionship and compassion.

The Thought Police: Discover the shocking truth about how smart speakers pry into the private lives of users.

Thinking about Death: A man ruminates on why thinking about life inevitably leads to thinking about death.

Oftentimes facts are stranger than fiction. Feeling fearless? If you dare, try to dissect fiction from fact.



Tales of Damnation

If you enjoy a nail-biting roller-coaster ride through hell, you’ll love Tales of Damnation, an anthology of short horror stories.

The Spot: Watch a school bully finally get his comeuppance in grisly fashion.

The Cab Ride: Witness a malignant narcissist realize a little too late that it’s time he started caring.

Fire and Fury: Feel the heat when a pyromaniac learns that playing with fire also means getting burned.

The Succubus: Discover the horrifying consequences when a loser succumbs to the seduction of a succubus.

Fake Friends: Learn the shocking difference between real friends and fake friends.

The Stalker: Ride shotgun with a demented stalker as she tracks her prey through the haunted woods.

And there’s more. A total of thirteen finely crafted short horror tales guaranteed to educate, terrorize, and entertain.



In Your Dreams

Alienated from humanity, Oliver Gimble is a self-indulgent sloth who finds vicarious comfort in binge-watching horror movies and gorging on junk food. During sleep, he escapes into a meticulously constructed dream world where he discovers carnal delight with an enigmatic woman called Stella.

His bizarre lifestyle begins to unravel when he meets Carmen Weathersby, a lonely woman, who in Oliver’s mind’s eye mysteriously transforms into Stella, the woman of his dreams. But soon Oliver realizes Stella is actually interfering with his new relationship and will go to any lengths, even murder, to possess him.

When Carmen’s elderly mother suffers a heart attack, fingers point to Stella. Suddenly, people close to Carmen start dying—brutally and inexplicably.

Careening helplessly into a strange realm somewhere between reality and perception, Carmen and Oliver struggle to try and solve the macabre mystery before it’s too late.

A multi-layered, horrifying journey of self-discovery, IN YOUR DREAMS examines the powerful and shocking connections between our conscious and subconscious worlds—boldly questioning the very nature of reality.

Black Dawn

Saul Climer is a down-on-his-luck alcoholic. Dwindling finances, the isolation of country living, a souring romance, and a lurid love affair with the bottle all drive him into a pit of depression and reckless abandon. As he’s dragged deeper into the black void of despair, he realizes his chilling nightmares are not only becoming more vivid, he’s actually dream-teleporting and witnessing brutal murders.

At the end of his rope mentally and physically, he learns he might be next on the killer’s list and, panic-stricken, submerges himself even deeper into a steady stream of alcohol.

Waging a war with internal and external demons, he discovers there’s more to his precarious precipice than meets the eye: Voodoo spells, calculating killers, and possibly a government cover-up.

Pitting human vulnerability against the courage it takes to risk life, limb, and heart, Black Dawn is a pulse-pounding journey that is both terrifying and uplifting.


Wow! What a truly amazing story of courage and personal transformation. I was deeply moved by this novel.  – Winslow Eliot

Inspired by true events, this moving tale of personal transformation chronicles a handicapped family’s struggle to overcome seemingly insurmountable odds, documenting their life-and-death struggles and their ability to give so much when they have so little.

Their plight is set in stark contrast to the materialism of contemporary society and the ridicule and rejection they suffer as a result of their handicaps: short term memory loss and epilepsy.

Garnet Dewitt has been having epileptic seizures for as long as he can remember, some so severe he wakes up in the hospital bruised and battered with no recollection of what happened. Finally, doctors are able to isolate the area of his brain responsible for the seizures. But during surgery, something goes terribly wrong and it’s unclear if he’ll ever recover.

In the meantime, his handicapped wife Ella, struggling with rejection and dwindling finances, has a terrible fall that lands her in the hospital and doctors discover she has a brain tumor that must be operated on immediately. But she slips into a coma and enters a dark and eerily surreal world.

Debbie Dupree, a successful realtor and the epitome of a capitalist machine, is her only hope for survival. Debbie starts helping them to ease her guilty conscience just as her own life begins to unravel.

But maybe she’s too late?


Orgon Conclusion

Drinking heavily and drifting from one failed relationship to another, Nathan Leer’s lifestyle finally reaches a breaking point after his latest girlfriend Adelita freaks out and runs away, accusing him of assault and battery. At the same time, his struggling coffee shop is sinking and the bailiff is about to come knocking.

Enter the evil Beal, who tries to recruit him into a life of lasciviousness and self-indulgence. On the verge of succumbing, he’s suddenly transported to planet Orgon, where he meets beautiful Ophelia. On Orgon, the concepts of materialism, greed, and corruption are non-existent. Nathan begins to question the very core of his moral fiber, vowing to become a better person.

What he doesn’t know is Beal has an alliance with a distant planet and is secretly planning to corrupt Earth and attack planet Orgon. Beal wants Nathan so bad, he’s willing to do anything to get him—even if it means killing some of his friends.

An epic battle erupts, pitting the forces of good and evil against one another in the context of the American Dream.


Nightmare’s Edge

A horror story that will scare the hell out of you and open your eyes to the harsh reality of life in paradise. -AC

A dark tale that delves deep into the dark underbelly of life in the Dominican Republic, revealing the need for money that at times is the underlying motivation behind this country’s people.

Nels Watson’s problems start after discovering that many of his terrifying nightmares are coming true. His girlfriend Novelee is behaving erratically, things go missing from his apartment, and he learns a ruthless killer is hunting him down.

Through an alcoholic haze and a sleeping pill addiction, he tries to navigate his way through his tumultuous romance and stop the killer before it’s too late.

Nightmare’s Edge serves up a rare and raw glimpse into the seedy and scary side of the Dominican Republic.


Phantom Rage (Book One)

Kathleen Freeborne lives a perfectly normal life until the day her paranormal team investigates the reportedly haunted King’s Playhouse Theatre in Prince Edward island, Canada.

On the morning of the investigation, she suffers a terrifying panic attack, leading her to believe her life is coming to a grinding halt and people are out to get her.

Events escalate from bad to worse when the team arrives at the theatre only to discover caretaker Bill Blythe is behaving oddly and fervently ranting incomprehensible religious gibberish. Shortly after his departure, they see a bloodied and battered apparition of a woman who tells them to beware the chosen one.

The frightened team flees only to discover a few days later that strange things are occurring around the little town of Montague. The townsfolk are behaving oddly and frightening events are happening everywhere.

After a series of gruesome murders, they embark down a dark path, trying to stop the demented killer.

A fact-based, mind-bending journey that explores haunted happenings, that would shove many people over the edge, that paranormal investigators handle regularly.


Assaulted Souls

Nathan King wakes up one day freezing cold and starving with hunger on a tattered mattress in a dark cave and has no idea where or who he is.

He meets Edward Sole, his protector, who tells him a nuclear bomb has been dropped and most, if not all of the world, has been destroyed.

Slowly the realization sinks in that in this horrific post-apocalyptic landscape, there are no rules, no laws. Cannibalism is rampant, mutant animals and humans are on the attack.

With all communication cut off, and meager supplies, every day becomes a fight for survival and sanity!

To make matters worse, a band of savages called The Neanderthals have emerged who rape, pillage and murder for more than just survival. They enjoy it.

Fighting for their survival and hoping to find a more hospitable island off the coast of Prince Edward Island, Ed and Nathan team up with Cadence Whitaker, Nathan’s girlfriend whom he has no recollection of, and fierce warrior Velvet Jones to try and escape the island before they’re all killed.

In the meantime, Ed has begun a slow descent into madness, leaving the group wondering who the enemy really is.

A lightning-paced, action-packed exploration of a terrifying existence in a wasteland resulting from humankind’s stupidity.


Poison Rage (Book Two)

This spine-chilling horror story charts the path of a strung-out team of paranormal investigators as they get closer to the truth surrounding deadly rage-filled attacks in the unassuming small town of Montague, PEI.

Dangerous roadblocks quickly emerge as Kathleen Freeborne discovers their inner demons are preventing them from discovering the truth behind the sudden and violent outbursts.

Her boyfriend Mark Riley has suddenly become distant and cold, withdrawing into an alcoholic abyss. Her best friend Angela Dodson is also keeping disturbing secrets from the team.

Meanwhile, Detective Blaine Redmond, close to discovering the shocking truth behind the rage slowly enveloping unsuspecting islanders, abruptly disappears.

The unstable paranormal investigators must find the detective and locate the source of the evil threatening to destroy the small town.

But will their inner demons prove too debilitating? A  riveting and shocking ride that will take you to the edge of a frightening precipice.


Infected Rage (Book Three)

Haunted by the murderous demons of her past, Kathleen Freeborne rips down her shingle as paranormal investigator and hammers up a new shingle as a clairvoyant.

Her dreams of a harmonious life are shattered when she feels a client’s terrifying rage coursing through her body.

With the help of local police, she investigates macabre and disturbing events and learns there is much more to it than meets the eye–a feral cat is infecting locals with a rage virus. Kathleen learns the virus might be linked to a successful businessman and maybe even the government.

On the cusp of learning the truth, she is suddenly hunted by a professional assassin intent on silencing her forever.

If that weren’t enough, her peaceful home is attacked by a pack of frothing, rage-infected zombies. Her frantic and horrific struggle becomes a grueling journey for self-preservation and a search for the shocking truth behind the rage virus.


Rule 14

Drifting from one failed relationship and apartment to another, Dana Vilner decides a peaceful home in the country is exactly what she needs to turn things around.

So, along with boyfriend Jackson LaPrairie, she packs up her two young daughters and rents what appears to be a paradise on Earth.

But it isn’t long before terrible things start happening; the landlord’s son begins stalking and threatening them, the landlords begin behaving oddly and aggressively, and events escalate to the point they fear for their lives and their sanity.

Paradise rapidly transforms into a living hell.

As events spiral out of control and the harassment ratchets up, Dana knows it’s only a matter of time before someone becomes seriously injured or winds up dead.

A chilling exploration of the fight-or-flight response, Rule 14 ushers you deep inside the demented minds of those who process information through a twisted and psychotic lens.


Resurrection Point

Author Byron Solstice lives an idyllic life; a beautiful girlfriend, a successful writing career, loyal friends and a cute little home with a white picket fence on Prince Edward Island.

Or so he thinks.

A manic preoccupation with writing takes a debilitating mental and physical toll on his health and love life with Akila Bartley. Under doctor’s orders, he takes a break to try and rekindle the waning romance.

Unexpectedly, they witness a two-vehicle crash that leaves his best friend Elias Masters burning alive in a fiery metal grave.

Events turn more disastrous when, on a leisurely outing with Elias’s girlfriend, Susanne Watterton, they discover a strange old man at East Point Lighthouse who promises to resurrect Elias from the dead. Investigating the grisly events, Byron realizes he’s pitted against forces far more powerful and destructive than any characters he’s ever created in novels.

Along with seasoned Detective Clay Redmond, he struggles to save his friends and the small island from a terrifying and unspeakable evil.


The Strap

When Gray Eagleson remembers the strap, it brings back horrific images of pain, suffering and humiliation in the public school system. When he thinks of money, he remembers how little of it he has since getting laid-off from a public relations job. When he thinks of relationships, the painful memory of how his long-time girlfriend cheated on him with his so-called best friend surfaces painfully.

His confidence at an all-time low, he decides a trip to Ecuador, the most bio-diverse country on the planet, is exactly what he needs to take his mind off his problems.

Before departing, he meets Adriana Enrique on an internet dating site, promising to meet her on his arrival. He also helps his best friend Derrick Richmond evict some biker tenants involved in a marijuana grow-operation in one of Derrick’s rental properties. During the eviction, one of the bikers, Stuart Treblecoch, aka The Strap, threatens to kill Gray for tossing biker belongings into a blazing backyard inferno.

Arriving in Ecuador, he soon discovers the idyllic vacation has turned into a terrible nightmare. The Strap is hunting him down, Adriana’s behavior casts a black shadow of doubt over his optimistic expectations and he meets a Canadian woman, Abby Taylor, who wants his help evicting violent squatters who have overrun a hotel she purchased in the beach town of Atacames.

As the nail-biting tension and violence ratchet up, Gray believes that a visit with a shaman and an experience with the mind-altering and spiritually enlightening drug ayuahuasca is his only hope for salvation.

The Strap ushers you full-throttle deep inside the exotic sights and culture of Ecuador while also exposing the very real dangers that exist. Through Gray’s harrowing journey for personal redemption, survival and sanity, we discover the frailties and insecurities of the human mind and the ever-present need for companionship that lies at the root of human nature.


A Head for an Eye

Matt Green’s peaceful capitalist life is shattered when a trusted property management company mismanages his portfolio, leaving him with vacant rental properties, civil litigation, mounting debts and the threat of criminal charges for harassment.

To add insult to injury, he meets an enigmatic and alluring woman, Angelique Augusto, on an internet dating site.

After an intensely passionate two weeks, Angelique demands to know Matt’s whereabouts every hour of every day. In the midst of financial, legal and emotional turmoil, Matt receives a visit from a police detective who questions him in connection with the murder of a man Angelique met on an internet dating site.

Frustrated by the Canadian judicial system, his mounting litigation, and his fear of being wrongly convicted of murder, Matt flees with Angelique to the lawless Sierra Madre of Mexico to reunite with Angelique’s long-lost sister, Gloria Alvarez.

Matt discovers Angelique is a Tarahumara Indian, a descendant of a peaceful and reclusive tribe with the propensity for fierce retribution when their cultural identity is threatened. Some call them the happiest and toughest race on Earth. Unlike the Canadian judicial system, the Tarahumara brand of justice is a head for an eye; steal from them and they kill you.

While Matt finds Angelique’s toughness and passion so endearing, her possessive and obsessive behavior lead him to suspect she’s completely insane and capable of murder. He fears for his life after learning she’s still surfing dating sites and flirting with users. If that isn’t enough, she teams up with a drug cartel assassin and starts ordering hits on those she believes have besmirched her family name.

A Head for an Eye juxtaposes the ruthless Tarahumara brand of justice with the questionable North American justice system, explores the mysterious Indian tribe said to have solved every problem known to mankind, and delivers a terrifying and nail-biting journey into one of the most murderous and lawless regions in the world.


Assaulted Souls II  


Clinging to life, two post-apocalyptic survivors are rescued from a chaotic and violent struggle on the east coast of Canada. Just when they begin to think their troubles are over, they’re quarantined on a ship by the government, watched 24/7, poked and prodded like laboratory animals.

Nathan King is assured by chemical biologist Stan Imes that the injections are merely anti-radiation medication, and the quarantine is necessary to insure they aren’t infected by a rage virus that has turned much of the population into raging killer zombies.

But survivor Velvet Jones doesn’t buy it. After learning of a vicious murder, Velvet tries to convince Nathan they are being genetically modified into the perfect super-soldiers to fight the battles of the demented megalomaniacs in power. Nathan isn’t so sure. But he soon realizes his mind is not his own anymore after violent impulses surface, nasty side-effects from genetic enhancement, propelling him to want to murder Velvet, perhaps his only ally in the living hell.

Nathan soon learns they are not alone. There are other test subjects, some whose blood type creates uncontrollable violent impulses. They are kept in a special facility, subjected to all manner of torturous behavior control techniques, and ultimately executed if their adverse behaviors cannot be controlled.

It soon becomes apparent that Nathan must escape District 101, a glass-enclosed experimental island, described by government officials as the perfect utopia. Struggling with his own decaying mind, the murderous side-effects of the mind and body-altering medication, and a looming mission to kill innocent survivors, he’s forced to find some semblance of sanity in a mind that seems willing to be controlled, and fight the deadliest battle of his life.


Assaulted Souls III


What if the government made it mandatory for you to have a microchip implanted in your brain, saying it was for your security and safety? Would you believe it? Would you take it?

What if you learned world powers were setting up sophisticated spy cameras everywhere to watch and record your every move 24/7? Would you believe it? Would you run and hide? Would you become a subversive and fight back?

What if you learned soldiers and law-enforcement officers had become super-soldiers, genetically modified trans-humans capable of out-running Usain Bolt, out-lifting Olympic weightlifters, regrowing limbs, and even communicating telepathically through microchips installed in their heads and nanobots replacing living cells coursing through their bodies? Would you believe it? Would you acquiesce to the new world order? Would you revolt?

In a chillingly real examination of these questions, post-apocalyptic survivors Nathan King and Velvet Jones escape government clutches, returning to war-ravaged Prince Edward Island only to discover their problems are just beginning. They are not only being hunted by savage opportunistic tribes struggling for food and survival, giant insects created by the new world order are also preying for blood.

If that isn’t enough, a government desperate to cover up its megalomaniac trail of death and destruction declares them subversive enemies of the nation and launches a search-and-destroy mission.

Battling multiple enemies, they soon learn their only hope for survival might be an intangible; a portal inadvertently created by the genetic modification drug that seems to catapult them into another world, another dimension.

In chilling fashion, this post-apocalyptic tale illustrates just how close we might actually be to a totalitarian regime ruled by ruthless and power-hungry leaders and thugs.


Blood Curse


Recently relocated to Prince Edward Island, MacKenzie Adamson starts to feel the isolation of country living. Starving for affection, companionship and love, the debilitating depression demons begin to sink their ugly fangs into his already damaged psyche.

He becomes obsessed with a beautiful woman half his age who works as a cashier at a local gas station. Only problem is, Ophelia Sallis won’t give him the time of day. Desperate to find friends and female companionship, Mac seeks the aid of Voodoo witch Magdeline Ortega who casts a love spell to unite the two.

Initially it works like a miracle, but before long, Mac begins blacking out and sleeping with multiple women on the Island, even touching some inappropriately in public. None of it he remembers.

Magdeline informs him something has gone terribly wrong with the spell and the only way to reverse it is to go to the Dominican Republic and participate in a strange and mysterious ritual.

On the Caribbean island, the alcohol-induced debauchery worsens as Mac teams up with his motley crew of morally compromised, partying and womanizing friends and is unable to track down Magdeline.

To his horror, he realizes a jilted ex-girlfriend has become bent on his destruction and powerful Voodoo spirits are using him as a pawn in a violent tug of war to gain control of the spirit world.

Spiraling down a deadly abyss of debauchery, Mac struggles to free himself from the dangerous natural and supernatural forces hell-bent on his demise, while simultaneously struggling to find himself and his sanity. A nerve-jangling terror ride examining real dangers that exist in this so-called idyllic island paradise.


The End is Nigh

Cray Lenning’s life as a garbage collector in a small town is reclusive and boring. Burdened with strong feelings of distrust and resentment, he’s content to wallow in lonely self-pity. But when he witnesses a defrocked preacher proclaim “The end is nigh” seconds before getting struck by a car, Cray’s world spirals out of control.

Initially, Cray dismisses the wayward preacher as a wacko, but ominous signs begin to convince him otherwise. Enter Sandra Colling, a heartbroken but resolute nurse. Together, they build an underground shelter to try and survive a deadly inferno blazing across the country, and embark on a frantic mission to save others.

Trapped inside the shelter, they learn the terrifying reality of their choices: a traumatized police detective; a manipulative and self-righteous psychologist; a sadomasochistic sex-addict; a rambling alcoholic preacher; and a mentally ill redneck with an explosive temper.

Their dire predicament worsens when water runs out and they’re forced to emerge from the shelter. To survive in this God-forsaken wasteland, they must form an unlikely alliance and battle a far more deadly presence topside—a gang of ruthless escaped convicts, hell-bent on starting an evil polygamist cult that rules by fear, intimidation, and brutal murder.


Freaky Franky

When an enigmatic town doctor saves the life of Anisa Worthington’s dying son, she abandons Christianity in favor of devotion to the cult of Saint Death. Some believe the mysterious skeleton saint will protect their loved ones; help in matters of the heart; provide abundant happiness, health, wealth and justice. But others, including the Catholic Church, call it blasphemous, evil and satanic.

Anisa introduces Saint Death to troubled Catholic friend Helen Randon and strange things begin happening. One of Helen’s enemies is brutally murdered and residents of Montague, a peaceful little town in Prince Edward Island, begin plotting to rid the Bible belt of apostates.

Anisa suspects Helen is perverting the good tenets of Saint Death but, before she can act, a terrible nightmare propels her to the Dominican Republic in search of Freaky Franky, her long-lost and unstable brother, who mysteriously disappeared without a trace twenty years ago.

To her horror, Anisa learns Freaky Franky is also worshiping Saint Death with evil intentions. As a fanatical and hell-bent lynch mob tightens the noose, mysterious murders begin occurring all around Anisa. Unsure about who’s an enemy and who’s an ally, she’s thrust into a violent battle to save her life as well as the lives of her unpredictable friends and brother.


New Release: The Dark Menace

Noah Janzen is plagued by nightmares and numerous sleep disorders; night terrors, sleepwalking, sleep talking, and a terrifying sleep paralysis that often invokes chilling images of the Shadow People and the Hat Man.

Determined not to let his nocturnal demons interfere with his successful career and newly formed relationship with Angela Rosewood, he meets her in a local pub. But when he sees a shadowy figure wearing a fedora and a trench coat eerily watching him through a window, he freaks out and flees.

He soon learns that a hat-wearing psycho has viciously attacked Angela, smashing in her door, trashing her apartment, and nearly killing her. Worse still, Angela suspects Noah has morphed into a conduit for evil and starts distancing herself from him. She might even think he is the Hat Man.

Desperate to save his new relationship and find answers, he seeks the aid of physicist and sleep specialist, Doctor Neil Samuelson. While remaining tight-lipped on his experiments involving the Shadow People and the Hat Man, the enigmatic doctor informs Noah that an old woman has been brutally murdered at the hands of The Dark Menace.

As blood-curdling reports of Shadow People and the Hat Man escalate, Noah suspects Neil has accidentally opened up a portal from another dimension, unleashing a torrent of evil shadowy entities, hell-bent on terrorizing and destroying humanity.

He’s thrust into an epic battle to preserve his relationship and sanity and find answers to a strange and mysterious real-life phenomenon that has haunted and terrorized thousands of people around the world for centuries.


The Witch’s Tombstone (Coming soon)

Chelsea McGuinness is saddened and disappointed when her husband Taylor Madden takes her to a cemetery on the evening of their two-year wedding anniversary. But he calms her down, assuring her the witch’s tombstone is nothing more than folklore and myth—a joke really.

However, her experience is anything but a joke. She sees the apparition of a young woman resembling herself, hears a desperate cry for help, and for a terrifying moment becomes catatonic with panic and fear.

Soon after, strange things start happening. Chelsea develops shadowy supernatural powers and her friends begin behaving erratically. A stranger in a bar savagely attacks her with a broken bottle, trying to slit her throat. Her home mysteriously disappears down a powerful sinkhole.

As events spiral out of control, Chelsea learns she’s the descendant of a witch who was burned at the stake in the 1700s for her crimes. Worse still, she believes a psychotic preacher is brainwashing his congregants and spearheading a modern-day witch-hunt designed to purge society of his twisted version of blasphemy and evil.

As grisly murders and natural disasters ravage Prince Edward Island, Chelsea joins forces with an unlikely band of followers. She’s plunged into a fight for her life and a desperate battle to prevent one of her worst nightmares—the coming of a devastating apocalypse.


  1. Carol

    Great reviews and books, William. keep up the inspiring work.

  2. Dwayne Herauf

    I love your novels. Keep up the great work. If you’re not able to sleep, maybe you’re not drinking enough?

  3. Scores Denny

    His steely work ethic is apparent and with an exceptionally open manner in his stories they keep Mr Blackwell in demand – I can see more of his inner story telling with the improvements seen in every addtional book – Not only was his writing talent released in full force in BRAINSTORM but it has only touched the surface of whats to come from his seemingly realistic approach to including the reader into the story..!! well done

    • Thanks so much for the support. I appreciate it immensely. It keep the fire burning brightly. So glad you enjoy my writing style and storytelling ability. It’s words like yours that keep me going in the face of adversity. Cheers, WB

  4. Elaine Sherman Williams

    Great reading William. Looking forward to your next novel. Keep up the good work. I couldn’t put them down every time I started a new book Keep writing !!!

    • This one got away from me. I was in the Dominican Republic. I’m sorry. Thanks so much for the positive feedback. It truly means a lot to me. I’m so happy you enjoy my work. It makes it all so worthwhile. Thank you Elaine. WB

  5. Thanks so much for the positive feedback, Valerie. Comments like yours keep me going. Your praise means a lot to me. Happy reading, WB

  6. I was more than happy to discover this site. I need to to thank
    you for your time for this wonderful read!
    ! I definitely enjoyed every part of it and
    I have you book-marked to check out new information in your web site.

  7. Trista Belcher

    I just finished reading Rule 14. I don’t usually respond about books I read because I devour so many, however I utterly enjoyed your book and the style of your writing. I look forward to enjoying more of your works, and adding you to my list of favorite writers.

    • Thanks so much for that, Trish. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Positive feedback is the fuel that keeps my creative fire burning. I’m thrilled you enjoyed Rule 14 and you like my writing style. Sorry it took so long to respond. I’ve been juggling, writing, editing, renovations and real estate lately. Happy reading. WB

  8. Jari koivutainen

    I am not a big time reader, but recently went on a long haul flight to Europe and picked up Brainstorm from Amazon to read on the plane.

    The fact that the book is inspired by true events makes it a very moving book with a great premise. the characters are well developed and the writing allowed me to really see the plight of this family. I thoroughly enjoyed the book and I would reccomend it to anyone who is interested in inspiring true stories.


  9. Orgon Conclusion- well done again William, so different from Brainstorm and once again I couldn’t wait to finish it…
    It took me away and I didn’t want to come back, a sign of a great writer. There should be a sequel Thank-you once again!

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