CHANNILLO

Series Description:

Necromancy: an ancient black magic used for the purposes of communing with the dead. It is believed that practitioners of the dark art may harness the ultimate power of life and death and raise the departed for their own nefarious, malevolent purposes. It also is alleged that a true necromancer may realize the ultimate gift of immortality.

The Necromancer is the tale of a present-day practitioner who achieves what others have been unable to do for centuries – to raise the dead. The problem is that he must sacrifice innocent victims in order to maintain his power.

Enter Fanchon (Frankie) Manning, daughter of the late movie star Erika Manning. She is the ideal sacrificial lamb for the Necromancer’s perverse desires. The only thing that stands between the Necromancer and the girl is Christopher McGuire, a lost soul who long ago has ceased believing in anything. In order to save the child, he must somehow discover his faith again.

 

Category: Fiction Book Chapters
Updated: Every Other Week
Status: Inactive



Author Bio For Stephanie C. Lyons-Keeley:

Stephanie is an award-winning writer, director, and producer. She has a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, was a former practicing psychotherapist, and was the director of a women’s work release facility in Lehigh County, PA. She currently is a professor of psychology at Western Connecticut State University and Naugatuck Valley Community College. Psychology serves as a big part of her and of her creative endeavors.

Stephanie also is a journalist, writer, editor, and has had innumerable articles published in various newspapers and magazines.

On a personal note, Stephanie is married to Wayne J. Keeley and they have seven children, three dogs, and a rabbit between them. Professionally they have penned countless entertainment projects for film, theatre, and TV, many of which are award-winning, and are in various stages of development. Most recently, they have written, directed, and produced both full-length and one-act plays in Connecticut and New York. As a writing team, their first fiction novel is under contract and will be published later in 2016 or early 2017. In addition, they have optioned a screenplay as well as having obtained the option for other fiction works by author Ray Hoy.

Stephanie and Wayne also have created a production company, Someday Productions LLC and a highly successful “He Said/She Said” blog called Pillow Talking. At Pillow Talking they conduct interviews with entertainment artists as well as review everything from entertainment works, culture, and travel to parenting and family. Please visit them at www.somedayprods.com and www.somedayprods.com/talking to learn more about and see updates on their varied projects.

Author Bio For Wayne J. Keeley:

Wayne is an award-winning writer, director, and producer. He is an attorney with a LLM from NYU and a Juris Doctor from St. John’s Law. His work in the law serves as great fodder for his entertainment works. He currently is the director of the Children’s Advertising Review Unit for the Council of Better Business Bureaus. He teaches filmmaking and communications at Western Connecticut State University, and has taught at Fordham University, Audrey Cohen College, Baruch College, and Bronx Community College. His full bio can be found on Wikipedia at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wayne_keeley.

Wayne also has won two Emmy Awards for public service announcements. He has created many programs, documentaries, and public service announcements that have appeared on television, and have been distributed to schools, libraries, and home video. He is a published author of the novel titled Mahogany Row.

Wayne’s oldest son, Wyatt, is afflicted with the terminal disease Duchenne muscular dystrophy which often is the inspiration for many of his works with his wife, Stephanie.

Acknowledgements:

We wish to thank our family (Kylie, Wyatt, Dylan, Chayce, Sarah, Aidan, and Brady as well as Joey and Elaine, Winann and Joe) for their unending love and support in all of our endeavors. We thank you for your patience and good will as we've jumped down nearly every rabbit hole in the hopes that at the bottom, we'll find terrific wonderment to share with you all.

We also wish to thank our friends (you know who you are) for standing by us, coming out to support us, and for being such an important part of our extended family. We don't know what we'd do without you all.

"If they stand by you during the bad times, they deserve to be there during the good times." -- Anonymous







Series Description:

Necromancy: an ancient black magic used for the purposes of communing with the dead. It is believed that practitioners of the dark art may harness the ultimate power of life and death and raise the departed for their own nefarious, malevolent purposes. It also is alleged that a true necromancer may realize the ultimate gift of immortality.

The Necromancer is the tale of a present-day practitioner who achieves what others have been unable to do for centuries – to raise the dead. The problem is that he must sacrifice innocent victims in order to maintain his power.

Enter Fanchon (Frankie) Manning, daughter of the late movie star Erika Manning. She is the ideal sacrificial lamb for the Necromancer’s perverse desires. The only thing that stands between the Necromancer and the girl is Christopher McGuire, a lost soul who long ago has ceased believing in anything. In order to save the child, he must somehow discover his faith again.

 

Category: Fiction Book Chapters
Updated: Every Other Week
Status: Inactive


Author Bio For Stephanie C. Lyons-Keeley:

Stephanie is an award-winning writer, director, and producer. She has a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, was a former practicing psychotherapist, and was the director of a women’s work release facility in Lehigh County, PA. She currently is a professor of psychology at Western Connecticut State University and Naugatuck Valley Community College. Psychology serves as a big part of her and of her creative endeavors.

Stephanie also is a journalist, writer, editor, and has had innumerable articles published in various newspapers and magazines.

On a personal note, Stephanie is married to Wayne J. Keeley and they have seven children, three dogs, and a rabbit between them. Professionally they have penned countless entertainment projects for film, theatre, and TV, many of which are award-winning, and are in various stages of development. Most recently, they have written, directed, and produced both full-length and one-act plays in Connecticut and New York. As a writing team, their first fiction novel is under contract and will be published later in 2016 or early 2017. In addition, they have optioned a screenplay as well as having obtained the option for other fiction works by author Ray Hoy.

Stephanie and Wayne also have created a production company, Someday Productions LLC and a highly successful “He Said/She Said” blog called Pillow Talking. At Pillow Talking they conduct interviews with entertainment artists as well as review everything from entertainment works, culture, and travel to parenting and family. Please visit them at www.somedayprods.com and www.somedayprods.com/talking to learn more about and see updates on their varied projects.

Author Bio For Wayne J. Keeley:

Wayne is an award-winning writer, director, and producer. He is an attorney with a LLM from NYU and a Juris Doctor from St. John’s Law. His work in the law serves as great fodder for his entertainment works. He currently is the director of the Children’s Advertising Review Unit for the Council of Better Business Bureaus. He teaches filmmaking and communications at Western Connecticut State University, and has taught at Fordham University, Audrey Cohen College, Baruch College, and Bronx Community College. His full bio can be found on Wikipedia at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wayne_keeley.

Wayne also has won two Emmy Awards for public service announcements. He has created many programs, documentaries, and public service announcements that have appeared on television, and have been distributed to schools, libraries, and home video. He is a published author of the novel titled Mahogany Row.

Wayne’s oldest son, Wyatt, is afflicted with the terminal disease Duchenne muscular dystrophy which often is the inspiration for many of his works with his wife, Stephanie.

Acknowledgements:

We wish to thank our family (Kylie, Wyatt, Dylan, Chayce, Sarah, Aidan, and Brady as well as Joey and Elaine, Winann and Joe) for their unending love and support in all of our endeavors. We thank you for your patience and good will as we've jumped down nearly every rabbit hole in the hopes that at the bottom, we'll find terrific wonderment to share with you all.

We also wish to thank our friends (you know who you are) for standing by us, coming out to support us, and for being such an important part of our extended family. We don't know what we'd do without you all.

"If they stand by you during the bad times, they deserve to be there during the good times." -- Anonymous