Much Ado about Macbeth
by Randy McCharles
Genre: a contemporary fantasy published by Tyche Books
When drama teacher Paul Samson decides to put on a High School production of Macbeth, he forgets that it isn’t just The Scottish Play, it is The Cursed Play. And Paul soon learns just how cursed. After grappling with his principal, the PTA, his family, and his students, he must contend with witches, ghosts, and skeletons from his past. The show is destined from the outset to end badly, but no matter how desperate or dangerous circumstances become, Paul cannot cancel the play. Theatre has but one rule and one rule only: the show must go on.
Randy McCharles has been publishing humorous speculative fiction since 1997, slowly graduating from short stories to novellas, and finally to novels. He has even received a few contest and award wins along the way. Much Ado about Macbeth is Randy’s first full length novel and is, in his opinion, his best work to date. In his copious free time Randy organizes literary events including the multiple award-winning When Words Collide Festival for Readers and Writers. (I wrote a post about this event recently for my other blog.)
Links to buy Randy’s latest book:
Randy McCharles has previousy been featured on Reading Recommendations, both for his own publication and as part of The Apocalyptic Four.
What are you working on now?
Since January 2014 I have been focused on novels and am working on several projects round-robin style. Yes, it initially takes longer to produce a book this way, but I like to let a project sit for several weeks between drafts. In order of furthest along:
The Day of the Demon, a sci-fi-horror about demon possession and the end of mankind (with comic relief).
A Connecticut Gumshoe in King Arthur’s Court, a mash-up of The Maltese Falcon and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court.
A Murder in Wood Buffalo: the first of what I hope will be a series a mainstream detective stories featuring Peter Galloway, PI, who appeared in Murder at the Mall in the AB Negative crime anthology.
The Children of Cain, the first book in a planned urban fantasy series. I leave the premise to your imagination.
Randy’s reading recommendation:
This is a tough one because I read so many excellent books. The first that comes to mind right now, however is The Thieftaker Chronicles by D.B. Jackson, which in part inspired me to write The Children of Cain series
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Reblogged this on Authors to Watch and commented:
Another fabulous book on Reading Recommendations!
Thank you, Tricia.
Reblogged this on LMC and commented:
As I experienced first hand the curse of McBeth, I must read this book 🙂
When I was in drama class, some kids thought it’d be funny to test the curse by saying the name of the play. The very next second, the table they were un-wisely sitting on CRACKED in half, sending their smart-butt’s on the floor, lol.
Anyway, this book looks right up my cup of tea.
Hi Tricia. You should feel at home in the book. 🙂
That would be C.E. I now figured out the avatars are below the comment rather than above. (Who knew?)
Perhaps my blog is haunted since I promoted your book, Randy.