by Michael David Anderson

Knoxville, TN Book
161% funded

Teddy has no choice but to experience the worst dreams of people around him. Not all nightmares are dreams, however.

Fiction, Horror, Mystery, Paranormal, Suspense, Thriller
Page Length:
250 - 500 Pages
Book Status:
Completed Manuscript
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Teddy Dormer lives with a condition unlike any other: in order to sleep, he must not only inadvertently steal the ability for others around him to sleep, but he also experiences their worst nightmares, memories, and darkest secrets. This is a condition he has lived with his entire life, often with dire consequences, but he has a system that works for him. Teddy lives on the road, perpetually moving from place to place, never subjecting his presence on the same population for longer than a single night.

However, at a small hotel in Texas, Teddy discovers through a young woman's dreams that she has been kidnapped. Driven by conscience, Teddy does what he must to find and free her from the clutches of evil. What he cannot anticipate, however, is how this singular deed will trigger a chain of events that will not only compel him to confront an evil from his past but will also lead him to an encounter with a force far beyond anything he has ever faced before - a force with the potential to change the world as it sees fit!

Teddy is a novel about the dichotomy of the human condition, for even in the face of absolute madness, good may persevere and hope will endure.

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Interview with Michael David Anderson

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Why did you write the book?

The idea for the character of Teddy came to me almost fully formed about a year before I began writing. My biggest problem at the concept's inception was I had no idea what the plot would be. A year later, I was not entirely sure what Teddy would face, although I knew where the story would begin and where it would end. Everything else was a mystery, but I was eager to explore that territory.

Who are your favorite authors?

Stephen King was perhaps the greatest influence on me as a young writer. I started reading his books in middle school and he remains one of my favorites. However, in recent years, I find myself reading a lot of Dean Koontz, Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, Jeffery Deaver, Chuck Palahniuk, and Peter Straub. I have nearly all of the Terry Brooks Shannara novels that I intend to read, but thus far I have only read his Word and the Void trilogy. George R. R. Martin is also on my list of books to read, mainly because my friends keep wanting me to watch the Game of Thrones show and I refuse to do so until after I read the novels.

What do you plan to do with the funds you raise?

The book is written. I want to fund the marketing side of the release. I want to be able to reach my readers, and I do not want the novel to quietly release to Amazon and the Kindle with little to no fanfare. Viral marketing is a big deal these days, and I want to build my readership.