Enter the world of Victor Coachman, a fictional author whose pen reaches beyond the printed page and into the real world, crafting living stories of horror, beauty, and supernatural terror. His talent for creating reality from fiction has caught the attention of a mysterious literary agent with intentions of his own, and someone is much more than what he seems. With his soul signed away to powers greater than he realizes, Victor must now do the only thing he knows how to do: write.
The result of his tormented work is a dark meta-collection of tales featuring the lives of broken priests, jaded immortals, love sick spirits, and sinister stage magicians. Each chapter in this book has its own unique story and tangible characters, but all come to life under the pen of a man tortured by his own craft.
The Tales of Victor Coachman is a single-author collection presenting 13 original stories of modern fantasy, horror, and the supernatural from Columbus Ohio author Birney Reed, collected in print for the first time and presented in a unique way that makes the reading experience itself part of the overall story.
About the Author
Birney Reed currently lives in Ocala, Florida with his wife of 25 years,Loretta. He’s lived in 9 different states and as he puts it,“not counting the state of confusion”. As a self proclaimed Jack of all trades and master of none, Birney has worked as a dishwasher, an actor, singer, truck driver, short order cook, bartender, salesperson and CEO of a successful advertising firm.
He took up writing 15 years ago, all because of a book he had just finished reading. In anger about the end of the story, he threw the tome at the wall, missed, and sent it crashing through the picture window of the family room. His wife, upon hearing the sound of shattering glass came running in the room and asked “What the hell is going on?”. He answered by explaining his frustration at the writer. His wife, in her infinite wisdom asked the question that set him on the path of writing: “If you think you could write something better then why don’t you go do it.”
She then added as she left the room, “I’m not cleaning that up.”
About the Cover Artist
Mario S. Nevado is a freelance Illustrator and Art Director based in Spain and leads Aégis studio. With a solid style, his conceptual work is deeply woven with bold narratives that beg for a deeper consideration of the world around us. The aesthetics of his artworks, influenced by surrealism, has proven Nevado to be one of the creative leads in digital art with a huge amount of recognition all over the world.