Recommended Read: Heartland Gothic by Kevin Lynn Helmick

heartland gothicScreenwriter Mark West leaves his small town home in Iowa to find success as a Hollywood screenwriter. Success that starts to slip through his fingers. Finding out about his mother’s death, he reluctantly returns home.

Kevin Lynn Helmick’s Heartland Gothic is bloody marvelous, blending family drama with small town noir and Hollywood satire. Strong characters, arch, sharp dialogue and lyrical prose. Heartland Gothic is a gem.