When Diane Cockerton disappeared in the summer of '05, she escaped the grips of a terror which had haunted her from childhood. She also left behind everything and everyone she's ever loved. Now, six years later, she finds herself drawn into a game with no rules and no guarantees-and no one left to trust. Forced to confront the ultimate shadow of evil, and with no guarantee of survival, Diane's past and present are about to collide in a game of demonic cat-and-mouse where winner takes all...
About A.G. Mock
—AN AMERICAN ABROAD
Originally from western Pennsylvania, a pivotal point in my literary journey took place at age 19 when I made what was almost a flippant decision to relocate on my own to England. At the time I had no idea that by doing so I was following in the footsteps of Edgar Allan Poe, Henry James, T.S. Eliot, Sylvia Plat, Mark Twain and more by choosing to immerse myself in the culture of our British cousins.
Making my home in Yorkshire, I became inspired by the gothic energy of the bleak and haunting Yorkshire Moors while being introduced to the works of such literary masters as horror author James Herbert, thriller author Ruth Rendell, and the iconic mysteries of Agatha Christie.
And so, coupled with my American roots, my own writing style began to take shape which is often described as visceral, emotive and suspense-filled.
—AWARDS & MEMBERSHIPS
A two-time American Fiction Awards winner for my debut novel, The Little Woods, I'm beyond honored that you, my amazing readers, have made each of my books #1 on Amazon's horror and thriller charts in the US, UK and Canada.
I am a full Pro-level member of the Horror Writers Association (HWA).
I currently reside in rural South Carolina with my incredibly patient wife, two rescue dogs, and at least one cheeky ghost. My wife and dogs I cherish wildly. The ghost(s) I can take or leave.
Meet Me In Person
Scares That Care | AuthorCon 3
Come join me and dozens of other thriller and horror authors for this screamingly fun 3-day event in Williamsburg, VA! Get a selfie with your favorite author, purchase signed & personalized books and cool merch, attend readings, panel events, workshops & more!
Conyers Book Festival (second annual)
Come join me and up to 70 other authors from around the country for this 1-day event in Conyers, GA! Get a selfie with your favorite author, purchase signed & personalized books and authors' merch, attend readings, panel events & more!
South Carolina Horror (second annual)
This family friendly convention in Columbia, SC is back and even bigger! I'll be joined by many other authors, actors, vendors and more! Get a selfie, signed & personalized books & merch, attend readings, panel events, workshops & more!
Scares That Care | AuthorCon 4
Come join me and dozens of other thriller and horror authors for this screamingly fun 3-day event in St. Louis, MO! Get a selfie with your favorite author, purchase signed & personalized books and cool merch, attend readings, panel events, workshops & more!
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