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It’s not always the world’s madness that we fear, sometimes it’s the silent tick of our internal clock winding down.

- George

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Join George at Something Wicked Saturday, brought to you by our friends at Mechanicsburg Mystery Bookstore.

Something Wicked Saturday

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Life Bites Book Signing
December 14 2013 at Comics and Paperback Plus in Palmyra

Signing will take place from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Come out to a Haunted Holidays Saturday at Comics and Paperback Plus in Palmyra. George will be signing copies of Shepherd's Fall and his new mystery novel Life Bites.

Come pick up an autographed copy for the mystery lover, or ghost story fan in your life.

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Life Bites Book Signing
December 7 2013 at Five Stones Bookstore in the Lebanon Valley Mall

Signing will take place from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Just in time for your holiday shopping, George will be signing copies of his new mystery novel Life Bites and his debut novel Shepherd's Fall.

Come pick up an autographed copy for the mystery lover, or ghost story fan in your life.


Life Bites Book Signing
November 30 2013 at Grumpys Books in Harrisburg Pennsylvania

Signing will take place from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Come out and join us for a fun afternoon.
George will be signing books from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

Directions to Grumpys Books:Click Here


Life Bites Book Signing
November 22 2013 at 3j's Coffee House in Palmyra

Signing will take place from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

George will be signing books from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Come and enjoy the fine atmosphere. There will be live music, and great coffee.

Directions to 3j's Coffee House :Click Here


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Life Bites Now Available

I'm excited to announce the publication of my second novel, Life Bites. The release date is set for the November of 2013. Kismet & Company will publish it in trade paperback and multiple e-formats. Life Bites is the first book in the Jay Watson Mystery series and will be available in November 2013 where ever fine books are sold.

Jay Watson is in a post-college rut. Stuck in a dead-end job, he is dumped by his girlfriend for a TV celebrity and is broke after blowing through his trust fund. Now his parents want him to settle down, join the family business, and give them grandkids—in short, to say goodbye to his independence. Things couldn’t get worse for a twenty-something male, right?

Wrong. He is displaced from his design job at The Grundselton Weekly Review by the boss’s niece, a hot young student intern, and Jay is faced with a choice: become a reporter for the paper or find a new job. Traumatized by interviewing at a snooty ad agency, Jay gamely gives reporting a shot, covering school board meetings and fender-benders. But when the sleepy little college town is rocked by the gruesome murder of a vampire-fanged coed, Jay finds himself the prime suspect and is forced to investigate the college’s vampire subculture to clear his name, prove his worth to his family, and protect the girl he desires.

Harassed by the killer, stalked by a horny spinster, haunted by a past lover, taunted by a rival, and bullied by a vengeful cop, Jay is about to find out how much life really can bite!


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Shepherd's Fall Now Available

Paperback:ISBN 978-0-9852490-0-7
Kindle: ASIN: B007WO1YXY
epub: 978-0985249021

Is now available.

Published by Kismet & Company in trade paperback and multiple e-formats.

Shepherd’s Fall is a clever, creepy and inventive tale that puts a disturbing new spin on the classic haunted house story. This one will catch you totally off guard.”
— Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of Assassin’s Code and Dust & Decay

“Fans of The Amityville Horror will devour this debut novel by George Appelt. If you dream of owning a big, old country house, Shepherd’s Fall may change your mind. The nonstop action and chilling scenes will keep you reading into the dark of night and frighten you into wishing for the light of day.”
— Dennis Royer, author of Earthburst

“Appelt’s fast-paced, debut novel grabs your spine in a death grip from the first chapter, and doesn’t let loose. I simply couldn’t stop reading!”
— Ralph W. Bieber II, Bram Stoker Award nominated bestselling author of Ashes and The Epicure


The book trailer for Shepherd's Fall is now live on Youtube.