“With Soft Places, Rocksteady gives us a novella/graphic novel hybrid, providing the harrowing tale as well as the eerie illustrations within.”
Naked, wandering the streets with a strange head wound, Johnna is lost with nowhere to turn.
Believed to be psychotic, Johnna is forced into the care of psychiatrist Dr. Gonne.
Dr. Gonne’s methods are weird and perverted. Johnna realizes she’s in serious danger.
She has to get away from Dr. Gonne, and go back to a strange place she barely remembers.
Why we’re excited about this book:
Readers unfamiliar with the work of Betty Rocksteady will find themselves in for a real treat. The author of Like Jagged Teeth, Arachnophile, The Writhing Skies, and In Dreams We Rot, Rocksteady’s short fiction has appeared in such anthologies as Looming Low: Volume I, Lost Signals, Lost Films, Lost Contact, Eternal Frankenstein, and Hymns of Abomination, and her illustrations have graced such books as Cody Goodfellow’s The Flying None. With Soft Places, Rocksteady gives us a novella/graphic novel hybrid, providing the harrowing tale as well as the eerie illustrations within. Danger Slater (Moonfellows, Impossible James) calls Betty Rocksteady “a master of the fantastical. Sometimes spooky, sometimes strange, but always a lot of fun.”, and Chad Lutzke (Of Foster Homes & Flies) says of Rocksteady’s work: “Those taboo subjects people don’t write about? They’re in here. Be careful.”
Forthcoming 25 October 2022 from Ghoulish Books, Soft Places by Betty Rocksteady is available for pre-order now.