Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.

--Edgar Allan Poe

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One Crooked Thing

 

Something sinister has followed Ren Larson home through the dark winding roads of Los Angeles. Since investigating a series of murders, it has made its presence known. It murmurs in shadowed hallways. It watches from mirrors and whispers to his six-year-old child. It waits. His doctor says he’s got a case of war nerves. His housekeeper warns of a malevolent spirit, maybe only folklore from her Caribbean childhood. But no one can stop the foul thing, she says, until it devours the soul for which it hungers—a soul ripe with a secret sin.

Available in Kindle or Paperback

Psychological Thriller/Paranormal

  • Paperback: 284 pages

  • Publisher: Independently published (June 6, 2020)

  • Language: English

  • ISBN-13: 979-8651175987

  • ASIN: B089M41R2H

  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches

  • Customer Reviews: 5.0 out of 5 stars, 23 customer ratings

  • Available for FREE on Kindle Unlimited

  • Reader advisory: Ages 15+ suggested. Violence, horrific scenarios, suicide references, deaths of children referenced but not depicted.

Crooked doesn't begin to describe the depth, texture, and complexity of the storyline in One Crooked Thing. What's real? What's imagined? And what's beyond imagining, but must be believed anyway? In this intricately developed tale of the psychological and the supernatural, Timothy Roderick has woven together strands from Renaissance Germany, the timeless Caribbean, and mid-20th-century America into a novel that will leave the reader breathless, wondering what might creep out of their own closet, basement, or mind."

 

-Laura Perry, author of The Last Priestess of Malia, The Bed, and Jaguar Sky

 

"One Crooked Thing captures the reader’s imagination right from the first page and maintains the suspense up until the last. This is a skillfully woven together tale that moves back and forth in time and looks at the unfolding story from many points of view. Who is telling the truth and which characters can be trusted? It is the search for those answers that makes the book so very hard to put down. A gripping read."

-Carole Carlton, author of the Mrs. Darley series of Pagan books

 

"I couldn't put One Crooked Thing down! Timothy Roderick tells a story of dark forces that blurs the line between fear of the dark and magic. Each page takes us deeper into a mystery of a shadowy world of mayhem and terror. This book magnificently combines a story of crime, the occult, and fear leaving you to keep a light on at night."

 

-Chris Allaun, author of Otherworld: Ecstatic Witchcraft for the Spirits of the Land and Underworld: Shamanism, Myth, and Magick

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Briar Blackwood's Grimmest of Fairytales

Briar Blackwood has kept a secret key since birth. It opens nothing until she discovers a secret hallway filled with doors. Before she knows it, she’s drawn into a hidden and bloodthirsty world of curses, dark magic and poisoned spinning wheels. Escape won’t be easy, but a dark and unstoppable power grows within that just might help her go toe to toe with dragons, wolves and wicked witches.

 

Fantasy/Young Adult

Publisher (1st edition); Lodestone Press, 2015

  • 2nd Edition, October 2020

  • Age Range: 12 - adult

  • Grade Level: 7 - adult

  • Paperback: 275 pages

  • Language: English

  • ISBN: 9798697796498

  • ASIN: B08L6W49PR

  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches

  • Customer Reviews: 5 out of 5 stars/23 Amazon customer ratings

  • Available for FREE on Kindle Unlimited

  • Reader advisory: Ages 13+ Parental guidance suggested. Violence, language unsuitable for younger children, suggestive references

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“Ancient smashes head-on into modern in Timothy Roderick’s strangely clever and enchanting debut young adult/fantasy novel, Briar Blackwood’s Grimmest of Fairytales. Definitely snarky and weird, sometimes dark, and packed with plenty of extraordinary twists and turns, Roderick has retooled such fairy tales as Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella into a suspenseful, wry, modern magical mystery. Briar is a teen goth girl with a problem—she’s either insane or actually living in a fairy tale. Everything in Briar’s life begins going bump in the night and she goes completely into denial. Only when she realizes the nightmare she’s experiencing is real, does she take the frog by the legs and leap beyond betrayal, confusion, and certain death. …Reminiscent and just as entertaining as Mary Janice Davidson, with parallel worlds, talking animals, and even sooth-saying social workers, Roderick leaves the door open for more wildly wonderful Briar Blackwood magic!”

–Sirona Knight, author of Faery Magick and The Shapeshifter Tarot

“In Briar Blackwood’s Grimmest of Fairytales author Timothy Roderick has fashioned an imaginative mashup of plots and characters from the beloved stories we all grew up with. Breathing new life into those old tales, Roderick drops characters such as Sleeping Beauty and the Big Bad Wolf (or even a whole pack of them) right into the middle of modern America, then draws us back into his own magical and amusingly inverted version of the fairy tale world along with them. This is exactly the kind of story I would love to wake up in, full of wit and irony and with nary a damsel-in-distress in sight.”

–Laura Perry, author of Ariadne’s Thread: Awakening the Wonders of the Ancient Minoans in Our Modern Lives

“A suspenseful, dark, coming of age tale of a teenager who must learn  to navigate between the worlds of everyday life and of Fairy. The language is rich and the enjoyable twists of plot will keep you guessing.”

–Ellen Evert Hopman, author of the Priestess of the Forest trilogy of Druid novels

 

“Take a journey with Briar Blackwood in this unique and entertaining story written by renowned Wiccan author Timothy Roderick. This debut novel — the first in a series — will undoubtedly appeal to adults of all ages whose hearts have a fondness for magic, fantasy, and a dash of darkness.”

— Raven Digitalis, author of Shadow Magick Compendium & Goth Craft

 

“…Ugly Ducklings, Cinderellas, wide-awake Sleeping Beauties, Magical Godparents, and Handsome Princes in disguise will all love Briar’s adventures.”

–Barbara Ardinger, Ph.D., author of Secret LivesPagan Every Day, and other books