Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Landfill Blog Tour: Ten Things You Might Not Know About Kevin Hopson & Excerpt

The Landfill by Kevin Hopson

Release Date: April 2nd 2014
Publisher:  MuseItUp Publishing
Format: Kindle
: 53
Genre: Young Adult – Dark Fiction/Horror
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Billy, a high school senior, has lost a lot in the past year, including his younger sister, Sara. Billy lacks excitement and purpose in life until his curiosity takes him and his best friend, Connor, to an old, abandoned landfill along the river. Connor would rather forget the experience, but Billy can’t help but feel invigorated by their findings. Taking it upon himself to uncover the mystery, Billy finds his life coming full circle – but is that a good or bad thing?

Ten Things You Might Not Know About Kevin Hopson

1. I have allergies to beef and milk. If you do the math (think about cheese and all of the possible dairy products), you’ll realize how lame my choices can be when it comes to food. That being said, I live a healthier life as a result of it.

2. My mother saved my life when I was a kid. I was choking on a hot dog, and she managed to pry it out of my mouth in time. She also suffered permanent kidney damage during my birth and still deals with it to this day. Talk about sacrifice. Thanks, Mom!

3. I lost my first son to stillbirth on August 28, 2010. He watches over his little brother now.

4. Prior to my writing career, I managed my own business on three different occasions. I worked as an investment consultant, a personal chef, and a sports scout. My background (college degree) is actually in finance.

5. I donate all of my book proceeds to charity. St Jude’s is a favorite of mine.

6. I nearly flunked out of college after my first year. I eventually got my act together, took some classes at a community college, and then graduated from a four-year university (Virginia Commonwealth University) with honors.

7. I have a male Chihuahua named Paco. He is nine years old and has dozens of nicknames.

8. I have a room filled with vintage 80’s toys and cartoon/comic art. I’m a geek.

9. My favorite show of all time is Seinfeld.

10. I have probably watched Top Gun more than any other movie in my 39 years. I realize they were in the Navy, but I wanted to join the Air National Guard after first seeing it.


“You feel like being adventurous?” A rare burst of energy came over Billy.
“Maybe,” Connor replied with a drawn-out voice. “What are you thinking?”
“Take a left up here on River Road.”
 Connor perked up, slowing the vehicle and making a left onto the road. “You actually want to hang out at the river?”
“Not quite.”
“Then where are we going?” Connor turned to look at him. Billy could tell his friend was putting the pieces of the puzzle together. “Wait. We’re not going to that landfill, are we?”
“Yeah. Why not?” Even with what his father had told him, Billy was captivated at the thought of checking it out. “Let’s do it,” he said with excitement.
“We don’t even know how to get there.”
“This road runs parallel with the river,” Billy commented, “and it can’t be more than a couple miles.”
“All right,” Connor said. “I’m only doing this for you, though.”
A few minutes passed and Billy continued to watch with eagerness, waiting for a sign as to which direction to go. He noticed a light making its way through a small forest of evergreens to their left. The source of illumination came from an elevated position, possibly atop the nearby hill. Billy scanned the area in front of them as well as the trees off to the side.
“Slow down,” Billy demanded.
Connor brought the SUV to a crawl.
“It has to be over there.” Billy pointed to his left where the light shined through the tops of the trees. “Do you see a road that goes up there?”
Connor stopped the vehicle. “I don’t see anything but woods.”
“Do you have a flashlight?”
“Yeah. Why?”
“I’m going to get out and take a look,” Billy said.
“In the glove compartment,” Connor noted.
Billy snatched the mini flashlight from the glove compartment and stepped out of the vehicle. He left the door open, making Connor visible inside. Shining the light along the edge of the pavement, Billy spotted a crude road. Made primarily of dirt, it curved through the forest like a serpentine and didn’t appear to have any guardrails.
“Put your brights on,” Billy said, easing back into the vehicle.
Connor pulled a lever on the side of the steering wheel, enhancing the view in front of them.
“There’s a dirt road up here on the left.”
“You sure this is a good idea?” Connor asked.
“You’ve got four-wheel drive, right?”
“We should be fine then,” Billy said.

{About the Author}
Prior to hitting the fiction scene in 2009, Kevin Hopson was a freelance writer for several years, covering everything from finance to sports. His debut work, World of Ash, was released by MuseItUp Publishing in the fall of 2010. Kevin has released several other books through MuseItUp since then, and he has also been published in various magazines and anthology books. Kevin's writing covers many genres, including dark fiction and horror, science fiction, and crime fiction.

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1 comment:

  1. Hey Laura! I just want to tell you that you’re nominated on my Sunshine Blog Award! Feel free to check it out if you choose to accept:


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