If you like your horror stories to have creepy children, cursed artifacts, and demonic spirits, don’t miss our launch of Piñata by Leopoldo Gout!
It was supposed to be the perfect summer. Carmen Sanchez is back in Mexico, supervising the renovation of an ancient abbey. Her daughters Izel and Luna, too young to be left alone in New York, join her in what Carmen hopes is a chance for them to connect with their roots. Then, an accident at the worksite unearths a stash of rare, centuries-old artifacts. The disaster costs Carmen her job, cutting the family trip short. But something malevolent and unexplainable follows them home to New York, stalking the Sanchez family and heralding a coming catastrophe. And it may already be too late to escape what’s been awakened…
Leopoldo Gout is a filmmaker and producer who believes that the arts can be a powerful driver of social change. Born in Mexico City, Leopoldo graduated from Central Saint Martins School of Art in London and lives in New York where he has a has a thriving studio. Leopoldo has written, packaged, published and developed books for more than a decade, both under his own name with several major publishers (Genius, Ghost Radio) and published other writers under his own imprint with Atria / Simon & Schuster: Leopoldo & Co (Dahlia Black, The Eyes of the Queen). He also was co-president of the James Patterson Entertainment company for many years while producing films and television.
V. Castro is a two time Bram Stoker award nominated writer born in San Antonio, Texas, to Mexican American parents. She’s been writing horror stories since she was a child, always fascinated by Mexican folklore and the urban legends of Texas. Castro now lives in the United Kingdom with her family, writing and traveling with her children.