Tuesday, November 6, 2012


Matthew Costello is an award-winning novelist, screenwriter and video game writer. His best-selling video games include The 7th Guest, Doom 3 and Pirates of the Caribbean. His horror novel, Beneath Still Waters, was filmed by Lionsgate. He also has written episodes and created TV formats for PBS, Disney, SyFy, and the BBC.

He applied the Page 69 Test to his latest novel, Home, and reported the following:
So—is page 69 of Home representative of the novel? Amazingly so.

On page 69, Christie, mom to the two kids, reeling from the horrors experienced upstate, learns that things may not be safe where she is heading, back to her home.

Not only that, she is learning that the big decisions are all hers, that despite bone-crushing fatigue and terrible fear, the safety of her family is up to her.

And one added element leaps off the page…where she realizes that she needs to talk with the kids about those decisions, that they are all in this nightmare together, even though they are just kids. Quite….the page.
Learn more about the book and author at Matthew Costello's website.

--Marshal Zeringue