Cover Reveal for We Came Back by Patrick Lacey

If you Dare, Knock on the Front Door of Lynnwood High School:

Cover Reveal for We Came Back by Patrick Lacey

Now six months later since the release of the popular novel Dream Woods, with Sinister Grin Press, Patrick Lacey returns with another novel to entertain adults who grew up reading the adventures of R.L. Stine, and those who like the fantastical of H.P. Lovecraft, but with the more important layers of adulthood themes blended in. We Came Back features a good number of teenage characters, but the parents also richly shine through with their well-rounded personalities and struggles.

All of Patrick’s personal proceeds will go to a cancer-related charity in his late father’s name to help those with the disease. We Came Back is now available for pre-order and will be out in e-book and print on April 15, 2017.


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And now, Sinister Grin Press presents the cover for We Came Back, graphically created by Scott Carpenter! Keep reading after the cover for the synopsis and a short interview with Patrick about his  cover and the book.



We Came Back, Synopsis -

Growing up dead.

Melvin Brown sees things that aren’t there. Monsters with tentacles and razor-sharp teeth. Ever the social outcast, he is bullied to the point of suicide. And his hatred of those who did him wrong does not die with him.

One decade after Melvin’s death, something strange is happening to Lynnwood High School’s smartest and most popular students. They begin to act out and spend time at the former high school, now abandoned and said to be haunted. And their numbers grow at an alarming rate.

Is this just a passing fad or are the rumors true? Does Lynnwood really have a teenage cult on their hands?


How important a role does your cover play in the plot of your novel?

A *very* important role. I like it to hint at some major part of the book without actually giving it away. What does the title mean and why is it written on the doors of what appears to be an abandoned school? And is that blood? All this and more will be revealed just by reading through a measly 360 pages!

Your book has many layers. Do you feel the cover serves as a portal to one or encompasses the whole general aura of the book?

I’d like to think it covers the general aura. I’d also like to think there are layers aplenty in We Came Back, though they all seem to point back to this apparently abandoned school, don’t they? Which means the cover does a perfect job of inviting the reader through its blood-splattered door. Literally.

Not quoting the synopsis, how do you describe your book to readers?

Great question. A revenge tale from beyond the grave? A teenage coming-of-age novel with (possibly) monsters and cults? Some combination of the two?

What were some of your main inspirations for the book?

Here’s an interesting (I hope) tale. I’m from a small town in northeastern Massachusetts by the name of Gloucester. When I was a young lad of about eleven or twelve, there were rumors running rampant about a little club (cult) calling themselves The Gloucester Vampires. I became obsessed with them. There were all sorts of tall tales that, to this day, I’m still not sure are true. One of them became a large plot point in my novel, involving railroad spikes, but I won’t get into that for fear of spoilers. Another involved a depraved/perverted initiation activity that nearly made it into the book but I figured I’d save it for a future project. Never a bad idea to spread out the depravity.

Patrick Lacey, Biography

Patrick Lacey was born and raised in a haunted house. He spends his nights and weekends writing about things that make the general public uncomfortable. He lives in Massachusetts with his Pomeranian, his mustached cat, and his muse, who is likely trying to kill him. Find him on Facebook, follow him on Twitter (@patlacey), or visit his website at

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