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I’m hosting a guest post today for “The Landfill”, a YA dark fiction / horror novel by author Kevin Hopson. I’ll leave the word to Kevin now.

Ten Things You Might Not Know About “The Landfill”

1. The main character, Billy, is named after a friend of mine who is battling cancer. I dedicated my prior book, Broken Family, to him.

2. Billy’s friend, Connor, is the name of my nephew.

3. I won’t give away the details, but the idea for The Landfill was inspired by an episode of Haunted Collector.

4. The setting is based on an area close to where I live. The river, landfill, etc., are things I see on a regular basis. It’s the reason I named this story The Landfill.

5. Billy is very much like me in the sense we’re both adventurous and the two of us have experienced significant losses in our lives.

6. I initially struggled with the ending. I couldn’t decide between a happy resolution or a tragic finale. I guess you’ll have to see what happens.

7. The Landfill is my seventh book with MuseItUp Publishing, but it is the first time I have written a story aimed at young adults (though I believe anyone who likes dark fiction can get into it).

8. The Landfill is also the first time I’ve worked with a new line/copy editor. I worked with Penny Ehrenkranz, who recently retired, for the first six books, but I have to say that Shawn Arntson did a bang-up job with this one.

9. I always associate the song “Shelf in the Room” by Days of the New with this book. I happened to hear it one day when I was writing, and I even drew some inspiration from the boy in the video.

10. Even though they’re in high school, I pictured Billy and Connor walking down the hallway of my old middle school in the opening scene.

About the Author

PKevin Hopsonrior 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.

His latest book is The Landfill.

You can visit Kevin’s blog at

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About the Book:

The Landfill 7Billy, 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?

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  1. My curiosity is piqued. I’m very fascinated with what happens to Billy.

  2. Okay, just bought it.

  3. Heather Greenis says

    Great post Kevin – Number 6 – as along as the ending suits the story, either works.
    I’m not into dark fiction but you have my curiosity on this one.
    Heather G – The Natasha Saga

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