Local Author Pens Southern Gothic Horror Novel Set in Nashville

Local author and Belmont University graduate, S. E. Summa has penned a Southern Gothic Gorror story set in Nashville from her home in Smyrna, Tennessee.

Local Author pens Southern Gothic Horror novel set in Nashville

Local author S. E. Summa is an active PRO member of the Music City Romance Writers (MCRW), the local chapter of the Romance Writers of America. She graduated magna cum laude from Belmont University with a BBA.

Growing up in Nashville, S. E. Summa always felt the city’s unique culture and landmarks would be the perfect setting for monsters to play. Creating a vast supernatural underbelly and infusing Southern charm with magical realism, she wrote Much of Madness from her home in Smyrna, Tennessee.

“As I was playing tourist downtown one day, I discovered the perfect location for a grisly horror scene,” said the author, “while standing beneath the radio spire that extends from the ceiling of the Country Music Hall of Fame’s rotunda.”

“It was important from day one, that Nashville be an unspoken character throughout this story,” notes Summa, “Much of Madness simply couldn’t take place in any other city.”

Broadway’s honky tonks, the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, the Country Music Hall of Fame, and a fictional supernatural den of inequity in Printer’s Alley, all serve as backdrops for this twisted tale of curses, revenge, and romance.

Much of Madness is a Southern Gothic Horror story about loyalty, sacrifice, and maintaining hope no matter the odds. Available on February 29, 2016.

S. E. Summa will attend two upcoming signings in Nashville at UTOPiA in June and the Authors at the Opry in September. She will also sign at book events in St. Louis, MO and Frankenmuth, MI in 2016.

Much of Madness

The Conexus Chronicles, Book 1

Author: S. E. Summa


Inkmancy Press

Southern Gothic Horror, Magical Realism, Supernatural & Occult

ISBN: 978-0-9972954-0-5

Format: Paperback - 5.5” x 8.5”

Publication Date: February 29, 2016

Pages: 297


If you would like more information on Much of Madness or to schedule an interview with Shantele Summa, please call the author directly at 615-337-1598 or email inkmancypress@gmail.com.