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Cover Reveal: A COMPLEX ACCIDENT OF LIFE by Jessica McHugh

Inspired by Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Jessica McHugh's debut poetry collection A Complex Accident of Life combines visual art and text to create 52 pieces of Gothic blackout poetry exploring the intense passion, enigmatic nature, and transformative pleasure of life, viewed through the kaleidoscopic lens of a female horror artist.  

“In A Complex Accident of Life, Jessica McHugh strikingly combines different modes of art to create a truly unique collection. This remix of a beloved work through blackout poetry shows a lot of care in every selected word and the arrangement within each piece. I enjoyed the visuals just as much as the poems themselves. True spirit, passion, and creativity live within every piece; the book is not only an exquisite tribute to Mary Shelley, but also cleverly showcases McHugh’s own beautiful poetic talent. Highly recommended!” - Sara Tantlinger, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of The Devil’s Dreamland

"Full of color and stunning imagery, Jessica McHugh takes Mary Shelley's classic and finds new depth and meaning within. A Complex Accident of Life is indeed a vessel of dauntless courage, inspiring and hopeful." 
--Doungjai Gam, author of Glass Slipper Dreams, Shattered 

Jessica McHugh is a novelist, poet, and internationally-produced playwright running amok in the fields of horror, sci-fi, young adult, and wherever else her peculiar mind leads. She's had twenty-four books published in twelve years, including her bizarro romp, "The Green Kangaroos," her YA series, "The Darla Decker Diaries," and her blackout poetry collection, "A Complex Accident of Life." Please visit for more samples of the McHughniverse. 
Twitter/ Instagram: @theJessMcHugh


Lynne Hansen is a horror artist who specializes in book covers. She enjoys using her 20 years of book marketing and promotion experience to create art that tells a story and helps publishers and authors reach the audiences they deserve. Her clients include Cemetery Dance Publications, Thunderstorm Books and Bloodshot Books, as well as folks like New York Times bestselling authors Christopher Golden, Rick Hautala, and Thomas E. Sniegoski. For samples of her work and information on how to commission her, visit
Twitter/Instagram: @LynneHansenArt

Apokrupha is a small press creating high-quality books and the quarterly dark fiction magazine, Lamplight, with stories and poetry highlighting the creepy, weird, and unsettling.
Twitter/Instagram: @apokrupha

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