Wednesday, December 11, 2019


He was lost, directionless, unable to find his identity. He thought he found it in her, which was good because he was teetering on the edge of madness. She had no way of knowing her actions would push him over it.

This novella is part splatterpunk, part erotica, part psychological study of an unstable mind, told in Steve's highly visual and deeply emotional prose. 

Some stories have protagonists/narrators for which you can feel empathy, or at the very least you can feel sorry for them.

This isn't one of those tales.

This is a story about a young man who makes the mistake of depending on others for a sense of self-worth. It is a dark, disturbing story not meant for the faint of heart. The graphic content makes up only 15% of the prose, but it is some of the most harrowing writing ever committed to page.

Book Details:

Title: Maybe the Dream Knows What is Real

Author: Steve Grogan

Genre: Horror

Published: June 24, 2018

Print length: 150 pages

Things you need in order to write: pen and paper, or my computer, enough time to let ideas flow (because sometimes they are slow to move), a steady background noise like a fan, a humidifier, or classical music (music with singing and lyrics distracts me).
Things that hamper your writing: time constraints, if there is anything stressful on my mind, noisy or overly stimulating environments

Things you love about writing: creating believable worlds and characters, using stories to explore issues that bother me in my life, writing passages that people can visualize
Things you hate about writing: having to stop writing to do research, writer’s block, not having the knowledge or skill to describe what I want to write.

Easiest thing about being a writer: the writing itself
Hardest thing about being a writer: balancing time between writing and doing things to get the word out about my stories…like interviews!

Things you love about where you live: I live in my childhood home so there are a lot of memories. I know how to get wherever I need to go. I know the people around me.
Things that make you want to move: it’s not very culturally diverse, no thriving music scene, also very hard to get things off the ground if you want to make films.

Favorite music: Smashing Pumpkins, Jayhawks, Tragically Hip, Beatles, Queen.
Music that make your ears bleed: Nikki Minaj, Outkast, Black Eyed Peas, Gwen Stefani, Eve.

Something you’re really good at: writing, martial arts, guitar
Something you’re really bad at: any sports.

Something you like to do: play video games!

Something you wish you’d never done: moved to Denver, Colorado.

People you consider as heroes: Bruce Lee, Phillip K. Dick, Billy Corgan.
People with a big L on their foreheads: Non-celebrity celebrities like the Kardashians, cute actresses who turned into trainwrecks like Lindsay Lohan and Amanda Bynes.

Most daring thing you’ve ever done: stood up to my ex-wife’s violent ex-con boyfriend
Something you chickened out from doing: asking a beautiful Brazilian exchange student to my senior prom just because I was scared she would say no, so instead I didn’t bother trying and regret it to this day.


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Steve Grogan was born in the often-filmed city of Troy, New York. He started writing as far back as second grade. He has written in a variety of formats (novels, short stories, poems, screen and stage plays, blogs/articles) and genres (horror, science fiction, fantasy, mystery, drama). He has had several stories, articles, and poems published in print and online.

Steve is also a father, a boyfriend, a musician, a fitness fanatic, and a martial artist. He has been studying Wing Chun Kung Fu since 1995, and he maintains a blog/YouTube channel that describe his training habits, epiphanies, and advancement. It also candidly discusses his stumbling blocks, such as his struggle with nutrition and mental health issues.

He is no relation to the New England Patriots quarterback from the 1980’s.

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