Author Tackles Domestic Social Issues in Debut Young Adult Horror Novel, The Page Turners

The Pager Turners, by Ottawa-based author Kevin T. Johns, provides thrilling horror for young adult readers, while tackling social issues such as family breakdown, bullying, parental abuse, and the challenges of growing-up in small town Canada.
OTTAWA, Ontario - Dec. 2, 2013 - PRLog -- The Page Turners, released in paperback and e-book this month from Cat & Bean Publishing, is the debut young adult paranormal horror novel from Ottawa-based author Kevin T. Johns.

The Page Turners tells the story of three teenagers who, after discovering a book of magic spells, accidently release a fictional killer into the real world. While the novel contains all the grisly thrills one would expect from such a tale, some of the narrative’s most effective moments of horror come in the form of alcoholic parents, disinterested teachers, cruel peers, and authority figures who refuse to aid the teens in their time of need.

“I’m a child of divorced parents, and I spent my teen years living in a small town. I was this punk rock kid who felt completely alienated from the rural environment around me, but I found solace in horror, fantasy, and science fiction,” says the author. “With The Page Turners, I hoped to craft a novel that would speak to teens going through the same issues I dealt with in my adolescent years, and provide them with the comfort that I found in the stories I read.”

Critics are describing The Page Turners: Blood as "a crimson-stained love letter to genre fiction" and the first book in a “must read” trilogy. The paperback and ebook are available for purchase immediately from Amazon.

About Kevin T. Johns - Kevin T. Johns grew up in a small Ontario town, reading comic books, watching horror movies, and playing guitar in local punk rock bands. After studying film and English literature at university, he co-founded an online arts-and-culture magazine, where he was a contributing writer and senior editor for several years. He now lives in Ottawa with his wife and two daughters. The Page Turners, the first book in the Page Turners trilogy, is his debut novel.

For more information about The Page Turners, please visit,, or contact Kevin at 613-595-0789,, or on Twitter @Kevin_T_Johns.

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