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Alyss Anderson

Alyss Anderson

Michigan, United States

Alyss started writing when poems when she was 14. She has written over 2,000 poems and several short stories before entertaining the idea of trying to get published. She started writing her first novella in 2015. She was influenced and encouraged by Paul A.K.A. Monoxide and Jamie A.K.A. Madrox of Twiztid to get her works published. She self-published her first book The Monster Within March 2015. It is a collection of thirteen dark short stories.
Alyss J. Anderson is the pseudonym she writes under. She was born and raised in Pennsylvania. She is currently residing in Michigan. When she isn't writing she is enjoying the outdoors. She enjoys walks in nature. Some of her influences on her works are: Stephen King, Dean Koontz, James Patterson, Twiztid, Blaze.

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Alyss J. Anderson has been writing poems since she was fourteen as a hobby. The love of writing that kept growing conceived the idea of writing a book in her mid-thirties. She put writing on hold for awhile, because she had a child with autism. When he became school-aged, she had a little more free time to focus on a book. She didn't stop writing when he was an infant, she just wasn't able to write as often as she did before. She started writing her first book when she was thirty-nine. She finished her first book, and had several stories started at the age of forty-three. She had the love for horror since she was a child. She grew up reading Stephen King books and watching horror movies. As she got older the horror moved into the music she listens to, and is now a big fan of horror-core rap as well as the books and movies she grew up with.  She was born and raised in Pennsylvania. She moved to Louisiana in 2003. She moved back to her home town in Pa in 2012. She now calls Detroit, Michigan home. She is in the works of  an online magazine called Celebrating Detroit.
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Darkness of the Mind

Journey to the Darkness Series #1

Journey into the Darkness of Paul and Jamie Demented's minds as they go on a killing spree to avenge those who have been done wrong.

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Paul and Jamie Demented were victims of abuse and torment as children. They found an escape from it in music but that just wasn't enough. They wanted to be heroes by ridding the world of Monsters like they encountered as children. Monsters that are Humans consumed with the Darkness within their minds.  

Are Paul and Jamie vigilantes or are they just like the monsters they wish to destroy? The answers lie within the Darkness of the Mind. Follow Paul and Jamie Demented on their Journey to the Darkness.

My book not only entertains those in the horror community it shows that there are people out in society just like the ones in the book. Everyone has darkness in them it all depends on how much they allow in. The more darkness they let consume them the less light they will have. You can't have light without darkness. You need to find the right balance between the two.



Introduces the reader to the house mentioned throughout the story known as the 'Hell House'. Provides background on the original owner of 'Hell House' and how it got the name.

Chapter 1:

Describes and introduces the two main characters who are brothers, Paul and Jamie Demented. Goes into detail on some of their background. This chapter touches on their "secret". They buy 'Hell House'.

Chapter 2:

This chapter shows Jamie's excitement of being in and owning 'Hell House'. Explains how the basement and attic doors are covered with makeshift walls. Describes the contents the Demented brothers find in the basement.

Chapter 3:

The Brothers excitedly go to the attic to see what they can find. Describes what Donald Wilson left in the attic.

Chapter 4:

Introduces a groupie Valerie while the brothers are on tour. This chapter explores the murder and disposal of Valerie.

Chapter 5:

Takes you on the journey of their tour in different states. Introduces a mechanic named Chris who likes teenage girls. The brothers kill and scalp him before disposing of his body.

Chapter 6:

The brothers' tour ends, and they go home to Dearborn Heights. A pedophile is in the paper, and somehow he beat his charges. The brothers set out to bring him to justice. They grab him, take Mike to their house, and heinously kills him with a chainsaw.

Chapter 7:

Paul and Jamie are writing songs while hearing about a prostitute who is spreading AIDS by not informing her partners that she is infected. The brothers trick her into coming to the house. They take a drunk Melanie to the basement and torture her before they kill her.

Chapter 8:

The brothers grab, torture and kill a couple who are child abusers. Their names are Steve and Lisa. The brothers make a game out of the killing. Jamie is the winner. As a prize he gets to pick who get decapitated.

Chapter 9:

The brothers are doing a video for their song 'My Nightmare' when they witness a little boy get killed by a stray bullet from a drive-by. The reader gets introduced to a gang-banger named Andy who is the one who pulled the trigger. The brothers capture and torch Andy's body.

Chapter 10:

The brothers release a new CD as they are watching a string of unexplained murders in Louisiana They take notes about what they hear, hoping they can find the person doing it. Before going back on tour the brothers decided to do one more kill before they leave. They kill a junkie who's name is Carmen. She puts her addiction before her child. Her last sexual act didn't result in getting drugs but in death by a knife.

Chapter 11:

The brothers are on tour, and meet up with an interviewer in Pennsylvania. Joey conducts an interview on the brothers' influences and past.

Chapter 12:

Flashback to their childhood, and what caused them to be vigilantes or serial killers as society would call them. This chapter takes a walk down memory lane to their first babysitter, Lydia, and what she did to them,

Chapter 13:

Goes into detail how they ended the torment Lydia put them through by heinously killing her. This chapter also mentions a verbally abusive babysitter named David.

Chapter 14:

This Chapter explains how they were bullied in school, and considered outcast. Goes into detail of the horrific day in the boys' locker room in school that lead to them to drop out. The brothers start writing songs as a release from anger, and embarrassment.

Chapter 15:

Takes you back to the present day of the story where they are still on tour. In Ohio they find a teacher who reminds them of Lydia. The teacher's name is Susie. They skin her alive, and leave her in the classroom for someone to find her with a note on the chalkboard. They are becoming more consumed with darkness.

Chapter 16:

Tells of events in Michigan before going into the murder of Chelsea who killed her own child for insurance money. Explains in detail her murder, and disposal of her body.

Chapter 17:

Once back in Dearborn Heights, MI the brothers find information about a child killer pinned to their door. They find Stan who killed a 12-year-old boy with his car hiding in his basement. They us a medieval torture device called crocodile shears on him than saws him in half which kills him.

Chapter 18:

The neighbors get friendlier with the brothers. Someone is leaving information about crimes of potential victims on their porch. They use the information to find a rapist by the name of Heather, who targets teen-aged girls. The brothers have a free concert in Pontiac, Michigan to draw the rapist out. They find, torture, and kill Heather before she can rape again.

Chapter 19:

The brothers didn't like the attention they were getting so they stopped killing for a while. After not killing for a month and a half the brothers were leaving the house to go record their new CD when they find a woman by the name of Leslie on tied up on their porch. They take her to the basement. They don't want to kill her in case it was a set up by Skarkrow, the person leaving the information on the bad people. They gag her the second day she is in the basement, so they could finish recording their record without drawing attention to the house.  She cuts herself bad trying to escape. The brothers have to now kill her because she is going to bleed out anyway.

Chapter 20:

They keep studying the murders in Louisiana. They are also trying to figure out who the Skarkrow is. The murderer in Louisiana is Kitty Lockhart, she kills people while she is sleepwalking. The brothers plan a tour with a stop in New Orleans, Louisiana so that they can grab her.


My primary market is aged 18 and up horror fans, and those who are looking for stories that grab their attention. I did my own research on who would find my stories interesting. Most people who read my first book, and a sample of this book say my books grab their attention and keep it when it's hard for other books to do that.


I connect with my target audience on twitter, Facebook, snapchat, Instagram, and other social media. I also have a blog, website, and a chatroom on my website where my target audience can chat with me personally. I am in a lot of book groups on Facebook. I use word of mouth a lot. When I see someone reading a book in a library I suggest my book without them knowing I'm the author. I donate my books to local libraries.


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