My name is F. Vawters McCloud. I was so graciously welcomed to Author’s lounge today. I’m super excited to join this prestigious forum with fellow authors and post about my debut novel “Wilhelm”. 


Wilhelm’s inception came from a nightmare I had. It was extremely short, but this character I dreamt of resonated. After months of recalling this dream I decided to write a short story. After I wrote my short story more characters begin to come alive. I soon had a novel over 300 pages. I found myself fascinated with this phantom lurking in my dreams. Once I shared him, I soon found many others became fascinated as well. Wilhelm was no longer only the title of my book, but was also called “he”.


Wilhelm takes you on a journey deep within. Wilhelm reveals inner truths that we as humans hope and pray no one will see, not even ourselves. Wilhelm takes us into the depths of a dark soul, yet he enlightens us and leads us to the truth, or maybe he just simply reveals unadulterated truth. When most think of horror they expect monsters, but I often say true horror isn’t something lurking in the darkness, but being allowed to see deep within the human heart.


Let me warn you, I am not a blogger. Sorry I don’t have that gift. Hopefully I’ll perfect this form of writing here.


Wilhelm will be at the L.A. Festival of Books April 13-14, 2019. I will post Wilhelm and more novel updates here at Author’s Lounge and please visit my website at


Wilhelm is now available for purchase at




Barnes and Noble


 IUniverse Bookstore


and iTunes!

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