The Revelations at Black Corners

Fiction - Short Story/Novela
45 Pages
Reviewed on 06/25/2019
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Author Biography

Steve Zimcosky is an award winning and international selling author. He was born in the Slavic Village area of Cleveland, Ohio and has wanted to be an author since elementary school while reading books like White Fang and Call of the Wild by Jack London. He spends his retirement time writing short stories on a variety of subjects he hopes his readers will enjoy. Some of his favorite authors include Stephen King, James Clavell and Vivien Chien.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite

Have you ever wondered what drives you to excel in your chosen field? Or, what encouraged you to choose that field? It might be the inspiration of a friend or a close family member. But, perhaps there is a force from the world beyond. Joshua has never really taken time to consider why he suddenly chose to be a writer. It was an earth-shattering moment after a tragic accident in his youth that almost caused him to lose his hands. He woke up in the hospital and suddenly he had the urge to write. In fact, he started earning a lot of awards for his stories and eventually became a best-selling author. In the course of researching his next story idea, a person possessed by some unknown spirit, he starts to make sense of the shocking confrontation with an elderly couple who accused him of plagiarizing his latest best-seller. Now he wonders if he really is a writer.

Steve Zimcosky’s novella, The Revelations at Black Corners, is full of unexpected nuances and twists in the plot. What begins as a simple narration of a best-selling author’s success story evolves into a compelling mystery that involves spirits from beyond. The characters are realistic and well developed and the plot thickens at a steady pace, reaching a surprising climax and a startling but satisfying resolution in a very short time. The story is compact and full of mystery and excitement. The ‘what if’ scenario presented certainly makes the reader wonder what powers drive us from the spirit world. A great read.

cat dancer

How do authors come up with their ideas to write a successful story? In this somewhat magical and mystical story, we learn of a successful author who discovers “his” short story was identical to that of a young man who died from leukemia many years earlier. The unpublished story was at home with his parents. Zimcosky’s writing style combines a gentleness and pathos which I find refreshing.

Stephani Hartmann

This is a really great book. It takes your mind for turns. You don’t want to put it down once you start reading it. I found myself thinking about the story and how that could truly change someone in life. Amazing author!

Sherri Engelmann

Super and Natural!
This delightful story was a real page turner. Following the progression and thought provoking journey of the characters was thoroughly enjoyable for myself and my teenager. Recognizing familiar sites in the story was a fantastic bonus. Thank you Steve Zimcosky for another great selection!

Literary Titan

The Revelations at Black Corners by Steve Zimcosky is a fun and light-hearted read that will keep you on your toes. It opens with JT Curtis, a world-famous author who is invited on a popular talk show to discuss his newest bestseller. During the talk show, JT reveals the strange incident that left him with an uncanny ability to write. An old couple watching at home find themselves shocked at the strange connection between the book and their family. In the rush to get things cleared up, everything gets even more dramatic and muddled up than before. A series of adventures ensue that introduce us to a psychic, parapsychologist, and even a spirit!

Zimcosky knows how to keep an audience interested. The sections of the book are quick and well-structured. Even though you will be immediately invested in the plot, you will realize that in no time at all you have flipped through all the pages! The characters are fresh and contribute to the plot in unique ways. It is not a super heavy read, so you can breeze through it in waiting rooms or during a commute.

One of the cooler aspects of this book are the wonderful illustrations that are dotted throughout the text. They are eye-catching and align perfectly with the plot.

The book ends in a glorious, quick-witted punch that’ll definitely leave you with an aha! moment. The Revelations at Black Corners is an engrossing and lightweight read that will leave you refreshed.

Donna Rancosky

I don't know where you get your ideas but keep them coming!!! I really enjoyed this book! Can't wait for the next one. Your inner peace shows in your stories. Thanks for letting me enjoy them.


I was hooked from the beginning. My only complaint was that it ended too soon. I wanted more. Seemed a little rushed with the ending. Maybe it was me not wanting it to end. You are very talented. Don't get me wrong the ending was great. I wanted more because I was enjoying the story line.

Will D.

Held my interest!
I was intrigued by this story. It is an easy read and I enjoyed it very much.

Janet Trivelli O'Neil

Very suspenseful!
A great read. It kept me interested until the very end. I would definitely recommend this book especially if you enjoy the paranormal.