Southeast Student Breanna Bright’s Debut Novel Published


In the End coverCAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., July 28, 2014 –Breanna Bright, a candidate for a master’s degree in English at Southeast Missouri State University, has published her debut novel “In the End” with the internationally acclaimed Permuted Press.

Born and raised in Sedgewickville, Mo., Bright has been writing since she was 13 and is currently enrolled in the Department of English, professional writing option. She received her Bachelor of Arts in English—writing option from Southeast in 2012.

Bright admits, “I was at first confused when I received the letter from Permuted, because I was expecting another rejection. I had my sister’s boyfriend read it to me because I couldn’t comprehend what the acceptance letter was saying. Then I was, of course, ecstatic. Permuted Press’s staff was great to work with, very professional yet personal, and they gave me an advance payment. It was a good experience to publish with them.”Breanna Bright

The novel is a paranormal horror of ghostly proportions. Main characters Thursday and Alice unknowingly buy a haunted house, but the shadows of their new home hide a sinister existence. Something is watching, and waiting, something so powerful that Death itself will attempt to intervene to stop it. But defeat will come with a price. When Thursday dies, he must find a way to get back to the real world and save Alice from the creature haunting their home. Yet Thursday’s crossing could mean the end of the world.

Bright has finished the sequel to “In the End,” which will also be published by Permuted Press in 2015. She has almost completed the third novel in the series. After that, she says, she’ll be “moving on to other projects,” such as her next novel.

Breanna is also the author of “Paper Lanterns” from Mouse Tales Press, has published a short story in Journey entitled “One,” and her play “Something Like Magic” was a finalist in
Scriptapalooza, a national screenwriting contest that introduces new screenwriters to producers and agents.