Rolling The Bones Book

Rolling The Bones: 12 Tales of Life, Death, Loss, & Redemption

by Rand Eastwood

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My book Rolling The Bones is a collection of twelve short stories & novellas, a culmination of nineteen years of my best fiction. It includes my very first short story, A Sweet Ride, penned in 2000 (and still a reader favorite to this day), as well as my first novella, Roughing It, written shortly thereafter. It also includes the award-winning stories The Traveler (First Place, Carpe Articulum Literary Review‘s International Short Fiction Competition, 2009), Forever Anna Day, (honorable mention (4th place), the following year) and CATS (not the musical) (Finalist, Writer’s Digest 79th Annual Writing Competition). (Note: CATS (not the musical) was by far my most popular Kindle single on Amazon, and so in 2018 I expanded the short story into a novel entitled CATS: the number of the beast, which I then included, in its entirety, in Rolling The Bones in 2019).

Rolling The Bones also includes the coming-of-age novella The Crossing, the ghostly stories Hell or High Water and This Old House, the shocking story Request Denied, the strange, “Twilight-Zonish” story A Bearable Darkness of Being, and the disturbing horror story CHAMBERS, among others.

Rolling The Bones is available in trade paperback from Amazon, and Barnes & NobleBooks-A-Million, IndieBound, and Abebooks, and is also now available on Kindle.

Official Book Description:

Sometimes we win
Sometimes we lose
But every day
We roll the bones…


Enter Eastwood’s dark world of collected short stories and novellas, over 600 pages of the strange, psychological, horrific, paranormal, and otherly…

As the title suggests, the stories span multiple genres: ghost stories, horror, psychological suspense, weird/twilight zone, coming-of-age, sexual deviance, drama…it’s all in there, there’s something for everyone!


“The stories are not so much “written” as “masterfully woven into a tapestry!”

“When one finds a book that is as revealing of life’s intricacies as much as it surprises the senses with its finely crafted writing and detailed nuances, one has found a treasured addition to their library. This is such a book for me.”

“This book is so well written I just couldn’t put it down. Both the character development and plot twists are impeccably done. I just kept thinking, WOW!”

“Eastwood has gone above and beyond with the compilation of short stories.”

“Rand Eastwood is rapidly becoming the thinking man’s horror author!”

“The language, the structure, and the passion are off the scales!”


The stories are highly character-driven: everyday people, dealing with everyday life—but experiencing extraordinary circumstances and/or strange phenomena along the way…

With psychological and/or supernatural/otherly elements keeping the reader guessing, many of the stories subtly connected, and the entire work steeped in an intellectual ambiance—Rolling The Bones is a mentally stimulating and thought-provoking read to be sure!

Or, as one reader put it (listed above): “Rand Eastwood is rapidly becoming the thinking man’s horror author!”

Spanning multiple genres and over 600 pages, Rolling The Bones is not just a book, it’s an experience!So order your copy of Rolling The Bones today, and embark on a fascinating, dark (and sometimes disturbing) journey…!

The Traveler (Award Winner)
A Sweet Ride (Reader Favorite)
Hell or High WaterForever Anna Day (Novella, Award Winner)
Request Denied (Reader Favorite)
The Crossing (Novella)
A Bearable Darkness of BeingRoughing It (Novella)
The Calling
This Old House
CATS: the number of the beast (Award-Winning Short Story, Now a Short Novel)