Gray Man: South Carolina Native, Marc Van Bulck, Turns Local Folk Tale Into Page-Turning Debut Novella

The forthcoming novella transforms one of South Carolina’s favorite ghost stories into a 21st-century tale of love, loss, and friendship

Marc van Bulck, a native of Sumter, South Carolina, is delighted to announce the release of his new novella, Gray Man, on Tuesday, May 17th. The forthcoming book is the author’s debut published work of fiction and perfectly transforms one of South Carolina’s favorite ghost stories into a 21st-century tale of love, loss, and friendship.

Described as a love letter to the scenic town of Pawleys Island, the poignant novella presents a fast-paced plot, filled with interestingly complex characters, whose lives intertwine in an exciting tale of strange encounters and the unearthing of traumatic memories.

The plot follows twenty-four-year-old Liam whose life begins to unravel as Hurricane Caleb slams into the small town of Pawleys Island, South Carolina. Reeling from an unexpected tragedy, Liam spends most of his time wandering the coast like an invisible man, largely unnoticed, save for his friend, Aubrey, and her mother who lives with dialysis. The approaching storm ushers in eerie encounters and strange dreams that awaken old traumatic memories for each of them, in a Low Country haunted by a few old ghosts of its own.

Carla Damron, the author of The Stone Necklace, describes the novella as an exciting tale, filled with multiple twists and turns that make it the perfect page-turner for avid readers and all lovers of folk ghost stories.

“Not only does he expand on my very favorite South Carolina ghost story, but Van Bulck also brings the Gray Man into the twenty-first century because people today need him just as much as those in the past. This tale twists and turns like a scrub pine in a hurricane, making it a thoroughly entertaining romp.” – Carla Damron, author of The Stone Necklace.

Gray Man will be released on Tuesday, May 17t, 2022. It is currently available for preorder on several platforms including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-million, and Walmart. Interested readers can get a copy of the exciting ode to Pawleys Island, in paperback, hardcover, or Kindle by clicking on the following link: An audiobook version will also be released in May 2022.

About The Author 

Marc van Bulck is a native of Sumter, South Carolina, and a minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). A graduate of Emerson College and Columbia Theological Seminary, Van Bulck has also been an actor, writer, director, keynote speaker, and podcaster. His writing has appeared in Ecclesio,, and other publications. Marc loves films, theater, coffee, podcast, and currently lives in Ohio.

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