by Jason Medina



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 05/07/2013

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 700
ISBN : 9781483651651

About the Book

In this first book by Jason Medina, we are given fabulously three intertwined stories that for the most part take place at the Kings Park Psychiatric Center, a currently abandoned state hospital, which was once home to thousands of insane and tortured souls. The first of these tales takes place in the 1960s when the hospital used to be known as the Kings Park State Hospital. It focuses around a suicidal adolescent girl named Amanda, who is committed to the hospital’s old adolescent cottages. Over the next few years she experiences both the joys of friendship and the sorrows of loneliness, as she struggles to adjust to her new life. In the second story we are given a new version of an old Long Island urban legend about a murderous woman known only as “Mary Hatchet.” Ever since Mary was committed to the hospital at the tender age of eleven, after the brutal murders of her parents, her thoughts and motive have remained a mystery. Almost a decade later, a twenty-two year old Mary has gained the attention of two doctors, who make it their mission to get into her mind at the risk of unleashing the demon she struggles to keep inside. The final story takes place long after the hospital has been abandoned. When a man wakes up with amnesia on the shore of the Long Island Sound near the decayed structures of the old hospital, he begins a long journey that will take him back in time to his earliest forgotten memories and through a series of dreams and flashbacks, until he remembers everything. By that time, he may wish he stayed with amnesia.

About the Author

Jason was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. He moved to Yonkers in the year 2000, where he currently resides. He worked the graveyard shift in Manhattan, as a member of the New York City Police Department. When he retires he plans to dedicate most of his free time to writing books. He doesn’t plan on writing just one particular type of book. He has a very extensive imagination and enjoys variety. He already has quite a few ideas and projects in mind, which he has been working on that had to be put on hold, until this first book could be completed. That includes several novels and more documentary-style books. Jason has been writing stories ever since he was in kindergarten. He started out by creating his own comic books, and then moved on to making short stories and poetry. Soon he began turning his stories into home movies using family and friends as actors. Recently, he has decided to turn his hobby into a profession by writing books. He hopes to continue to write books and novels, making sure to write about the real things that have affected his life, some of which include photography, science fiction, horror, and investigating the paranormal. If you have any questions regarding the information or people mentioned in this book, then please contact Jason via e-mail at or you can go to his website at