The Night Reporter [Wattys 2018 Shortlist]
A Tampa Bay Times reporter uses his schizoaffective paranoia to aid his process, though his best work is drafted during "medicinal vacations." Reliving memories through the written word has been a small price to pay. However, the latest "vacation" dubs him a P.O.I. in the murder investigation of Carter (his rival colleague), and he's unsure if his intimacy with her was hallucination or reality.
Zeke wonders why police don't follow the vamp-attack angle, considering Carter's wounds. The politically-correct vamp culture has rendered him unsympathetic. As the evidence mounts against him, Zeke struggles to use his journalistic skills in an effort to save himself. He discovers everyone else's secrets, including those of his parents, which somehow intertwine with the investigation.
Slowly, Zeke becomes his own worst enemy.