Showing posts with label Q&A. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Q&A. Show all posts

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Q&A with Cheryl R. Lane, author of Wellington Beaus

Now available is the historical romance Wellington Beaus, book five in the Wellington Cross series, by Cheryl R. Lane.

The author has taken a few minutes out of her busy schedule for a Q&A about her newest novel.

When did you become interested in storytelling?

Probably when I was a little girl. I used to listen to my favorite aunt tell endless stories about things that happened to her. She’s the one who should write books; she’d be a best-seller. I started writing for fun after high school one summer when I took my manual typewriter outside to our picnic table under the trees and wrote a Civil War love story.

What was your first book/story published?

The first book I published was Wellington Cross, the first book in my historical romance series. I self-published this book after many rejections from literary agents and after revamping the book probably four times till I finally got it the way I wanted it. One of those literary agents did give me some good advice about the beginning of the book, developing a character more, and I took that advice and she was right; it made the story better.

What inspired you to write Wellington Beaus?

Wellington Beaus is book five in my Wellington Cross series. Originally, I wrote three books in the series plus a little Christmas novella, and that was all I wanted to do at the time. I then wrote two paranormal romance books, and then decided I wanted to come back to the Wellington series and add a few more books. I had new stories that came to my mind. Wellington Beaus picks up right where book four ends. This book focuses on the two Wellington brothers, Bertie and Godfrey. Godfrey, the older one, is married and expecting his firstborn child, but when tragedy strikes, his whole life is turned upside-down. Meanwhile, Bertie proposes to Amanda Adams, but when an old flame comes to live and work at the boarding house, trouble follows her and being the deputy, Bertie gets involved.

What character in Wellington Beau is the most/least like you, and in what ways?

I am a lot like the character Amanda in that she is the jealous type. She doesn’t like to see her fiancé talk to his old girlfriend, and when she discovers a secret between the two of them, she gets mad enough to give Bertie the engagement ring back. I would be the same way. She gets pretty sassy too, and my good friend, also an author, gave me the new nickname of sassy, ha ha.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Q&A with Karin Rita Gastreich, author of Daughter of Aithne

Now available from Orb Weaver Press is the romantic-fantasy Daughter of Aithne, book three in The Sliver Web series, by Karin Rita Gastreich.

The author has taken a few minutes out of her busy schedule for a Q&A about her newest novel.

When did you become interested in storytelling?

Ever since I can remember, I have loved story telling. I wrote my first story when I was in grade school, based on a dream I had. Although I didn’t get serious about publishing until recently, I have written stories all my life.

What was your first book/story published?

Eolyn, Book One of The Silver Web, was released in its first edition by Hadley Rille Books in the spring of 2011. At the time, it was a stand-alone novel. Later, after crafting the sequels, I re-released the trilogy under the title The Silver Web.

What inspired you to write Daughter of Aithne?

As with all the books of The Silver Web trilogy, Daughter of Aithne was inspired by the amazing women I’ve known and also the women I’ve read about in history; in particular medieval women, and how they managed to wield and manipulate power in a society so steeped in patriarchal values. In writing Daughter of Aithne, I asked myself, “What would happen if barriers to power were removed and women could rule kingdoms and even wage war just like men?”

What character in Daughter of Aithne is the most/least like you, and in what ways?

Once you’ve been through this many novels with the same characters, they become independent entities, and it’s hard to see yourself in any of them. Though we are not really all that much alike, my favorite character to work with in this book was Taesara, the woman who leads the war against Eolyn.

Taesara makes her first appearance in Sword of Shadows, and many of my readers did not like her. This kind of surprised me, because I’ve always sympathized with Taesara. Yes, she can be unpleasant, but only when she has good reasont. As a result of my readers initial reaction to Taesara, I wanted to come back to her in Daughter of Aithne and let her be seen in a more sympathetic light. I think I succeeded in doing that.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Q&A with Daccari Buchelli, author of Phoenix

Now available from Buchelli Books is the young adult fantasy is Phoenix, book one in The Peradon Fantasy Series, by Daccari Buchelli.

The author has taken a few minutes out of his busy schedule for a Q&A about his new novel.

When did you become interested in storytelling?

I have always been an avid reader and found it to be a useful escape from everyday problems. As I got older, my imagination began to play up during my school lessons, constantly leading me into new worlds and never giving me a moment of peace. When I was eight, I decided to try and write down the things that came to me. One idea sparked another and soon I had three short stories before me. Sadly, I do not own a copy of my first attempts at storytelling as the computer spontaneously combusted.

Quite ironic that I discovered 3 ½ floppy disks a week later. A week too late.

What was your first book/story published?

Although I self published novellas when I was younger, these were only for me and were always kept private.

The first story that I published since growing into adulthood was the first edition of my Fantasy novel, Phoenix, which was originally entitled Sweet Surrender and published with an Indie Publishing Press. Unfortunately, the company I had joined turned out to be bad news and so I chose to leave, with any royalties I had earned with-held from me.

What inspired you to write Phoenix?

When I first began drafting Phoenix, I had recently suffered a devastating break up. The person I had been seeing had appeared sweet at first, with a kind heart. Then, after time began to pass, they seemed to transform into someone else.

First, it was like another personality was bleeding through the mask they had created, then it began to take over. This is how I came up with the infamous yet charming Emperor Ryore. He is a tortured soul who wants to feel love, but is only able to feel obsession. Violetta's story is in part the journey I went through to learn that not everything is as it seems and that each of us is stronger than we might initially believe.

Which character in Phoenix is the least like you, and in what ways?

Prince Arlas of the Air Realm is probably the least like me out of this cast of characters. He is crude, cunning and has the appearance of a folklore vampire.

Along with being immortal, Arlas has incredible power at his disposal and uses it for his own sadistic purposes. He doesn't care who he hurts, as long as he gets what he desires.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Q&A with Amanda Jones, author of Dark Angel

Now available from New Concepts Publishing is the paranormal romance fantasy Dark Angel, book one of The Fallen Chronicles, by Amanda Jones.

The author has taken a few minutes out of her busy schedule for a Q&A about her new novel. 

When did you become interested in storytelling?

I’ve always enjoyed writing – I was the weird kid in school that enjoyed essay assignments! Dark Angel is my first full length novel, but I’ve tried my hand at screenplays and short stories (which will remain hidden in the dark recesses of my hard drive!).

What was your first book/story published?

Dark Angel is my first published book – it had a long and winding path, but has finally arrived!

What inspired you to write Dark Angel?

I’ve always enjoyed the idea of good vs. evil and what makes the bad guy bad – so naturally the biggest, baddest fallen angel of all seemed like a good jumping off point. 😀

What character in Dark Angel is the most/least like you, and in what ways?

That’s a really great question…and a tough one to answer! I don’t think I can pinpoint one specific character because there are pieces of me in all of them…I’m bookish like Sergei, and stubborn like Luc. I’ve also searched for who I am like Katya and been the joker like Bataryal. It’s fun when people who know you well read one of your books and come across a line that’s “so you.”😀

What is your favorite part in Dark Angel?

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Q&A with Melody Johnson, author of Night Blood Series

Available now from Kensington Publishing/ Lyrical Press is the paranormal romance series Night Blood by Melody Johnson.

The author has taken a few minutes out of her busy schedule for a Q&A about her series.

When did you become interested in storytelling?

Storytelling has been a lifelong passion, especially when devising something fantastic to spin my way out of trouble—which was never successful—but I considered myself a “real” writer my junior year in high school when I took Creative Writing with Miss Doyle and wrote my first short story. I finished my first, full-length manuscript my senior year in college, and it wasn’t until then that I really considered myself an author.

What was your first book/story published?

The first book I ever published was actually my third full-length novel I’d ever written, and it was The City Beneath, Night Blood #1, in April 2015.

What inspired you to write the Night Blood Series?

I’ve always been a huge fan of the vampire genre, especially the darker classics, like Anne Rice, and her contemporaries, like Laurell K. Hamilton’s early Anita Blake novels. I wanted to bring something fresh to the table, in a world parallel to our own. So many vampire novels are either based on vampires already being “out of the closet” or a secret that the main character agrees to protect. I wanted to create a world in which the main character was desperate to expose their existence; Cassidy’s struggle to protect her loved ones, protect herself and act with honor and truth has been a delicate journey I’ve very much enjoyed weaving.

What character in Eternal Reign is the most/least like you, and in what ways?

Meredith resembles me in many ways: I prefer to separate myself from life in books and behind a computer the way she does behind a camera and with her computer software. We’re both passionate about out work, quick to forgive, and we cherish our friendships. I often feel like life is nothing but running on a hamster wheel; the faster I run, the harder I work, the more tired I become, no matter that I haven’t actually moved. I don’t think vampires are erasing my memory and making me start from scratch, like Meredith, but beside that minor detail, we certainly have a lot in common.

Q&A with JC Braswell, author of The Ghosts of My Lai

Now available from Magothy Publishing is the supernatural thriller The Ghosts of My Lai by JC Braswell.

The author has taken a few minutes out of his busy schedule for a Q&A about his new novel.

When did you become interested in storytelling?

I’ve always been interested in storytelling. Even at a young age I was pretty active in storytelling, especially making up fables for my parents when I tried to get out of trouble.

As far as trying to be professional, I would say about a decade ago. I started with a book titled Autumn of Man. Absolutely loved it. It snowballed from there.

What was your first book/story published?

It was a short story called The Lighthouse on Mermaid Row. The story eventually ended up being the foundation for five more short stories that formed my first novel, The Lighthouse Keeper. Mermaid Row was actually submitted to be part of an anthology for Scarlet Galleon’s Fearful Fathoms, but it wasn’t quite horrific enough. I decided to go ahead and release it.

What inspired you to write The Ghosts of My Lai?

It was after a conversation with a late friend of mine. He was a Vietnam veteran. One day we started talking in the gym. I’m not sure exactly how we got on the subject, but he broached the subject of his time in the service. Something really changed in his demeanor. There was a void there, a loss that only a soldier who has experienced war can understand. I wanted to explore that in writing.

I want to make clear that My Lai is not a book about war. Far from it. It’s about fear, survival, the line between man/animal, and redemption.

What character in The Ghosts of My Lai is the most/least like you, and in what ways?

Monday, May 1, 2017

Q&A with Melody Steiner, author of Slither

Available now from Dragon Moon Press is the fantasy adventure Slither by author Melody Steiner

The author has taken a few minutes out of her busy schedule for a Q&A about her novel. 

When did you become interested in storytelling?

Apparently, when I was very young. I have a notebook full of sloppy kid handwriting featuring stories about rainbows. I don’t know why, but I was really fascinated with rainbows as a kid.

What was your first book/story published?

This one, actually.

What inspired you to write Slither?

The book came to me one summer while I was working as a student in a library. I was tasked with pulling old checkout cards out of the backs of the books. I still have a stack of cards with the original story written out on them.

What character in Slither is the most/least like you, and in what ways?

Q&A with S. McPherson, one of the authors of the Spellbound series

Available tomorrow from genreCRAVE is Spellbound: A Limited Edition Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy Collection.

The collection includes titles from… 

International bestselling author Jade Kerrion 
NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Joanne Wadsworth 
International bestselling author Nicole Zoltack 
International bestselling author Rachel E. Carter 
International bestselling author Andrea Pearson 
International bestselling author Alicia Rades 
International bestselling author Sophie Davis 
USA TODAY bestselling author Michael J Ploof 
International bestselling author Megan Crewe 
\International bestselling author C.E. Wilson 
International bestselling author Kelly Carrero 
International bestselling author Jess Haines 
International bestselling author E. Blix 
International bestselling author Alexis Kade 
International bestselling author GP Ching 
International bestselling author Gaja J. Kos & Boris Kos 
International bestselling author Dara Fraser 
International bestselling author Ash Krafton 
International bestselling author Jim Johnson 
NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Tom Shutt 
International bestselling author Emily Martha Sorensen 
International bestselling author S McPherson 

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Here's an interview with another of the SPELLBOUND authors…S. McPherson!

When did you become interested in storytelling?

I have been interested in storytelling since the age of 3 if not younger and I started out making up rhymes that didn’t rhyme and telling stories only I found interesting. As I got older, I moved on to writing songs and poems, telling short stories through them and around the age of eight, I developed a love for script writing and stories told through plays and movies. That kept me happy for a good few years and still does, but when I discovered Roald Dahl and Enid Blyton around the age of none or ten, I also fell in love with the stories carved in the pages of a book where the characters and places are made in my imagination, different and delightful for each and every person.

What was your first book/story published?

The first book I published was a children’s story called ‘Shania Streep wanted to Sleep’ about a little girl who goes on a nighttime adventure trying to identify a strange sound that is keeping her awake. It is book one in a ten book series called Wanted, but I have put book 2, ‘Emma Creet wanted a Sweet’ on hold, to pursue my novels.

What inspired you to write At Water’s Edge?

I was watching TV one day, a long, long time ago and I suddenly got a scene in my head: the opening scene. I didn’t know who the girl in my head was or why what was happening was happening but I saw it clearly. I wrote the scene down and then eventually forgot about it. Years later, when browsing through my computer, I came across this opening scene and was hooked. It was like the story had been simmering in my subconscious over the years because suddenly I knew who this girl was and why things were happening and the story evolved from there.

What character in At Water’s Edge is the most like you, and in what ways?

I think the character that is most like me, would be Dezaray. Like her, I experienced the loss of a loved one at age thirteen and know how such a traumatic experience can alter such a young minds perception of life and their place in it. Like her, I believe there is so much more to the world and I am open to it. I also dream of magical realms and wouldn’t mind a Milo (Dezaray’s love interest) of my own.

What is your favorite part in At Water’s Edge?

There are quite a few little scenes that made me smile and gave me goosebumps whilst writing and I truly hope they do the same for my readers. I think my favourite scene… (this is always a tricky one) … would be the scene where Dezaray and Milo are in the woods being chased by an evil warlock because it starts out all heart pounding and terrifying but ends up being really romantic. You’ll understand when you read it, haha!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Q&A with A.J. Norris, author of Her Black Soul

Available now from Limitless Publishing, LLC is the paranormal romance Her Black Soul, book three in the Dark Amulet Series, by A.J. Norris.

The author has taken a few minutes out of her busy schedule for a Q&A about her newest novel.

When did you become interested in storytelling?

I became interested in storytelling about 5 years ago. But I have always had an active imagination. As a kid, I’d spend hours in my room making up stories in my head. One day, I decided it was time to start writing them down.

What was your first book/story published?

The first story I had published was a short story called Fetch. It was about a dog and his person playing fetch, but in reality the dog was teaching the person to fetch. LOL It was told from the dog’s point of view. I still love that story.

What inspired you to write Her Black Soul?

This book is the third in the Dark Amulet Series. But I’d say it’s really the characters that inspire and dictate the story to me. I just go along for the ride.

What character in Her Black Soul is the most/least like you, and in what ways?

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Q&A with author Brian S. Leon, author of Chaos Unbound

Now available from Red Adept Publishing is the urban fantasy Chaos Unbound, book two in the Metis Files series, by Brian S. Leon.

The author has taken a few minutes out of his busy schedule for a Q&A about his novel.

When did you become interested in storytelling?

Writing to tell stories is a relatively new thing for me. I only started doing it about six or seven years ago. I did a lot of expository writing for academic journals and such through grad school and then I wrote and edited articles for fishing magazines for years after that, but storytelling of this kind is new for me.

What was your first book/story published?

Havoc Rising, the first book in the Metis Files series. It was published in June of 2015.

What inspired you to write Chaos Unbound?

Someone described my first book as “Tom Clancy meets the Iliad,” and I wanted to write one that was more like “Jason Bourne meets Harry Potter.” I wanted one to write a story that was more nonstop action, something that moved from place to place in a hurry. Plus, there was the whole blackout thing that happened in San Diego and it seemed to make a perfect segue for a surreptitious chase scene.

What character in Chaos Unbound is the most/least like you, and in what ways?

I suppose the character most like me is Diomedes, but only in some of the ways where I’ve been able to develop his personality a bit more in depth. Obviously I didn’t invent him. There are dozens of myths and legends about him, including whole sections of the Iliad. I got to flesh out his character a bit more and I’d say that’s where you might run into similarities. I also have some similarities with Duma, too. Abraxos, Duma’s brother, is probably the least like me—he’s all action and no planning. As for exactly how I’m like Duma and Diomedes, well, readers will just have to speculate.

What is your favorite part in Chaos Unbound?

Q&A with Dana Ford, author of Case File Phantom

Now available from author Dana Ford is the mystery novel Case File Phantom.

The author has taken a few minutes out of her busy schedule for a Q&A about her novel.

When did you become interested in storytelling?

I have been writing stories since I was in elementary school. My best friend and I would have sleepovers and write short stories through the night. Her reaction to my writing encouraged me to become a writer. 

What is your favorite part in Case File Phantom?

One of my favorite parts in this book is when Constance visits her sister's family for the weekend.

What was the hardest part to write?

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Q&A with LM Preston, author of The Purgatory Reign Series

Now available from author LM Preston is the paranormal romance series The Purgatory Reign.

When did you become interested in storytelling?

I’ve always enjoyed writing. Story telling was something that came easy to me and I used to talk out loud to myself while pretending to be different characters. I started writing poetry, then songs (my father was a song writer) and then fan fiction. After college and being married awhile, my son refused to go to the bookstore since he said none of the books had guys on it that looked like him. At that point, I wanted to write to his enjoyment.

What was your first book/story published?

Explorer X- Alpha was a middle grade science fiction novel. Where, for most kids, a trip to space camp is the trip of a lifetime—for Aadi it was life altering.

What inspired you to write PURGATORY REIGN SERIES?

This story was inspired by a short story written by my husband twenty years ago for a college class. I was cleaning out some old boxes and found it. After reading it, I asked him if I could develop the story and change a few things. He gave me freedom to do so and collaborated with me on it.

What character in PURGATORY REIGN is the most/least like you, and in what ways?

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Q&A with Collin Piprell, author of MOM

Now available from Common Deer Press is the science fiction novel MOM, book one in the Magic Circles series, by Collin Piprell.

The author has taken a few minutes out of his busy schedule for a Q&A about his novel. 

When did you become interested in storytelling?

I’ve loved reading ever since I learned how. By the time I was a teenager, I found myself favoring novels with anti-heroes for protagonists, many of these fictional characters themselves being writers. In my mid-teens I left my village home in Quebec’s Laurentian Mountains and moved to Montreal, where I encountered ample opportunity to slip into my anti-hero persona, which often had me imagining I was a writer on the road to perdition.

I managed to get a fair way down the road to perdition, but I didn’t write any fiction till many years later. But the idea lurked there in the back of my mind the whole time.

What was your first book/story published?

I moved to Southeast Asia because the whole region stimulated me, and I thought that if I couldn’t write fiction here I couldn’t write it anywhere and I’d have to think about learning a trade. While I girded my literary loins, I taught writing in a Bangkok university, traveled, partied, scuba dived, and whatnot till one day a Thai colleague asked whether I’d ever considered modeling. A friend of hers ran a modeling agency and was looking for a Western male about my age to play a businessman in a series of ads for a hotel chain. Later, as I tried to describe this very interesting adventure in a letter to my parents, it got so long and, I believed, so amusing that I ended it by saying they could read the rest of it in the newspaper story to follow. And sure enough the Bangkok Post Sunday magazine section ran it over a full page or two as “My Career as a Model.”

That gave me a real buzz, and I was inspired to write more, mostly humorous articles and then a few short stories under the penname Ham Fiske. I imagined my readership as Western ex-pats needing diversion from their Sunday morning hangovers. Soon these pieces became regular features, and friends were encouraging me to find someone to publish a collection. But there weren’t enough good ones to fill a book, plus I believed Ham Fiske could do better work than this. So I wrote a number of longer and meatier short stories to punctuate those I’d already had published. The result was Bangkok Knights, a collection of stories described instead as a novel by Asia Books, its last publisher, since the stories are linked by overlapping characters and an implicit plot development involving, surprisingly enough, the nameless narrator who hovers above all the farce and tragedy, the ironic old hand who himself comes to feature more and more in the stories till in the end he’s revealed to be as great a blunderer as any other in the story.

Over the years quite a number of people told me they thought these were merely a collection of anecdotes — that they were all “real” stories that “really” happened to me. Not so. It’s fiction. But I’m flattered that many chose to believe they came so freighted with verisimilitude. (I couldn’t resist that phrase. Sorry.)

Two of the longer stories I wrote to flesh out that book were too different in voice from the others, and I held them back. These gave birth to Kicking Dogs, my first proper novel and in some ways the most successful one, which had three different publishers over the years and is currently available on Amazon in digital and print-on-demand self-published versions. ... covers and ...

What inspired you to write MOM?

I had read about the “gray goo scenario,” something that might well follow the escape into the wild of just a single self-replicating nanobot. I couldn’t help wondering how anyone could survive a disaster than would turn the surface of the planet into a sea of microscopic robots within a matter of hours. The problem niggled at me till the outlines of a story started to emerge. I’d actually begun to draft the story before I realized I was writing a science fiction novel, something it hadn’t occurred to me I wanted to do.

What character in MOM is the most/least like you? And which is your favorite part?

Q&A with Joe Vercillo, author of Age Six Racer

Now available from Wild Thorn Publishing is the coming of age adventure Age Six Racer by Joe Vercillo.

The author has taken a few minutes out of his  busy schedule for a Q&A about his novel. 

When did you become interested in storytelling?

I started songwriting when I was about 12, which is sort of like storytelling I guess. But I’ve always had a wild imagination, and Age Six Racer was a combination of that and life experiences.

What was your first book/story published?

AGE SIX RACER is my first!

What inspired you to write Age Six Racer?

Last summer I found a dead mouse in the garage. I made a joke about the mouse’s back story to my fiancé, who is an indie author, and she encouraged me to turn it into a book (haha).

What character in Age Six Racer is the most/least like you, and in what ways?

Monday, April 3, 2017

Q&A with Annette Drake, author of Building Celebration House

Now available from Baskethound Books is the paranormal romance Building Celebration House by Annette Drake.

The author has taken a few minutes out of her busy schedule for a Q&A about her newest novel.

When did you become interested in storytelling?

I remember writing my first song when I was six years old!

What was your first book/story published?

My debut novel, “Celebration House,” was published by a small press in 2013. Last year, I bought the rights back to the book, revised, and republished it on March 1st. “Building Celebration House” is the first installment of this trilogy.

What inspired you to write Building Celebration House?

I woke from a dream with the characters and plot clear in my mind. I jotted down everything I could remember and began working. When I had a brief period of unemployment in 2013, I finished the book.

What character in Building Celebration House is the most/least like you, and in what ways?

Friday, March 31, 2017

Q&A with Azrael James, author of Mark of Destiny

Now available from Branch Publishing is the epic fantasy Mark of Destiny by Azrael James.

The author has taken a few minutes out of his busy schedule for a Q&A about his debut novel. 

When did you become interested in storytelling?

Most likely, it happened when I was young and sitting around with my siblings and friends. They were pretty much all scary stories.

What was your first book/story published?

My first work is Mark of Destiny, in the epic fantasy genre.

What inspired you to write Mark of Destiny?

That is actually kind of a hard question to answer. There were so many contributing factors, but I knew that I really wanted to write a fantasy series and that was primarily my driving motivation.

What character in Mark of Destiny is the most/least like you, and in what ways?

I would definitely have to say that Eco is the least like me, although I believe almost everyone is a little crazy. Echo thirsts for power and control and I truly believe that these only bind and hamper one’s own freedom. Also, I don’t just randomly slay people who irritate me, otherwise the roads would be full of examples of my irritations.

What is your favorite part in Mark of Destiny?

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Q&A with Jillian David, author of Legacy Lost

Now available from Crimson Romance is Legacy Lost, book two in the Hell's Valley series, by author Jillian David.

The author has taken a few minutes out of her busy schedule for a Q&A about her newest novel.

Thank you for having me on your blog! I’m happy to be hanging out at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer today.

When did you become interested in storytelling?

Forever. I’ve written since I was a little kid, won contests in middle school and high school, and even majored in English writing. However, life took me in a very different direction (medicine) for many years. Until I could return to the writing again…which is why I’m here today!

What was your first book/story published?

I believe it was a short story in The Stokeley Review, an anthology of young writers in east Tennessee. Might have published something before then, but I can’t recall.

What inspired you to write the Hell’s Valley series?

Hell’s Valley is my current paranormal western series. I don’t think there really is a paranormal western genre, so it’s possible that I made this genre up. The series has the rough-and-ready wild sense of ranchers and cowboys, but also the otherworldly forces and psychic powers integrated into the plot.

What inspired me to write this series was a brief mention in book #3 of my prior paranormal Hell to Pay series where characters wonder if the subtle powers seen in that book could be passed along to other generations. Then I started thinking of a family of siblings with odd powers and where they might live. And then I linked in the … well, you’ll have to read the series. If I explain the connections too much, it’ll spoil the story!