It’s Bonus Day for Bad Moon Rising! Our final author is Jacob Peyton with book Haunted, a collection of ghost stories. Another stunning cover.
Haunted is a horror filled collection of modern ghost stories, which are sure to keep readers turning page after page. A photojournalist brings back more than he bargained for from his last assignment.
Faces appear in a teenage girl’s photos and in each one they seem to be getting closer. Some people hold on to possessions in life, and some try to hold on to them even after they’re dead. In the area around Beacon Swamp, a local legend turns out to be more than a story for local thrill seekers. A television crew sent to stage paranormal activity ends up face to face with the real thing.
And much more!
What is the first story you ever wrote?
The first story I ever wrote was one I titled “What Is Urned” and like the title it wasn’t very good. But, it was the first story that I ever started and finished. It was a “who done it” type mystery, like most writers when it comes to their first story, once I finished it I immediately went to work on something else.
Which fictional character would you most like to meet and have a drink with?
Sam Ash, from the Evil Dead. Besides being constantly hunted by deadites he seems like he would be a fun guy to be around.
In the spirit of Halloween what scares you?
Large insects and anything bigger than me in the water, there is something about them that seems so alien that I think its easy for them to inspire fear. And from the way large insects and sea creatures keep reoccurring as the antagonist in some of the stories I write I think its safe to say they scare me.
Favorite hero and villain in book/movie?
I’m a big fan of Sherlock Holmes and Moriarty, and the relationship between the two. My favorite modern adaptations of them at the moment are BBC’s Sherlock and CBS Elementary.
What would you consider the hardest part of writing?
Editing by far is one of the hardest parts of writing for me, once I finish a project I’m usually ready to move on the next. So going back through it and getting it proofread and everything is my least favorite part of the process. At the same time though I think editing is the only part of writing that actually feels like work, so that might also be the reason why.
Right now, I’m working on a novel called Float, which is about a large Bull shark that has taken a liking to hunting in the rivers that feed into the Chesapeake Bay. Like I said earlier on my fears are large insects and anything bigger than me in the water, so it wasn’t hard for me to cast a shark as the protagonist of this novel.
Jacob Peyton is science fiction and horror writer from rural Virginia. When he’s not writing he enjoys B-movies, spaghetti westerns, traveling to strange places, and playing old video games.
Where to find Jacob
Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01HEEDAVA/