Today’s indie author shares her thriller novella, along with a chilling paranormal account I wish I’d experienced with her. Welcome Yawatta Hosby to Bad Moon Rising!
Baby or no baby, Finia’s determined to live life her way.
Too bad that doesn’t fit Miki’s version of a happy ending. He owns her. No leeway. If she fights back, then he’ll make her regret it.
Miki will get his perfect family by any means necessary.
Any paranormal experiences you’d like to share?
I had a ghost experience when I was a kid. I was waiting by the door to go to school. The door was near a full length mirror attached to the wall. The mirror turned gray, like fog, then a ghost appeared. He wore a 1940’s hat and suit. He just stood there. I yelled for my dad. When he approached the mirror, it was only our reflections. The ghost had disappeared.
Around that same time frame, I took pictures of my room, especially of my Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles poster near my red bunk bed. Once I got the pictures developed, there was a surprise–the same ghost, in gray, was standing beside my poster. Same pose. Same facial expression. Mom told me the store must have accidentally merged my order with someone else’s. No way!
A couple of years ago (I’m in my thirties now), my friend and I went on a ghost tour. It was pitch dark when we were driving back. In Shepherdstown, WV near the university, my friend stopped the car to let a guy in a plaid jacket cross the street. He was walking weird, looking straight ahead, the headlights not bothering him at all. The next day, my friend googled and found out we’d actually seen one of the Shepherd University ghosts!
What fictional character would be your nightmare neighbor?
My nightmare neighbor would be Chucky. He’s a creepy looking doll that kills people! If I upset him, he could easily break into my home, hide anywhere, then sneak attack me at night.
If you could go back in time, where would you go and what would you do?
If I could go back in time, I would visit Agatha Christie in the 1920’s when she published her first novel. I would stay in London to see if she would be my writing apprentice. She’s my favorite author. I have so much respect for her because she wrote murder mysteries. She didn’t get shoehorned into writing romance because she was a woman. I would try and work with her when she was first starting out so she could make time for me. So her famous nature wouldn’t make her too busy.
Which horror/thriller novel do you wish you’d written?
I wish I had written Stephen King’s It. I love dark fiction. Usually writers are told they can’t upset readers by hurting kid characters or any animals in their books. It’s quite impressive that Mr. King got away with a killer clown terrorizing a group of kids. I love that the book and movies are popular. Plus, if I had written it, then I would have supernatural/paranormal elements–something I’ve never tried before. I like a challenge.
When you finish a book, do you take time off or jump into another project?
When I finish writing a book, I take a week or two off, like a vacation. Sometimes it’s good to relax your mind before jumping into your next project. Granted, I normally work on multiple stories at a time in different stages. For example, I’ll have one first draft. Then I’ll have two other different stories, one in the critique partner stage and one in beta-reading stage. I think my problem is that I need to learn to stay focused on one project at a time. I’m not going to lie, I do have a short attention span. When I take my weeks vacation from all my written projects, I take time to read and draw.
If you could change one thing about your writing career, what would it be?
Regarding my writing career, I would change my writing schedule. I wish I could afford to write full time. After working my 9 to 5, I’m pretty tired. I commit to writing or editing at least 15 minutes a day. If I committed to writing full time, then I know I could be more productive. Then I could publish more than one or two books a year.
Yawatta Hosby resides in the eastern panhandle of West Virginia. She enjoys connecting with other writers through blogging. With a desire to escape every day life, she creates short stories, novellas, and novels. Yawatta has always had a fascination with psychology, so she likes to focus on the inner-struggles within her characters. She’s an avid reader, favorite genres: mystery, thriller, horror, and women’s fiction.
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