#BadMoonRising The Alexanders 1911-1920 Vol 1 by Allan Hudson #thriller #historicalfiction

Part of the fun of Bad Moon Rising is meeting new authors and learning about their books. Today’s author is making his debut with BMR. He writes crime fiction, thrillers, and has published a collection of short stories. The book that kept him awake was written by – you probably guessed it – Stephen King. Welcome Allan Hudson!

Has a movie or book scared you so much that you couldn‛t sleep? Which one?

I remember reading It by Stephen King. While it didn’t keep me up all night, it caused me to wake and feel like Pennywise the clown was watching me, as if he was in the room. It was the only book that really scared me.

Name three items you’d take to spend the night in a haunted house.

I would take a cross, a hunting knife and the most comfortable running shoes I own.

Would you rather put your hand in a box and feel something slimy or furry?

Definitely something furry, slimy is way too eerie. I could live with something furry and moving rather than something icky on my hand.

Do you write to music?

No, I don’t. When I write I need total silence. I find music too distracting. On the other hand if I am only doing research, I like having music in the background.

What was the hardest scene to write in your featured book?

When one of my major characters receives word that her brother died in Europe during the First World War, I wanted to write a scene where the family was at the funeral but with no body to say goodbye to. It was difficult to put myself in that situation as it has never happened to me or anyone I know.

What are you working on now?

I have two manuscripts on the go. The first is my follow up story of the original Det. Jo Naylor adventure. In the first – Shattered Figurine – she discovers crimes too close to home. After dealing with people searching for her and the aftermath of her father’s crimes, she flees Canada. In the second of the series she is on the run… but once a cop, always a cop.

I am 80% finished of the third Drake Alexander adventure. He and his team of vigilantes are on the hunt for two brothers that terrorized the French country side twenty years ago. They have very few clues to go with and as soon as they start looking, someone is hunting them.

In the turbulent waters off Saltcoats, Scotland, Danny Alexander dies in a boating accident. He leaves behind a wife, seven children and no hope. Dominic is the middle child. With a broken heart, his mother is forced to leave him with his bachelor uncle, Duff. None of them are happy with the decision.

Eleven-year-old Dominic Alexander must earn his keep. There are no free rides. Yet despite the difficulties, he finds his place in the structured world of his uncle and overcomes his loneliness.

Fortune and misfortune follow the young man until adversity forces him to make a decision that will affect the rest of his life. Is emigrating to Canada the answer?

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Author Bio

Allan Hudson was born in Saint John. Growing up in South Branch he was encouraged to read from an early age by his mother who was a school teacher. He lives in Cocagne with his wife Gloria.

He has published the Drake Alexander Adventure series. Dark Side of a Promise, Book one. Wall of War, book two. He has a collection of short stories – A Box of Memories. He also published, Shattered Figurine – a Det. Jo Naylor Adventure.

His newest work is an historical fiction of the Alexander family, originating in Govan, Scotland. The Alexanders. Vol. 1 1911 – 1920. It will be published in August, 2020

The second in the Jo Naylor series is ready for editing and will be published in late 2020 or early 2021. Also in the works is the third Drake Alexander Adventure.

His short story – The Ship Breakers – received honourable mention in the New Brunswick Writer’s Federation short story contest.

His short story – In the Abyss – also received Honourable Mention in the 2020 WFNB short story contest.

Other short stories have been published on commuterlit.com, The Golden Ratio and his blog – South Branch Scribbler. 

Social Media

http://www.southbranchscribbler.ca

Twitter – https://twitter.com/hudson_allan

Facebook author page – https://www.facebook.com/southbranchscribbler

Linkedin – https://www.linkedin.com/in/allan-hudson-918751126/

42 thoughts on “#BadMoonRising The Alexanders 1911-1920 Vol 1 by Allan Hudson #thriller #historicalfiction

  1. I really like the sound of this book, Teri, and have added it to my large TBR. It is one of my top Stephen King’s too, along with The Shining and The Stand. I did think Mr King was influence by The Day of the Triffids when he wrote The Stand, I wonder if anyone else has noticed that.

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  2. “I remember reading It by Stephen King. While it didn’t keep me up all night, it caused me to wake and feel like Pennywise the clown was watching me, as if he was in the room.”

    *It* came out in 1986; the term “coulrophobia” meaning “fear of clowns” was apparently coined in 1998. As someone who’s performed as a clown, I’m not particularly pleased with the whole thing. (And yes, I know, Batman’s Joker goes back to 1940, but for some reason I don’t think of him as a clown.)

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    1. Hello Alden. For me it wasn’t the fact that Pennywise was a clown but the whole character King created was creepy. I think he chose a clown because we all know clowns were supposed to be funny and make us laugh. King takes things out of the ordinary to scare us with.

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  3. Fun interview, Allan! You’re one of the few people like me who has to have absolute silence while writing. And your books sound amazing! More for my TBR pile, for sure. Thanks for hosting another interesting writer, Teri, and continued success with your books, Allan. 🙂

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  4. Reblogged this on The Write Stuff and commented:
    Yesterday’s guest on Teri Polen’s Bad Moon Rising was Allan Hudson, and I think you’ll really enjoy this interview and learning more about his books, too. I highly recommend you stop by to check out the post, if you missed it yesterday! Don’t forget to pass it along, if you can, so others can enjoy it as well. Thanks and thanks again to Teri for hosting this month-long event! 🙂

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    1. Hi Jessica. Thanks for your comment. I’ve always enjoyed historical fiction and this was my first venture. I was digging through our local history during that time period and it struck me that it would be fun to write a story based taking place then. It’s been fun.

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