#BadMoonRising Rhymes from the Wicked Nursery by J.D. Estrada #horror #poetry

Today I’m introducing another new author to BMR. The title and cover of his book should come with a warning: May induce the feeling of icy fingers crawling up your spine. He’s seen figures in his peripheral vision, but is trying to shrug it off – despite evidence to the contrary. Welcome J.D. Estrada!

Candy apple or candy corn?

I think this is a quality vs. quantity type of deal. I don’t always indulge in candy apples, but when I do, it’s fantastic. Candy corn just happens more often and I don’t care if it’s wax and sugar, the inner child demands to be fed.

If you watch horror movies, are you the person who yells at the characters, covers your eyes, or falls asleep?

I’m the type to slightly look away and have been known to add a full paragraph of dialogue, often cursing the lack of survival instincts and common sense from some characters. And if the movie gets me good, I’ll probably cuss out the movie while I laugh at the scare.

Do you ever see figures in your peripheral vision?

I actually have and on more than one video I’ve shot in my office, odd dust orbs appear and have had some odd bits of audio slip in. I play it off…because it’s where I work and let’s be honest, we don’t need an extra reason to fear where we work.

If you decided to write a spinoff of a side character, who would you choose?

The idea for the poem the Children Tooker came from a song by the band Idles. This and several poems from the Rhymes from the Wicked Nursery have spawned ideas for full stories I’ll be including in a horror short story collection to be released in the coming months.

How do you celebrate when you finish writing a book?

I’m always working on something so I celebrate success with more work. I might reward myself with a nice bottle of wine, a good solid and strong beer, or dinner at one of my favorite restaurants.

What are you working on now?

I’m currently working on translating one of my books, a middle-grade short story collection, a Spanish horror short story collection, a novel, and two non-fictions. You know, to stay busy.

Rhymes from the Wicked Nursery is a poetry collection full of verses that will definitely not go gently into the night. So tuck in, keep a night light handy, and read at your own risk.

This is JD Estrada’s 18th release. He really hopes it keeps you up at night while feeling bad at the things that make you giggle.

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Author Bio and Social Media

Although JD Estrada currently resides in Atlanta, GA, home shall always be Puerto Rico. With 18 published works and many more on the way, Estrada likes to explore a variety of genres including urban fantasy, middle-grade, poetry, non-fiction, and horror in both English and Spanish because if variety is the spice of life, then let things be spicy. Beyond books, he is also a Creativity Ambassador with a sock collection that borders on the ludicrous and is the original banana secret agent #00Bananas. If you don’t know what that is, check that hash tag for some silly and say hi as well.

Twitter – www.twitter.com/JDEstradawriter

Instagram – http://instagram.com/jdestradawriter/

Facebook page – www.facebook.com/JDEstradawriter

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/JDEstrada

For Writing Out Loud Blog – www.jdestradawriter.blogspot.com

49 thoughts on “#BadMoonRising Rhymes from the Wicked Nursery by J.D. Estrada #horror #poetry

    1. JD Estrada

      Lol trust me, they’ve freaked me out as well. There’s a song I recorded called Downstream on YouTube…check around the minute mark and pay close attention…there’s a bit of audio there I have NO idea how it got captured. And I’ve seen enough Ghost Adventures to know sometimes dust can do fun little things….and other times I’ve seen things that make nooooo sense. So happy you like the cover and I’ll admit, this has been one of my most fun writes ever.

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  1. All things related to kids and horror freak me out. (This is in no way a commentary on my own kids, who are delightful. 😉 ) That midnight blue cover of the wicker carriage WITH THE BONY HAND is just wrong. I LOVE IT! Best wishes to JD.

    Thanks, Teri.

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    1. JD Estrada

      hahaha we all love the kids we’re close to. I’m sure your kids and MANY kids are delightful….but some are….well not as nice lol. I did enjoy the cover and think the visual and font ticked all the boxes I wanted to tick. Very odd that from the getgo a cover pleases me that much. Thanks for the well wishes and have a wicked good time 😉

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  2. Nice to see J.D. here at Bad Moon Rising. Ah, yes, an author who celebrates by doing more writing. That’s how he does it. Perhaps I should take a page from his book. (Pun completely intended and I’m not at all sorry about it.)

    I have this book (isn’t that cover amazing?) and am looking forward to reading it asap. Perhaps next week leading up to Halloween. 🎃👻😈

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    1. Ah, too kind, Chuck. I do write a variety of genres but have been nicknamed “Overkill” so there IS that. As for the middle-grade scares, one or two of the rhymes might push a bit further and some are meant to be nightmare fuel, which I’ll be expanding into short stories. Cheers to you as well 🙂

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    1. Reading and writing in two languages has a lot of pros though you find humor in the oddest things, like reading something in one language when it’s actually written in another. I’m always fascinated by people who speak multiple languages fluently. Have some friends in Europe that speak five and I always feel a bit inadequate in comparison lol. BUT I can switch on the fly like very few people and it’s a great party trick 😀 So happy you enjoyed

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    1. That’s a lovely thing to read :D. This came about so randomly and organically that part of the reason I enjoyed it so much was how little I had to force anything. Reading slump, what do I do? Let’s read nursery rhymes. And as I read…I was like…why not make something new and kinda messed up. Thank you for those lovely wishes and my best to you. Cheers

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  4. Those orbs sound creepy – and sorry but I chuckled at not needing any extra reason to fear where we work 😉
    I also celebrate finishing a book by starting a new one, but wow, writing and translating + work mmmm, sounds pretty tough.

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    1. Trust me, checking back on some videos I’m like, “I REALLY hope that’s dust.” And hey, we laugh and chuckle because we can relate. Work is so terrifying we get paid to do it. Imagine that. And the writing/translating can be intense though the tough part is the work/life balance. I’ve known to write and switch from projects no problem…the issue is when you add crazy work hours, deadlines, and people who don’t always cooperate with you. Here’s to writing up a storm, regardless.

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  5. That’s one of the most frightening book covers and titles of a book I’ve seen. Reminds me a little of the movie Rosemary’s Baby.

    Orbs are fascinating objects, but I’ve never had one that has messed with the audio.

    Great to meet you, J.D.

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    1. Likewise, Hugh. And thanks for the follow on Twitter 🙂 As for the book cover, I wanted it to be that dark but a little subtle. To me, the hand isn’t immediately apparent and the cold colors definitely hit some mental notes that are funky.

      As for the video in question…it’s a bit creepy though the orbs and the audio glitch are in different parts of the video. I have seen enough Ghost Adventures ot know many things can be dust….but some things just follow certain tracks that you go……ok……that was interesting. Hope you’re having a great weekend. Cheers

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    1. Likewise, Roberta. Halloween poetry was something I was curious about and said let’s see what happens….and it was like opening a dam lol. My reaction was something akin to “OH, so I guess we’re publishing this next then.”

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