#BadMoonRising: Through the Nethergate by Roberta Eaton Cheadle #YA #horror #supernatural

Many of you know today’s author from her children’s books (I dream of living in Chocolate Land), poetry, the book she co-authored with her mother, and extraordinary baking creations.  But did you also know she’s the author of a new young adult horror book?  Welcome Roberta (Robbie) Cheadle!

Would you rather walk through a haunted graveyard at midnight or spend the night in a haunted, abandoned house?

I would prefer to walk through a haunted graveyard at midnight. That is the witching hour and there is no telling what interesting ghosts you might meet during your stroll. Graveyards frequently contain the bodies of people from many different eras and, as many people don’t die badly, these spirits would be peaceable and have no reason to scare or haunt anyone. In the UK, many graveyards are up to three people deep – just think of the fascinating history these ghosts could share on a moonlight stroll through their tombstones.

Would you rather be a vampire or a werewolf?

I would never chose to be a werewolf as I do not like a lot of body hair. I also don’t think that werewolves are glamorous, beautiful or subtle in any way. They kill in the most basic and savage way.

Vampires, on the other hand, are described as being very beautiful in both Dracula by Bram Stoker and Salem’s Lot by Stephen King. If you have to be one of the undead, why not be a beautiful one? They also have an air of sophistication, age and history about them which are all things I like.

Would you rather spend a night in The Overlook Hotel with Jack Torrance or be in the high school gym during prom with Carrie?

Definitely I would prefer to take my chances with Jack Torrance at the Overlook. My reasons for this are simple. Very few of the students at the prom attended by Carrie survived while, Danny, Wendy and Halloran all survived their experience with Jack as a murderer. In addition, in the sequel to The Shining, Jack’s ghost helps Danny to overcome at frightening and horrific situation. He had some good lurking inside him. Carrie completely cracked when she was humiliated in public and showed no mercy.

What behind-the-scenes tidbit in your life would probably surprise your readers?

My readers may [or may not] be surprised to know how obsessive I am. Throughout my life I have had obsessions that have ranked above nearly everything else except for my direct family. These have been reading, exercise, studying to become a chartered accountant, teaching Sunday school, writing my publications about investing in Africa, baking, fondant art and now writing. One day my interest may change and I may never set pen to paper again. Blogging is also an obsession of mine as I spend approximately 3 hours a day doing it.

People often ask how I get as much done as I do and I think the reason is that I am obsessive about most things I enjoy including my job and, currently my writing and blogging, and that results in my focusing completely and with great determination on those particular things. I find time for these things above most other occupations, except my boys who always get my time and attention when they need it.

How many unpublished and half-finished books do you have?

Currently, I have four books in various stages of completion. The first is the second book in the Silly Willy series called Silly Willy goes to London. This one is fairly complete but I have been quite distracted with my new passion for writing for adults and young adults. I am a creature of obsessions and my ghost stories and supernatural writings are the latest in a series.

I have started book 2 in my mother’s story about growing up during and after WW2 in Bungay, Suffolk. I have a lot of her notes and need to settle down to some serious writing on this one. It will be called After the Bombs Fell.

I am nearly finished a novella about the Anglo Boer War from the perspective of the Afrikaaners. This story takes the form of a supernatural tale and is called A Ghost and His Gold. I am toying with the idea of writing a second supernatural novella to include with this first one about the ghost of an 1820s female settler from the UK.

I am also 40 000 words into my dystopian novel about a future world that is suffering the effects of global warming and the fourth industrial revolution. I put this one aside in order to finish A Ghost and His Gold. My plan is to send the novella for editing and then carry on with Russian roulette, anyone?

What do you like to do when you’re not writing?

When I am not writing, I like to work [especially when I am busy with an interesting transaction with lots of complications], bake and do fondant art. I entertain my family for tea every second Sunday and I usually bake all the goodies for these teas. I also entertain my family [up to 21 adults and children] on all high days and holidays like Christmas, Easter and my Mom’s birthday.

Can one girl banish evil?

Margaret, a girl born with second sight, has the unique ability to bring ghosts trapped between Heaven and Hell back to life. When her parents die suddenly, she goes to live with her beloved grandfather but the cellar of her grandfather’s ancient inn is haunted by an evil spirit of its own.

In the town of Bungay, a black dog wanders the streets, enslaving the ghosts of those who have died unnatural deaths. When Margaret arrives, these phantoms congregate at the inn, hoping she can free them from the clutches of Hugh Bigod, the 12th century ghost who has drawn them away from Heaven’s White Light in his canine guise.

With the help of her grandfather and the spirits she has befriended, Margaret sets out to defeat Hugh Bigod, only to discover he wants to use her for his own ends – to take over Hell itself.

A clever melding of fiction and historical facts.

Purchase Links

It is available from Lulu.com here: Lulu.com
It is also available from TSL Publications as a soft copy book here: TSL Publications
It will be available on Amazon in a few weeks’ time.


Robbie, short for Roberta, is an author with six published children’s picture books in the Sir Chocolate books series for children aged 2 to 9 years old (co-authored with her son, Michael Cheadle), one published middle grade book in the Silly Willy series and one published preteen/young adult fictionalised biography about her mother’s life as a young girl growing up in an English town in Suffolk during World War II called While the Bombs Fell (co-authored with her mother, Elsie Hancy Eaton). All of Robbie’s children’s book are written under Robbie Cheadle and are published by TSL Publications.

Robbie has recently branched into young adult and adult horror and supernatural writing and, in order to clearly differential her children’s books from her adult writing, these will be published under Roberta Eaton Cheadle. Robbie’s first supernatural, young adult book, Through the Nethergate, published as Roberta Eaton Cheadle has recently become available

Robbie has two short stories in the horror/supernatural genre included in Dark Visions, a collection of 34 short stories by 27 different authors and edited by award winning author, Dan Alatorre, and three short stories in the short story murder mystery collection, Death Among Us, edited by Stephen Bentley. These short stories are published under Robbie Cheadle.

Robbie has also recently published a poetry collection, Open a new door, together with fellow South African poet, Kim Blades.

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#BadMoonRising: Viral Blues (The Hat #2) by C.S. Boyack #paranormal #superheroes

I’ve got a surprise for you today.  Bad Moon Rising authors always have the option to do the usual interview or an alternate format of their choice.  And that’s what today’s author has done.  If you’re familiar with author C.S. Boyack, you know Lisa Burton does a lot of promotion for him – and Lisa’s in the house today!  She’s the coolest robot girl you’ll ever meet.  Now, I’ll turn things over to her.

Hi, Teri. This is Lisa Burton. Craig asked me to drop by for his version of Bad Moon Rising. You said you were open to alternate versions of the process, and you should never tell Craig that.

We’re both touring around with his newest book, “Viral Blues.” This one is a team up story involving some of his previous characters. I am honored to be one of them.

The story began as a sequel to “The Hat.” This is his best selling and highest reviewed title. It’s going to become a series, but it’s one of those that features the same characters in new tales, and not the kind where you have to read the previous books to enjoy the story.

He told me you’d be excited to know Clovis is in this story, too.

Dr. Greybill sends Lizzie and The Hat a cryptic invitation to a secret meeting at her creepy old mansion. Someone is tampering with the nation’s vaccine supply. Turns out our little group are not alone in this world. I may be the only robot girl, but there are others who have skills beyond regular humans, and that feels kind of nice.

We have to chase down the criminals behind all this, while dodging the Federal Authorities who might not appreciate the help.

Viral Blues is dark humor, and we all get a moment or two in the spotlight. I’m sharing a small excerpt where we’re fighting one of two different kinds of zombies that appear in the book:

Clovis blocked the female as she stepped from the opposite direction. His hand shot to her throat while she clacked her jaws. He threw her to his left, but the rotten corpse failed. The spine came loose, and left the neck bones and head snapping at Clovis’s wrist.

Lizzie stuck her pistol against the zombie’s temple and pulled the trigger. Brains splattered the nearby leaves, and oozed down Clovis’s arm.

He dropped the mess and pulled both his .45s.

“Stand tough, everyone,” the hat said. “There could be dozens of them.” He rotated the face to the rear to watch Lizzie’s back.

They waited an eternity, but no more zombies approached. The hat holstered his revolver. “We’re done here. They would have come to the light and the noise.”

Clovis flicked his wrist to get the gore off, finally wiping his hands on some leafy branches.

Lisa held out a small plastic bottle. “Purell?”


Hand sanitizer is important when dealing with deadly viruses that could wipe everyone out. I also brought along a promotional poster for you to share with your readers.


I look like a total badass in this one, and I hope your readers will enjoy it, too. It makes a great Halloween background for your phones, and it makes for a great Pinterest pin, too. (Craig made me say that last part.)

Viral Blues makes for fun Halloween reading, and I hope your readers will give it a chance. I’ll also drop a link for “The Hat,” just in case anyone wants to check it out.

Viral Blues: http://a-fwd.com/asin-com=B07XVTSYYV
The Hat: http://a-fwd.com/asin-com=B078YYCNSF

Someone knows about the hat. The creature from another dimension that helps Lizzie fight against the creatures of darkness.

They are summoned to a cryptic meeting with a secret society, where they meet other people with enhanced skills. It turns out someone, or something, has been tampering with the world’s vaccine supply. The goal doesn’t appear to be political or financial, but biblical pestilence.

Can this group of loners come together in time to make a difference when even the proper authorities are obstacles?

Check out Viral Blues, for your dose of paranormal adventure, with a strong sample of dark humor. And in recent superhero style, don’t miss the secret last chapter after the back material.

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#BadMoonRising: Demon’s Life by Shari Sakurai #horror #LGBT #paranormal

During Bad Moon Rising, we’ve had a lot of discussion about being vampires and werewolves – pros, cons, hair, no hair, sparkling, etc.  In the featured book (scheduled for release November 4th) by today’s author, vampires are an endangered species.  Wonder why?  Welcome Shari Sakurai!

Would you rather walk through a haunted graveyard at midnight or spend the night in a haunted, abandoned house?

I’d say definitely a haunted graveyard. Abandoned houses tend to be home to massive spiders and I’m way more scared of them than ghosts!

Would you rather be a vampire or a werewolf? 

Vampire! Of all the supernatural species, they are the ones that hold most fascination for me so I would be interested in experiencing for myself what it would be like to actually become one.

Would you rather be part of the X-Files team or Ghostbusters?

I grew up watching X-Files so I’d love to be a part of the team!

If you had the opportunity to live anywhere in the world for a year while writing a book that took place in the same setting, where would you choose?

Nagasaki, Japan. The prequel to my novel Demon’s Blood is set in Nagasaki so it would be amazing to be able to write it whilst living in the city!

What is your favorite cover of all your books?  Why?

It’s so difficult to choose, but I would say Demon’s Blood. When I had all the covers for my novels re-designed I was especially pleased with how that one turned out. It just really illustrates the plot of the novel so well.

How many unpublished and half-finished books do you have?

Too many! Mostly unfinished ones though. They are all stored in folders and I hope to be able to finish them all one day, in particular my fantasy novel which has been sitting in drafts for over ten years!

Out of respect for the relationship we once had I will spare your life. However, if you try to obstruct me again then I will kill you.

Vampires are now an endangered species. Possessed by the demon Kurai, Kokawa Taku has sworn to eradicate all those whom he deems inferior.

Determined to free Taku from the demon’s corruption Thane seeks help from Taku’s sire, Takata Koji. Thane’s search for answers takes him to Hong Kong where he learns the devastating truth. That in order to save Taku, Thane may have to kill him.

Refusing to accept this, Thane makes a decision that places the fate of all vampires in the balance. However Thane is unaware of the betrayal around him and that his actions will either save Taku or destroy him.

Pre-Order Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07XQ7BZ4P


Shari Sakurai is a British author of paranormal, horror, science fiction and fantasy novels that almost always feature a LGBT protagonist and/or antagonist. She has always loved to write and it is her escape from the sometimes stressful modern life!

Aside from writing, Shari enjoys reading, watching movies, listening to (loud!) music, going to rock concerts and learning more about other societies and cultures. Japanese culture is of particular interest to her and she often incorporates Japanese themes and influences into her work.

Shari loves a challenge and has taken part and won the National Novel Writing Month challenge ten times!

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#BadMoonRising: The Gellboar by Deby Fredericks #darkfantasy

If you see a woman hanging around a graveyard wearing good running shoes or awkwardly dancing to Thriller while hiding behind the crowd, it might be today’s author.  Welcome Deby Fredericks!

Would you rather be part of the X-Files team or the Ghostbusters?

I think X-Files, because I have a lot of secretarial skills and I could help them research what’s going on.

Would you rather boogie down to Monster Mash or get your groove on with Thriller?

I’m not a very good dancer, so that would put Thriller out. On the other hand, who can resist the sinisterly-sexy voice of Vincent Price? I would dance to Thriller, way in the back where I wouldn’t wreck the show.

Would you rather  walk through a haunted graveyard at midnight or spend the night in a haunted, abandoned house?

This is kind of cheesy, but I’d only have to walk through the graveyard once, right? Whereas I’d have to be in the house all night, so — Graveyard, with good running shoes on, just in case.

As a writer, what would you chose as your mascot, avatar or spirit animal?

I have always had a thing for owls. Their faces are so striking with the big yellow eyes. They are reputed to be smart, connected with the goddess Athena. Yet they also are kind of stealthy and just watch without saying much. But I definitely want an avatar that can fly.

What is your favorite cover of all your books?

The cover for The Seven Exalted Orders shows a mage dressed in stony gray, with his staff catching fire. It really captures the mood of that character who had to shed expectations and embrace his true desires.

What are you working on now?

I’m about 3/4 through the third novella in my series The Minstrels of Skaythe. A group of good mages are trying to fly under the radar of an evil regime. In this novella, the main character adopts a volatile, traumatized boy and tries to teach him a more peaceful way. But she herself is a trauma survivor and finds herself facing the one person who hurt her most.

The Holy Mothers have decreed that only women can be trusted with the awesome powers of sorcery. But Dan can no more live without magic than he could go without breathing. Disguised as a woman, he struggles to provide for his sickly daughter through illicit magic. But his life of lies has drawn a darker eye than that of the Holy Mothers…

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Deby Fredericks has been a writer all her life, but thought of it as just a fun hobby until the late 1990s. She made her first sale, a children’s poem, in 2000.

Fredericks has six fantasy novels out through two small presses. She also self-publishes her fantasy novellas and novelettes, bringing her to 11 books in all. Her latest is The Tower in the Mist. Her short work has been published in Andromeda Spaceways and selected anthologies.

In addition, she writes for children as Lucy D. Ford. Her children’s stories and poems have appeared in magazines such as Boys’ Life, Babybug, Ladybug, and a few anthologies. In the past, she served as Regional Advisor for the Inland Northwest Region of the Society of  Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, International  (SCBWI).

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#BadMoonRising: Slasher Crasher by David Nora #DarkHumor #horror

Happy Friday!!!!  If you’re a fan of dark humor combined with horror *raises hand excitedly*, check out the book by today’s author.  A murderer escapes from a mental hospital and gets caught up in some high school drama.  Hijinx ensue.  Welcome David Nora!

Would you rather walk through a haunted graveyard at midnight or spend the night in a haunted, abandoned house?

I’d rather walk through a haunted graveyard at midnight than spend the night in a haunted, abandoned house because there’s more space to run in a graveyard than a house if we come across any ghosts or demons. I feel like I’d have a better chance at finding a hiding place and outliving my friends in a graveyard.

Would you rather be a vampire or a werewolf? 

I’d rather be a werewolf than a vampire because there are only twelve/thirteen moons in a year, which means I would only kill twelve to thirteen people to stay alive–unless I find my way to an amusement park or Super Bowl. And who wants to live forever? Or “sparkle” in the sunlight? It’s burn or nothing.

Would you rather be locked in a haunted insane asylum or lost in the woods with a killer on the loose?

I’d rather be lost in the woods with a killer on the loose than be locked in an haunted insane asylum because I talk so much about my love of slashers that I should probably put my money where my mouth is sort of speak. And let’s be honest: I’d either wind up dying in the first ten minutes or turn out to be the killer.

If you had the opportunity to live anywhere in the world for a year while writing a book that took place in the same setting, where would you choose?

I’d probably choose to write about and live in London. My latest novel, SLASHER CRASHER, was set in my hometown of Syracuse, NY. No offense to my hometown but I’m sick of the small city and dark, endless woods vibes. I want my imagination to run wild in a bigger city but I’m not a fan of the sun. Hence London. The perfect big, gray city.

What behind-the-scenes tidbit in your life would probably surprise your readers?

I think the readers would be surprised in learning that I’m a teacher of the visually impaired (middle school, social studies). My novel is a crass horror-comedy. The characters are teenagers who curse and spew gross juvenile jokes like it’s an anonymous round of Fortnite. Let’s just say that the characters wouldn’t get away with anything in my classroom.

What are you working on now?

I’m currently working on the promotional efforts for the book. I decided I’d give the writing bits of my brain a much needed break. However, even though I’m not writing anything, those bits are fighting back and trying to muster up some ideas. It won’t be long until I’m torturing myself over a new set of words.

It was the night HE tried to go home…but got caught in THEIR drama…

It’s Halloween. Nick Roesch, a towering figure of evil and stupidity, escapes from the upstate New York mental hospital he’s been committed to for the past five years. Planning to return to his childhood home, where he brutally murdered his babysitter’s boyfriend, his plans are halted when he crosses paths with an even more terrifying beast—two high school friends with some serious beef. Caught in a battle of loyalty that has been brewing for ten years of their friendship, the two girls, Kathleen Strife and Betsy Coleman, force the feud into a savage showdown, pitting the escaped monster against each other. Who will survive this epic deathmatch, and is it totally wrong to fall in love with the murderous lunatic who just tried to kill your ex-best friend with a machete?

Promotion: If a reader purchases the book and sends a screenshot of the confirmation to the author’s email, david.nora.jr@gmail.com, they’ll receive a free thank you postcard (US/Canada residents only) and original digital art of the main characters created by Tre Chandler [Instagram: meatcutemitgarl].

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Born in Syracuse, NY, David Nora was a normal child until he saw The Exorcist at the age of seven. Sleeping with an actual vial of holy water, he finally recovered with his first viewing of the meta-slasher comedy, Scream. Since then he has been devouring everything horror related-except the Child Play movies. He wants nothing to do with that devil doll. Currently, he lives in NYC with his beloved stuffed polar bear, Po Po.


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#BadMoonRising: Circumstances of Childhood by John W. Howell #supernatural #suspense

You might know today’s author from his John Cannon thriller trilogy – but did you know he also writes in other genres?  I’ve read Circumstances of Childhood, and it overflows with themes of family, love, forgiveness, and justice – with some supernatural twists.  Read below to learn how the movie Ghostbusters might have taken a different path if he’d been in the cast.  Welcome John W. Howell!

Would you rather be a vampire or a werewolf?

I think I would rather be a Vampire. When I think of werewolves, the first thing that comes to mind is hair. I mean, hair everywhere. I can almost feel the itch now. When I think of Vampires, an individual savoir-faire image pops into my head. “Ah yes, my darling. You have such a beautiful neck.” None of that scrabbling down the street like a cur dog. No. First a classic martini and then a sensual bite. That’s more, my style.

Would you rather spend a night in The Overlook Hotel with Jack Torrance or be in the high school gym during prom with Carrie? 

I have to say that the prospect of spending time with Jack Torrance and Shelly Duvall in the Overlook Hotel is very compelling. Just think of having the opportunity of wandering around with no tourists and being able to trade writer notes with Jack. I imagine kicking back in front of the fireplace with a delicious bourbon and Shelly Duvall would just about be a perfect evening. Of course, Jack is a little intense, but that is half his charm. Let me tell you that boy can write. He does a self-literary portrait to die for. Yes, speaking of dying I think having a lock for the door would be helpful as well.

Would you rather be part of the X-Files team or Ghostbusters? 

Hands down, Ghostbusters. The opportunity to get to hang out with Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, and Harold Ramis would be too good to pass up. I can imagine cracking jokes with Bill Murray and talking over old times on the Caddyshack set. Don’t even get me started on how much I would enjoy just looking at Sigourney Weaver. If she asks me, “Are you a God?” I would say, “Hell, yes. Want to have dinner?” I would also take the opportunity to pitch Dan Aykroyd on a possible Blue Brothers does My GRL movie.

How many unpublished and half-finished books do you have? 

I only have one unpublished manuscript. It is about 120,000 words and is about an agent of the worldwide consortium who goes rogue. He is doing his best to disrupt economic and political circumstances and is being tracked by the consortium’s best bounty hunter. I had the chance to print it off for editing, and after reading fifty pages, I decided it was one of the worst things I had read. It is quite hefty and now is in the garage ready to be used as a doorstop if needed. I have one partly finished manuscript about Ned Tranes, the Port Aransas police chief. (He was a character in the John Cannon Trilogy.) It seems a group of terrorists had encoded some destruction plans on photos that were stored on a smartphone. One of the terrorists was at the beach, and unknown to him, the phone fell into the sand. A couple of tourists turned the phone in to Ned Tranes, and now the terrorists want it back. Ned’s wife had been nabbed, and he is expecting a call for a trade. That’s where I left it.

What’s the most difficult thing about writing characters of the opposite sex? 

The most challenging thing is to accurately reflect feelings about individual actions in the various scenes. For example, a male character would shrug his shoulders in certain situations where a female would want to take action. It is tough to put oneself into the shoes of the opposite sex. The ‘write what you know’ situation is entirely out the window. Emotions and reactions have to be realistic, and the writer can’t pull from previous experience to develop those character traits. It takes a ton of research to know how an individual of the opposite sex would react to several situations. It is also difficult to write love scenes from the POV of the opposite sex. Sure, you could write what you have observed during your own love scenes, but will that be an accurate reflection of the general population? The best way to find out is input from members of the opposite sex.

What are you working on now?

I am finishing my sixth novel about a couple named Samantha and James who have died. James in a car accident as an adult and Samantha by a kidnapper in the first grade. The two used to be good friends in school until Sam disappeared. Sam has been appointed by God to help James find his eternal home. James reunites with Sam after his accident and is not aware that he has crossed over. It is now up to Sam to help him understand his new dimension and to find a place where he would like to spend eternity. The two visit several sites in many periods until they come across Lucifer. He is very anxious to have James join his team and makes a proposition that has as an incentive, the continuation of the human race. The question is, will James take the deal or try to figure out a solution to the possibility of human extension without jeopardizing his immortal soul.

When a former pro football star and broadcaster, now a Wall Street maven is accused of insider trading, will he be able to prove his innocence and expose those who are guilty?

Greg and his boyhood pal dreamed of big success in professional football and then later in business. Greg was the only one to live the dream. Now the founder of an investment fund Greg is faced with a routine audit finding by the SEC. The audit points to irregularities and all the tracks lead to Greg. The justice department hits him with an indictment of 23 counts of fraud, money laundering, and insider trading. His firm goes bust, and Greg is on his own.

His best friend knows he is innocent but has been ordered under penalty of eternal damnation not to help.

If you enjoy stories of riches to rags, redemption, brotherly love, and a little of the paranormal, Circumstance of Childhood will keep you riveted.

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John began his writing as a full-time occupation after an extensive business career. His specialty is thriller fiction novels, but John also writes poetry and short stories.  His first book, My GRL, introduces the exciting adventures of the book’s central character, John J. Cannon. The second Cannon novel, His Revenge, continues the adventure, while the final book in the trilogy, Our Justice, launched in September 2016. The fourth, Circumstances of Childhood a family life story published October 1st, 2017. The fifth book, The Contract is written with Gwen Plano and made available in June of 2018. All books are on Amazon in paperback and Kindle editions. The paperback versions are available in the Indie Lector store

John lives in Lakeway Texas with his wife and their spoiled rescue pets.

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#BadMoonRising: End of Day (Hodes Hill #2) by Mae Clair #supernatural #suspense

Happy Hump Day!  My book club is reading the featured novel by today’s author, and we’re meeting this Friday night to discuss it.  It’s a creepy, eerie, raise-the-hairs-on-the-back-of-your-neck read – perfect for this time of year – and although part of a series, it can easily be read as a standalone.  And that cover!  It perfectly captures the tone of the story.  Welcome Mae Clair!

Would you rather walk through a haunted graveyard at midnight or spend the night in a haunted, abandoned house?

Both of these freak me out, but if I had to choose, I’d go with the graveyard. The house would offer more places to hide, but the graveyard would offer more room to run. Plus, there’s a chance someone would hear me screaming, because I’d be shrieking my head off!

Would you rather be a vampire or a werewolf?

Werewolf. Vampires have that sun-sensitivity problem. I love soaking up rays poolside and being a vampire would put a huge damper on that. I don’t think they make a SPF strong enough. Plus, as a werewolf I’d only have to deal with my, er…problem…every 29.5 days.  

Would you rather be part of the X-Files team or Ghostbusters?

X-Files, hands down. I’m a complete wuss when it comes to ghosts and anything of that nature (despite having written books featuring spirits and ghouls). On the flip side, I’m jazzed by the thought of trying to determine if intelligent life exists on other planets. Investigate UFO sightings? Where do I sign up?

If you had the opportunity to live anywhere in the world for a year while writing a book that took place in the same setting, where would you choose?

At first I was tempted to respond with a place I’ve always wanted to visit, like Scotland or Australia. But the more I think, it comes down to a toss up between a cottage in New England or a small tropical island.

What is your favorite cover of all your books?  Why?

Another toss-up. I love Cusp of Night because of the mood it evokes. The cover artist nailed the suggestion I submitted, capturing the streetlamp-lit corner and the alleyway. ­­­­­­I’m also super partial to A Cold Tomorrow. The green cloud on the cover relates to a UFO I saw when I was six. I fictionalized the event and used it in the story.

As a writer, what would you choose as your mascot/avatar/spirit animal?

A cat. They do things on their own timetable, enjoy curling up in a patch of sunlight, have great night vision, rarely get stressed, and see things we can’t. They also make great companions for writers. I’ve been enchanted with them since I was a kid. My current feline, Raven, is an all-black rescue kitty. She fits right in with all of October’s mysterious fun!

Thanks so much for having me as your guest today, Teri. I look forward to Bad Moon Rising every year!

The past is never truly buried…  

Generations of Jillian Cley’s family have been tasked with a strange duty—tending the burial plot of Gabriel Vane, whose body was the first to be interred in the Hode’s Hill cemetery. Jillian faithfully continues the long-standing tradition—until one October night, Vane’s body is stolen from its resting place. Is it a Halloween prank? Or something more sinister?  

As the descendants of those buried in the church yard begin to experience bizarre “accidents,” Jillian tries to uncover the cause. Deeply empathic, she does not make friends easily, or lightly. But to fend off the terror taking over her town, she must join forces with artist Dante DeLuca, whose sensitivity to the spirit world has been both a blessing and a curse. The two soon realize Jillian’s murky family history is entwined with a tragic legacy tracing back to the founding of Hode’s Hill. To set matters right, an ancient wrong must be avenged…or Jillian, Dante, and everyone in town will forever be at the mercy of a vengeful spirit. 

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