#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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#BadMoonRising: The Gate (Astral Conspiracy #1) by D.L. Cross #sciencefiction #aliens

If you love the idea of an Indiana Jones-like character caught up in the midst of an alien invasion, add The Gate to your TBR.  I  just finished it a few weeks ago, and I’m chomping at the bit for the next book in the series.  This author would choose to join the Ghostbusters over the X-Files team, and I agree wholeheartedly with her logic.  Welcome Staci Troilo (writing as D.L. Cross)!

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

I’d definitely prefer the graveyard. Go ahead and call me weird (it wouldn’t be the first time—or the last), but when I was a kid, I used to walk up to the cemetery and hang out there. The setting (surrounded by woods with lots of trees spaced throughout) was beautiful, and I found it peaceful. And I got to visit departed family members. (No, I don’t think that’s the only place to talk to the dead, but I do feel close to them when I’m at their gravesites.) Besides, it’s got to be easier to run from a ghost across open land than up rickety stairs in a dilapidated house, right? (And don’t get me started on how stupid people are to run UP steps when they’re being chased.)

Would you rather be a vampire or a werewolf? 

As much as I love wolves, I’m going to have to go with vampire. They’re in control of when they turn, they have no health issues, and they never get old. (I feel every one of my years right now, and several more I haven’t earned yet!) I’m not even convinced daylight would be a problem, as there are stories where it’s not (Vampire Diaries rings, The Originals, the ridiculous sparkly vampires…).

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

I have to go with Ghostbusters on this one. As much as I love sci-fi and the X-Files, the Ghostbusters have more fun. (And if it’s the reboot—which I hated—I’d get to work with Chris Hemsworth, so… not really a question at that point, is it?)

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?

Absolutely Italy. There’s so much history there (which factors into many of my stories) and I’ve always wanted to go. The food, the culture, the scenery, extended family… what’s not to love? It wasn’t even a question I needed to ponder.

How many unpublished and half-finished books do you have?

I’ve got several works in various stages. It’s kind of daunting. I never used to work on more than one project at a time. Now, I have several going at once. And I like it that way. It keeps me from getting bored.

Next year, under pen names, I have 13 works scheduled for publication. They’re currently under various stages of completion, from barely-a-concept all the way through formatted-and-ready-for-publication. I’m also doing (or at least trying) NaNo this year, and if all goes well, I’ll have at least one title to publish as Staci Troilo in 2020.

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

Here’s an odd twist for you—I think writing men is easier than writing women. This is a time when Ivory Tower Princesses don’t need Knights in Shining Armor. Today’s heroine needs to don her own shield, wield her own weapon, and not only save herself, but save the man and everybody else. She’s a difficult character to write. Too soft, readers call her TDTL or a simpering b!#@%. Too hard, readers complain she’s cold and unrelatable. I think achieving the right balance in a female character is much more difficult than writing a well-developed male character.

He lost his job. Lost his girl. Now it’s all he can do not to lose his life.

Landon Thorne is a disgraced archaeologist, a laughing stock in his field because of his unconventional beliefs — he’s an ancient astronaut theorist. No one takes him seriously.

Until an alien armada targets Earth.

Now Landon’s in high demand — by the US government and someone far more sinister.

They race across two continents to the Gate of the Gods, the one place on Earth that might give humans an advantage over the aliens. But no one is prepared for what they’ll find.

And not everyone will make it out alive.

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Staci Troilo writes because she has hundreds of stories in her head. She publishes because people told her she should share them. She’s a multi-genre author whose love for writing is only surpassed by her love for family and friends, and that relationship-centric focus is featured in her work.

 

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#BadMoonRising: Perception (Apparition Investigations #1) by Eliza Lainn #paranormal #supernatural

Well – it’s a dreary Monday, and the weekend is over.  But I guarantee your day will be made brighter after reading the interview with today’s author.  Find out why she’d prefer to be chased around the Overlook Hotel by Jack Torrance than go back to high school prom.  Make sure to check out her book, which asks the question, “Can ghosts be haunted?”  Welcome Eliza Lainn!

Would you rather be a vampire or a werewolf? 

Hmm, this is a tough one, but I think I’d rather be a vampire.  I hate physical pain and my bones breaking, snapping, transforming every full moon?  Not about that.  At all.  Plus, vampires get to wear capes and I love the badass feeling of walking with a cape billowing out behind you.

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’d rather spend a night in the Overlook Hotel with Jack Torrance.  Both are utterly terrifying but having to relive a high school prom on top of Carrie being angry?  No thank you.  I’d rather run around chased by a crazy, hotel-possessed man than face teenage angst again.

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

Ghostbusters.  Hands down.  I’ve wanted one of those snazzy jumpsuits and a Proton Pack since I was a child.  And the car?  Yesssss.  And then there are the coworkers—I love working with funny people.  Who wouldn’t love to crack snarky jokes with comedians while battling malicious ghosts?

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

Getting the voice right.  I have guy friends, and we talk, but I also have a sinking suspicion they interact amongst themselves differently when girls aren’t present.  So, I second guess myself every time I’m writing a scene between just male characters because I’m worried their voices aren’t genuine.

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

I love playing video games, story-driven ones especially (I know, shocking, right?).  Final Fantasy, Bravely Default, Persona—JRPGs really.  If I’m not doing those, I’m playing board games with my friends or goofing off with my dog.

What are you working on now? 

Right now, I’m working on a thief-centered YA fantasy.  It’s been an idea for years, just rattling around in my noggin, and even though I should be focusing on finishing out the Apparition Investigation series, this idea has latched on and won’t let go.

“It reminds me of Meg Cabot’s Mediator series…but with two ghosts…and psychics…and serial killers.” – Candice, Review

As far as apartments go, roommates Stella and Charlotte “Bronte” believe theirs to be just fine.  Sure, they hate taking the stairs up to the third floor, especially after grocery shopping.  And yes, the apartment staff could be a bit nicer.  All things considered though, it’s not a bad place to live.

Then they realize it’s haunted.

Which isn’t all that bad, really.  Cyril and Oliver are polite, charming, and respectful.  Sure, they have to get used to seeing shadows in the corner of their eyes or hearing voices whispering from out of nowhere.  But at least there aren’t cockroaches in the kitchen and the neighbors aren’t loud.

Things seem positively hunky-dory.  Until Oliver and Cyril begin seeing shadows, hearing growls.  Then all four are left wondering: can ghosts be haunted themselves?

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Eliza Lainn is the author of the Apparition Investigation series.  She loves fantastical stories full of magic, mayhem, and monsters, though she’s been known to read through some science fiction now and again.  She has an unhealthy obsession with billowing coats, can’t throw a battle axe to save her life, and daydreams constantly about what it would be like to have superpowers.  When not writing, she’s probably losing at a new board game against her brother or going for meandering walks around her Texas town.

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#BadMoonRising: Vinnie the Vegetarian Zombie by Victoria Zigler #childrensbooks

During Bad Moon Rising, I also love to feature books for the younger crowd or those young at heart.  If you’re a regular at this blog, you know I’m a zombie fan (The Walking Dead season premiere is tonight!!!).  But suppose you’re a zombie who doesn’t eat meat?  Read today’s featured book by Victoria Zigler and find out how Vinnie deals with that particular situation.  Welcome Tori!

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

I’d rather spend the night in a haunted house, abandoned or otherwise.

I’ve lived in houses that are haunted, and not lost any sleep over it, but I find graveyards creepy, even in the daytime.  I’ve felt that way ever since I was a child, when we went to one to do headstone rubbings – by “we” I mean my entire class at school – and one of the boys grabbed my ankle while I was leaning over a grave to do a rubbing of its headstone.  I was about nine years old.  I had nightmares for several days after that, and I don’t think I ever fully got over it, since I still find graveyards more frightening than haunted buildings.

Would you rather be a vampire or a werewolf?

Despite my being vegan, I’d have to say definitely a werewolf.  Or some other kind of were creature.

For one thing, though I read a lot of vampire fiction, I like shifters more.  For another thing, I know what blood loss feels like, so am not in a hurry to either experience it myself again as a hungry vampire, or inflict it on another person.

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

 Oh, the X-Files team for sure!

First of all, X-Files is way better than Ghostbusters anyhow.  So there!

Secondly, the X-Files team gets to investigate all kinds of strange things, while the Ghostbusters are all about just ghosts.  I think it would be much more interesting to be part of the X-Files.  Scarier sometimes, sure.  But more interesting.

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?

Scotland sounds good to me.

I’m not too sure what I’d write, but I’d love to spend some time near Loch Ness, and it would be a good excuse to stay there for a while.  Then I could go check out some of the castles afterwards, and explore the Scottish highlands.

Plus, I need to go to John o’ Groats, since I’ve been to Land’s End in Cornwall, and they say if you’ve been to both, you’re allowed to say you explored the UK from one end to the other, and it would be cool to be able to say that.

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

My mascot is my Westie boy, Castellan Keroberous – Kero for short.

Kero went over the rainbow bridge a little over five years ago, but he was special to me, and I use the publisher name “Keroberous Publishing” in his honour.  I also still consider him to be my author mascot, even though he’s no longer with us.  So much so, that I refuse to change my profile photos on my website, because they include him, and my official profile photo – used everywhere else – doesn’t.

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

I’ve got some as yet unpublished poems written towards my next poetry collection, and about six stories I started during those times when I needed to write something, but couldn’t focus on the story I was meant to be working on.

This is actually unusual for me.  Not the poetry part, or even the fact I have more stories started, but the amount I have started… I don’t usually have more than about three on the go at any given time, including my main work in progress, but ended up with about seven.  Um… Oops.

Sorry, but… No.  I’m not telling you about any of them.  None are far enough along for me to be ready to talk about them yet.  You’ll have to wait and see.

At least, having FINALLY completed my pirate themed adventure story, “Voyage Of The Crimson Sail” – which will be available for purchase by the time this goes live – I’m now free to focus my attention on those other projects.

In fact, by the time you’re reading this, I will have hopefully made some progress with whichever of those I decided to pick as my new main work in progress.  If I don’t get too dis… Ooohhh… Shiny!

When Vinnie the zombie smashes his way in to the fruit and vegetable shop where six year old Annie is waiting in hiding for her Mother to come back for her, Annie isn’t sure what to do.  But Vinnie isn’t like other zombies.  A vegetarian in life, it looks like Vinnie may also be one in death, and it may not be Annie who’s in danger after all.

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Victoria Zigler is a blind poet and children’s author who was born and raised in the Black Mountains of Wales, UK, and is now living on the South-East coast of England, UK, with her hubby and furkids.  Victoria – or Tori, if you prefer – has been writing since she knew how, and describes herself as a combination of Hermione Granger and Luna Lovegood from the Harry Potter books: Hermione’s thirst for knowledge and love of books, combined with Luna’s wandering mind and alternative way of looking at the world.  She has a wide variety of interests, designed to exercise both the creative and logical sides of her brain, and dabbles in them at random depending on what she feels like doing at any given time.

To date, Tori has published nine poetry books and more than 40 children’s books, with more planned for the future.  She makes her books available in multiple eBook formats, as well as in both paperback and audio.  She’s also contributed a story to the sci-fi and fantasy anthology Wyrd Worlds II, which is available in eBook only.

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#BadMoonRising: Flicker by Len Boswell #paranormal #mystery

A story about a haunted diner with strange goings-on?  Ghosts with murderous intentions?  I’d totally read that.  And it’s what today’s author is here to share with us.  That and the X-Files script he wrote and sent in.  Welcome Len Boswell!

Would you rather be abducted by aliens or a serial killer?

Being abducted by aliens sounds like the best choice. A little travel, a little probing, maybe a meal or a snack, with the bonus of missing time and maybe a strange tattoo. A serial killer? Sounds too stressful and final. At least with aliens there might be a chance.

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

I’ve been to a haunted insane asylum in West Virginia, and as creepy as it was, the alternative sounds much scarier and much more deadly.

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

I’m totally in the tank for Scully, so definitely X-Files. Again, aliens sound more interesting than ghosts. And I once wrote an episode of X-Files and sent it in for consideration. I’d been commuting over a bridge that had an accident almost every day. I thought, maybe the bridge is occupied by a troll, so the episode had Scully and Mulder in a battle of wits and traffic jams with a troll. Unfortunately, I sent in my episode just as the show was being cancelled. The tyranny of timing.

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?

New Zealand speaks to me, cries out to me. I can’t imagine a better setting for a thriller, mystery, or fantasy.

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

A rat terrier, because my own rat terrier, Cinder, sits behind me on my office chair, performing duties as muse each morning as I write.

What are you working on now?

I’m working on a memoir of my father called Unboxing Raymond. When my sister died a couple of months ago, my nieces came upon a box marked “Ray Boswell’s treasure box.” There was more than a hundred items in the box, many of which immediately evoked memories of my father and the events of his and our family’s lives. Each chapter involves pulling an item out of the treasure box and writing about its meaning. I’m hoping to finish the manuscript in October.

Flicker is a modern-day ghost story set in a haunted diner. When Charlie Brace buys, refurbishes, and opens a diner that’s been up on blocks for many years, he gets much more than he bargained for, from neon signs that flicker insanely, to a quirky staff, to odd customers, to an even stranger hobo-philosopher who picks through his dumpster while lecturing him on the moon and mythology, to the amorous advances of the previous owner’s widow, to a mysterious mother and child who appear at the diner one morning carrying steaming baskets of pies that are, in a word, charmed, to the appearance of ghosts with murderous intentions.

Are the mother and child ghosts or do they just bake great pies? What about Charlie’s head waitress, who dresses like a woman from the 1950s and spouts diner lingo no one has used in years? What about the man in the dumpster? What about the widow, who seems to be holding back about her husband’s death? And what about the customers, who grow anxious and impatient whenever the pie runs out? Who exactly are the ghosts, why are they haunting the diner, and why do they want to kill Charlie?

“One part Kurt Vonnegut, another part Carl Hiaasen . . . Len Boswell is a quirky, off-kilter, and very talented novelist.” — Michael P. Hartnett, author, The Blue Rat

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Author Bio

Len Boswell is the author of nine books, including Flicker: A Paranormal Mystery, Skeleton: A Bare Bones Mystery, Stick Figures, Santa Takes a Tumble, The Leadership Secrets of Squirrels, Barnum’s Angel (2020), and his ongoing Simon Grave mystery series: A Grave Misunderstanding, Simon Grave and the Curious Incident of the Cat in the Daytime, and Simon Grave and the Drone of the Basque Orvilles (2020). He lives in the mountains of West Virginia with his wife, Ruth, and their two dogs, Shadow and Cinder.

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