Today’s author has no problem spending time in cemeteries – in fact, she enjoys exploring them and taking ghost walks. She’s also generously offering one of her e-books (your choice) as a GIVEAWAY to a random commenter. The winner will be announced here next Thursday, October 24th. Welcome Joan Hall!
Would you rather walk through a haunted graveyard at midnight or spend the night in a haunted, abandoned house?
I love to explore old cemeteries. The older, the better. I like to envision how the people lived. So, I would choose the haunted graveyard. Maybe I’d ask one of those ghosts a few questions.
Would you rather be a vampire or a werewolf?
A vampire. I’d been rather fond of them since the days of Dark Shadows and Barnabas Collins. I’ve seen some pretty good-looking male vampires here and there. Oh wait, maybe I should clarify I’ve only seen them in the movies or on TV.
Would you rather boogie down to Monster Mash or get your groove on to Thriller?
Monster Mash because it sounds like so much fun. And they had a fabulous list of guests at the party—Zombies, Wolfman, Dracula, and his son.
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?
Keeping it close to home, but I would probably choose New Mexico. I plan to set at least one book of my next series in the Land of Enchantment and it would be nice to learn firsthand more about the culture.
What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
I enjoy reading (wish I had more time). I’ve already mentioned I like to explore cemeteries, but I also like to take ghost walks. I love to hear the legends and folklore behind the stories. We (husband and I) have been on ghost walks in nearby Jefferson, Texas, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and Vicksburg, Mississippi. However, I’ve yet to encounter a ghost.
What are you working on now?
A group of short stories that I plan to publish in the next few months. Most are in the mystery/suspense genre, but a couple are romance, and at least two involve characters who served in the military.
Some people take secrets to the grave…
Three years after her husband’s murder, Christine Lawrence still struggles for balance. She has a rewarding career and a close circle of friends but feels oddly unfulfilled. Worse, the close relationship she once had with her teenage daughter has grown increasingly strained.
Former FBI agent, Vince Green, is battling demons of his own—painful secrets that drove him from Driscoll Lake. Newly resettled in the small town, he makes his living as a private investigator.
When Vince and Christine cross paths, stumbling over the body of a murder victim, he’s forced to confront memories he thought long buried. The circumstances surrounding the killing are eerily similar to a victim from his past.
As the body count continues to rise, Christine finds herself drawn to Vince. With a murderer stalking the streets of Driscoll Lake, neither is aware the killer has targeted her as the next victim—or that Vince’s past is key to unmasking a disturbed and deadly killer.
Joan Hall likes to create character-driven fiction with strong, determined female leads and enigmatic male characters. She has always enjoyed reading a good mystery or suspense story, so it’s only natural that’s her favorite writing genre. When she’s not writing, Joan likes to take nature walks, observe the night skies, and explore old cemeteries. She also likes ghost walks and learning local folklore. Joan and her husband live in Texas with their three cats.
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