Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Interview with Craig DiLouie

Craig DiLouie is an author of popular thriller, apocalyptic/horror, and sci-fi/fantasy fiction.
In hundreds of reviews, Craig’s novels have been praised for their strong characters, action, and gritty realism. Each book promises an exciting experience with people you’ll care about in a world that feels real. These works have been nominated for major literary awards such as the Bram Stoker Award and Audie Award, translated into multiple languages, and optioned for film. He is a member of the HWA, International Thriller Writers, and IFWA.
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I have to say that I am a huge fan of Craig and so honored that he agreed to grant this interview. His novel Suffer The Children is one of my all time favorites. I could not put this novel down when I was reading it. It is one of the few stories that will return to memory more than once as I wonder how the characters are doing today? Yes, I must be reminded the characters are not real. 
I present to you, my readers, Craig DiLouie.
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When did you decide to start writing stories?
Thank you for having me on your blog! I started writing when I was nine years old. My first story ideas involved a series of worldwide disasters—Washington, DC overwhelmed by a tidal wave, Moscow buried under miles of mud, that sort of thing. And the strange—what if the cartoon Tasmanian Devil was a real monster living in Australia? This fascination with disaster and the grotesque continues into this day and resulted in a large number of stories from zombie apocalypse to monsters growing up in orphanages in the Deep South. As I grew older, I became more fascinated with how people respond to such things, and these books reflect that—average people thrust into extraordinary situations in which their nature, morals, strength, and abilities are tested to the limit. And as I mature as a writer, I find myself less often emphasizing a dynamic plot and more often emphasizing character. How crisis acts as a catalyst for change and possibly even growth.

Why horror and suspense versus the other genres?Horror is an amazing genre. When some people find out I write horror, I get a funny look. “He was so mild mannered and nice, I never would have guessed he wrote horror.” The truth is the horror fiction community is filled with some of the nicest people you could meet. It’s also the only genre where a fan says, “You gave me a nightmare!” and you find yourself saying, “You’re welcome.”

What drew me initially to horror was it’s an energetic genre where you can really break boundaries. Hold up a fractured mirror to the human soul. Put the reader in a horrifying situation and ask, “What would you do?” For the reader, the result is thrills and catharsis, the ability to face the impossible and survive it, the same thing that drives us to get on rollercoasters. And if I’m doing my job right, I’ll also leave you feeling unsettled long after you read the last page.

Otherwise, I’m drawn to many genres. One of Us, my new novel which will be published by Orbit in 2018, is a dark fantasy. My self-published Crash Dive series, which is selling really well, is about a naval officer serving on submarines in WW2. And I recently came out with The Alchemists, a humorous Renaissance fantasy. I’m a roamer, but in the end, I usually come back to themes of disaster and the grotesque.

Who is your favorite character in Suffer the Children and why?I should introduce the book first. Suffer the Children is about a disease that sweeps the world and kills all the children. Three days later, they come back and ask for blood before returning to a deathlike state. If the children are given human blood to drink, they wake up and become the living, happy children they once were. But only for a short time. They die again, requiring more blood. Then more. The novel’s thematic question is, “How far would you go for your child?” In the end, the only source of blood left will be each other, and some parents will do anything to keep their children alive longer. The disease has turned the children into vampires, but the parents are the monsters. They become monsters because of the purest love in the world.

I wrote Suffer the Children to face my own existential fears both for myself and my two beautiful children whom I love more than I love myself. After my zombie stuff, which sold really well, I had an opportunity to get an agent, leave small press, and get into a major publisher offering bookstore distribution. I wanted to write a horror novel that would really hit people in the gut. I thought, “What’s the scariest thing I can think of happening?” If something bad happened to my kids, of course. I liked the idea of parental love ending the world. A lot of parents say, “I’d put my arm in a thresher for my kids.” But would they put your arm in a thresher? How many arms? I realized I had the core concept—the idea that the purest love in the world could result in murder and quite possibly the apocalypse.

The characters span what would be considered normal responses to this kind of crisis. Some who don’t want to participate, others who will go all the way. The result for me as the author was a harrowing journey as the characters kept changing direction but always went deeper. Of the characters, probably Doug is the one I most identified with. Like me, he’s a father who identifies as a provider. He’s reluctant to participate, he knows it won’t end well, but once he’s committed, he goes all in to do whatever it takes to provide. That being said, I loved all of the characters and felt their pain.

What are your plans for the next writing project?I recently sold a novel to Hachette. One of Us will be published in hardcover in 2018 and later trade paperback through Orbit (USA) and Orbit UK (Commonwealth). The story is about monsters growing up in orphanages in the Deep South in the early 1980s after an STD in the 1970s produced a generation of monsters. It’s more literary than my other stuff, though it delivers plenty of disaster and the grotesque. Picture To Kill a Mockingbird with monsters. I really think it’s my best work, and I couldn’t be happier working with a prestigious publisher like Orbit.

Dogs or Cats?
I’m thoroughly a cat person, though I love dogs. My cat passed away several years ago and I haven’t yet gotten a new pet. I had Kitty for nearly 20 years. I picked her up in Spanish Harlem back in the 1990s, when I was living in New York City, and she followed me around NYC and then to Canada. She was a good friend.

Thank you again for taking the time for this interview.

Check out Suffer the Children 


Nominated for a 2014 Bram Stoker Award and a 2015 Audie Award!

A mysterious disease claims the world's children before bringing them back. To continue surviving, however, they need to ingest human blood. As the blood supply wanes, parents struggle and compete to keep their children alive. 
In the end, the only source left will be each other. 
For these parents, the ultimate question will be:
 How far would you go for someone you love?


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I can't breathe.






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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

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He fell to the floor laughing.





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Monday, August 14, 2017

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The Earth has always been flat.




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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Crescent Calling Axelle Chandler


Crescent Calling
Axelle Chandler
(The Crescent Witch Chronicles #1)
Publication date: August 9th 2017
Genres: Adult, Urban Fantasy
Skye Williams is an ordinary woman, living an ordinary life.
Or so she thought.
When she receives news of her estranged mother’s death, she must go to Ireland to claim her inheritance, but when she arrives in the tiny village of Derrydun, she isn’t prepared for what she finds nestled amongst the rolling hills of the Emerald Isle.
Lumped with a funeral, her mother’s crystal shop, a moody goth girl for an employee, and a crumbling cottage with horrible floral curtains, selling up and getting out sounds like a great plan, but everything and everyone seems determined to keep her from going home.
Skye doesn’t want any part of her mother’s life or the people of Derrydun until she sees the hot Irishman she’s been crushing on turn into a fox.
More absurdly, he tells her her dead mother was a witch who battled evil fairies, there’s magical trees growing in the centre of the village, there’s a parallel universe where the fair folk live, and she’s meant to be the last defense of the magical peoples of Ireland.
Turns out Skye Williams was never an ordinary woman. Not by a long shot.
She’s the last Crescent Witch and has a destiny to fulfil.
Whether she likes it or not.
The Crescent Witch Chronicles is a series stuffed full of Irish charm, myth and mayhem. Come on an adventure fraught with danger and forbidden romance…and the ultimate battle to save magic before it’s gone forever.
EXCERPT:
That night, as Buddy kept me company, I fell asleep to the sound of wind howling through the trees outside. Plagued with dreams of wolves, I tossed and turned until I slipped into a deep slumber.
When dawn finally broke, I was covered in a thin sheen of sweat, and my head was stuffed with cotton wool. I’d slept but not really. A heavy burden was over my heart, and my body had become twisted in the quilt, my feet trapped.
Ugh, I was all hot and sticky. I kicked, trying to shift the uncomfortable weight and turned over, but it didn’t budge. Lifting my head, my eyes cracked open, sleep still clogging my head. That was when I saw a lump at the end of the bed. A very large, man-shaped lump.
Now completely awake, I screamed, scrambling up the bed. It was Boone. A very naked Boone.
He started, his head shooting up, and when he saw me, he rolled and fell off the end of the bed, hitting the floor with a thud. Scrambling to his feet, his face turned a deep shade of crimson.
“Oh, shit,” he cursed, covering his junk with his hands. “Oh, cac.”
Cac?” I yelled. “I’ll give you bloody Irish cac!
Grabbing the lamp on the bedside table, I pushed up onto my knees and swung it with all my might. The plug popped out of the wall, and the shade barely missed Boone’s face, but the cord came around and whipped him directly on his bare ass.
He howled in pain and retreated across the room.
Pervert!” I shrieked.
“Let me explain,” he said, holding up his hands and leaving nothing to the imagination.
“Explain? What’s there to explain?” I shouted, trying not to look at his you-know-what. “You were asleep on the end of my bed…naked!” I swung the lamp at him again, barely missing his head. “You’re still standing there. I can see your meat and two veg!
“Oh, cac,” he said again. “I didn’t mean for you to find out this way…”
“Find out what? That you’re a pervert, who sneaks into women’s homes butt naked?”


Author Bio:
Axelle Chandler is an Australian Urban Fantasy author. She lives in the western suburbs of Melbourne dreaming up nail biting stories featuring bad-ass witches, hunky shape shifters and devious monsters. She likes chocolate, cat memes and video games. When she’s not writing, she likes to think of what she’s writing next.


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He didn't pull the release.






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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Symphony of Ruin by Chrisina Lay


Symphony of Ruin
Christina Lay
Publication date: July 25th 2017
Genres: Dark Fantasy, Fantasy
Death is stalking The City. From out of the catacombs, a deadly monster has arisen. Unfortunately for alchemist’s apprentice Remy the Rat Boy, his master is away and it’s up to Remy to discover the nature of the monster and put an end to its killing rampage. His search for answers takes him high into the elegant chambers of the city’s elite, and down into long forgotten ruins, into depths untraveled and unimagined for centuries. Lost in the ancient ruins with only ghosts and creatures of the darkness for companionship, Remy must use every ounce of wit and conjure every scrap of magic at his disposal in order to survive the labyrinth and save The City from its shadow self.

A magical and thrilling journey by award-winning author Christina Lay, inspired by the game and artwork of Dungeon Solitaire: Labyrinth of Souls. For more information on the Labyrinth of Souls fiction project, visit shadowspinnerspress.com
EXCERPT:
Death made its nightly rounds of the old quarter. Skeletal toes scraped the cobblestones and bones rattled in the keening wind blowing down from the steppes. The scythe of oblivion spared no one; man, woman or child might be snatched. This alone was reason enough to raid Master Marek’s pantry and Remy could think of several others as he cleared a space on the long table against the wall. He placed one knee on the well-worn surface and tested its strength. The table wobbled only slightly on uneven legs.
“Are you sure this is a good idea?” his friend Glyn asked from behind him.
“Not only is it good, it is excellent. Top notch. One of the best I’ve ever had.” Remy grabbed at the row of shelves to steady himself as he climbed up. The collection of bottles and jars rattled alarmingly. He paused as they settled. Nothing fell except a tuft of what looked like dried moss.
When he’d first moved in, Remy would have needed to use a footstool to reach the tabletop and he’d have to stand on the rickety table to reach Marek’s stash of quality liquor. Now if he stretched full length, he could finger the row of colored glass bottles on the top shelf while still on his knees.
Some of the bottles were filled with dyed water. He knew this because he was the one who’d drained and refilled them. His master never noticed because Marek rarely partook of the odd offerings of beet brandy, moss wine, crabapple cider and so on that his clients sometimes paid him with. No, Marek reserved his imbibing for the good stuff in the cut crystal decanter, an amber brandy he shared with Remy on Winter’s solstice, and then only by the wee thimble full.
Remy remembered its heat coating his throat, the flavors of caramel, loam and wealth, and the comforting affect a mere sip had on his state of mind. That was what he needed now—comfort. Glyn had just brought him the news of their mate Abernath’s death. Abernath, a robust young man of seventeen years—the same age as Remy and Glyn—had been found dead in an alley the night before without a fresh mark on him.
Remy’s long fingers tweezed the decanter toward the edge of the shelf. Glyn took an audible breath, sucking air out of the room in the process, braced to flee at the first hint of disaster. Glyn would rather face death than Master Marek in a rage.
“Marek is in the Giant Mountains,” Remy assured him, voice a little pinched from the effort of stretching to his full length and a tiny bit beyond. “I’ve had no word from him for weeks. He’s not about to pop up in the middle of the night with no notice. He likes his fire to be lit and his supper warm when he returns from a long trip.” The decanter tipped forward and Remy caught it with his other hand. As he eased back his sleeve caught on a jutting handle and brought a little pot thudding to the tabletop. The pottery cracked. Something black and viscous oozed out.
“Ox balls,” Remy muttered, and clambered down from the table.
“What is that?” Glyn backed up as if a jinn might spring forth from the ooze.
“Nothing to worry about,” Remy said. He gave the scratch marks on the lid a closer look. Ox balls and a pig’s poker to boot. “Nothing to worry about immediately anyway. Come on. Where’s your cup?”


Author Bio:
Christina Lay is primarily a writer of fantastical fiction, with frequent forays into mystery and mainstream. Many of her short stories have been published in anthologies, magazines and online. She's won five awards for her short fiction, including second place in the Writers' Digest Short Fiction competition in 2003. Her novels have also won awards, including first place in the Rupert Hughes Writing Competition at the Maui Writers Conference, First Place in the Journey Conference Novel competition, and she was a finalist in the Pacific Northwest Writers Association competition. Death is a Star, her first novel to be published, was released in February 2013.
Christina was born in Eugene, Oregon and graduated from the University of Oregon in 1988 with a degree in Sociology and a minor in Political Science. She's worked a wide variety of jobs, from pastry shop clerk to computer software support to cost accounting and bookkeeping for nonprofits. Her favorite job so far has been administrative assistant in a Victorian House Museum. The goal is always to spend as much time as possible writing. For fun she likes to study languages through poetry, take way too many pictures with digital cameras, and be herded by her border collie, Lazlo.

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 Today's writing prompt is:
We aren't finished.





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Friday, August 11, 2017

Interview with Philip Fracassi Behold the Void

Philip Fracassi, an author and screenwriter, lives in Los Angeles and works full-time in the film industry and on his writing. His two current novellas, FRAGILE DREAMS and SACCULINA, and his debut collection of short horror fiction, BEHOLD THE VOID, are available via Amazon.com. His feature thriller, GIRL MISSING, is currently on demand via iTunes and Amazon.
His stories have also been printed in numerous magazines and anthologies



When did you decide to start writing stories?
Very early. Third grade. I would write these crazy sci-fi and fantasy stories and my teacher would always let me read them to the class. They weren’t even assignments! Around seventh grade I started getting more serious, got a word processor (this was before hard drives if you can believe it) and wrote my first horror story called THE FOREST. A novella-length piece about little kids that kill a monster in the woods. I’ll have you know this was before King’s IT, so I think I was onto something. Anyway, been writing ever since. Never stopped, just changed gears a few times.

Why horror and suspense versus the other genres?
Horror, or genre fiction, is actually new to me as an adult writer. While I grew up reading horror and sci-fi and fantasy, as I got older I buried myself in classics and some of the more obscure literature and poetry. Mainly mid-century work. So that’s what I wrote in my 20’s and 30’s – literary work. I wrote three novels, one of which I self-published and the other two are in the proverbial drawer. I wrote hundreds of stories. But it wasn’t until I became a screenwriter that I tried to write genre fiction, so around 2010, give or take. But my first horror story, MOTHER, was written in 2014 and was published late in 2015. So I’m a babe in the dark woods here.

Who is your favorite character in Behold the Void and why?
There’s a few. Gary from ALTAR is a kid I feel for. I hate what I put him through. Gabino from THE HORSE THIEF is probably my most well-rounded, fleshed-out character, and I like Mike from MANDALA, another kid I put through hell. That said, I think Fat Ted from THE HORSE THIEF is my favorite. He was a lot of fun to write and I think he’s got the best lines of any of the characters from the book. He’s a lot of fun. Too bad what happened to him...

What are your plans for the next writing project?
Well, I have a slew of stories coming out in the next 6 months or so. I think the number is around 7 or 8 as of today, with a couple longer pieces still being considered. I always list my stories – past and upcoming – on my website under the BIBLIO section. I’m still writing screenplays and have three projects I’m working on right now on that side of things, and I’m working through edits of my first horror novel with the agent. Hoping to have that sold before the end of the year, and if everything goes my way come out in 2018 or 2019. I also have a second collection of stories that I’m looking to sell, likely as part of a package with the novel. Again, in a perfect world, both books will be out next year. Fingers crossed!

What question do you wish I had asked you and what is the answer to that question?
Geez, good question. How about: Where can folks find my movies? And the answer is I’ve had two movies produced to date. A Disney film called SANTA PAWS 2: THE SANTA PUPS, and a thriller that originally premiered on Lifetime called GIRL MISSING, which stars Francesca Eastwood. Both are available On Demand through iTunes and Amazon. So there’s one for the kids and one for the adults! I have another thriller in the works with the same folks who made GIRL MISSING called VINTAGE, and am writing a time-travel thriller with Philip Gelatt, who wrote the wonderful EUROPA REPORT and is the writer/director of the upcoming THEY REMAIN, which is based on the Laird Barron story, --30--. Gelatt will be directing that one, so I’m very excited to get that project off the ground.

Dogs or Cats? 
I love animals. My wife rides horses, and has done so competitively her whole life, and we’ve both had more pets than you can count. I had dogs growing up, and I love dogs, but I live in Los Angeles and yards come at a premium, so now we have a cat who we love dearly. I think cats and dogs are great friends to writers. If there’s anything writers need, its unconditional love!




Thank you Philip for taking the time to answer my questions. I had fun.

You can follow Philip on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter  and his website at pfracassi.com

Check out his new novel Behold The Void 




BEHOLD THE VOID is nine stories of terror that huddle in the dark space between cosmic horror and the modern weird, between old-school hard-edged horror of the 1980's and the stylistic prose of today's literary giants.

Revenge takes a monstrous form when a scorned lover acquires bizarre, telekinetic powers; a community swimming pool on a bright summer day becomes the setting for a ghastly nightmare of sacrifice and loss; a thief does bloody battle with a Yakuza for the soul of a horse god; a priest must solve the mystery of a century-old serial killer or risk the apocalypse; a newly-married couple discover that relationships-gone-bad can be poisonous, and deadly; a child is forced to make an ultimate choice between letting his parents die or living with the monsters they may become; and when a boy is trapped on a beach at low tide, he must face death in many forms - that of the rising water coming to consume him and the ghost of his dead mother who wants him back, reaching for him with dark, longing arms...
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The branches scratched the window panes.






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Thursday, August 10, 2017

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The child lunged at the snarling dog.






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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Dominion Rising Collection


Dominion Rising Collection
Publication date: August 8th 2017
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Science Fiction
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He put the meth in her drink.






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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

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The store is closed.





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