Wow, what an intense couple of months. We had a successful Kickstarter and an even more successful two-day shoot. The footage is AMAZING! So when I will be unveiling this amazing cinema ready work of art? Well, our Kickstarter, Newsletter and our Dead End Street team get the first viewing and after that the rest […]Read More
Last month I was invited by Kriss Morton aka Cabin Goddess to write for a special feature on her blog called Fourth Wall Friday. The idea, she explained, was to write a short story where the characters from your books invade your real life. As anyone who has read The Book of Paul knows, the one character from a book that no one wants to see in real life is Paul Kelly, the gleefully wicked villain that makes Voldemort cower in terror. So naturally, he’s the one I chose to come callin’.
Most contributions to Fourth Wall Friday are in the 400-600 word range. This is a full blown 4000 word short story. So enjoy, and at the conclusion I’ll share some creepy background info (hint: most of it really happened).
When the Devil Comes Callin’…Don’t Answer the Door
It started with a Facebook chat. It was late. She was drunk. Well, she may have been drunk, or just a little tipsy, or who knows, maybe stone cold sober. I assumed she was drunk, because what she told me was too strange to have been typed by the fingers of someone who wasn’t under the influence of some type of mind-altering substance.
It was just too creepy.
Drunk or sober, I knew this much: her name was Christine O’Keefe, she was living in Dublin, and a big fan of my novel, The Book of Paul. For those who’ve read it, this story should make you think twice before you open the door without looking through the peephole first. For those who haven’t, you might care to indulge yourself before continuing this story. And for those who haven’t read it and are thinking…Enough with your “suggestions,” just tell the feckin’ story! I’ll tell the feckin’ story.Read More abandoned buildings, Alphabet City, Alphabet City Manhattan, East Village, Facebook, Junkie, short story, squatter
I was invited to participate in what can best be described as a chain-letter blog hop. Here’s how it works: someone gave me 10 interview questions which I’m going to answer below. Then I passed on the questions on to 5 other authorswho will post their answers on their own blogs next week, and they pass on the questions to 5 more authors and so on and so on until there is some kind of nuclear blog dirty bomb disaster with a half life of 500,000 years.
The very talented author and superior human being, Kate O’Reilley invited me to this bunny blog hop. Here’s a link to her fab blog and quite interesting answers: http://katevsworld.com/2013/02/20/the-next-big-thing-blog-hop/
So without further adon’t, herewith are my pithy (yes, I do write with a lithp) replies:
1: What is the working title of your book?
The Book of Paul. Does that work for you?
2: Where did the idea come from for the book?
The first line of the book is: He practiced smiling. I wanted to explore a character that had been so damaged that he’d completely shut down emotionally. Could someone like that be redeemed by love? Why yes, of course he can! Right? Well, I hope so.
3: What genre does your book come under?
The Book of Paul covers a lot of ground: occult horror, mystery, thriller, crime, dark fantasy and sci-fi⎯with a healthy dose of humor and a sassy sprinkling of erotica.
4: Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?Read More Alphabet City Manhattan, Blog Hop, blog tour, Book of Paul, Chuck Palahniuk, Clive Barker, Kate O''Reilley, New York, Paul, Steven King, The Next Big Thing, Umberto Eco