1.)   Quickly, give us the title and genre of your book and a 30-word or less tagline:       

First Snap of Winter–horror short stories

Horror that seeps into your mind so close to every childhood fear you ever thought vanished but now wake up with a cry so personal.

2.)   Who is your favorite character and why?      

The man with the indefatigable dream, because it’s about the teenage Frankenstein who never had a story about him before and I wanted to write one. The man is me in November.

3.)   If you could change ONE thing about your novel, what would it be?  Why?     

My book is a collection, not a novel. A story I took out of Candles for November when I submitted it for Kindle. I regret some of my words in the trade paperback and cleaned them up for Kindle. I had my reasons but wanted to make these more accessible.

4.)   Give us one interesting fun fact about your book or series:       

The title story from First Snap of Winter–The boy who really is pretty horrible in this story was based on my first childhood friend. One of the sweetest people in the world.

From another book, Candles for November, which is to be a Kindle in a few days. I finally solved an urban legend. It was reported as a newspaper fact when I was a teenager in a newspaper blurb. An elderly woman was awakened every night by a baby crying in an apartment building with no children allowed.  The cops were called and found a mummified baby in the chest of drawers of the old lady who heard the baby each night, when no one else did.  My ending is so weird I’ve never seen it before.

5.)   How can we contact you or find out more about your books?   

 Email is:   comewinter@earthlink.net 

 Amazon.com author’s page has my books 

6.)   What can we expect from you in the future?   

I’m putting all my books still in trade paperback on Kindle where they will be available for $6.00 each.

7.)   And now, before you go, how about a snippet from your book that is meant to intrigue and tantalize us:

     “And now there was no more Paul because he hanged himself in a tiny flat neither of us knew a thing about. The police told us it was suicide. They had no motive. Never did. He was not in love with the wrong person. He was not, as far as they could figure out, in debt to the wrong person.

       It just seemed he was too much himself, what ever that was, and there were not enough around to see it. So he lessened himself to take the burden off, and if death was the result, then so be it. ”

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