On with tonights show. Let's get t know Steve Vernon.
Steve Vernon is a master storyteller. He likes to scare, entertain, and will quite possibly make you laugh along the way too.
With a career spanning years, and with genres ranging from vampires to creepy scarecrows, and even some YA, he definitely writes something for everyone.
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His newest creation is the incredibly creepy Tatterdemon! Take a look at the synopsis and maybe even grab a copy of it whilst it's on sale.
In 1691 the town of Crossfall taught the witch Thessaly how to die. They beat her, they shot her, they hung her - but nothing worked. When they finally tried to bury her alive Thessaly set the field against them. The first man died as a gust of wind harrowed the meat from his bones. A root,flung like a dirty javelin, cut a second man down. Many more deaths followed. The Preacher Fell impaled the witch upon her very own broom but she dragged him down into the field to wait for three more centuries.
Get To Know Steve Vernon
Five facts about you that people won’t know about you. Can you juggle? Ride a bike with no hands? Drink beer upside down? Something unusual… GO!
1. I have hitch hiked across Canada - in both directions to work in the woods of British Columbia.
2. One of the ways I put myself through university was working casually as a life-model artist at a local art college. Although it was casual employment - (you walk into a classroom full of artists, get naked and act casual) - it evolve into a ten year semi-regular career.
3. I have ridden a camel and an elephant - but not a horse.
4. For twelve years I worked as a full-time palm reader. I worked at a local new age book store here in Halifax. Much like the modelling this started out as a VERY casual job, filling in once every two weeks, but after a year or two I began working three days a week and after another year it became a five day a week job reading palm, Tarot cards and rune stones. It was very interesting work and I eventually used the experience to base the fortune-telling protagonist of my vampire-gypsy fortune teller novel GYPSY BLOOD.
5. I have ALWAYS worked for a living - having three paper routes from age ten to age seventeen - as well as shovelling snow, raking leaves, chopping wood and any other hired work I could find growing up. As an adult, in addition to working as a fortune teller and a professional nude model I worked as a warehouse employee, blueberry raker, house painter, baseball field maintenance worker, box maker, fiddlehead picker, circus roustabout, fish plant labourer, woodworker, handyman, hamburger jockey, waiter, call centre employee and I currently work for Federal Government.
Five facts about your newest book that people won’t know. Some background history on one of your characters maybe? Maybe it was going to be called something completely different to start out with? Is it the same genre it started out as?...
1. My latest full length novel is TATTERDEMON. This is one of those old-fashioned something-goes-wrong-in-a-small-town books. Think Salems Lot - only with scarecrows instead of vampires. Only these aren't ordinary scarecrows…
2. I'll let other people tell you about TATTERDEMON. Listen to what some of the reviewers have to say.
3. "Any story that opens with a prologue about an old-fashioned witch trial gone wrong and then skips merrily ahead three hundred years to an abused wife letting her husband have it with a frying pan has got my attention. By the time she's buried him, all the while with the glowing blue ghost of her creepy father keeping her company, I was hooked." - Christine Morgan - THE HORROR FICTION REVIEW
4. "A graphic, gory, violent-ridden horror novel, "Tatterdemon" stood my hair on end." MALLORY HEART REVIEWS
5. "It felt like a classic Stephen King with some vintage Richard Laymon thrown in. I was gripped from page one. The battle of good against evil is a timeless one but the idea of zombie scarecrows was both different and brilliant." WISTFULSKIMMIE BOOK REVIEWS
Five facts about your next book… Name, genre, expected date of release…
1. I am currently working on the release of RUEFUL REGRET - a weird western that originally appeared as part of a four novella, four author collection from Cemetery Dance Publishing entitled FOUR RODE OUT.
2. Think LONESOME DOVE meets TWIN PEAKS and you are swimming in the right swimming hole.
3. It will be available on Amazon and Kobo within the next two weeks.
4. It opens with a shotgun blast.
5. You will believe that a man can ride a pig.
Three tips that you think might be useful for other authors… anything you want. It could be, to write a certain amount every day, only write after midnight and never get Gizmo wet (Sorry, that’s Gremlins not writers! My bad.) Maybe it’s some information that was given to you that has helped your process…
1. Keep reading. Keep writing. Forget about anything else. A writer writes!
2. Don't be discouraged. I've been writing professionally since 1985 and I'm still just figuring things out. The story I write next week is going to be better written than the story I wrote last month. Writing is a life-long journey - not a get-rich scheme.
3. Remember - at the end of the day all that you are doing is flinging words onto paper. It isn't rocket science. It isn't sacred. It's nothing more than words on paper. These days even the paper is optional. Do it because you love it.
Along with tatterdemon, he also has a ton of other book son sale this weekend, and as I said before, I'm more than sure that you're going to find a new favourite. Swing by his Amzon page and pick something up this weekend.
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