This book is bargain priced from 02/28/2014 until 01/01/2015
The Hammer family of Hammer Fields, Virginia, do not know what to expect when elderly matriarch Martha Toole comes for a visit. Only the eldest son, John David Hammer, a painter and lover of family history, seems to enjoy her presence. The family is thrown into deeper distress when, during a visit to the old homeplace, John David and Martha Toole are followed home by the ghost of Martha Toole’s youth.
Targeted Age Group: adult
Book Price: $1.99
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How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
Magical Realism is the mix of the ordinary and the extra-ordinary. It is not fantasy where we go to magical lands it is fantasy where this world has an element of the magical that is almost mundane.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Make a list of your fav authors and then read every author they mention. Write everyday. Rewrite every day.
I like to make things up, sometimes big things, sometimes small things. Always fun things and always stories. On rainy days I like to drink coffee, listen to jazz and imagine wonderful, dark and beautiful things. I like short stories and long stories. I like fantasy and science-fiction but not in the way you might think. I like horror stories, but not monsters and ghosts and people meeting grisly ends. I like the horror of the every day, the tragic that happens in an average day and the wonderful fantastic people who bravely confront that horror and make the world a better place. I think firemen and soldiers are heroes but I also think fathers, clergymen and women, mothers, grandmothers, peace makers and social workers are heroes. I studied Creative Writing at Eastern Washington University and I am happy for every moment of it. I have an MA in Theological Studies from the Vancouver School of Theology.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
The clients at work watch allot of The Waltons. One day we were siting there and I said ‘what if’ and the opening line and the central image came flying at me. I had to rush to the other room to jot it down.