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Saturday, June 2, 2012

John Reeves on Come In, Sit Down, Tell Us about...


For you that are new, please read our intro now printed in Blue - for our returning guest feel free to jump to the text in black:
This blog is a meeting place for authors and others in the arts .... each week as others are directed to our door or just stumble on by, they come and leave  information about themselves - telling about their new books or drawings or photos or to tell us about their new blogs. ****PLEASE be sure your comments are appearing on the latest most timely blog insuring your inclusion in the sending off to Google plus land at the end of the week.*****

Here is the link to Gwen’s site: http://indieauthornetwork.weebly.com/ , a site which I am closely affiliated.

As I am wont to say {as does Facebook}, our site is free to comment and share and always will be free.  This is a great site to join and to become interactive with guest blogging.  It gives you a chance to step out of your box and be whatever you  wish.


Another blog that I have a close tie is CRYPTO and CO.  Please pop over and check out all their pages.


I have been off doing business and my blogging, unfortunately, falls by the wayside.  There is so much news to tell and swamping tends to cross eyes and brain fog off... so only a few links on today's news.


If we thought last month was busy, this month got off to a plunge into new adventures of  editing, writing, publishing, promoting, and social interaction.

The Rain Cloud's Gift written for Children's Charities by our group The Peacock Writers' is on it's way to the NYC BOOK FAIR at the JACOB JAVIT'S CONVENTION CENTER.   No mass books or signing, just books displayed for industry professionals, stars, editors, publicists, publishers, and acquisition teams for the movie industry.  Gwenna D'Young has an Angel who was so impressed with the book, and has given us the money and backing to have the book appear in the line up.  We are also in the process of releasing a full, pictures included, limited edition.


Our next book in this series will celebrate the fall season and we are recruiting writers {1 each} from  India, Japan, and Philippines - America has Halloween and Thanksgiving, Great Britain has Guy Fawkes - we would like stories that reflect fall traditions or holidays for these other cultures as well.  The stories would remain the sole property of the author and their use as a donation would only occur for the book collection for Children's Charities. The story is to be written on a level where a child could either read it or have it read to them - our age goal for readers is 0 through 12.  Please contact me at  https://www.facebook.com/paula.shene  if interested in being considered.

I have been experiencing out of sync time as the top line after publishing is a day behind, Today is Sunday June 3 2012 and we have John Reeves with us ~

What inspired you to write?

I was inspired to write after reading the novel Christine by Stephen King. The storytelling was incredible. He took fiction and reality and meshed them together perfectly.


Do you have anyone you show manuscripts to and get advice from or are you a loner doing it all yourself?

I have friends, and I think everyone in this business should make at least one close friend,  to talk things over with. You truly can't do it alone.


What genre do you normally write in? Also, is there a genre you've always wanted to write in, but don't feel you could pull it off?

I usually write horror or splatterpunk. There is no other genre I'd rather write in, but I have experimented in other genres such as...Romance and Westerns. I'm currently working on a sci-fi novella, and that has been tough at times.


Do you ever base your characters on people you know?

I have created characters from people I know or real people. Sometimes they evolve into someone they weren't meant to be. I think the most believable characters come from real subjects.


What advice would you give to someone who was just starting off in writing?

Read and read some more. I think reading is the most crucial aspect of writing well.


Do your stories tend to have morals, or special messages, included within them?

There is usually something you can take from my stories. There are lessons to be learned from them, but like most horror stories,  their message is bleak and grim.


This question was posed by a fellow author, and I loved it so much I decided to throw it into the mix ~

Oh no! One of your characters has escaped. Luckily, I have caught them! I will interrogate them with the help of a lie detector.

Welcome!Take a seat, make yourself comfortable. You will be returning to your book once this is over. What's your name, where are you from and what is your role in the book?

I'm Brian Cordero from Teen Spirit.

My parents always gave me what I needed, and in most cases what I wanted too. It was my own demons, jealousy, and fears that created a real problem for me. My parents trusted me while they went out of town. I had been telling them for a long time that the trust was warranted. In the end, the deviant part of my inner-consciousness took over and ruined my life. My deceased grandfather's voice spoke to me from within, although I had no idea where it came from at the time. I thought grandpa was inside the walls of my bedroom. Somewhere along the way a level of rage consumed me, and it was then that I found two victims who'd be tortured for my own satisfaction.


Tell us why we would enjoy reading your books?

The reason one person would read my stories would vary from the next. I think my stories remind you that whatever you're dealing with...It could certainly be worse. I'd like to think you learn a lot about people by reading my work.


Links for books and/or sites:

http://www.amazon.com/John-Reeves/e/B0051JURJO/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1

http://bookrite.blogspot.com/

https://twitter.com/#!/War34Eagle


https://www.facebook.com/pages/John-Reeves/307335199322905


Thanks Paula, I enjoyed answering those questions.

Thank you,  John, for coming and be sure to keep us updated on your new releases