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very glad to have you with us. Hellfire Publishing
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How are you doing today?
Brian: Groovtastic, cleaning up storm damage, lost a tree but everything else is good. We survived.
Editor Reply: I am so glad that you and your family are alright.
Editor: You have a story with Hellfire Publishing entitled “Hell to Pay” What is that about?
Brian: A man with demons from the past, confronting real demons and realizing he may be the only hope for humanity. Detective Michael Bailey is a recovering alcoholic, investigating a series of murders. He discovers that his lead suspect may be possessed and that they may be pawns in a battle between ancient gods.
Editor: What made you choose that title?
Brian: I want to see if the reader discovers it.
Editor: Where did the idea for your story come from?
Brian: A very dark time in my life where my dreams had crumbled and I decided to rebuild. I have yet to save the world, but taking slow steps in that direction.
Editor reply: It is very commendable that you used darkness to create something constructive. Some would have just shut down.
Editor: What made you choose Hellfire Publishing?
Brian: I wanted a small publisher with an interest in things that go bump in the night.
Editor Reply: I am so glad that you chose us.
Editor: Please share a particular detail about one of characters, please.
Brian: The city. I wrote the book several years ago before the economic downturn and found what happened in the book, beginning to happen where I live. Still no Hellhounds, unless you look at my own dog.
Ashton is a dying city of 30,000 in southeast Kansas. Once fueled by a strong economy, the homeless, wretched, and addicted fill the streets. Now murder occurs with an alarming frequency as the police investigate a series of arsons caused by the homeless. The homeless sense something is coming, an unending evil, and they must cleanse it with fire.
Editor: Please tell us about any future projects you are planning.
Brian: I am working on a dark fantasy novel. “The Story of Aristid” focuses on a half demon child brought up by the church as their ultimate weapon. I love anti-hero stories.
Editor reply: Awesome
Editor: Are you currently running any contests? What are they? Not yet.
Brian: Although pay attention on facebook http://tinyurl.com/3ff3ct8 and my website www.fatherthunder.blogspot.com. Become one of my faceless ones.
Editor: How many books have you written?
Brian: This is my second. The first, a young adult novel is about a feral child raised in the wilds of Minnesota by Sasquatch, may be revisited and rewritten soon.
Editor: We have a special place for unpublished writers in our hearts, here at Hellfire Publishing. So what advice would you give to an unpublished writer?
Brian: Keep trying, never give up. Writing to publishing takes a lot of time, heart, passion, and focus. I think of all the changes in my life that have occurred since I wrote the novel and it’s mind boggling. Without support of friends and family, who knows if it would have made it.
Editor reply: Thank you people laugh when I say that. Writers do need a support system anybody that follows their dreams dies. Well said.
Editor: Are you only with Hellfire Publishing or do write for other publisher’s as well?
Brian: Since this is my only current novel I’m only with Hellfire.
Editor: Can you share your blurb with us?
A man who thinks he’s losing his soul meets a man who has.
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