Virtual Tour Author: Bob Freeman Featured Book: Shadows Over Somerset
About Bob Freeman: Bob Freeman doesn’t just write and draw occult detectives, he’s also a card carrying paranormal adventurer who founded Nightstalkers of Indiana in 1983. A lifelong student of witchcraft, magic, and religion, Bob’s studies are reflected in his art, both as an author and illustrator. Bob lives in rural Indiana with his wife Kim and son Connor. He can be found online at occultdetective.com
Michael Somers is brought to Cairnwood, an isolated manor in rural Indiana, to sit at the deathbed of a grandfather he never knew existed. He soon finds himself drawn into a strange and esoteric world filled with werewolves, vampires, witches… and a family curse that dates back to fourteenth century Scotland. In the sleepy little town of Somerset, an ancient evil awakens, hungering for blood and vengeance… and if Michael is to survive he must face his inner demons and embrace his family’s dark past. Shadows Over Somerset is the first Cairnwood Manor Novel.
To Kill the King
by Bob Freeman
by Bob Freeman
Writing isn’t easy. I don’t think anyone has ever said it was. Sure, the mechanics are simple enough. You sit down and type words onto the computer screen. Hell, I’m doing that right now. So what is the difference between some hack tapdancing on a keyboard and an honest to god writer? It all boils down to one simple word…
Most of us, starting out, don’t have much of one. Oh, we think we do, but what comes out when we sit down to ply our trade is not us spilling our imaginings onto the page, but us misappropriating someone else’s imagination and calling it our own.
The secret, I think, to becoming a writer to be reckoned with is writing all of those stories out of our system. Once all of that is cleared from our cranial vault then we can sit down and write from that dark and secret place that is all our own.
Some of us never get there. We hack our way through stories born from our literary heroes’ imaginations. A bit of King, a pinch of Straub, a dash of Koontz, and a sprinkle here and there from the big and small screen. You get the idea. Hell, chances are you’re reading a novel right now that was born more from someone else’s nightmares than the author’s own.
You want to become a real writer? Possibly a great one? Then kill your heroes. Burn them out of your internal fantasies. What rises from those ashes will be all you. Then maybe some wannabe scribe can sit in the dark, in front of their laptop, pounding away at the keys, regurgitating your imagination instead of their own.
It’s the circle of life. The writer’s life, that is…
Author Links: Website: www.occultdetective.com
Amazon Links for Shadows Over Somerset: Kindle Version: http://www.amazon.com/Shadows-Over-Somerset-Cairnwood-Manor-ebook/dp/B00L9UYHKE
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