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Author Interview: Janice Tremayne
1. How did you choose your genre? What made you write this book?
I have always been a fan of horror since I was a child, so it came naturally to me. I wrote this book because I am exploring the conflict between good and evil, we face every day. In a spiritual sense, I am also exploring the afterlife.
2. Writers write what they know, and must observe the world. Are you a firstborn, middle, or last child, and how does this shape your view of the world? I do not believe I could have written this book in my earlier years of life. You require life experience and the ability to conceptualize the storyline so it’s meaning to the reader. I am the firstborn in my family, and with that came the responsibility of being the oldest child. It meant I had to learn fast and think quickly in certain situations.
3. Where is your favourite place to write? To be a good storyteller, you need the right environment to tap into your creative thought. My perfect place is the beach in a sunny and warm location—Fiji, the Australian Gold Coast, or even Boracay in the Philippines. My second favourite place is the local café next to the lake. Again, there is this theme of water and relaxation, peace and enjoyment of the environment.
4. How do you feel about killing your darlings, and what do you do with the remains? My characters become my friends, and that’s how I get to know them. I don’t kill off the protagonist in the books I write. However, I feel the sadness with the murders that take place at the hands of the demon. I don’t discuss the disposal of the bodies either. There are some places in death I don’t like to visit in my books, and that is probably one of them.
5. Inquiring minds want to know…tell readers something about you that no one knows. I saw a ghost as a child in a spooky old house we lived in. Children have imaginations, and I was around eight years old. It was real to me, and I screamed for my dad in the next room. I have never forgotten it.
6. You are stranded on a deserted island with only a backpack for company. What three items are in your survival pack?
a) A laptop with never-ending power supply
b) Food and water
c) A mobile phone
7. If you could have one superpower in your existence, what would it be? The ability to read people’s thoughts before they speak.
8. Favorite snack? Chocolate, I’m a sweet tooth and have tried to kick the habit!
9. Indy 500 – Do you know how to get where you’re going or do you drive the speed limit? I always want to get to places quickly. When I was younger, I was considered brash and always looking for new ideas. These days I have calmed down and prepared to be more patient, but I still get this urge to do things as quickly as possible. It may have to do with the notion that life is short and we should achieve whatever we can in our lives.
HAUNTING IN OLD TAILEM
by Janice Tremayne
GENRE: Supernatural suspense, horror
An Australian Ghost town. A resident demon and a local Shaman. A confrontation with evil awaits.
Clarisse realizes that running from evil is not a bad idea until you figure out you can’t hide. When some ghosts get tired of hanging around, they latch onto you. At the centre of the war on evil is a historic Church that carries dark secrets within its walls. After she meets with the local Shaman, Clarisse discovers secrets with evil consequences by digging too deep into the town’s past. When matters become complicated, she visits a circus of young performers on the outskirts of town triggering unexpected paranormal events and unleashing memories of a one-hundred-year curse. After being caught in the crossfire of a battle for evil supremacy, Clarisse confronts Little Charlie as he rallies the town’s ghosts into an impeccable evil stronghold.
Can the local Shaman and townsfolk rally in her quest to defeat the evil incarnate or will the town succumb to Little Charlie and his evil crew?
Haunting in Old Tailem is the third book of the Haunting Clarisse Series. If you like spine-tingling, chilling, creepy and spooky supernatural thrillers, then you will love this story by 2020 USA Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards Finalist in Supernatural Fiction, Janice Tremayne.
Pick up your copy today and follow Clarisse through her battles with evil!
As he got closer to the shrub, in the direction of the voice, a Raggedy Ann doll ducked its head out of the bush and bounced about, trying to get his attention. It looked like an old-style doll and something his grandparents would have played with as children. It had curly red hair, blue trousers, and a big, greedy smile.
A puppet show, he thought.
Archie wanted to touch the doll. It was so lifelike that it had him mesmerized, like a spell had been cast on him. He walked another foot to get a better look, more curious.
“Psst, psst … Want to play with me?” asked the Raggedy Ann. It was alive! Its mouth moved in a synchronized motion, but there was no ventriloquist behind it.
When Archie was at arm’s length from the doll, something grabbed his ankles and started to drag him. It pierced into his skin like long nails, penetrating and scratching. He screamed and kicked as panic set in, fighting back with all his might.
“Cecilia! Cecelia! Help me! Help me!” Archie yelled toward the other children where his sister looked on in horror. His waved his hands while being dragged facedown, scraping the soil and trying to grab onto anything he could.
With one hand on each ankle, the evil beneath the shrub latched onto him with painted black fingernails on white hands that looked dead as they continued to clutch onto him and pull him.
Archie managed to grab ahold of a log with both arms curled around it, holding as tightly as he could, like his life depended on it, which it did.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Janice Tremayne is an Amazon bestselling and award-winning ghost and supernatural writer. Janice is a finalist in the Readers’ Favorite 2020 International Book Awards in Fiction-Supernatural.
She is an emerging Australian author who lives with her family in Melbourne. Her recent publication, Haunting in Hartley, reached number one on the Amazon kindle ranking for Occult, Supernatural, and Ghosts and Haunted Houses categories, for hot new releases and bestsellers.
Janice is well-versed in her cultural superstitions and how they influence daily life and customs. She has developed a passion and style for writing ghost and supernatural novels for new adult readers.
The concept of writing the Haunting Clarisse series was spawned over a cup of coffee many years ago, and she has not looked back since. Her books contain heart-thumping, bone-chilling, and thought-provoking ghost and paranormal experiences that deliver a new twist to every tale.
Buy the series: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08HGPL2G5
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