Interview with Jerriann Law

What's the story behind your latest book?
Eyes of the Owl, a Jack Bane Supernatural Mystery is the first in a series I'm writing with my partner JD Couch. This should be available in the next few weeks. It is about a young man, Jack Bane who returns home after a bad day at work to find the apparitions of three missing girls in his living room. They give him a sign on how to locate their bodies and he calls his uncle Robert Crain who is the town's sheriff.
Jack's mother was also psychic and had worked for the police, but Jack didn't know this, since both his parents had perished in a car wreck when he was four. Also, he has a twin brother, Carl, whose life has been far different than Jack's, for he has been under the influence of the town's serial killer, and raised as his apprentice. Carl is also possessed by a demon owl who controls him and he has fought to be freed from this possession for many years
As the days pass by, other people go missing, and it is up to Jack's newly developed abilities, and the determination of Sheriff Crain and others on the Investigative team, Lt. Kyle Deerheart and his wife, Malinda Davis Deerheart, Detective Wayne Harrington, and two FBI agents, Jake Baxter and Madilyn Stover to solve the disturbing murders plaguing the town of Gilkey, NC.

Sightings include an ominous Owl-man who leaves behind owl feathers as his calling card. Among the victims are the three girls, and twin boys, thus the killer is dubbed the Sibling Killer by the local news stations. Later, a man and his son are abducted, too; the boy also one of twins.
But another killer has been operating in the area for many years, a killer whose taste runs in young women. Are the crimes related, and if so, how?
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I was born in South central Kentucky, but at an early age, my family moved quite a bit because my father worked as a lineman. When I was seven, we moved first to Missouri and then to Louisiana; and I love New Orleans, to this day. We later moved back to Kentucky, to several small towns, and even to Indianapolis, which I couldn't help but compare to New Orleans and how strikingly different they were. Later, we returned to Kentucky, took a jaunt into Tennessee and then back to Kentucky to stay. All of this by my seventh grade.
And it was during the summer, between the seventh and eighth grade that my reading became voracious. I read pretty much everything I could get my hands on; every genre there was came into my hands and I devoured them with more gusto than any sweets. Reading was a pleasant past-time and my favorite thing to do. I also began writing poetry and short stories about this time, for myself, not as a school project.
Being a southern girl, I feel most comfortable writing about the south, and so most of my writing is set in the south.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
My greatest joy when writing is my sense of accomplishment and the thrill I receive when I create something that didn't previously exist and to see it written down for others to read is worth it all to me. When readers tell me how a story touched them or in other ways influenced them, that let's me know I'm doing what I love to do, and there is no greater joy than this.
Who are your favorite authors?
I have a lot of favorite authors. But I'll name a few and I'm not saying these are in order either: men authors:. Dean Koontz, Stephen King, Robert E. Howard and HP Lovecraft. Women authors would be Lilian Jackson Braun, Agatha Christie, Shirley Jackson, Dodie Smith, and Harper Lee.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Knowing that i have work ahead of me, and the desire to push it closer to being finished is always a driving force for me.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I'm an artist and I enjoy designing the book covers for the books my partner JD Couch and I have written. I also work on social networking and trying to build a fan base; I blog, and have pages for our books on Facebook, too.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I have joined several email book clubs like BOOKBUB, and OHFB, Freebooksy and ReadCheaply; another good source is Frugal Freebies. I also check Amazon, Smashwords and Barnes and Nobles from time to time. I find many good free book offers from these sources; sometimes Twitter authors will clue me about a free book, or on Facebook, too.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, it was only a few words and I was around seven or eight, and it was an assignment for school; the subject was a cat with an unusual shade of fur: purple and how this cat got along with its family and others she met. The Violet Cat was its title.
Published 2015-06-03.
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Books by This Author

The Gemini Factor
Series: The Gemini Factor. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,040. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead
Mark Jensen's parents were murdered by vampires and his sister kidnapped. Count Vostro Greene attacked Denny Delmarcus and turned him into a vengeful vampire. Nine years later, his wife and son are murdered. He goes after Felicity Blue, a vampire who may be his twin. He and an elite team assembled by Det. Mel Stockard join in the fight to save Duncan's Creek from an original Polymorphic Vampire.
Dark Soul Haunts
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 61,990. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
Dark Soul Haunts is a collection of stories by two authors L. M. Couch and Jerriann Law. They are horror stories, and not for children.
Unforgettable Yesterdays: A Collection of Historic Poems, Lyrics, Chants and Essays
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 74,180. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Nonfiction » Music » Country
A collection of historic themed poetry, chants, essays and lyrics
The Theodore's Great Adventure
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,380. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
The Theodore's, a family of squirrels, live in Tanners Woods in North Carolina. When Shady Theodore is called in to represent the forest Squirrels at the Animal Counsel meeting, Riley Reddington Fox makes his move on the family. He enlists Wally Owl to take Reba and Brandy to visit an ailing Granny Squirrel. Bridge, Brent, Brady, Shady and Star Fox must stop him. Who will help them succeed?
Just Believe: Poems and Stories of the Supernatural
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,140. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Anthologies » Poetry - multi-author
Just Believe is a collection of poems and stories featuring unusual themes, having that sense that one should just believe and not ever give up on hope, or on the belief that much is out there that goes beyond common thought or reasoning, and isn't always easily explained.
Mystery of the Delton House, A Talbot McNear Novel
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,470. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Talbot McNear investigates the 50 year old mystery of the double disappearances of Reba and Bradley Delton at their farm which is known to be haunted to those living in Sharps Landing, North Carolina. What happened all those years ago, and what does a 500 year old ghost of Conquistador Joachim have to do with the Delton missing persons case as well as others that went missing in the area?
Buster and Rabun Save Christmas
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 27,750. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays & Celebrations / Christmas & Advent, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
“Buster and Rabun Save Christmas” is the story of how two friends saved Christmas by rescuing Santa Claus from a terrible fate he’d never recover from. This is a larger, revised edition also with illustrations.
Red Slippers
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,680. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Paranormal, Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories
This prize-winning story of 2001's Writer's Digest Writing Competition centers around a pair of slippers left sitting on a stoop. As the day progresses, three people from different walks of life are drawn to them, each telling a different story. What is the attraction behind this mysterious pair of shoes?
Ignatius Ignoramus, The Ill-Fated
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,920. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Teacher Ignatius has a secret desire and fire doesn't worry him; he believes he can outlive others by standing in the sun; he tells Tommy Tingles, Suzie Slurpkupp and other classmates. School's out for Christmas;Tommy invites him on an adventure stretching over the wildest boundaries; it's a race against time to save the planet. Ignatius's curiosity may be his downfall in this changing end time.
Light of Day
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 48,930. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual, Fiction » Anthologies » Poetry - multi-author
This is the 2nd Ed. of this collection of poems and lyrics which demonstrate what we feel about incidents in every day life; many refer to 'the Light of Day' giving illustration about this awesome event, but it is more than that; it's hope, seeking God and good, while retaining a light hearted-ness and continuation of what is best in life. There are 4 new poems added, too.
Shattered Dreams, Broken Promises
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,160. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2012 by Jerriann Law. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Poetry - multi-author, Fiction » Inspirational
Poems, Chants and short stories, many with a Native American theme and a concern for injustices in nature and the world, mostly done by man's carelessness. Windhawk and Snowhawk chant their concerns, hoping to enlighten and bring others around to wanting to do things to save the beautiful world we live in for future generations. We can't do much alone, but united wonderful things can be achieved.
Littlemoon and the Spirit Animals
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,410. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Visionary & Metaphysical, Fiction » Inspirational
Joe Littlemoon hikes along side a creek where he meets four animals; each one is caught in a trap made by man's careless ways. He helps each one, and is concerned by the signs of pollution and the imbalance of nature verses humanity. Before he returns home, the Spirit Animals show him a future that is all too bleak; is there hope?
Dead Man's Fingers
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,560. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Jackson Moonset wanders into a back yard and finds his dream car, an Ashtar Dom, sitting in weeds. He buys it, along with the house, and has the flyer-car repaired. It has a deadly secret that endangers him, his girlfriend, Hyacinth,and the world. What is a dead man's fingers doing in the glove compartment? What does Mr. Bracq want the vial for? Will Jackson win out in time to save everyone?