I was born in France and raised in Maine. And my parents live in a house where Stephen King may have played as a kid. How's that for a strange pseudo-connection to the master of horror?
Now I live in Sweden with my wife and two sons and a growing collection of mountain bikes.
I'm doing something a little different right now. Or maybe not all that different, but it's a change. I'm giving away my novel, Pure Evil, for free. I hope you read it. I hope you get something out of it. Above all else, I hope that it entertains you.
I'm not one of the big-name writers. I'm starting as a nobody, just like everyone else getting into this game. So clean slate. Big playing field. If you want, tell me what you think of my stories. I tend to listen.
I'm working on my second book right now. It's a fictional account of a haunting that takes place in a real location in Maine. It's based on real feelings and observations. I'll even go so far as to say that any fiction has some grounding in reality. You can't write about the supernatural without having some belief that there are things beyond our understanding. And you can't write about the infiltration of evil into the lives of good, ordinary people without believing that the same things can happen in real life.
So art imitates life and vice-versa. And sometimes the imagination makes things bigger and badder than they are, but that's okay too. We're wired for story, as one writer put it with a book by the same name. I think it comes down to the fact that most of us are empathetic creatures by default. We like stepping into someone else's shoes, feeling what they feel. I'm not going to take it any further than that. You can draw your own conclusions.
Enjoy. And thanks for stopping by.
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by Jesse Bastide
Don't read this if you want to feel better. You'll be worse off when you're done than before you started. You might not even have the stomach for it. Go do some laundry instead. Or check Facebook.
by Jesse Bastide
It’s fast, it’s gory, and it’s a struggle to survive.
When zombies overrun the town of Calvert Falls in Southern Maine, a small band of survivors has to fight their way out. But it’s more than just teeth and cannibalistic appetites they have to worry about….
A zombie thriller novella that won’t let you go until it’s done with you.
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