Working many years in the communications and advertising departments of several corporations as an art director and illustrator aroused in me an avid interest in the relationship between words and images. So, I began to explore the craft of writing fiction. I live in Dubuque, Iowa with my wife, Bonnie and am devoting my time to the creative arts.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I can't really remember the first story I ever read, but I do remember being an avid reader (still am) that explored one adventure after another with each adventure giving me some insight into life that I might not have had before the story.
What is your writing process?
The process is straightforward. I start with an idea which evolved as a result of an incident real or imagined. I then think of the idea in terms of whether its story and action would lend itself to a narrative fiction approach. If that works, I begin a chain of events outline and toy with the outline until I have a reasonable narrative path which leads to a satisfying conclusion. That done, I write until the story is told. Usually working my way through 4 or 5 revisions before I am satisfied with the work. Once complete...I hope the story will be read because I always believe the story was worth telling and worth sharing.
Halloween weekend 1958 was a time when Richie Nolan and his friends would experience good friendships, odd adventures, and a lingering ghost story. But, they also would face incredible horror. In a terrifying chain of events, the boys must face unexpected and unspeakable, vicious malevolence. Will the boys triumph in the face of this unbelievable terror. Only Richie holds the answer.