Genre: Speculative, Supernatural, Horror, Erotica
Date of Publication: 02/14/2014
Number of pages: 187
Word Count: 47000
Cover Artist: NomaBlack
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What southern-grown, rock star Rick Chamberland doesn’t know about his family’s dark past comes to light when he returns home to Louisiana at the request of his mother. Rick has spent the last fifteen years of his life dedicated to music, touring the world, completely oblivious to the secrets coded in his legacy.
Meanwhile, Song Peters, a dutiful daughter taking care of a dying mother, dreams of the day she can break free of small town life and pursue her one true passion, singing. Rick meets Song and instantly sparks ignite.
They make beautiful music together and soon find that they share similar upbringings. Rick comes to learn that their families are supernaturally intertwined and that the one denominator (a demon by the name Nova) connected to both families threatens to destroy them all if they do not obey.
Book Trailer: http://youtu.be/3GNhCI_vMyE
Did you always wanted to be a writer? If not what did you want to be?
I wanted to be a poet before being a writer of books. And before wanting either of those, I wanted to be an artist. I just didn’t know what type of artist.
When did you first consider yourself a “writer”?
When I won an award for my poetry, when my poetry was published for the first time and finally when I took a creative non-fiction writing course. That course opened my mind to what writing can be.
How long did it take to get your first book published?
With my first book it was a simple process. I wrote under a different pseudonym. I think for me and the publisher it was our “first times”.
Do you do another job except for writing and can you tell us more about it?
Yes I was a professional student for many years and worked part-time in retail. Now I work full-time in an academic setting.
What is the name of your latest book, and if you had to summarize it in less than 20 words what would you say?
The name of my latest novel is called Freakquency. If you are a fan of urban legends and myth and are not afraid of a little of the grotesque then you will love this book. It has romance elements but borders on a lustful tale more than a romantic one. It introduces some interesting characters—characters who you will want to be explained in the next novel by Caddell Brown, Talisman, Spring 2015.
Who is your publisher? Or do you self-publish?
My publisher is NomaBlack Publishing and can be found online at NomaBlack.com
What can we expect from you in the future? ie More books of the same genre? Books of a different genre?
Definitely more books in the same genre. My next work will be a follow-up to Freakquency.
What genre would you place your books into?
Contemporary suspense, thriller with a bit of adventure and conspiracy. I’m fascinated with clandestine organizations, espionage and those who live in the shadows. Also I like a bit of romance in these type settings.
What made you decide to write that genre of book?
I love reading about secret organizations, conspiracies and history. I also love a good romance and am fascinated with horror and the supernatural, all of which is found in Freakquency.
How long have you been writing?, and who or what inspired you to write?
My creative non-fiction writing teacher, modern American literature, Shakespeare and Roger Ebert all inspired me to write. I’ve been writing since junior high school: first poetry and then prose.
Do you read all the reviews of your book/books?
I seldom read reviews.
Do you choose a title first, or write the book then choose the title?
I choose a title first and follow-through with the writing.
How do you come up with characters names and place names in your books?
I wanted basic names for the protagonist and subsequent characters but unique names for the supernatural characters and associations.
Are character names and place names decided after their creation? Or do you pick a character/place name and then invent them?
The creation of characters first occurs in my head, in my thoughts. I visualize first then I name them after.
Do you decide on character traits (ie shy, quiet, tomboy girl) before writing the whole book or as you go along?
Broad traits are decided, yes, but specific traits emerge as I write.
Are there any hidden messages or morals contained in your books? (Morals as in like Aesops Fables type of "The moral of this story is...")
Absolutely none whatsoever.
Which format of book do you prefer, eBook, hardback, or paperback?
I prefer paperback. They’re easier to hold while taking a hot bath.
What is your favorite book and Why? Have you read it more than once?
Hyperion by Dan Simmons and I have read it at least ten times. I love it in that it is a science fiction novel with elements of the supernatural, mythology, folklore, time travel, etc. It is an epic saga, the first of four books otherwise known as The Hyperion Cantos.
Do you think books transfer to movies well? Which is you favorite/worst book to movie transfer?
Only some books transfer to screen well. The Deep End comes to mind. It was originally a novel written by Elisabeth Sanxay Holding, but translated to film by Scott McGhee and David Siegel. It was a beautiful, haunting, dramatic tale. It bettered the novel in that sense. Other films adapted from print have failed miserably in my opinion. The Queen of the Damned should have been a mini-series and not a feature-length film. There was too much story that was left out in the film.
Caddell Brown, born and raised in East Texas, authors a range of speculative fiction. Among her early influences are artist Rene Magritte, film director Andrei Tarkovsky and author Dan Simmons.