Jeff Strand has kindly agreed to guest post here about his work, and share his inspiration for becoming a writer in honor of his upcoming release, A Bad Day For Voodoo.
About The Author:
The desire to be a writer has been with me for literally as far back as I can remember. When I believed in Santa Claus, I wanted to be a writer. When I would scream and scream while my mom washed my hair in the sink, I wanted to be a writer. When I ate so much red licorice that I got sick to my stomach...actually, that was this morning, but the point is, if there was some instigating event that led to my career choice, like the Bogeyman saying "Become a writer or I'll eat ya!" it happened before I can remember.
And there was no one book or author that made me think "Wow, I want to do that!" I had my favorites, of course, but I wasn't a very discriminating reader as a kid. Pretty much anything could get me completely enraptured, wishing it would never end, and flipping immediately from the last page back to the first to read it all over again. (The breadth of my reading before high school was somewhat limited because of my tendency to read books like Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing over and over and over and over and over again.)
I've also always wanted to be a professional writer. It was never "I should just do this in my spare time for fun to entertain my friends." Even when I wrote stories that starred my friends, I secretly believed that these would go on to great mainstream success. I always knew that my work would be published, and I always knew that I'd be making huge amounts of money at it very quickly.
Of course, the road to professional publication took...ummm, slightly longer than anticipated, and I missed the title of "Freakishly Young Published Author" by several years. Also, the wheelbarrows of cash were perhaps not as overflowing as I had envisioned. But it's something I've wanted to do my whole life, and I'm doin' it, and I'm happy!
A Bad Day For Voodoo:
Book Name: A Bad Day for Voodoo
Author: Jeff Strand
Release date: June 5, 2012
In this hilariously bloody comedy, sixteen-year-old Tyler has never had a meaner teacher than Mr. Click. So when Mr. Click falsely accuses him of cheating on a test, Tyler lets his best friend Adam convince him that a bit of revenge is in order, using a voodoo doll.
Of course, Tyler doesn't believe in voodoo. He's just humoring his friend. But after he jabs the doll with a pin during class, he becomes an immediate believer. Not only does the doll work, it's more powerful than he could have ever imagined, and now Tyler has a dead history teacher.
Then, due to circumstances a bit too convoluted to get into here (but trust us, they're extremely entertaining), Tyler ends up with a voodoo doll of himself. Which gets stolen. And now Tyler, his girlfriend Kelley, and Adam must race across the city to get the doll back...before Tyler shares Mr. Click's gruesome fate!
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Happy reading until next time!