The Legend of the Pumpkin Thief by Charles Day
Publication Date: October 18, 2016
Publisher: Tantrum Books
As the townsfolk sleep, something creeps into the neighborhood. Hidden in shadows, its presence is as old as time itself, its intent not born of goodness.
Nick, a teenager who fancies himself a detective, wakes to find his carved masterpiece missing. Now a mystery is afoot, and Nick has his first assignment, to find out who or what is snatching up the town’s pumpkins and why.
Unfortunately, as with all great detectives, obstacles stand in Nick’s way—the neighborhood bully and his cronies, and the strange old lady and her dog who share the run-down house at the end of Nick’s block. As Nick investigates, an urban legend unravels . . . .
The Legend of The Pumpkin Thief.
Nick fears the legend as he embarks on the most dangerous adventure of his young life. Collecting clues, getting ever closer to the true nature of evil, he learns that curiosity comes with a high price.
Hello and thank you for little me interview you today.
Was writing your first love?
It started when I was around 11 years old. I remember writing fiction stories, and stories to play with my friends in my backyard.
Where do you like to write?
I like to write either in the library or at home in my office.
Is writing everything you though it would be?
Oh no. The writing is fun. It’s the editing. SOOOO much.
Who is/was your favourite character to write about?
The evil pumpkin thief.
How do you form your story ideas?
My last few novels were first written on index cards with ideas, then an outline was made before I started to write my story. Although, it never seems to follow the way I originally tried to organize it. My characters always seem to send me off in different directions.
Do you keep notes during the day, in case something inspires you or, if you had a lively conversation and thought Hey that would be great in a book?
No, I just get inspired by movies and books I enjoy and then when I get ready to write, I try and see how I can sin my own version into an existing story I’m writing, or one I’m looking to do in the near future.
What was the last book you read, did it live up to your expectations?
My last book was the Danielle Paige’s Dorothy Must Die series. It was great.
Do you like warm or cold day?
Cold days. But not freezing days.
Tea, coffee, or rum? (or preferred drink, I’m a wine person myself but I do love a good latté)
Halloween is coming up, do you like scary stories?
I love and write scary stories, so YES!!!
Do you write in one sitting or in bursts?
Bursts sometimes, but mostly when I sit down to write I try to get at least a few thousand words down.
Thanks again >.<
Giveaway Information: Contest ends November 4, 2016
- One (1) winner will receive a scrabble tile book cover charm (US ONLY)
- Five (5) winners will receive a digital copy of The Legend of the Pumpkin Thief by Charles Day (INT)
Charles Day is the Horror Writer Association’s Mentor Program Chairperson, Co-Chair for the NY/LI Chapter, and a member of the HWA Library committee. He is also a member of the New England Horror Writers Association, the American Library Association, and the Young Adult Library Services Association.He is also the Bram Stoker Award® nominated author of the YA novel, THE LEGEND OF THE PUMPKIN THIEF. He’s also published his first adult novel DEEP WITHIN and the first book in his Adventures of Kyle McGerrt trilogy, a YA western heroic fantasy, THE HUNT FOR THE GHOULISH BARTENDER, and his first coauthored novel with Mark Taylor, REDEMPTION
His forthcoming publications and projects in development for 2014 include a comic book series
based on the ADVENTURES OF KYLE McGERRT trilogy, his first middle grade series, THE
UNDERDWELLERS, and his third YA novel, IMMORTAL FAMILY.
On the publishing business side of things, Charles is the owner of Day Media and Publishing in New York, which houses the successful imprints, Evil Jester Press, Evil Jester Comics, and Hidden Thoughts Press (mental wellness collections,)
He’s also an artist and illustrator, who is passionate about creating the many characters he’s brought to life in his published, or soon to be published works. You can find out more about his upcoming writing projects, check out his illustrations and art, or find out what he’s cooking up next with that evil dudeinthebox, the evil Jester, by visiting his Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/charles.day.92