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Thursday, September 13, 2012

The Hand of God

Blog Spotlight: The Hand of God

Coming out in spring of 2013, The Hand of God is by author Tony Acree.

What's it all about?

It was 6 p.m. when the Devil walked into my office and had a seat.

Bounty hunter Victor McCain always wondered how his brother, MIkey, went from down-n-out loser to one of Louisville's richest men. Now he knew: his brother sold his soul to the Devil. And in twenty-four hours, MIkey would die and spend eternity in Hell unless Victor agreed to hunt down a thief, a woman as deadly as she is beautiful. On a journey of murder and betrayal, Victor must now put his own soul at risk to save his only brother, battle a dark underground organization with the goal of nothing less than global war between Christian and Muslims, and fight creatures from man's darkest nightmares. Then there's the Hand of God, God's own bounty hunter. During a final confrontation, will he be friend or enemy? Only Heaven knows

1. The Writing Question: Do you tend to plan your stories before you write them, or do you write and just see what you discover in the process?

When I came up with the idea and plot for The Hand of God, I had it all tucked in an attic in my brain. I know where I want the story to go, just not always how to get there. That's the part of writing which I enjoy the most: the discovery. There are many times I have no idea what's coming next until I start typing.

2.The Horror Question: Some writers claim that writing dark stories is easier than writing light ones. True or false for you, and why?

No doubt true in my case. I love to both read and write books with conflict and drama. I enjoy authors who take their characters to great depths and show us how they respond and overcome the obstacles thrown in their paths. The more tension the better. And let's face it. There is a lot more drama in the darkness under the stairs than in the sunshine on the hill.

3.The Oddball Question: If you could be friends with one fictional character, who would it be and what kind of venue would you meet at?

I have been a fan of Sherlock Holmes since I was a wee-little-lad.  To be able to follow around Holmes and Watson, to see how he figures things out, would be fantastic. And, to be quite honest, to see what he is like when letting down his hair (or houndstooth cap, as the case may be). And there is no doubt the venue would be a murder scene. Followed by a spot of tea at 221 Baker Street.

1 comment:

  1. James, Thanks for letting me stop by for a visit! I'm really looking forward to reading your book The Wall Outside. I read my twins the pixie poem on your blog and they loved it.