About the Book
When 5-year-old Adam witnessed the horrific murder of his father, his innocence was shattered. The only way he learned to deal with his anger was by secretly mutilating small farm animals. However, in the small, rural town of Cliftonville, secrets don’t stay buried for very long… and while rumours die hard, town folks are more likely to pin the massacres to the infamous Chupacabras… because, who would ever suspect clever little Adam?
About the Author
Award-winning filmmaker Gerard A. Mendez invites you to be a part of this psychological thriller that promises a dark journey entangled in North American culture and Mexican folklore, and that will lure the reader into an unpredictable reveal.
Qn 1: Can you tell us more about your book What is it about?
The book is about the morbid habits of a child named Adam and a young doctor named Dr. Sotelo who moves from NYC to a small backward town in West America. Soon after, the good doctor begins to be tormented by what seems to be a dark entity… If he can only convince young deputy Maree Kelly, that he’s not losing his mind, they may still be able to save the town from an unsuspected serial killer.
Qn 2: Who do you think would be interested in this book, is it directed at any particular market?
For readers who love supernatural horror, suspense, and/or psychological thriller novels looking to get a hook within the first few pages, and an unpredictable ending.
Qn 3: Out of all the books in the world, and all the authors, which are your favourite and why?
Some of my all-time favorite books are Fever Dream by George R. R. Martin, Sunglasses After Dark by Nancy Collins, and the entire Vampire Chronicles collection, Including Lasher, and The Witching Hour by Anne Rice,
Qn 4: What guidance would you offer to someone new, or trying to enhance their writing?
For new writers, I’d recommend finding a mentor to guide them every step in their first book. I had the privilege to be mentored by novel writer Hector Valle.
Qn 5: Where can our readers find out more about you, do you have a website, or a way to be contacted?
I’m also a screenwriter and filmmaker. You can check my website at www.gerardmfilmmaker.com or follow me on Instagram @gerard_m_filmmaker.