Today’s author interview is with horror writer J. P. Willie, author of Blood In The Woods.
For Jody, growing up in the late eighties and early nineties in the small Louisiana town of Hammond with his best friend Jack was filled with wonderful childhood memories.
Time spent playing in the woods, shooting pellet guns, blowing up mailboxes, fighting at school and upon the dawning of interest in the fairer sex, their carefree lives typical of children with few responsibilities and no worries beyond the next pop-quiz or getting to second base.
As they grow older together and experience the joys and pains of life, love, family and friendship, they uncover a grim secret that their home town has kept, and through little more than an innocent, idle curiosity, Jody and Jack stumble upon something horrific in the woods and their lives quickly take a most sinister and dangerous turn as they find themselves hunted by an unspeakable evil…
J.P. Willie was born in Covington, Louisiana to parents Gayla and Joseph Willie on October 30th, 1981. He graduated from Tara High School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and joined the United States Army on October 20, 2000.
While serving in the Army, his duty stations include: Fort Bragg (North Carolina), Caserma Ederle (Italy), Mannheim (Germany), Fort Benning (Georgia), Schofield Barracks (Hawaii) and Fort Polk (Louisiana). He served two combat tours in Afghanistan with the 82nd Airborne Division and the 173rd Airborne Brigade. He will retire from the Military in October of 2020.
J.P. Willie began is writing career in March of 2008 and his first novel, Blood In The Woods, was published by Fear Front Publishing on December 26, 2016. He departed Fear Front Publishing on March 1, 2017 for personal reasons and quickly self-published the novel on April 5, 2017 due to high demand. He recently signed with HellBound Books and the new edition of Blood In The Woods available is receiving great reviews. The story is inspired by true events that occurred during his childhood and it’s terrifying readers across the globe. His first short story, Welcome Home Rougarou, reached #5 for short reads on Amazon.com, and the small success of that story helped turned it into a short film. Welcome Home Rougarou finished filming in December of 2017 in French Settlement, Louisiana, and will be headed for film festivals across the country. He wrote the screenplay with direction from his mentor, Shawn Anthony, CEO of Harvest Moon Motion Pictures & Television. J.P. Willie assembled the talented cast and crew for the film and served as the producer and assistant director.
J.P. enjoys writing Horror, Psychological Thrillers, Supernatural Fiction and Dark Fiction. He is working on his first novella, Hot Summer Savior, which will be looking for a literary home in 2018.
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