Ancient Enemy – it’s been asleep for centuries and now it’s awake. It wants things … you have to give it what it wants.
Seven hundred years ago the Anasazi people built massive cities in what is now the Southwestern United States … and then they vanished.
Stella, an archaeologist specializing in Anasazi culture, and David, a mysterious Navajo boy, are on the run from something terrifying. As they flee up into the snowy mountains of Colorado, they are carjacked by criminals escaping from a botched bank robbery. Caught in a blizzard with Stella’s vehicle overheating, they must take refuge in what they believe is an abandoned cabin. It’s at this cabin that they will face horrors beyond their imagination.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I’ve always been intrigued by the mass disappearances throughout history, especially the Anasazi. The Anasazi were the most sophisticated and advanced people of their time in that area of North America; they built entire cities and some of the cities were even carved right into the sides of mountains (you may have seen these famous dwellings before). But they built these cities, especially the ones in the sides of mountains, to be highly defensible. Many archaeologists have always wondered what these people were so afraid of. And then they walked away from the cities and seemingly vanished. I always wondered where they went or what might have gotten them – and that’s where the idea of Ancient Enemy came from.
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
Stella was there first – I always knew she would be the main character for this story. I did some quick, one-page bios in the beginning, but Stella and the other characters came more and more to life as I wrote draft after draft of the book.
I’ve been writing since the second grade when my teacher called my parents in for a conference because the ghost story I’d written had her a little concerned. By the time I was fourteen years old I was reading every Stephen King book I could find in the public library. I was hooked – I knew I had to be a writer.
Since then I’ve had several stories published and four screenplays optioned by producers in Hollywood. I’ve written four novels and a collection of short stories (Ancient Enemy, Descendants of Magic, The Summoning, Night Terrors, Ghost Town: a novella, and A Dark Collection: 12 Scary Stories) all of which are available on Amazon/Kindle. I’m a member of the Horror Writers Association.
I grew up in Daytona Beach, Florida, and then after many travels and adventures, I settled down in Tampa, Florida with my wonderful wife and son, and a stray cat we adopted. I’m busy working on my next novels.
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