Every Wednesday, I ask a writer the same five easy questions. In an effort to support and promote fellow wordsmiths, I feature authors who write a variety of genres, from sweet inspirational to mainstream thrillers. The writers themselves may be aspiring, published, or best-selling--all have made an impact on my life.
Thank you for joining me in welcoming… P.W. Creighton!!
Let's get to it!
1. Beverage of Choice?
When I'm not up to three in the morning or suffering withdrawal from still having our local Dunkin closed I prefer to keep the caffeine levels up with a Mt. Dew Whiteout. There's just something about a high dose of caffeine and grapefruit/citrus.
2. Any Pets?
Three fat contented house cats. Camus Hubert, a 20lb lazy tiger; Tristan Marie, Camus' slim little silver/grey sister (Also the alpha); and Issie Niamh their other sister, a polydactyl black tortoise shell long-hair. Yes she was named after the Japanese sea monster.
3. Dream Vacation?
Trip to Europe. Riding along the coast of Ireland, exploring Scottish castles, the Tower of London, Liverpool (for the Beatles), sailing on the English Channel, walking along the Seine River in Paris and of course driving on the Nürburgring in Germany.
4. What are you listening to now?
I usually alternate between stations on Slacker Radio. Depending on the scene it can vary between 80's pop/New Wave or darker mood music like Poet's of the Fall, Porcupine Tree, Poe, Nick Cave or it could be club music to the likes of Daft Punk, Kevin Rudolph, Kylie or Paul Oakenfold. Really depends on the scene and mood and my music switches with it.
5. What's for Dinner?
Tonight the plan is for tropical chicken. Grilled chicken in tropical fruit over rice with a few spices. Sounds a lot more elaborate and complex than it is to make.
Phillip, your cats' names crack me up! They sound adorable and quite the characters. And, I'm completely with you on caffeine via Mountain Dew. You've got me intrigued about your music choices--several are new to me, and I will be checking them out. Tropical chicken has a nice, summer ring to it!
Thank you for being my guest today! And I must say your biography fascinates me. Sounds adventurous!
Three years after everyone important to Connor Maitland was murdered by a fanatical cult he is still attempting to put his life back together. Accompanied by his ex-girlfriend and business partner, Alison Herne, he is making a living as a jack-of-all-trades running a security company, sailing charters, and even photographing weddings out of Dolliber Cove, Massachusetts. Connor’s world is finally coming back together until they find one of Alison’s ghost hunter friends murdered.
When a childhood love he thought was dead, appears on his doorstep during their investigation, Connor is forced to confront memories he convinced himself were the delusions of a man deep into grief. They are being stalked by a mysterious man who appears to know far too many of their secrets, as well as Connor’s. After Alison is almost killed confronting her occult past, it is impossible for Connor to deny the connection between the cases. Someone is attempting to end Connor’s life and the lives of all those who surround him.
The crazed rantings of the murderous cult may be the key to his survival.
Originally from California, I moved frequently, living in many places including Vermont, Tennessee and currently New York where I took my interest in adventure to college earning a Bachelors in Folklore Anthropology, Archaeology and Art Studio. Between rock climbing, sailing and paranormal investigations, I was able to produce content for a wide array of media outlets including regional publications, Fox News and PBS TV.
After having my work displayed as gallery exhibits and in many regional books, I returned to college for an MSed as a Communications Specialist in Media Production. Now, I write bi-monthly articles for Town Square Media in Central New York while working as a marketing specialist for Site-Seeker Inc and writing a series of novels.
For more information about P.W. Creighton, check out his blog, Writing Files, friend him on Facebook, and follow him on Twitter!
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