Friday, January 7, 2022

Interview - A Cry in the Moon’s Light and Father Daniel’s Compendium of the Undead by Alan McGill

- What is your “day” job if you are not a full time author?

I do some work for non-profits helping folks with educational needs.

- If you wrote a book about your life what would the title be?

Must Love Dogs…and Cats

- What is the hardest thing about being an author?

The editing and marketing process. I can crank out stories all day long but polishing them and then marketing is time consuming that takes away from storytelling!

- What is the best thing about being an author?

Going into the world you’ve created. I love being in there. It’s like I have a front row seat to a show that I would sit and watch. 

- Have you ever been star-struck by meeting one of your favorite authors? If so who was it? 

Not a fellow author. In fact, I’ve never met a fellow author. Come to think of it, I’ve never met too many celebrities either. I did enjoy meeting “Chilly Billy” Cardilleonce and loved it. I also met Adam West. He was the sweetest guy. He signed my Batmobile, which is my favorite piece of memorabilia. 

- What book changed your life?

Can’t say any book ever changed my life. I just like to be entertained and there are many that provided a nice respite from the world. The Dark Tower series by King for example.

- What were some of your favorite books growing up?

I loved Cannery Row by Steinbeck. The Lone Ranger books were a favorite. I loved the Princess of Mars series by Burrows too. And anything about Bigfoot.

- What books are currently in your to-be-read pile?

My Fatale Futility by N.J.M.Hemfrey

The Gothic Adventures of Gertrude Grizzly by Shelly Schwartz

Paranormal Society by A.D. Wills

- Which do you prefer ebooks, print, or audiobooks?

Print mostly. I get the appeal of ebooks in that you can have so many, but there is just something about a beautifully put together print that you can’t get in an ebook. Audiobooks are okay, but I haven’t found too many that inspired me. It’s why I went the extra mile with sound effects, character voices and an original score in mine.

- If you could live inside the world of a book or series which world would it be and why?

I know it’s self-serving, but A Cry in the Moon’s Light. Castles, muskets, werewolves, witches and a whole host of other night creatures. That sounds terrifying and amazing.
If not mine, then the Dark Tower. It would be cool to fight alongside Roland. 

A Cry in the Moon’s Light
Book One
Alan McGill

Genre: Horror, Fantasy, Historical Fantasy
Publisher: Alan McGill
Date of Publication: Oct 30 2021
Number of pages: 217
Cover Artist: Emily’s World of Design

Book Description:

n a time of castles, muskets, and hideous creatures of the night, a beautiful woman travels across the treacherous Dark Forest to be by the side of her dying grandmother. With only a young carriage driver to protect her, she must use her wits and all of her courage to cross the wild country—and to evade the mysterious beast who stalks her.

What follows is a tale full of horror, mystery, and romance: gruesome murders at a village hidden deep in the forest, a castle that holds dark secrets, and a black wolf leading a deadly pack. Nothing is as it seems, and this journey has only just begun. The beautiful lady in the carriage will learn that only love can defeat evil, but is it love or danger that cries out to her in the deceitful light of the moon?

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Father Daniel’s Compendium of the Undead 
A Cry in the Moon’s Light
A Series Compendium
Alan McGill

Publisher: Alan McGill
Date of Publication: 10/31/2021
Number of pages: 182
Cover Artist: Emily’s World of Design

Book Description:

Father Daniel and his Right Hand of God Order are a secret society fighting hideous creatures of the night. For decades, they’ve gathered relics and created weapons at a place called the Forge, located in a silver mine deep below the abbey on Feldberg Mountain. The monks compiled this compendium at the abbey in hopes it may help you understand the story that is A Cry in the Moon’s Light.

This tome is Father Daniel’s attempt at dispelling myths, retelling legends, and digging deeper into the characters and places you love from the story. There are detailed descriptions, over seventy-five illustrations from various artists, and even spoilers where the past and future collide!

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About the Author:

Alan McGill is an American author who lives in an old farmhouse with a clowder of cats. Alan was close to his grandparents, who grew up during the Great Depression. They were married young and remained together until his grandmother's passing. His grandfather served in the Navy during WWII and was a gifted storyteller who wove humorous tales about tough events.

Alan grew up listening to these stories of right and wrong and watching fictional heroes--such as the Lone Ranger, Adam West's Batman and Captain America--stand up to bullies and protect those who count not protect themselves. This inspired him to always do what was right in his own life and shaped his love of storytelling.

He is a multi genre author whose debut novel, A Cry in the Moon's Light, combines horror, romance, and mystery. As with all his books, A Cry in the Moon's Light centers on characters who strive to do the right thing regardless of the adversity they face. The book focuses on the theme of love--a pure and deep love that defeats all evil.

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