#A2Z Book Tour: Twisted Tales by Deborah A Stansil
By Deborah A Stansil
Year Published: 2016
Brief Description of the book:Twisted Tales is a collection of twenty-seven short horror stories. Ranging from crazed stalkers, killers, dealing with the Devil and everything in between, this collection shows the darker side of human nature in all its black glory.
Journey through the twisted minds of the central characters as they make their choices, and watch their lives spiral out of control.
Hate them, empathise with them, and stay on your guard. There’s a dark streak in all of us just waiting to come out.
That piece of writing caused more trouble for me than I could ever imagine. It cost me my friends, most of my family and of course my freedom.
They feed me the platitudes – “it’s for my own good” “they want to help me”. None of them make up for my freedom. I’m not in prison, at least not in the traditional sense. I’m in an institution for the criminally insane. It’s no different. How can it not be prison when I’m not allowed to leave?
I’m getting ahead of myself. Let me take you back to how it all happened. After all, it’s not like I’m short on time.
Link to buy the book (US): https://amzn.to/2Wu0zEO
Link to buy the book (UK): https://amzn.to/2HFTpKm
Why did this author take part in the A to Z Challenge the year that your book was "given life"?
I did it for the first time the year before and I loved it and I really wanted to get my fiction out there. Twisted Tales was my first book!
Why did this author start blogging?
I wanted to get back into writing for an audience. It was only ever going to be a short term thing, but I fell in love with it, and here I am, four years later.
Any other books coming out soon?
I have a new novel coming out this year hopefully
What other books do you have available?
Twisted Tales 2, Twisted Tales 3, The Joker, The Mirror, The Asylum Tour, Lacey Patrick and the Wizard of Darkness, eBook Like a Boss, Start Your Blog Like a Boss, Optimise Your Blog Posts Like a Boss, Parodies and Piss Takes.
Brief tip on writing:
Just write. A first draft is just that. Let your words flow and go where your mind takes you without focusing on perfection. Perfection comes much later.
Where did the idea for this book come from, other than the alphabet and the challenge?
Partly from observation of human nature, partly from my own twisted imagination ;)
What writing goal do you hope to accomplish this year?
I want to finish up the novel I'm currently working on and write a new short story collection. I'd also like to write at least one more non-fiction book and get started on another novel.
As a reader, what most motivates you to buy a new book to read?
Why should we read your book?
You should read my book if you want to read about characters who have given in to their dark side. Just normal, every day people like you and me who find themselves walking down a dark path.
Maybe you will empathize with some of them, maybe you''ll hate some of them, but I really hope it makes you question what you would do in their situations.
What is one question or discussion topic which you would like the readers of this post to answer or remark on in the blog comments?
What, as a reader, most sends a shiver down your spine?
blog link: https://www.myrandommusings.co.uk
website link: https://www.deborahstansil.com
Twitter handle: @randommusings29
Amazon (UK) author page: https://goo.gl/FrXC4V
Amazon (US) author page: https://amzn.to/2MLyBju
Other link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/thewritersdengroup