by Ross Victory
At eighty-four years old, widower and award-winning geneticist Bernie Crenshaw has reached the end of his life. Bernie gifts his only grandson, eighteen-year-old Inglewood high school senior Nova, his multimillion-dollar property located in Los Angeles' Hollywood Hills.
Years after Bernie's death, Nova hosts a wild twenty-first birthday party weekend filled with alcohol, music, and OnlyFans web cameras. After a handful of eerie encounters in the surrounding Los Angeles forest, Nova's friends allege that his grandpa's cabin is the burial ground for people who disappeared during their childhood.
The birthday weekend shifts from celebration to terror as the friends piece together that the man Nova knew as "Popsi" matches the profile of one of the most notorious wanted criminals in Los Angeles-"L.A. Love Hunter."
Will Nova preserve the Crenshaw family's sadistic legacy, or will he choose the rare and valuable gift of friendship?
Read an Excerpt:
Forty-five years ago
Eric had managed to slip out of bed and past Lennox’s quarters unheard. Under his arm, he carried a carved wooden chess set. He had gotten it for his seventh birthday last week, which he had spent alone with Lennox in front of the television.
Bernie had been away speaking at the ‘World Changer’ conference in Seattle, one of the largest media events in the county to celebrate black people making a difference in their respective industries. Bernie had won an award for excellence in biological sciences, specifically genetic sequencing research.
Eric was awestruck that his father was the same man spotlighted in news articles and photographed with Jimmy Carter and famous celebrities.
Eric had watched his father on television while opening his Christmas presents, all picked out by Lennox with ‘From Dad’ forged on the tags. He could identify his father’s writing and signature within a fraction of a second, but still, he accepted these gifts with the tags written by Lennox.
“Look what Daddy got me,” Eric said to his mother, Madeline, who was busy laughing on the phone.
Madeline shut the door.
Eric stood disappointed and motionless.
About the Author:
Ross Victory is an award-winning author and singer/songwriter from Southern California. After the loss of his father and brother, Ross dove into self-discovery, reigniting his childhood passion for creative writing and music production, launching an independent writing career. Victory has dedicated his life to empowering his community while entertaining listeners and readers. Victory provides a multi-format creative experience in Urban Adult Contemporary music and literature, with a focus on creative non-fiction and thematic novellas. Topics include: adventure, family, religion and philosophy, and identity.
Victory is best known for his father-son memoir, "Views from the Cockpit," and multimedia production brand, "Books & Bangers."
Q&A With the Author:
What did you enjoy most about writing this book?
Everything. I'm in love with the world of Grandpa's Cabin. I'm particularly in love with the characters. They have so much life and feel natural (and fresh). It's because I injected a bit of myself into each of them and took time to understand who they are and who they could be.
Do you have any other books you are working on that you can tell us about?
I'm always working on something and writing something. I have already begun plotting Book 2 and Book 3 for Grandpa's Cabin, but I'm also working on a story called "Ingrid," about a young man who begins renting a room from an 80-something-year-old former ballet dancer. It's dark. It's juicy. And I plan to finish it within the next year and a half.
Can you tell us about what you have planned for the future?
Ultimately, I want to see my books as films and experiences. People like Walt Disney and Tyler Perry inspire me. I love how they brought stories to cinema, theater, music soundtracks, and theme parks. I don't know where I will end up, but I'm reaching high to land somewhere close!
How long have you been writing?
Since I was a young boy, I've always enjoyed writing and telling stories. In 2017, my mom motivated me to write my first book, "Views from the Cockpit." She encouraged me and said I had a unique voice and perspective. After I took my first step to self-publish my first book, I quickly fell in love with developing characters and completing stories. It wasn't until I wrote "Grandpa's Cabin" that I felt like a writer. Grandpa's Cabin is hands down my best work.
Anything more you would like to say to your readers and fans?
I hope you enjoy Grandpa's Cabin! I don't plan on stopping anything that I'm doing anytime soon. I hope to meet you one day. Thank you :)
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