Can you cheat the devil?

Doc Holliday thinks he can…Today I’m giving you Paul Freeman, a debut ‘Heroes in Hell’ series author, who has an eerie story in Doctors in Hell book!

2013-10-17 15.42.49Paul Freeman is from Dublin, Ireland where he lives with his family. He is the author of the epic fantasy series, Tribesman. He has also co-authored a zombie apocalypse, collaborative novel, Season Of The Dead. In TAXI, his most recent novel, he moves away from his usual speculative fiction genre, stepping into a more literary field, examining the effect on the life of a taxi driver after a single moment of madness which results in the death of a teenage girl, and how this event results in devastating consequences for him and those closest to him.

I’m definitely gonna check out your books, Paul! You got me at ‘the epic fantasy series’! Paul, when did you consider yourself a writer?

It’s funny you should ask this question. I recently connected with an old school friend, who I haven’t spoken to in years, through the magic of Facebook. And he said to me, ‘it’s great to see you are doing something that you always loved.’ So I thought, really? and asked him, did I write a lot in school? And he said, ‘yeah, you were always writing these amazing stories.’ I was a little taken aback, but happily so, because I honestly don’t remember when I started writing and I certainly don’t remember sharing any of it at an early age with people around me. I do remember having a constant buzzing of stories jumbling around in my head and having to get them out. Most of the time they were just scribbled onto bits of paper, later lost or thrown away. So, how or when do you define yourself as a writer? After your first piece is published? Or as a nine year old with a head stuck in imaginary worlds, entertaining your school chums with whatever is going on in your imagination? I don’t know. I suppose it’s up to other people to judge. All I know is Ich bin ein writer!

Exactly! You have a lot of interesting sounding titles, but as we all know, they can easily get lost amongst millions of books, so hook us by telling why should people buy your stories?

People should buy my stories because I’ve been haunted by malicious gods who sought to break me and use me as a tool, yet loved me so, that they risked their very existence for me. I’ve fallen out of a plane strapped to a man while looking into his eyes as the zombie virus took hold of his brain. I’ve sunk to levels of depravity that would make most shudder and crawl under the covers at the very thought of. I’ve been a warrior, pirate, lover, zombie killer… and just a man. I’ve been to worlds no one has ever imagined before. And I’ll take you there too.

doctors-in-hellOh, wow! You sold me! When do we leave?! Can you give a one sentence synopsis of your story?

Once a gambler always a gambler: Doc Holliday thinks he can cheat the devil – no one can best his Satanic Majesty at a game of chance.

Thank you, Paul!

If you want to read what happens to Doc Holliday, purchase a copy of Doctors in Hell here!

Cheers,

Jen x

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About jenniferloiske

Jennifer Loiske lives in Finland in Naantali, which is a small sunny town on the southwest coast. She is a pre-school teacher by profession but she stayed at home when her youngest daughter suffered brain fever, which developed severe epilepsy in 2004. She is a workaholic Teen/Young Adult author, who loves dark fantasy, teen movies, chips and candies and warm sunny days. She’s also very keen on charity work and a big part of her royalties goes to the charity; mainly to help families with epileptic children but also to the epilepsy units in the hospitals. As a huge fan of dark novels Jennifer's bookshelf is full of books from L.J. Smith, Alyson Noel, Stephanie Meyer, Chloe Neill, Michelle Rowen, Jennifer L. Armentrout, Amanda Hocking and Lauren Kate. She’s also a huge fan of music from Evanescence, Linkin Park, Within Temptation, OneRepublic and Disturbed. But her hunger for music is endless and depend on what mood she’s in or what kind of book she’s working on. She can be pretty much an omnivore when it comes to music.
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