Paranormal / Suspense
Date Published: March 31, 2015
The Wraith of Carter’s Mill chronicles five generations of women from the turn
of the century to present day. It depicts in startling detail the result of an old curse and the wraith that haunts the family. Sensitives, The Guardians and The Forgotten tell the tale while the fourth shocking segment, Carter’s Mill provides the back-story. It reveals the shameful truth behind a century of sorrow and the curse of revenge that plagues the Carter women.
Zeb, the Carter family patriarch, is a hard, callous man. He runs his thriving sawmill, farm and family with an iron fist. When he commits an incredible act of cruelty, he ignorantly brings a terrible curse down upon all his kin. Martha Thompsons’ prophecy proves true as the family falls into ruin, and the women pay the price.
Almost a century after Zeb’s death, a Carter daughter is born with notable yet uncanny gifts. It will be up to Shyanne to unearth a long buried family secret and set an old wrong back to rights. Will she find a way to lift the curse and banish the accursed wraith that haunts her? If she fails, she risks losing her own little girl to the dark entity forever.
A small North Carolina community, where everyone knows everyone sets the perfect stage for this suspenseful drama. Rich in history and southern culture, The Wraith of Carter’s Mill harkens back to a time when life was simpler, and superstition was part of everyday living.
#1 – Do You See Writing as a Career?
I actually see writing as my “retirement” dream job. I can’t imagine not writing and I fantasize about the amount of time I may have to do it when I finally get to retire. I would like to take it to the next level, but for the time being, I run a business and don’t have quite as much time as I would like to dedicate to it.
#2 – What was the Hardest Part of Your Writing Process?
The hardest part for me is finding the time. Creative juices don’t flow on cue, so sometimes I find that when great ideas are jumping in my head, I do not have the time to get them written.
Therefore, I carry a notebook with me everywhere and jot these light bulb moments down in my version of shorthand so that when I do find some time, I am halfway there already.
#3 – Did you have any One Person Who Helped You Out with Your Writing Outside of Your Family?
My publisher, Kef Hollenbach at Books, Authors and Artists has been extremely helpful.
#4 – What is next for your writing?
I am currently working on a new novel, similar to “The Wraith of Carter’s Mill”.
#5 – Do you have an addiction to reading as well as writing? If so, what are you currently reading?
I am a hopeless book addict. Currently, I am reading “The Shadow of The Wind” by Carlos Ruiz Zafron.
C. Evenfall grew up on the Crystal Coast of North Carolina. In many ways, her community was isolated from the outside world, and time simply stood still. The old ways of “doing things” surrounded her, and she was both fascinated by the rich history and influenced by it.
As with any such place, the area was rich with ghost lore and old tales of “people done wrong.” C. Evenfall, a child seen and not heard, hovered as close as she dared, listening to the old stories when the adults got together talking about old times. She also spent many nights with the sheet pulled over her head in childish fright.
A paranormal encounter when she was just six years old, experienced by two other people at the same time, convinced her that ghosts really did exist. C. Evenfall has been seeking answers ever since. Her fascination with the unexplainable, coupled with her love of history and southern culture and the role women play in both, have inspired her to write The Wraith of Carter’s Mill, a series of novellas. Each inspired by tales from her childhood and the family members who passed them down.
Life has taken her many places, but today, C. Evenfall resides with her husband in the same fishing village where she grew up. Together they enjoy hiking, camping, gardening and the outdoors in general. She forgives his skeptics’ dismissal of things that go bump in the night and loves him dearly in spite of it. They complement one another perfectly.
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