Sunday, August 9, 2015

Tour Kick Off: The One You Feed by James Drummond #giveaway

YA Horror
Date Published: October 2013

 Like most kids who grew up in the small Oregon town of Silver Falls, Toby Hoffman had heard all the scary stories about the monsters living in the neighboring woods of the Umatilla Indian Reservation. Now a teenager, he knows the stories are made up to keep the town’s children from wandering where they aren’t wanted.

Then his best friend, Nate, wakes up covered in blood in the reservation woods, with no recollection of whose blood it is or where it came from. When even more brutal attacks follow, Toby can’t help but wonder if one of the fables he was told as a child might be true. With the help of Rachel, a determined Native American girl who has moved off the reservation and into the house next door, he begins searching for an explanation for the recent carnage. He also develops feelings for his new neighbor, which are put to the test when he and Rachel discover that her uncle may be responsible for the emergence of a legendary monster that does in fact exist.

To make matters worse, there’s evidence that Nate was turned by the beast, and that he has every intention of holding onto his extraordinary new creature capabilities no matter the cost. In order to save Silver Falls from a true scary story, Toby will have to face off against forces he doesn’t fully understand – and his closest friend.

#1 – Do You See Writing as a Career?

Ideally, yes, but it’s still just a dream right now. Still looking for that audience that will allow the dream to become a reality, as are most self-published authors.

#2 – What was the Hardest Part of Your Writing Process?

Finding the time, and not rushing things when I do find an hour or two to write. I can get hung up on a couple sentences for half an hour and then feel like I’m not making enough progress. It can be tough to stay patient sometimes.

#3 – Did you have any One Person Who Helped You Out with Your Writing Outside of Your Family?

I’ve found a copyeditor who I really like working with. She’s been a big help and a great partner. Oh, and whoever created

#4 – What is next for your writing?

The third book in my Out of the Dark series, The Agreement, comes out this fall. I’m going to shift my focus to marketing for a bit, but already have lots of ideas for the next few books in the series.

#5 – Do you have an addiction to reading as well as writing? If so, what are you currently reading?

Finders Keepers.

DESCRIBE Your Book in 1 Tweet:

Straight-up classic horror featuring a small town, neighboring Native American reservation, a cursed shaman, teenagers bent on saving the day and lots of werewolf action.

This or That?

#1 - iPod or Mp3?

#2 – Chocolate or Vanilla?
Chocolate, with coconut chip on top.

#3 – Mashed Potatoes or French Fries?
French fries in the summer, mashed potatoes in the winter.

#4 – Comedy or Drama?
A good comedy, just because they seem hard to come by these days.

#5 – Danielle Steel or Nicholas Sparks?
Good question, but I can’t claim to have read either.

#6 – Fantasy or Reality?
Reality, although I obviously like fantasy in my writing.

#7 – Call or Text?
Text, for the most part.

#8 – Public School or Home School?
Still going with public school for now.

#9 – Coffee or Hot Chocolate
Hot Chocolate

#10 – eBook or Paperback?

Love my Kindle and the opportunity e-publishing provides self-published authors, but I still have to say paperback.

James is the author of The One You Feed, Something Wiccan, and The Agreement - the first three books of the Out of the Dark series. He lives in Chicago, Illinois with his wife Angela and two cats named Tim and Ruby. During the day James is a Senior Instructional Designer for an e-learning development company. A Graphics Designer at the company, Wojtek Batko, designs the covers for James' books.

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  1. The cover intrigues me. Looks and sounds like a great read!

  2. That I could share this with my nieces and nephews.