Tag Archives: bob freeman

Author Interview: Bob Freeman


Today I am interviewing Bob Freeman, author of the new fantasy horror, First Born.

◊  ◊  ◊

DJ: Hi Bob! Thanks for agreeing to do this interview!

For readers who aren’t familiar with you, could you tell us a little about yourself?

Bob Freeman: Thanks for having me. I’ll be honest with you, I don’t sum up easily. The Reader’s Digest version is I’m a husband and father and we live in rural Indiana. I’ve been obsessed with stories since as long as I can remember. The medium has never matter all that much to me. I’ve written comics, short stories, novels, and plays. I’ve been running roleplaying games for forty years. I like spinning yarns around campfires. I’m an author, an artist, a game designer, and a paranormal investigator.

DJ: What is First Born about?


Bob: First Born is a collection of short stories, comic stories, and novellas that all take place before the novel Descendant, a book that should be published later this year by Seventh Star Press. It mostly follows the misadventures of an occult detective named Landon Connors and the investigators who have crossed his path, for good or ill.

DJ: What were some of your influences for First Born?

Bob: Probably the biggest influences stem from my childhood love for the works of Dan Curtis (Dark Shadows, The Night Stalker and the Norliss Tapes), Dennis Wheatley’s Duc de Richleau stories, and Gene Roddenberry’s Spectre. Katherine Kurtz’ Adept series was another big influence, but really, I’ve immersed myself in the occult detective genre since I was a kid. It’s all in there. If you like a good supernatural mystery, then you’ll be right at home in a Landon Connors tale. Continue reading

Tagged , ,

Author Interview: Bob Freeman


Today I am interviewing Bob Freeman, author of the horror, dark fantasy novel Keepers of the Dead, second book of the Cairnwood Manor series.

◊  ◊  ◊

DJ: Hey Bob! Thanks for stopping by to do this interview! For readers who aren’t familiar with you, could you tell us a little about yourself?

Bob Freeman: Thanks for having me. My name is Bob Freeman and I hang my shingle as an author, artist, and paranormal adventurer who’s been a lifelong student of mythology, folklore, magic, and religion.

Keepers of the Dead is my second novel published by Seventh Star Press (the first being Shadows Over Somerset). I’ve written all sorts of short stories, articles, and reviews both online and in print since 2001 or there abouts.

I’ve been honored to do cover work for a number of authors such as William Meikle, Michael West, Steven Shrewsbury, and Greg Mitchell, to name a few, and I’ve done a lot of graphic design for various companies over the years.

I’ve also been known to present lectures on the occult and paranormal phenomena, particularly in the Midwest. I’ve been involved with paranormal investigations since the mid-1980s

I live in rural Indiana with my wife Kim and son Connor. I enjoy swordplay, roleplaying games, and rummage sales, and, obviously, am a voracious reader.

DJ: What is Keepers of the Dead about?


BF: Well, the backcover copy warns of a sinister cabal that “converges to unleash the ultimate evil against an unsuspecting world” and that “only the combined strength of the Wolves of Cairnwood Manor and the Circle of Nine Skulls offers up a glimmer of hope as werewolves, vampires, witches, immortal warriors, and an army of the undead collide in a battle of epic bloodshed.”

I think that’s a fair summation.

DJ: Could you briefly tell us a little about Michael Cairnwood? Does he have any cool quirks or habits, or any reason why readers with sympathize with him?

BF: Michael’s a thoughtful guy, but tough as nails when cornered. His mother bore him far away from his ancestral home, hoping to break the Cairnwood curse. He spent more than thirty years on the west coast, becoming a noted professor of anthropology, then, after the death of his mother, the Cairnwoods found him and brought him back home. Once he turned and became the alpha of the Cairnwood Pack he brought those skills as an anthropologist to bear, restructuring the hierarchy of his werewolf clan. Continue reading

Tagged , , ,