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