I would like to thank FE Feeley, Jr. for taking the time to talk to us about his latest, Objects in the Rearview Mirror, among other things. Check out Ulysses’ review of Feeley’s Haunting at Timber Manor. There is also a giveaway, so stay tuned for that.
What can you tell us about your latest Objects in the Rear-View Mirror?
Objects was inspired first by my husband who saw me floundering for something to write, and by the song of that name written by Jim Steinman and performed by Meatloaf on the Bat of out Hell: Back into hell album. The song is haunting in of itself and always sends shivers down my spine. When John, my husband, suggest that I write a book about writers, I had half of an inspiration and one day when I was driving home from the beach, a mix cd I had played the song and that is when it clicked. This book is personal, its tough as it deals with childhood abuse, but its honest. After Timber Manor, the first book in the Memoirs of Human Wraiths series, I was suddenly compelled to write about something a little bit more serious, a little bit more truthful, now that I had a platform to do it with. However, the haunting aspect of it keeps it from being too over the top serious and I really hope people have fun with it.
What one story made you lose sleep as a kid?
Psssh. Easy. I watched Poltergeist as a kid and till this day, I am thirty two years old by the way, I sleep with my closet door shut. The director of that movie, made the mundane into something incredibly terrifying. A child’s closet, a tree, a clown…all of these things were manipulated in a way that just shook and fascinated me.
What would one find in your bedside drawer?
My husband would kill me if I told you. LOL
If you could have a superpower, what would it be and why?
I would want to fly. Sometimes in large crowds I get overwhelmed and just want to exit and flying straight up, up, and away for me would be great.
What are you reading right now and what is next on your to-be-read list?
Well, I am not really reading anything at the moment, as my husband and I are in the process of buying our first house which has completely got me distracted and emotional. Damn, I have to tell you, that is one set of crazy that is over the top. Purchasing a home should be a lot easier than this.
Who are your literary heroes outside of the m/m genre and why?
Stephen King is one. Dean Koontz. Anne Rice. Tami Hoag. But I like biographies and stuff to so people like Doris Kearns Goodwin are also pretty awesome.
How will the world end?
The world will end when people stop caring for one another. When human empathy evaporates so will the fragile hold on this earth evaporate. Its disturbing today to see such a fierce and reactionary world out there saying and doing things they ought not be proud of, but are. People need to calm the fuck down.
So… I know you and another of my favorites Jamie Fessenden are working together on story. What can you tell us about it?
Jamie Fessenden is an amazing author. Just incredible. The project we are working on, and the title is subject to change, is called The Open Door. Essentially, its about an established couple who just find out that one of them is dying. So, in a quick moment of decision making they take off for parts unkown and stumble onto this hotel where the owners and operators aren’t who they seem to be. We really wanted to talk about the human condition of learning to let go of someone you love. It’s not your traditional m/m romance, but its going to be truthful and honest. And of course, its going to be about ghosts as well, so, that will cut some of the tension from it.
What else are you working on right now?
I am also working on book three of The Memoirs of Human Wraiths series entitled, again subject to change, The Lake or Five years gone. I have to let the characters tell me what they think.
How can readers find you on the web?
They can find me on Facebook at:
and my blog at: http://authorfefeeleyjr.wordpress.com/
Thanks for having me!
From the Publisher:
Their new home on Frederick Street in Clay Center, Kansas, was supposed to give writer Jonathan David and his husband, clinical psychologist Dr. Eddie Dorman, an opportunity to enjoy married life. Jonathan has just released his first major bestseller, and he hopes to finally escape his traumatic past and find the quiet existence he has always craved. Eddie has taken a job at the Kansas State University psychology department, and they intend to begin anew.
They have barely settled in when the nightmare begins. Noises, disembodied voices, and mysterious apparitions make Jonathan’s life hell. Part of the house has decided to bare its teeth, show its jagged edges, and bring back the worst of Jonathan’s past. At first, Eddie cannot perceive the spectral events and fears for his husband’s sanity. When he’s also affected by the haunting, he’s unsure of what to do but refuses to be beaten.
Together, they seek a way to fight the forces trying to tear them apart. The world is a frightening place, but confronting their fears plunges Jonathan and Eddie into absolute horror.
About the Author
F.E. Feeley Jr was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan and lived there for twenty years before joining the military. He is a veteran of the US Armed Services; having done a tour in support of Operation Iraq Freedom in 2002-2003, he turned college student, pursuing a degree in political science. He now lives in Southeast Texas where he is engaged to the love of his life, John, and where they raise their 1½ year old German shepherd, Kaiser.
As a young man, reading took center stage in his life, especially those novels about ghosts, witches, goblins, and all the other things that went bump in the night. His favorite authors include such writers as Stephen King, Dean Koontz, and Anne Rice, whose work allowed him to travel to far off places and meet fascinating and scary characters. As a gay man, he wishes to be able to write good fictional literature for those who love the genre and to write characters that readers can relate to. All in all, he is a cigarette smokin’, whiskey drinkin’, rock and roll lovin’, tattoo wearin’ dreamer of a man with a wonderful husband who puts up with his crap and lets him write his stories.
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.
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