Author Interview & Book Giveaway: Eve Hallows and the Book of Shrieks by Robert Gray

Welcome to Author Robert Gray.

Robert Gray is a writer. If that job description doesn’t impress you, how about fantasy writer? Too general? Well, he doesn’t get insulted if you call him a horror writer. If horror’s not your thing, then scratch out horror and replace it with suspense. And for the kiddies, you can slap on a YA or MG in front of that title.
Gray lives in Bushkill, Pennsylvania with his wife, two children and a hunter cat named Scungilli.

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
Double Chocolate Peanut Butter

Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.
As the main character, Eve Hallows, would say: Because it’s totally horrible.

Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects?
I’m currently working on the second book in the Eve Hallows Series.

What inspired you to want to become a writer?
The commute is great.

Tell us your most rewarding experience since being published.
The smile on my daughter’s face when I handed her a copy.

What was your favorite book when you were a child/teen?
Stephen King’s IT

Is there a song you could list as the theme song for your book or any of your characters?
Probably the Addams Family theme song.

What’s one piece of advice you would give aspiring authors?
Don’t quit your day job.

Who are your favorite authors of all time?
There’s way too many to name all, but off the top of my head: Roald Dahl, Robert McCammon, Clive Barker, Dan Simmons, J.K. Rowling, Charles Dickens, Stephen King, Joyce Carol Oates, Cormac McCarthy, Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, Neil Gaiman, Richard Matheson, Ray Bradbury, and Michael Chabon.

Can you see yourself in any of your characters?
All of them.

Hidden talent?
Well, if I told you it wouldn’t be hidden.

What was your favorite children’s book?
Lord of the Flies by William Golding.

How did you celebrate the sale of your first book?
The same way I celebrate all of life’s milestones: with pizza.

Horror or Romance?
Horror. Always.

Eve Hallows and the Book of Shrieks

For fourteen-year-old Eve Hallows, life can be summed up in one word—horrible. She has the most horrible friends. She lives in a horrible old castle. Even her family is a bunch of horrible monsters.

However, in the monster-inhabited world of Gravesville—a world where messages are sent through Ouija boards, jack-o’-lanterns get facials to suit their moods, and the worst thing Eve has to deal with are those annoying zombie tourists who overrun her favorite graveyard during the Halloween season—horrible means wonderful. And everything for Eve is perfectly horrible.
But her life is about to go head over heels when a mysterious group known as The Source starts terrorizing Gravesville. Now she must move to the human world—where everything is opposite … and for Eve, that’s absolutely adorable!

Giveaway Details:
1 Paperback copy open to US only
3 Ebooks open Internationally
Ends 2/1/12

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Paperback: Kait M.
Ebook: Yto, Genny, Mickey