Karaoke Night

Missing in rural Georgia for three days, travel blogger Brian Keane is found with no memory of his lost time. What he does have, though, is a digital recorder containing interviews with eleven people whom he does not remember talking to.Each person tells the story behind their reason for singing their chosen song at Karaoke Night, with each tale a little more twisted than the one before. What becomes clear through these interviews is that the people of Redfield, Georgia are connected in ways they could never have imagined. Brian Keane may have zero recollection of those lost three days, but through his transcripts, he stumbles upon the true story of one creepy little Georgia town and the Karaoke Night where the songs always remain the same.

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Q & A with the author John Watson

In your own words, how would you describe your book?

Karaoke Night is the story of a travel blogger who goes missing for 3 days. When he is found, he has no memory of his lost time, but what he does have is a digital recorder featuring a series of interviews held at a small-town karaoke bar. Each story is told in the form of a transcript from said interviews.

What inspired you to come up with the idea for a karaoke-themed book?

I was out drinking with a couple of buddies, one of whom is a musician, and we got talking about how boring it must get to play the same songs every night. That led to talking about people singing the same karaoke songs over and over. I started thinking about the reasons why they might choose a specific song and found that there might be some cool little stories there.

What is your go-to Karaoke song?

I try to avoid singing at all costs given that I am terrible. If I was forced to get up there, I’d probably choose “Everybody’s Changing” by Keane. That one always sounds acceptable when I sing it out loud in the shower.

I can remember an epic Karaoke fail on my part. Have you experienced that? Come on, spill it! 😉

It’s always an epic fail when I get up to sing. Busted pianos are more in tune than I am.

Your main character, Brian, is a travel blogger. What’s your favorite travel destination?

That’s an easy one. I could go to Las Vegas every single weekend and never grow tired of the experience. I loved San Francisco and would like to get back to my native Scotland at some point.

Your book is listed as horror. What are some horror inspirations for you? Books? Films? Authors?

I grew up watching all the old black and white horror movies with my Mum. They had Friday night double features when I was a wee boy. I would beg to stay up to watch, but my mum would send me to bed only to come and wake me when they started. After she passed, I got several large horror tattoo pieces that includes a “thanks for the late nights, mum” inscription underneath. As far as books go, it would be Clive Barker that serves as my main inspiration. He has a way of making the grotesque sound poetic and beautiful.

If you could place yourself in your book, which character would you be? What would you be doing?

I’d probably be the main character. He is a naturally inquisitive writer, which is probably the best way to describe myself.

What are writing must haves for you? Coffee, background music, bourbon? 

I need coffee to get the ball rolling. I love having music playing in the background, although it’s usually always instrumental. I am on a bit of a dark ambient, witch house kick at the moment. I love a beer, but don’t drink until I am done writing for the day.

What are you reading now? 

I usually have 2 or 3 books on the go at any given time. I just finished “Eternal Darkness” by Tom Deady and am about to jump into one called “A Heart in the Right Place” by Heidy Goody and Iain Grant. That one is set in Scotland, so I’m very much looking forward to it. I as also working my way through novels written by the Crazy Ink Exclusive Authors.

And because I’m a movie person, I have to ask, name a movie you could watch over and over and over again and still find merit in?

Oh, I have a bunch that fit into this category, including The Shining, The Exorcist, Blade Runner, and Pulp Fiction. I can stumble onto these titles on TV and get caught up in them, even when they are halfway done.

*About the author*

Robots, clowns, and living statues are among the extensive list of things that terrify author John Watson. He is of the belief that writing about these horrors will make him immune to their evils, but the cure is still a work in progress. Watson spends most of his time hiding out in the closet space beneath the stairs, where he is currently working on a series of scary short stories. He has published Karaoke Night and a short story in Crazy Ink Publishing’s anthology Infamy, but has others in the works for 2019 and 2020 with Crazy Ink Publishing.

He resides in Atlanta with his chef wife Penny and a pair of equally skittish fur babies.

Follow John Watson at:

Web: www.authorjohnwatson.com
Facebook: facebook.com/authorjohnwatson
Instagram: Instagram.com/authorjohnw
Twitter: twitter.com/authorjohnw

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Introduction: Who’s Eve Corso?

Hi all. Eve Corso here. I’m gonna do a quick little bio. I was born and raised in Los Angeles. I moved to the East Coast for a bit in the middle, but I longed for my sunny California days, the beaches, and my family, so I came back and am home again for good. I grew up devouring any books I could get my hands on. If it was a book, then I was reading it, the genre didn’t matter. As a teen, I read everything from S.E. Hinton, to Danielle Steel. When I was twenty, I found work in a small bookstore and I can’t explain to you the joy and love I felt in the people and books that surrounded me. You know the movie High Fidelity? Yeah, we were like that, but for books. And boy, did my love grow. I continued to read every genre, but honestly, literary and classic are now my faves. James Bond, The Count of Monte Cristo, Dracula, Corelli’s Mandolin , Lord of the Rings, are some of my favorites. But I read all genres.

So, years ago, while still on the East Coast I wrote a short story, and it took a few more years to show that story to people and a few more years to have the confidence and determination to turn that short story into a full length book. That book is A Matter of Timing. I sat on it for some time, queried a bit, but it was shoved aside for my new idea, Esteban & Marialena. After a year of quering, I got lucky and found indie publisher Crazy Ink!

As much as books rule my world, I wouldn’t be who I am without film. Guys, I love love love movies. And I consider myself incredibly lucky to have snagged a composer in my love life, and we share our love of music and films together. My heart is full and happy. I just had to throw that in there. Movies, music and books (and coffee) are my passions.

Now, for my favorite part. I just signed a two year contract with Crazy Ink and have become one of their exclusive authors, and I’d like to take this time to introduce everyone to who we are and what we do. After that, I’ll open up the posts to outside authors and we’ll go from there. Thanks for being here and for checking us out.

I am on twitter. @evecorsobooks
Instagram: evecorsowriter

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