Paperback Writer welcomes Horror Author, Joel M. Andre with his bestselling novel, Kill 4 Me. Kill 4 Me, a technological thriller set in rural America. The story follows Casey Dwyer, a small town girl who becomes caught in a spirit’s unrelenting quest for vengance after she receives a cryptic and seemingly harmless text message. Kill 4Me is a supernatural thriller that explores how technology can be used to torture others through the lens of a horror novel. Joel is on a virtual book tour wit Pump Up Your Book Promotion during the month of October.
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About the Author
Joel M. Andre was born January 13, 1981 in Cottonwood, AZ. He began writing back in 1994 on a personal level, discovering the passion and feeling the words brought him. Although more of a hobby at the time, he collected his works and in 1999 released the poem The Midnight Express. It received positive feedback, and was quickly followed by For the Salem Witch. To date Joel has released over 60 poems, and 3 books.
Pray the Rain Never Ends was the first book, which includes the poem he wrote for his nephew Christopher Andre. A gripping work that shows a different side to the creator of work that usually holds a darker flair.
The follow up book A Death at the North Pole brought a new side of Joel out. This was a dark journey through a winter wonderland, and provided a more in depth look at Joel and his long form writing.
Most recently Joel released the book Kill 4 Me, a technological ghost story, of a woman haunted by a vengeful spirit through the use of a cell phone and computer.
With a passion for writing, you can tell Joel loves what he does. Although some would say his imagination runs more left field, there is no denying his original thoughts and ideas will provide enjoyment for years to come.
Hi Joel M. Andre,
Welcome to Paperback Writer.
Thank you for having me. It is a pleasure to be here.
Will you share with us how you came up with the idea for this book?
I was working the graveyard shift at a former company when I received a text message. At that time I began to think how interesting it might be to be haunted through a cell phone. Anyone can grab a phone and text at random. It was an interesting form to explore if someone could be driven mad through it.
Do you plan your stories first with an outline or does it come to you as write it?
My story ideas come out of nowhere, they pop into my mind and I run with them. I write them and live the story as you read them. I have no idea where they are going to go, but follow them until the end.
Do you know the end of the story at the beginning?
I never write with an ending in mind. That is part of the reasons my books have surprise endings, I am not working toward any final resolution.
Do you have a process for developing your characters?
I let them bring themselves to life, give them a voice, and their personality unfolds based on that.
It is said that authors write themselves into their characters. Is there any part of you in your characters and what they would be?
I do tend to write a part of myself into all my characters. It is a relief of stress and tension in my life. Kindness and understanding would be the easiest one to point out. Funny coming from a horror writer I know.
What is your most favorite part about this book?
I love the fact at how strong Erica is. Life has struck her down hard, and she continues through the process of life for her daughter. Interacting with her was a great pleasure, some of her chapters were my favorite.
When in the process of writing your book did you begin to look for a publisher?
I knew I would go for publishing through Lulu. I am working with several agents to branch out past this portion. But it has been important for me to test the waters. It has been a dream of mine, and I have received great positive response from strangers. That lets me know I do alright.
What struggles have you had on the road to being published?
Deciding on who to go with, but there has been talk from several publishing companies to transfer my current books to them, and write with them.
What has been the best part about being published?
The best part is holding a book in your hand and knowing you wrote it. There is a tangible part of you to enjoy.
What do you want readers to remember and carry with them after reading your novel?
I want them to remember, life is strange.
Do you have plans to write another book?
I am editing 4 books and getting them ready right now. I hope to improve on quality as each book passes.
Would you care to share with us how the virtual book tour experience with Pump up Your Book Promotion has been for you?
Dorothy and all the blog owners I have encountered have been amazing. It has been a great time.
Where can readers find a copy of your book?
Most online bookstores carry me and that would be the best way to hunt me down.
Do you have a website for readers to go to?
Thank you Joel M. Andre for sharing your book and characters with us today. It has been a pleasure and I hope you have had a successful virtual book tour.
Thank you I had a great time with you today.