Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Passing Strange: The Well by P.W. Creighton

Passing Strange: The Well
Passing Strange
Book One
P.W. Creighton

Genre: YA, Mystery-Horror-Suspense

Date of Publication: Sept 2, 2017

ISBN: 978-1522029151

Number of pages: 220 Digital/ 303 Print

Word Count: 54730

Cover Artist: For The Muse Designs

Tagline: Parrish Cove Secrets Run Deep...

Book Description:

For Fourteen-year-old Aidan Reynolds, the archaeological dig at the Parrish Cove historical society is the only thing making the summer interesting.

That is until he meets Maddie, an unusual girl who has just moved to town and is convinced that there is more to the local legends surrounding the historical society than even he knows.  

While Aidan may not believe her, the strange artifacts that are recovered from the dig force them into exploring the dark, twisted history of Parrish Cove and its strange doctor...a man who vanished over a century ago.

Together, they uncover a town secret that has been forgotten for centuries, and discover that there are some things that should stay buried.


…The officer
started us back into the plaza at a rapid walk. His clomping steps on the brick
walkway, and the heavy jingling of his belt gave an air of strength. Although
Maddie was glued to my side, I could feel her gaining confidence with each
step. We were probably running from a dog again.
“Here,” I said,
and started us back down the alley past the Custom House.
“Did you see the
animal?” The officer asked.
“Yeah,” Maddie
“No,” I
corrected with glance at her. “It was fast.”
The officer
clicked on his huge flashlight, casting a blinding light down the alley ahead
of us. He quickly turned the light down the side alleys as we passed them to
check for motion. It only lasted a moment before he swept the back ahead of us
over the dumpsters and piles of cardboard lining the alley. The beam was so
bright that it was possible to illuminate the brick walls on both sides.
changed the moment we emerged into the park.

About the Author:

Born in California, he has spent most of his life traveling throughout the US. Drawing inspiration from his many adventures, turning that strange reality into fiction.

Over the years, he has found himself in many unusual situations, ranging from hanging off an 80 foot cliff-face in New York, to sailing off the coast of Salem, Massachusetts. He has hosted archaeological excavations, and have even reported from the middle of a police stand-off.

When a teacher asked him in the second grade what he wanted to be when he grew up, he didn't have an answer. To be honest, he still doesn't know. He just lets his characters make that decision.

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Interview with P W Creighton
Where do you get inspiration for your stories?
I draw a lot of inspiration from my various adventures, whether it be from a road trip, consulting for an archaeological excavation, fragments from a dream, or as simple as watching something or reading about a subject. Inspiration is all around us, it’s just a matter of assembling the pieces into something coherent that my mind wants to get out.
How did you do research for your book?
Research for Passing Strange: The Well was actually quite easy. I was hired as the archaeological consultant for leading a dig to find a Revolutionary War era fort in the Mohawk Valley. (Full Story on my blog) In short, hidden away in the downtown district just a foot underground we uncovered a giant hand carved stone well-cap, and a well that had not been on any records. In fact, the well only showed up on a property record in the early 1830s as a marker. The well was 14ft deep and filled with countless medical artifacts.
Do you have another profession besides writing?
I tend to be a jack-of-all-trades in today’s world. I’m an author, a photographer-videographer, a community educator at a local college, and the Digital Managing Editor for a regional news-talk station. I personally blame MacGyver for my lack of a unified direction. It’s terribly influential on a young mind.
If you could go back in time, where would you go?
That is a whole can of worms. Do you go back to see an artist in concert? Maybe explore ancient societies? Or do you go back to undo a mistake from a few months ago? Do you go back to high school and kick yourself for being stupid? Elementary school because you humiliated yourself? Maybe go back and stop your brother from being killed? What would the repercussions be? I think it would be hard for me to choose just one time and place to go.
What is your next project?
Currently, I am working on the next novel in the Passing Strange series. Passing Strange: The Sunken Forest. Another look into Parrish Cove’s dark and twisted history along with some more of the residents. I am also working on the fourth novel in the North Shore series View From A Bridge.
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