Interview with JV Stanley, author of Faces In Still Waters
Faces In Still Waters is a book that I had started years ago after visiting a local museum. The winters in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan are harsh, to say the least and the museum had a particular display honoring a man who had disappeared upon the lake one winter. I thought to myself, “What if he didn’t disappear? What if every individual who had drowned within a body of water was trapped forever within the depths?”
That is an interesting premise for a novel. What’s the story?
There are other spirits within the lake that have a more macabre intention for Kara. These dark spirits have a psychic connection to the guilt that individuals feel and thus lure them to the lake. The guilt that individuals feel is like an acid that tears away the individual from the inside out.
Between the mysterious murders that have plagued the area, the unexplainable disappearances, and the supernatural phenomenon occurring around the lake, Kara finds herself facing her past to determine her future.
We haven’t even asked what genre this is?
Complete this sentence for us: if you like _________________, you’ll love my book.
Tell us about Samantha, her frenemy Samantha and anyone else we need to meet.
Samantha is the friend you love to hate and personifies everything Kara wishes she could be. Popular, beautiful, desired, and charismatic. I would describe her as being ‘morally flexible’.
Clayton Parker is the mysterious Englishman who lives across the lake. He’s charming, good looking, charismatic, but lives a very private life. His past and his lifestyle has made him the talk of the town.
Have you written any other books that we should read next?
We love poets here at Indie Author Land.
I currently reside with my fiance and two young children in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan around the Marquette area. I’m also known for my ambitious nature. Some of my adventures include: DIY renovations, working as the Marketing and Development Director at Miracle Ezine, and being a student and mother. I also own and operate Writerz Block – an editing service geared toward independent authors and students, marketing for up-and-coming independent authors.
My hobbies include hiking, hunting, fishing, reading, playing video games, and walking on waterfalls during the summer months. Yes, I walk on waterfalls.
Do you have a website where we can keep up with your work?
The Writing of J. V. Stanley Official Website is where you can keep updated on my work, credentials, and current projects. You can visit by going to the following link.
If anyone is interested in the editing services I can provide, they can learn more by visiting that website as well.
How can we follow you on Twitter and/or Facebook?
My professional author page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JVStanley.editor.author.poet?ref=ts&fref=ts
Writerz Block editing service Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Writerz-Block/183631025056560?fref=ts
How easily do new storylines come to you? If we give you four random words – Man, Woman, Airport, Darkness – can you give us a brief storyline?
Using the above words, this situation comes to mind:
She was alone within the pitch-black void of darkness. Her heartbeat racing within her chest it echoed within her ears and seemed to bounce off the walls of the empty bathroom. Convinced he would hear its sound, she gripped her chest, hoping to slow its rhythm. He continued stumbling toward her, his breathing like the roar of a jet engine. He was no longer her husband, that she knew for sure. The remainder of reality took off with the rest of the passengers of flight 307 that day, leaving her to the mercy of the indestructible virus that turned the greatest love of her life to the greatest weapon this world has ever known.