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When she was ten she made a promise to that which inhabits the winter storm. Now she’s twenty-six and pregnant, and the White Walker has returned to collect his due.

For Teddy his first day as shift supervisor could not have come at a worst time. A severe blizzard has shut down the region as old man winter refuses to relinquish his grip. Only ten percent of his team has shown up for work, and he learns upon arriving that one of his first duties that day will be to fire his girlfriend.

He believes it can’t get any worse than it already is. That is until one of his people dies at the hands of a legendary creature that inhabits the blizzard. A prehistoric deity once worshiped by ancient man on the vast Siberian plains. Brought to these shores by Russian immigrants seeking a better life in the deep coalmines that once dotted the hills around the Appalachian Mountain town of Frostburg.

Cut off from the outside world, stalked by a creature from the past, the survivors are forced to abandon the safety of a building that has been stressed to the breaking point.

But how does one escape a winter storm?

What genre is this?
Contemporary horror

Contemporary horror? Like who?
Stephen King, Dean Koontz, or Neil Gaiman.

Ah, now we understand.
Let’s talk about Teddy.
Teddy’s a bit on the scrawny side, slender is how his one aunt phrased it, but he has big dreams of helping others in any way he can. He wanted to be a firefighter but had to settle for EMT as he wasn’t physically capable of performing the job. As the new shift supervisor where he works his first official duty is to fire his girlfriend as their relationship is a violation of the company’s fraternization policy.

His girlfriend Judy has always dreamed of getting married and having children. She recently learned she’s pregnant but has not yet told Teddy out of fear that he will abandon her.

Have you written any other books that we should read next?
Shadows of the Past: Adversary, some things are better left undiscovered. Book one of a series.

Enter Night: Not every story ends with a happily ever after.

Reprisal: Don’t let her looks fool you.

Tell us a bit about yourself.

White Walker is Richard’s eighth release since his return to writing in 2008 after a computer crash wiped out nearly ten years of work in 2001. A lifelong reader of the Macabre and Supernatural. His goal as a writer is to leave the reader with a story that will stay with them long after they have closed the cover of the book.

Richard lives with his wife in Lavale, MD. Where they share their home with four furry, four legged, children. When he’s not spinning tales of terror he can be found tossing the ball for his yellow lab Max, or making a mess in his woodshop.

Do you have a website where we can keep up with your work?

How can we follow you on Twitter and/or Facebook?
Twitter: @RichardSchiver

What’s next?
Part two of Shadows of the Past, hopefully by Halloween this year. As well as a novella yet to be titled out by Christmas.

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