Steve, it is so great to have you back! What an honor.
I can’t wait to crack open Redbird and immerse myself in it. Tell us about this work.
Redbird is about a deaf sixth-grade boy who lives in a very dysfunctional home and begins a new school, Redbird, in an inner-city neighborhood. The school is haunted and evil. I wrote it as a character in the story, not just as a building or place. Redbird is a combination of paranormal, psychological horror and horror genres, that for horror, actually contains very little gore, but the horror is intense and disturbing. The reader must decide if what the boy is experiencing at any given moment is real or a product of his damaged thought processes. The school and neighborhood are modeled after an elementary school I attended when I was a kid and a neighborhood like the one I lived in. It’s over 300 pages in length so hopefully it’s one of those books that a reader can curl up with for days and days.
I understand you set it aside and came back to this work. Was it difficult to revise after having set it aside for months?
Redbird was actually written several years ago, but because I hated the process of writing a novel so much I put it in moth balls in my computer until I was ready to look at it objectively. When I took it out in 2018 I was surprised how well I thought it held together and after a few minor adjustments I decided I had a unique paranormal horror novel and should chance seeing if anyone who reads it agrees.
What do you love best about Redbird?
It isn’t a novel with easy answers and not all readers are going to agree with what is real and what isn’t. Zane, the boy in Redbird, is a very complex character, and I love that about him.
Where can readers purchase this book?
Paperback ($12.95): https://www.amazon.com/Redbird-Paranormal-Horror-Steve-Carr/dp/1710304553/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=Redbird+by+Steve+Carr&qid=1574600355&s=books&sr=1-2
Kindle ($4.99 and on Kindle Unlimited): https://www.amazon.com/Redbird-Paranormal-Horror-Steve-Carr-ebook/dp/B081TNDH7T/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Redbird+by+Steve+Carr&qid=1574600417&s=books&sr=1-1
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Thank you for telling my readers about this thrilling horror novel. Think of this as your home; you are welcome back any time, Steve.
Thank you very much, Jesú. This feels like home.
Dr. Jesú Estrada,