To celebrate Thanksgiving this year, we’re going to do things a little differently.
It’s been said that the lives of fictional characters begin before the author uncovers them – and that they go on once the book is completed. We try to keep that in mind by occasionally checking in on the casts of our previous books, and what better time to see how the folks are doing on Morning Glory Circle – where our thriller, MOTHER, is set – than Thanksgiving! In honor of MOTHER’s $0.99 sale in ebook now through November 28th, we thought it would be interesting to stroll through the neighborhood and find out what some of the residents are most grateful for this year.
- Priscilla Martin, aka Mother, is grateful she has six years’ worth of frozen turkeys in her freezer. She won’t have to buy one this year. And everyone said they wouldn’t come in handy …
- Her daughter, Claire, is grateful she thought of claiming to be a vegetarian for the time being.
- Claire’s husband, Jason, is thankful that Prissy Martin has given them a place to stay. He’ll be sorry he ever met the woman before long …. but for now, he’s just happy to have a home … foolish, foolish man …
- The local priest, Father Andy, is grateful that he’s dining with the Vandercooths. They bought a fresh turkey. He’s always gotten a bad feeling from Prissy Martin … and food poisoning.
- Frederick Martin, Priscilla’s invalid husband, is glad she forgot to feed him. Very glad indeed. Fred’s feeding times are extremely unpleasant for him …
- Coastal Eddie Fortune is grateful that he doesn’t have to interview Priscilla Martin.
- The vampires of Crimson Cove and Candle Bay are also grateful that they don’t have to see Priscilla. Hell, they don’t even want to bite her. If there’s anything worse than Mother, it’s an eternal Mother …
- Priscilla’s neighbor, Phyllis Stine, is secretly thankful that her sister, Constance Welling, was killed in THE CLIFFHOUSE HAUNTING a while back. She never did like that attention-seeking little bitch.
- Little Noble Creed, who has only heard of Prissy Martin, is grateful for the pins he found in his mother’s sewing box. He’s sticking them in a voodoo doll named Mother.
- Timothy Martin, Priscilla’s firstborn, is grateful he’s dead and will not have to endure another holiday at Mother’s house.
And the folks in MOTHER aren’t the only thankful ones. Here’s OUR list of things we’re grateful for!
- We are both grateful that we don’t have to spend the day with relatives who want to argue politics.
- We are grateful that our Thanksgiving dinners are very small affairs. As introverts, we believe in dining at home. Alone. Away from other people’s children.
- Tamara is grateful that her husband likes to cook. If she had to do it, she’d make a pot of chili because if it can’t be made in one pot or pan, it can’t be made.
- Alistair is grateful for enchiladas – which are so much better than dry-ass turkey and that disgusting jiggly cranberry “sauce” that looks like a blood clot having a bad day.
- We are thankful to all the cute cat pictures on the internet for lowering our blood pressure.
- Tamara’s husband is grateful he only roasts a breast, not a whole bird. Because he tried boning a turkey once and found it rather unpleasant. And there was an embarrassing injury.
- We are grateful we don’t have to sit through boring-ass football games on Thanksgiving.
- We are grateful to Netflix for running plenty of cheesy horror movies to go with the holiday meal.
- We are both grateful for our kitties – the family we share our feasts with. They don’t get drunk, they don’t whine, and don’t care who won the election. Sometimes they throw up in the string bean casserole, but we weren’t going to eat that shit anyway.
- We are grateful we don’t have to have Thanksgiving dinner at MOTHER’S house. Oh, are we grateful. We can’t say why in mixed company, but if you pick up a copy, you’ll understand soon enough.
And speaking of MOTHER, be sure to get your copy for $0.99 at Amazon today through the 28th.