Monthly Archives: February 2014

Mayhem follows an archaeologist from Peru to Panama and the Grand Tetons in Robert Walton’s novel

LEMOYNE, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released Robert Walton’s novel “Fatal Snow,” about an archaeologist who seeks Incan treasure in the Chilean Andes and is subsequently, unknowlingly, chased to the Grand Tetons in Wyoming.

About the Book:

fs_fcRobert Walton’s first novel takes us back to 1976.  Harry Thursday, an archaeologist, is trying to forget the violent death of his wife. An expedition to find a tomb of an ancient Inca king in the Chilean Andes ends with the discovery of a rich hoard of precious gems and trinkets, and the sudden death of the team’s leader. On the way home, Harry and his wife are robbed of their find, and Harry finds himself alone on a troller bound for Panama after his beloved wife falls overboard during a heavy squall.

1978, Harry is on a camping trip with his best friend Conner in the wild mountains of North-west Wyoming. They come upon a bawdyhouse in the middle of nowhere. CJ, one of the girls, takes to Harry and runs away with them, much to the angst of the pimp Skinny, who goes on a wild killing spree to bring her back.

Separated from Conner during a sudden blizzard, they must fend for themselves in the shadows of the Grand Teton Mountains.  Wounded by Skinny, Harry battles an infection and fever and it is up to CJ to find the cabin used by the bordello to entertain customers. While they wait for the storm to end, Harry discovers the secret CJ is holding, and why her pimp wants her back, and then it is only a matter of time before the final standoff between Harry’s destiny and his terrible past.

“Bob Walton’s first novel is a well-written, action-packed thriller, with enough twists and surprises to keep you turning the page. I thoroughly enjoyed it.” — Carmen Finestra (Producer of Home Improvement)

About the Author:
Robert Walton, aka Bob, grew up in Narberth, Pennsylvania. With a degree in Archaeology from Penn State University Bob has worked tirelessly over the years to live up to his father’s expectations. Having failed at that, he has traveled the world in search of the true meaning of life. Still, this has not stopped him from pursuing a career in writing that began in 2007 when he joined Pennwriters and eventually International Thriller Writers.

Bob is the creator and owner of the award winning Bob’s Bagels in central Pennsylvania and when he is not writing, he can be seen drinking coffee and discussing politics in his quaint restaurant.

His next novel extends the story of Harry Thursday in a quest to solve the riddle of the Mask of Minos. He is also working on a science fiction novel that more directly questions the meaning of life.

Fatal Snow

Authored by Robert Walton

List Price: $16.95
5″ x 8″ (12.7 x 20.32 cm)
Black & White on White paper
258 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620063798
ISBN-10: 1620063794
BISAC: Fiction / Action & Adventure

Also available on Nook and Kindle

For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/Fatal-Snow-9781620063767…

February is Women in Horror Month

IMG_6913-WMFebruary is Women in Horror Month. For me, this means I have a great opportunity to learn about other authors as well as promote myself. Sunbury Press has published a few of these women, such as: The Weeping Woman, a ghostly mystery centered on Mexican legend, by Patricia Santos Marcantonio; The Ghosts of Laurelford, a paranormal suspense, by Margaret Meacham; and Seeking Samiel, a supernatural quest where the anti-Christ seeks the devil—Samiel, her lover by, Catherine Jordan.

Then, there are the women characters of horror. Studying them has been a great lesson and who doesn’t love the bad-ass chicks, such as: Alma/Eva in Ghost Story, Annie in Misery, Miriam in The Hunger, Lucy in Dracula, and Rynn in The Little Girl Who Lived Down the Lane. Claudia in Interview with the Vampire, Rebecca and Mrs. Danvers in Rebecca, and last but not least, The Bible’s Jezebel.

Those women are not delicate, sensitive or passive. They are good and bad, sweet and salty, and they will dish out whatever they are backhanded. They have dark feelings and fears that every woman can identify with in some capacity. Like reaching out and taking something, no matter what the violent cost, just because they want it.

Which brings me to my novel titled, Seeking Samiel, where the female antagonist, Eva, is the self proclaimed anti-Christ, the Lamia, seeking out her long lost lover, Samiel. She is based on the Lamia folklore and is half serpent, half female, demon and human. All men, with the exception of one, play a role in her life as surrogate chumps and wind up on her dinner table when she is finished them. Burp.

Women are not supposed to like violence or gore, or be overly aggressive. We are usually the weaker sex, sensitive—the victim. But, what am I to take away from a book that portrays my gender as a victim of circumstances, silly and weak and thereby deserving of the predictable fate on the pages? Eva is no victim. She is a horrible woman. I loved writing about her and fleshing out her nature. As a horror writer, I don’t know how successful I am at scaring, but my favorite female authors and female characters have influenced my writing, for the better, I hope.