Monthly Archives: April 2017

(INTERVIEW) A Quick Chat with Jeremy Hepler, Author of THE BOULEVARD MONSTER

Check out this brief chat I had with horror Author Glenn Rolfe over on his blog! Thanks, Glenn!

Glenn Rolfe

The Boulevard Monster coverJeremy Hepler headshot

Jeremy Hepler is a new name to me. His debut novel, THE BOULEVARD MONSTER (2017, Bloodshot Books) is getting some great reviews, and I trust Pete Kahle over at Bloodshot. I’m getting ready to dig into the novel this week, but I had a chance to harass Mr. Hepler early.  So, here’s how that went:

GLENN: Hi, Jeremy!
First off, congrats on your debut novel, THE BOULEVARD MONSTER. I’m getting ready to start it myself, but how about telling everyone where the initial idea for the story came from. Also, how close to the original idea did the final product turn out?
JEREMY: Thanks for having me, Glenn! The initial idea for The Boulevard Monster came many years ago when my son Noah and I left story time at the library. We stopped at a red light, and when I glanced to my left, I saw a couple of Hugh’s…

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Creating and Building Suspense in Horror Fiction

My Thoughts on Creating and Building Suspense

Shotgun Logic

The Boulevard Monster coverJeremy Hepler is a new to me author, but even though I haven’t read it, I feel confident in recommending his newest novel and telling you it’s almost definitely a good one. The reason for this is simple. It’s from Bloodshot Books, and editor/publisher Pete Kahle is just incapable of producing or curating bad fiction. I’ve read the majority of books in Bloodshot’s body of published work and I’ve never read a book that wasn’t over-the-top fantastic. So yes, I highly recommend THE BOULEVARD MONSTER based on that experience, and I also recommend this entertaining and insightful article he’s written for us here today.  Enjoy.

Creating and Building Suspense in Horror Fiction
By Jeremy Hepler, Author of The Boulevard Monster

Creating and building suspense is one of the most important aspects of writing for horror authors. We all want our reader’s hearts to be pounding as they turn the pages…

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Scares That Care

The annual Scares That Care Weekend Charity Event (taking place this July in Williamsburg, VA) brings together movie stars, directors, authors, publishers, cosplayers, and fans to raise money for three needy families facing the real monsters of cancer, childhood illness, and burns. One of my responsibilities as a member of the Board of Directors for…

via Scares That Care Weekend Author Programming Track — Brian Keene

A Writer’s Path: Dealing with loss after finishing a project

by Pekoeblaze Truly inspired creative projects have a strange kind of “magic” to them. You might not realise that you’re making something that you’ll always remember fondly when you’re actually making it. But, after you’ve finished one of these amazing, inspired creative projects, then you can sometimes feel a sense of loss. A sense of forlorn […]

via Three Ways to Deal With the Feeling of Loss after Finishing a Highly Inspired Creative Project — A Writer’s Path

Launch Day!

For launch day for my debut novel, The Boulevard Monster, I wanted to give a little behind the scenes look at the cover creation. Here’s the preliminary sketch Ben Baldwin did after Pete and I discussed ideas. I think it looks superb. And what he did with it afterwards…wow.                                                                                                                                 The digital version of the book is available on Amazon now, but they’re lagging behind on getting the print version up there. I’ll post an update once it’s available, which will hopefully be later today. Here are the links:
 US:                                                                                                                             UK:
Boulevard Rough Draft

And here’s a link to Ben Baldwin’s website if you want to see more of his work:


Mallory at The Haunting Reading Room Reviews The Boulevard Monster

Here’s an excerpt from Mallory Haws‘ review of The Boulevard Monster: “I totally enjoyed reading this well-constructed and intriguing horror novel.” -The Haunted Reading Room

Click on the link below to check out the rest of her review at The Haunted Reading Room.

And here’s the awesome press release created by Erin Sweet-Al Mehairi.