4 July 2014 (I swear I'm going to barbecue later) English teacher, writer, filmmaker. If you like my work here, please visit me elsewhere. Book Reviews: http://iftheydonthavebooksdontfuckthem.blogspot.com/ Poetry: http://fredltaulbeejrpoetry.blogspot.com/ PUBLICATION HISTORY I published two short stories in 1994, including "Six Bullets to Kill" in Innisfree and "The Last Tree" in Child Life Magazine. I recently published "A-Haunting We Will Go" in Bete Noire, available here: https://www.createspace.com/4546097 WORK EXPERIENCE I have an MA in Literature and MFAs in Creative Writing and Film Production. I worked in the film industry for about two years, and it culminated in directing Gothic Vampires From Hell. Forgive me for it. I directed it in the style of the producer. It is available on Netflix.
Ana and the House Are One-A Novel of Horrorby Fred L. Taulbee Jr
Original title: House of the Matriarch.
Thank you for reading. I finished this novel in 2010 after about three years of working on it while teaching full time. It's about my fourth attempt at a novel, and the second one that was good enough to try and sell. I originally wrote it as a screenplay, but my friends all said it was campy, but that's how the/p>
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Original title: House of the Matriarch.
Thank you for reading. I finished this novel in 2010 after about three years of working on it while teaching full time. It's about my fourth attempt at a novel, and the second one that was good enough to try and sell. I originally wrote it as a screenplay, but my friends all said it was campy, but that's how the screenplay format can be easily interpreted. Regardless, I wanted to explore the story as thoroughly as possible and wrote it as fiction. I'm very happy with it.
Additionally, it was written in multiple female points of view which overlap, each chapter devoted to one point of view until the end when there aren't a lot of povs left.
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Reviewed by Tiffany Davis for Readers' Favorite Ana and the House Are One by Fred L. Taulbee Jr. is a fictional story about five women that reunite at the reading of their deceased grandmother's will. All living totally different lives, they all have a power of some sort which they attribute to their grandmother. Ana, Tiffany, Chelsea, Beth and Elaine are planning to have a séance as requested during the reading of the will. The girls seem reluctant, but take part in the séance because each stands to inherit an equal part of their grandmother's estate. During the séance, the spirit of their grandmother returns and they begin to ask questions regarding her disappearance. This is the part of the novel that had me on the edge of my seat because the spirit announced that she had been killed by one of the girls participating in the séance, and that her body was buried in the cellar of the house. Fred L. Taulbee Jr. did a great job with the storyline because it draws the reader in from the very beginning, reading about all of the girls and their different personalities, and trying to figure out which one actually killed the grandmother. At this point in the story, everyone begins to suspect one another and this is when the intensity of the story really takes off. One by one, terrible things start to happen to each of the girls, until finally one is left as the guilty party that had plotted to kill their grandmother. She is tried by the state and acquitted, but she began to realize that not all her visions were true... She wondered if they were variations of the other girls' powers that had somehow been given to her throughout all of the chaos that had occurred.
The first half of the book was very slow to get thru. Lots of duplicate writing making it a tad confusing. But once it got closer to the end it became more interesting. If u have the patience its a decent read.
House of the Matriarch (ISBN#: 978-1-4581-8492-4) explores the relationships of Anna and her five granddaughters. Anna, who made her living as a fortune teller, calls all of her grandchildren back to the house they visited during the summers of their childhood for the reading of her will, and then a seance. As the story progresses the women learn more about each other and themselves as they try to uncover the mystery behind their grandmother's disappearance. Set in Southwest Louisiana, House of the Matriarch has a smart, sexy, gritty tone that pulls the reader in quickly. At times comedic, sensual, and horrific, it is engaging and entertaining from start to finish.