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House of the Matriarch: A Novel of Horror [NOOK Book]

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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.

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House of the Matriarch: A Novel of Horror

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Overview

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.

Check out some video recitations at my blog fredltaulbeejrwriter dot blogspot dot com.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011264856
  • Publisher: Fred L. Taulbee, Jr
  • Publication date: 4/8/2011
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 255 KB

Meet the Author

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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2012

    Slow to get started

    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.

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  • Posted July 17, 2011

    House of the Matriarch

    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.

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