Paula Cappa is the recipient of an Eric Hoffer Book Award. Also, the Readers’ Favorite International Bronze Medal for Supernatural Suspense. And a Gothic Readers Book Club Award Winner in Outstanding Fiction. She is the author of Greylock, The Dazzling Darkness, and Night Sea Journey—print editions published by Crispin Books, Milwaukee WI. In fact, her short fiction has appeared in a number of prestigious magazines and journals. These include Dark Gothic Resurrected Magazine, Whistling Shade Literary Journal, SmokeLong Quarterly, Sirens Call Ezine, Every Day Fiction, Fiction365, and Twilight Times Ezine. In addition, her stories also appear in anthologies Journals of Horror: Found Fiction, Mystery Time, and Human Writes Literary Journal. She is a freelance copy editor and writes a weekly short story blog, Reading Fiction, Tales of Terror at paulacappa.wordpress.com. Paula Cappa is Co-Chair of the Pound Ridge Authors Society in Pound Ridge, NY.
Welcome, Paula Cappa
Your real name and pen name? Paula Cappa
What is your biggest source of inspiration in life? Nature walking inspires me. And reading poetry.
What hurts you most in this world? Inequality and oppression.
What is your favorite genre and why? Supernatural mysteries. I’m always curious and fascinated by the ‘other-worldly’ elements.
When did you start writing? In college.
What is the purpose of your writing? Creative expression and exploring life.
Which of your work has been published so far? Three novels: The Dazzling Darkness; Night Sea Journey, A Tale of the Supernatural; Greylock. And many short stories which are now on Amazon as Kindle Singles.
Would you like to share a synopsis of your work? [See below]
What are your forthcoming writings? More short stories and another supernatural mystery novel.
What genres you write in and why? I prefer ghost stories.
What keeps you motivating towards writing? Well, I can’t stop for one thing.
What is generally your preference in reading – a paper book or ebook? And why? I still prefer print to ebooks, but read both.
Paula Cappa and books
What is the last book you finished reading? Stephen King’s On Writing. What is the current book you are reading? Jack Grapes’ Method Writing; The Red Tree by Caitlin Kiernan.
Your favorite book and why? A Woman in Black by Susan Hill. Because it’s a well-written ghost story, atmospheric, and deeply suspenseful.
What comes to your mind when you think of India? Color. I recently watch PBS’ miniseries Indian Summers and loved it. The people, the landscape, the deeply personal issues were beautifully drawn.
Links & other relevant details:
The Dazzling Darkness: http://www.amazon.com/The-Dazzling-Darkness-ebook/dp/B00CJH944U/ref=pd_sim_b_2
Night Sea Journey, A Tale of the Supernatural: http://www.amazon.com/Night-Journey-Tale-Supernatural-ebook/dp/B009ONWSC2/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1379253983&sr=1-1&keywords=Night+Sea+Journey%2C+A+Tale+of+the+supernatural
Publisher: Crispin Books, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Any other links: Reading Fiction Tales of Terror Blog. This is a weekly fiction blog that features free short stories by the most famous master authors in mystery, supernatural, fantasy, horror, and sci-fi. Visit at https://paulacappa.wordpress.com/
Amazon Author page: http://www.amazon.com/Paula-Cappa/e/B009P2HZ7A/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1
My latest novel is Greylock, released in October 2015. Synopsis:
Paula Cappa’s Interview
Murder, lies betrayal, romance–and the flickering phantasmagoria.
“A smart, entertaining supernatural thriller. Think Stephen King meets Raymond Chandler with a score by Tchaikovsky. Briskly paced, this novel was a genuine pleasure to read.” –David Corbett, award-winning and best-selling author of The Mercy of the Night.
Inside the supernatural realm beats sinister music. Don’t believe it? Just ask violinists Paganini or Tartini about their deals with the devil for their virtuosity. Pianist Alexei Georg harbors a dark secret–he finds an anonymous old sonata in a 19th-century Russian sea chest.
When Alexei performs this handsome music in concert, a creature of darkness appears in the audience, in the aisle, and on the stage with him. This is no ghost. This faceless menacing presence haunts Alexei relentlessly. From Boston’s music society to the White Sea in Russia where the whales sing. Alexei is on a quest for the songs of the beluga whales, so he can compose a whale symphony in hopes of saving his career.
Alexei is married to ballerina Carole Anne but he can’t resist the steamy and delicious Lia Marrs. When Carole Anne is found murdered, Alexei flees Boston and the suspicion of the crime to the summit of Mt. Greylock. He is determined to write his whale symphony from the mountaintop. But Alexei cannot flee the unstoppable sonata that he has delivered into this world. Alone on Greylock, he must find a way to halt the dark force within his music or become a prisoner to its phantasmagoric power in an ever-expanding abyss.