Posts Tagged ‘Billy Purgatory’

Interview with Billy Purgatory author, Jesse James Freeman

Thursday, January 12th, 2012
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Hey friends! It's my favorite day of the week, and yes, I like it even better than Friday. You want to know why? Because I get to talk to my favorite authors right here in my own little pub. I am super excited to have one of my favorite Twitter pals join me at the bar, the totally badass, Jesse James Freeman! What are you drinking, Jesse?

JJF: Whiskey with a Whiskey chaser with one ice cube which I have smuggled in from Hoth.

blinks ... Ooooooooookay. ahem Well, friends, grab yourself a quick drink, pass the peanuts and settle in for a lesson on badassery from the man himself, Jesse. Just let me grab my scotch and away we go. :)

KD: I think I fell in love in Billy Purgatory. Where did inspiration for his character, and his story, come from? 

JJF: Wow, thanks so much for saying that about Billy.  At his core, he’s kind of a knuckle-head – but I think he has some qualities that manifest themselves as the story goes along that catches people off-guard.  A lot of it, actually, caught me off-guard as I was writing him. (more…)

Review of Billy Purgatory: I am the Devil Bird by Jesse James Freeman

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012
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Classifying Billy Purgatory: I am the Devil Bird into a genre is like putting its main character, Billy Purgatory into a clean-cut character profile; not only can it not be done, but it shouldn’t. I could easily say that with the zombies, mythological creatures, the conflicts between the supernatural and humans, a hero with an unconventional upbringing with some romantic tension throughout the book that it could be considered urban fantasy. However, it’s not in the first person, as many urban fantasies are, and it takes place in the back woods, New York, Vietnam and beyond so people could argue its placement in that genre.

What Billy Purgatory is is too big to be categorized into the confines of just one genre. Simply put, its a story about a ten year old skateboarder who could care less about the world around him. However, when he’s faced with vampires and a monster he nicknamed the Time Zombie, Billy realizes that there is more out there that he wants to care less about. Unfortunately, it doesn’t matter how many times he turns his back to it, he soon learns that the gods have bigger plans for him. Ok, so maybe not so simple. (more…)