We’re thrilled to be talking to Sarah Tremont from Jeff Gunhus’ supernatural/thriller/horror novel, Night Terror. It is a pleasure to have her with us today at Pimp That Character!
Thank you for your interview, Sarah. Can you tell us your story?
I live in Prescott City, Maryland, the site of that massive underground cave-in you probably heard about in the news about ten years ago. Contrary to what the newspapers said, that was actually my dad and a guy named Joseph Lonetreewho blew up the caves to save me from a cult trying to kill me. I was five when that happened and over the last ten years I’ve pretended that I have no memory of the caves and I’ve hidden the fact that I still have psychic powers. I hold them back but they are threatening to overwhelm me.
Can you tell us about one of your most distinguishable features?
I can see into people’s minds. Hear their thoughts. Even when I try not to hear, sometimes it’s so loud that I can’t help it. Sometimes, especially when I’m angry, things move around without me touching them.
What would I love the most about you?
I’d do anything for my family, even if it means sacrificing myself for them.
What would I hate the most about you?
There’s something inside of me, a hate, a dark power, that I can’t control sometimes.
Where do you go when you are angry?
I disappear inside myself. Inside the fire where my powers burn even when I ignore them.
What makes you laugh out loud?
My dog, Buddy, is a great friend. He’s getting old now so he barks at squirrels even after they’ve run away because he can’t see them. It’s pretty funny…but kind of sad too.
What is your greatest fear?
That there are more people in the word like the ones who tried to kill me before. When I close my eyes I can still see them reaching out for me.
What is the trait you most not like about yourself?
I find it harder to control my temper. When I get angry, bad things happen.
What is your favorite weather?
I like the spring when everything comes back to life after being dead for the winter. The fall is when I was abducted. That time of year always give me the creeps.
What is your most treasured possession?
I still have a small stone I picked up in the caves from when I was five. It reminds me of the hundreds of people who were held like cattle in those dark caves. It makes the nightmares feel worthwhile because I avenged what happened to them.
About the Author:
Jeff Gunhus is the author of both adult thrillers and the Middle Grade/YA series, The Templar Chronicles. The first book, Jack Templar Monster Hunter, was written in an effort to get his reluctant reader eleven-year old son excited about reading. It worked and a new series was born. His book Reaching Your Reluctant Reader has helped hundreds of parents create avid readers. As a father of five, he and his wife lead an active lifestyle simply trying to keep up with their kids. In rare moments of quiet, he can be found in the back of the City Dock Cafe in Annapolis working on his next novel.
His latest book is the thriller/horror novel, Night Terror.
For More Information
Ten years after her abduction and near-sacrifice to the Source, Sarah Tremont struggles to be a normal teenager. As much as she’s tried to suppress the power inside of her, it’s grown dangerously strong and has drawn the attention of those who want to possess her power for themselves.
The nightmare that she thought was long over starts again as powerful forces descend upon Prescott City to seek her out. With her parents and Joseph Lonetree’s help, Sarah must stand up to an evil much more powerful than the one she faced in the caves a decade earlier. But in the end, she discovers the greatest danger might come from the power living inside of her.