Wednesday, May 31, 2017

{Character Interview} Rebecca Underhill of 'The Ashes'

We’re thrilled to be talking to Rebecca Underhill from Vincent Zandri, The Ashes.  It is a pleasure to have her with us today at Pimp That Character!

Thank you for your interview, Rebecca.  How old are you and what do you do for a living?

I’m in my late forties (I would never tell you my real age….LOL), and I’m an artist and an art teacher. My best friend Robyn Painter (that’s no pun) run The School of Art which offers private lessons to students of all ages inside a renovated barn behind our farm house.

What would I love the most about you?

That I still see and talk to my identical twin sister, Molly. She died of cancer many years ago, but she’s still with me somehow. Still there to protect me. 

What would I hate the most about you?

That I have trouble letting go of the past, especially my memory and love for my ex-husband, Michael. We divorced before he was murdered, but we still loved one another very much.

What is your most treasured possession?

My memories.

What is your greatest fear?

At present, my greatest fear comes in the form of a psychopath named, The Skinner. He’s escaped a maximum security for the criminally insane, and now he’s coming after me and my son.

What is the trait you most not like about yourself?

I hold onto the past and my past love with Michael. It’s a source of pain for my present boyfriend and lover, Sam Goodman. But Sam is here to protect me from The Skinner.

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?

He’s captured my terror and my frantic need to escape The Skinner perfectly.

What is your idea of a perfect day?

A day free from fear…from The Skinner

If you could change one physical thing about yourself, what would that be?

I would become young again.

If you knew you were going to die tomorrow, what would you do today?

I would spend the day with my son, and I would share everything I know about life and how to live it, free from fear. I would also suggest that he check out all of Vincent Zandri’s books at WWW.VINCENTZANDRI.COM

Meet the Author

Winner of the 2015 PWA Shamus Award and the 2015 ITW Thriller Award for Best Original Paperback Novel, Vincent Zandri is the NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY, and AMAZON KINDLE No.1 bestselling author of more than 25 novels including THE REMAINS, MOONLIGHT WEEPS, EVERYTHING BURNS, and ORCHARD GROVE. He is also the author of numerous Amazon bestselling digital shorts, PATHOLOGICAL, TRUE STORIES and MOONLIGHT MAFIA among them. Harlan Coben has described THE INNOCENT (formerly As Catch Can) as "...gritty, fast-paced, lyrical and haunting," while the New York Post called it "Sensational...Masterful...Brilliant!" Zandri's list of domestic publishers include Delacorte, Dell, Down & Out Books, Thomas & Mercer and Polis Books, while his foreign publisher is Meme Publishers of Milan and Paris. An MFA in Writing graduate of Vermont College, Zandri's work is translated in the Dutch, Russian, French, Italian, and Japanese. Recently, Zandri was the subject of a major feature by the New York Times. He has also made appearances on Bloomberg TV and FOX news. In December 2014, Suspense Magazine named Zandri's, THE SHROUD KEY, as one of the "Best Books of 2014." Recently, Suspense Magazine selected WHEN SHADOWS COME as one of the "Best Books of 2016". A freelance photo-journalist and the author of the popular "lit blog," The Vincent Zandri Vox, Zandri has written for Living Ready Magazine, RT, New York Newsday, Hudson Valley Magazine, The Times Union (Albany), Game & Fish Magazine, and many more. He lives in New York and Florence, Italy.



Inside the Book:

Author: Vincent Zandri
Publisher: Bear Media
Pages: 277
Genre: Thriller/Horror/Romantic Suspense

It’s been eight years since artist and single mom, Rebecca Underhill, was abducted and left to die in an old broken down house located in the middle of the dark woods. But even if her abductor, Joseph William Whalen, has since been killed, another, more insidious evil is once more out to get her in the form of the Skinner. The son of an abusive butcher, Skinner intends on finishing the job Whalen started but failed at.

How is he going to get to Rebecca?

He’s going to do it through her children, by luring them into the cornfield behind the old farmhouse they live in.

Now, armed with the knowledge that the Skinner has escaped incarceration at a downstate facility for the criminally insane, Rebecca must face the most horrifying challenge of her adult life: Rescuing the children not from a house in the woods, but from the abandoned tunnels that run underneath her property.

But the Skinner is watching Rebecca’s every move.

Horrifying question is, will she live long enough to save the children?



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