Veterans in Horror Spotlight 2023: James Pack
James Pack Biography
James Pack served in the Arizona Army National Guard. He is a member of the Horror Writers Association and has published several collections of poetry and short fiction. Learn more about James and his collected works on his personal blog. He lives in Tucson, AZ.
Book Recommendation: The Hook
I want more people to read my book, The Hook, not just because I wrote it, but because the main character served in the Navy and is still dealing with some of the things he experienced during the Vietnam War. The story is about him dealing with his flashbacks and the main plot of the story. Here is the synopsis:
“It’s 1976 and Ernest Kemp is looking for his wife and daughter. After leaving the US Navy, he finds his way to Hallowell, Maine. As an outsider, the townsfolk don’t trust him. Their suspicions increase when someone starts killing children. After being falsely accused and arrested, Ernest teams up with Samantha Belcher as she investigates the murders for the Kennebec Journal. They discover the murders are ritualistic sacrifices. Ernest and Samantha’s issues rise as bullfrogs roam around town and three new outsiders resemble women from a 100-year-old news article. Will they find the killers and Ernest’s family before another child dies?”