Coffin Hop Stop #6: Thomas Smith

Welcome to interview six from this channel of the Coffin Hop Horror Web Tour. Thomas Smith is described as, “…one of those outstanding Southern writers – seemingly soft, languid, maybe even lazy, when actually what he is, is cotton wrapped about a razor. Half the time you don’t even know he’s gotten you until it’s too late.” – Charles L. Grant.

Who wouldn’t want to talk to this guy? I’ll play a sample of our half-hour interview, where he discusses his take on Christians writing Horror and how it can be done well. If you’d like to listen to the whole interview, head over to the Holy Worlds Podcast.

Did you know there’s a giveaway? The first book I will be published in, Monsters!, is packed with talented authors, of which I’m interviewing eight as part of this tour.

The Prizes: 1st Place: A copy of the Monsters! Anthology (paperback or ebook). 2nd Place: Feckless Anthology (Kindle)

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Now, let me tell you a little about Thomas’s novel, Something Stirs, starting with oneheckuva book trailer.

Read the Christian Fiction Book Reviews review

Ben Chalmers is a successful novelist. His wife, Rachel, is a fledgling artist with a promising career, and their daughter Stacy is the joy of their life. His novels have made enough money for him to provide a dream home for his family.  But there is a force at work in their lives. A dark, chilling, ruthless force that has become part of the very fabric of their new home.

A malevolent entity becomes trapped in the wood and stone of the house and it will do whatever it takes, to find a way to complete its bloody transference to our world.

Local Sheriff, Elizabeth Cantrell, and former pastor-turned-cabinetmaker, Jim Perry are drawn into the family’s life as the entity manipulates the house with devastating results.  And it won’t stop until it gets what it wants. Even if it costs them their faith, their sanity, and their lives.

“Simply put, Something Stirs is scary. And good. And scary good. I made the mistake of picking this one up at about 2am to just thumb through a few chapters. Four hours later, the sun was rising and my heart rate was slowly returning to normal. Smith’s writing drew me in, held me there, and left me unable to do anything but finish the book…If you’ve read and enjoyed authors such as Frank Peretti, Travis Thrasher, or Mike Dellosso you’ll definitely enjoy Something Stirs.”
– Josh Olds, Fiction Addict managing editor

Also available for Nook and Kindle.

“Something Stirs is the most riveting page-turner I’ve read in a long time. A thriller that is hard to put down yet with plenty of action and believably realistic…just the way I like it. A must-read for those who like something thought-provoking along with great entertainment.”
-Reg A. Forder, Founder of American Christian Writers Association

“Christian Fiction at its finest! I didn’t want to stop reading it, yet was scared to turn the page! Exactly the book I was looking for and probably one of my all-time favorites…Something Stirs truly deserves to be on the big screen!
– Acclaimed director Matt Mitchell, Cross Shadow Productions

Coffin Hop Schedule:

I will have 4 podcast interviews at the Holy Worlds Podcast, a couple written ones (Kat Heckenbach, Pauline Creeden, and Dana Bell) here on my website (, and another written one with Greg Mitchell in my Tuesday slot at the New Authors Fellowship.

Here’s the podcast schedule:

Wed. 24th: Teric Darken

Fri. 26: Ellen C. Maze

Mon. 29th: Thomas Smith

Wed. 31st: JR Roper and Jeremy K. Tyler

Don’t miss my early morning interview with The Coming Evil Trilogy author Greg Mitchell, Tuesday at the New Authors Fellowship.

About Timothy C. Ward

Timothy C. Ward is a former executive producer and Hugo Nominee of Adventures in SciFi Publishing. He has been broke and lost on the other side of the world and now dreams of greater adventures from his keyboard in Des Moines, Iowa. This summer, he released his second Sand Divers book, Scavenger: A.I., where two parents use an ancient technology to fight a reproducing A.I. while trying to resurrect their deceased infant, and a new series that begins with Godsknife: Revolt, an apocalyptic battle for godhood in the rift between Iowa and the Abyss. Sign up for his newsletter for news, sales, giveaways and more:

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