The Gentleman by Natasha Powell‏

Natasha Powell is an avid gamer, anime and manga junky, comic artist, sci/fi nut, in other words, a well-rounded nerd. When she isn’t busy fighting pirates for booty on the high seas, Natasha resides in her home in Tampa, Florida, where she continues to write horror, thriller, and sci/fi novels and short stories.

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James Greene would do anything to keep his soul. But his year on the run from the demon known as The Gentleman, has left him with two choices: kill himself, or pay the piper. While in a dumpy hotel in Florida, wrestling with the thoughts of suicide, a letter sent from a stranger gives James a third choice: get rid of him once and for all.

The letter leads him to his family’s plantation home in Athens, Georgia. There, he discovers not only his family's secrets, but also The Gentleman’s true intentions. The Gentleman offers James a deal he can’t resist, play the last game, and if he wins, he gets to keep his soul.

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Q) What inspired you to write this story?
The initial aspect of the story involved two men in a car driving through FL trading scary stories, but since it was too close to the Twilight Zone’s movie plot, I changed the story entirely and the scary story exchange became one-chapter.

Q) How long did it take you to write?
It took me over a year to write the story, but once I begin to write it, I would say it was six months of solid writing and two of editing by me and an editor.

Q) What is your favorite thing about writing?
That’s an interesting question. I enjoy writing conflict and the dialogue during that conflict.

Q) What is your least favorite thing about writing?
Sex scenes. Not a fan of those.

Q) If you could be any famous person for one day, who would you be and why?
I probably would be Hemingway and for all the wrong reasons.

Q) What is the oldest thing in your fridge and how old is it?
FL Strawberries just got legs!

Q) What can readers expect from you in the future?
More horror, more sci/fi and maybe a thriller or two. But for the most part, this year I plan on writing more short stories and putting them out as a compilation later in the year.