Paranormal / Suspense
Date Published: March 31, 2015
The Wraith of Carter’s Mill chronicles five generations of women from the turn
of the century to present day. It depicts in startling detail the result of an old curse and
the wraith that haunts the family. Sensitives, The Guardians and The Forgotten tell the tale
while the fourth shocking segment, Carter’s Mill provides the back-story. It reveals the
shameful truth behind a century of sorrow and the curse of revenge that plagues the
Zeb, the Carter family patriarch, is a hard, callous man. He runs his thriving
sawmill, farm and family with an iron fist. When he commits an incredible act of
cruelty, he ignorantly brings a terrible curse down upon all his kin. Martha Thompsons’
prophecy proves true as the family falls into ruin, and the women pay the price.
Almost a century after Zeb’s death, a Carter daughter is born with notable yet
uncanny gifts. It will be up to Shyanne to unearth a long buried family secret and set an
old wrong back to rights. Will she find a way to lift the curse and banish the accursed
wraith that haunts her? If she fails, she risks losing her own little girl to the dark entity
A small North Carolina community, where everyone knows everyone sets the
perfect stage for this suspenseful drama. Rich in history and southern culture, The
Wraith of Carter’s Mill harkens back to a time when life was simpler, and superstition
was part of everyday living.
C. Evenfall grew up on the Crystal Coast of North Carolina. In many ways, her community was isolated from the outside world, and time simply stood still. The old ways of “doing things” surrounded her, and she was both fascinated by the rich history and influenced by it. As with any such place, the area was rich with ghost lore and old tales of “people done wrong.” C.
Evenfall, a child seen and not heard, hovered as close as she dared, listening to the old stories when
the adults got together talking about old times. She also spent many nights with the sheet pulled over her head in childish fright.
A paranormal encounter when she was just six years old, experienced by two other people at the same time, convinced her that ghosts really did exist. C. Evenfall has been seeking answers ever
since. Her fascination with the unexplainable, coupled with her love of history and southern culture
and the role women play in both, have inspired her to write The Wraith of Carter’s Mill, a series of
novellas. Each inspired by tales from her childhood and the family members who passed them down.
Life has taken her many places, but today, C. Evenfall resides with her husband in the same fishing village where she grew up. Together they enjoy hiking, camping, gardening and the outdoors in general. She forgives his skeptics’ dismissal of things that go bump in the night and loves him dearly
in spite of it. They complement one another perfectly.
What inspired you to write your first book?
All the old ghost stories I heard as a child.
Do you have a specific writing style?
I do but I am not sure how to describe it.
How did you come up with the title?
That was a tough one, I was nearly halfway through the first segment before I had any idea what the title would be. I wanted to indicate in the title that this was a ghost story, but I did not want to use the word “ghost”, because it is an overused term. Wraith, although many folks do not’ know what that is, seemed more appropriate and more importantly, more mysterious.
Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
I think that a person’s family history greatly impacts the people they become in one way or another. It can often be a positive influence, and occasionally the opposite can be true.
How much of the book is realistic?
I took a realistic approach to this story. It could easily be classed as historical fiction and I worked really hard to fashion my characters as real people with real lives and real problems.
Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
I had a personal paranormal experience when I was six years old that has stuck with me for all of my life.
What books have most influenced your life most?
I really can’t answer that one. I have read so many and taken something from each one, and I am always finding a new one that changes me in one way or another.
If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?
I admire John Grisham tremendously, I enjoy Stephen King and Anne Rice. . . but I would love to have a drink with John Steinbeck.
What book are you reading now?
Currently, I am reading “The Shadow of the Wind”, by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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