One of Ink Smith Publishing’s novels recently got a facelift! The Devil’s Scribe by Rod Baker will now be available with a new cover, and updated interior layout. This creepy novel is the perfect Halloween purchase to grace your horror focused shelves.
After lightning strikes natural-born killer Leonard Ravnik and grazes famous novelist Renee Holland, a spate of brutal and ritualistic murders begin in Baltimore. Renee lapses into trances of auto-writing and records Ravnik’s gruesome killings as they occur. Police lieutenant, Kent Elinger, who has solved Baltimore’s most infamous crimes, discovers that Renee knows things only the killer would know. This makes her Elinger’s prime suspect until Elinger discovers the staged murders form a cryptic pattern from another era. Elinger and Renee fall in love as they dig into the case and uncover its paranormal factors. The investigation leads Elinger and Renee to Baltimore’s oldest graveyard where they uncover a 160 year-old secret linked to a founding family of Baltimore and Edgar Allan Poe. When Renee becomes the killer’s final target, Elinger executes a macabre and dangerous solution that could kill them all if it fails…
Pre-Order for the new look begins today in honor of Halloween! Stay spooky readers!
I play 2nd base and pitch for an over-50 traveling softball team.
I also played 3rd base for one of the over-50 USA teams.
We won the Pacific Rim Championship Games in Las Vegas in 2015.
I like to play classic rock ‘n roll tunes on my guitar.
I produce, write and direct short dramatic films and commercial/industrial/marketing films for businesses.
I play golf and love to hike.
Meet the Author Rod Baker is an Emmy Nominated, NAACP Image Award and Youth in Film Award winning television writer (with Glen Olson).Rod also co-authored the 10 book children’s series The Adventures of Gabby Bear. He has a BA in Radio, Television and Film and lives in Thousand Oaks, CA with his wife. Rod is a member of the Writers Guild of America, west. His most recent work Devil’s Scribe is now available for purchase!
Ink Smith: Where do you do most of your writing? What is your process like?
Rod: I write on my computer in a large room on the ground level of our home. I use two monitors–one screen for the manuscript, the other for research.
Ink Smith: How did you come up with the idea of this book? How long did it take you to write?
Rod: I am a big horror film fan. I love the A-Horror films as well as the B Horror films. In the past, I wrote many TV police shows. I wanted to mix a police story with horror and paranormal activity. This triggered the “idea bank” in my head I guess. The idea started small and singular but then branched out as I outlined it until it became the complete Devil’s Scribe. I was busy in life with other things when I started jotting down notes for the book before I could start writing it. I would say actual writing time was 12-18 months.
Ink Smith: Who are your favorite authors/books? Why?
Rod: When I started my writing career, I read everything that William Goldman and Richard Matheson ever wrote. I love the way they write, their style. I also read Dean Koontz and Stephen King. I like Clive Cussler—the way he uses a historic event as the catalyst for his stories and the big adventure that results. But what attracts me to a book is usually not the author. It’s the story. If the story grabs my attention, I will read the book no matter who wrote it. Good stories always have the best characters in my opinion.
Meet the Author
Rod Baker is an Emmy Nominated, NAACP Image Award and Youth in Film Award winning television writer (with Glen Olson).Rod also co-authored the 10 book children’s series The Adventures of Gabby Bear. He has a BA in Radio, Television and Film and lives in Thousand Oaks, CA with his wife. Rod is a member of the Writers Guild of America, west.