About the author:
David Bancroft is the founder of USA Patriotism! ... the top ranked site showcasing pride of America.
He is the author of two novels, "Mere Chance" and "Cemetery Woods"; "American Pride" book of poetry that is a collection of his patriotic poems; other non-patriotic poems including about life, love, and faith; and, many articles. His role with USA Patriotism! has also involved national media and patriotic event appearances.
David Bancroft's proud heritage includes being related to the Father of USA History, George Bancroft.
David G. Bancroft
There are traumatic circumstances that happen to some at a pivotal time in
their young life that starts the ticking of terrible thoughts just waiting to be
triggered into horrific actions, which the reader experiences in David
Bancroft's riveting action thriller, Cemetery Woods.
Set in Texas during the spring of 1968, Cemetery Woods entails a three week
period where unintended circumstances bring a canny, determined serial killer,
Jimmy Roland, into the lives of two brothers, their parents, and two troubled 18
year old boys . . . in his compulsive goal to seek deadly revenge against two
men for what they did to him when the three of them were teenagers.
And by the "game" that he has perfected with lethal results!
David Bancroft explains why he wrote "Cemetery Woods" and from a contrary
"Cemetery Woods is a completely different type of novel from my first action,
thriller novel, Mere Chance ... and it was triggered by what happened to me when
I was 7 and in the second grade.
I was enjoying picking blackberries with my brothers and friends in the woods
behind a cemetery near our neighborhood ... when we were interrupted by a group
of high school aged boys carrying rifles. Well, they decided that we would make
better targets than the birds and squirrels that had been their original plan.
We all scattered to hide behind large trees when he heard the bullets whizzing
near us. And just as the fear was being somewhat comforted from being behind a
tree ... I felt a stinging sensation below the knee of my right leg ... I had
accidentally moved it outside of the tree trunk's protection ... and the result
was me having to ride my bike home about a mile away, as the blood ran down my
leg ... crying all the way.
This childhood memory led me to think about what caused these teenage boys to
actually shoot at us ... as just scaring us with words would have easily worked
... without endangering any of us or having to deal with the police
investigation that did ensue.
So, I started to write Cemetery Woods and realized that it might be best to do
so from the perspective of a serial killer, not from the hero detective trying
to find him. I devoid my creative side of any caring or remorse when writing
about what Jimmy Roland thought or did ... whose actions are driven by hateful,
revenge ... without recourse ... and the what if ... of a more supportive,
- Publication Date:
- 1495339602 / 9781495339608
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 6" x 9"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Fiction / Thrillers