Globes Disease is an emotionally deep suspenseful thriller that adds a distinctive edge to an already established sci-fi/horror genre. The novel follows an eclectic ensemble of characters who live in a small town called La Mort Douce, “The Sweet Death”. Aptly named for all the sacrificed lives and left-behind souls of the natives, slaves, immigrants, and settlers that now haunt the once mining town.
Presently, the seven victims of Lycanthropy are forced to face their emotions, family, friends, a werewolf-hating vampire, a LRRP team called the Hunters, and a government agency called the Institute. The Institute, under the guise of offering a cure, wants to experiment on them and possibly use them for military applications.
Globes Disease is a story about Lycanthropy seen through the eyes of the seven brave souls who suffer from the disease. Do you have it?
Lance Oliver Keeble was born on August 19th, 1964 in a taxicab on the way to the hospital. His parents, Navy man and father Lawrence Owens Keeble and Social Worker mom Jurdine Johnson Keeble held great influence on him at a young age.
Lance is an American author whom, at a very young age, fell in love with art, music, acting, writing and American football. He participated in all of those activities throughout his young life. After a brief stint at CSULB, he became a firefighter because he loved helping people and to support his burgeoning family.
In his youth, Lance performed in many bands, acted in various plays, low-budget commercials, and continuously practiced his prose by writing lyrics, poetry, and short stories.
Lance has published poetry in anthologies and in magazines. He has penned a superhero comic strip in three trade magazines for three years. He is now developing a comic into a graphic novel. Currently, Lance is looking to publish the prequel to Globes Disease.
Some of his favorite authors include; Joe Nazel, Iceberg Slim, Nnendi Okorafor, Orson Scott Card, Stephen King, Stephen R. Donaldson, Piers Anthony, Anne Rice, Tananarive Due, Steven Barnes, Chuck Palahniuk, John Byrne, Frank Miller, Howard Chaykin, Dwayne McDuffie, Neil available, Clive Barker, Homer, Dr. Seuss and his 6th cousin six times removed, Edgar Allen Poe.
Lance was raised primarily by his mother after his parents split when he was five. She was instrumental in encouraging his love of books and writing. Lance continues to live in Los Angeles with his wife and daughter. Lance is a Father of seven children and a grandfather of four.
If you live in the Los Angeles Area, be sure to come out and support Lance at Barnes and Noble at The Grove on February 23rd at 7PM for a Q&A panel and book signing!
1. What does your writing process look like?
All over the place and everywhere.
2. Do you have any strange writing habits (like standing on your head or writing in the shower)?
Absolutely, I text and email myself. Get ideas while driving, in shower, toilet etc.
3. What book do you wish you could have written?
On a Pale Horse
4. Just as your books inspire authors, what authors have inspired you to write?
Joe Nazel, Iceberg Slim, Nnendi Okorafor, Orson Scott Card, Stephen King, Stephen R. Donaldson, Piers Anthony, Anne Rice, Steven Barnes, Chuck Palahniuk, John Byrne, Frank Miller, Howard Chaykin, Dwayne McDuffie, Clive Barker, Neil Gaiman, Homer, Dr. Seuss and Edgar Allen Poe.
5. What do you consider to be your best accomplishment?
Having great children.
6. What writing advice do you have for other aspiring authors?
Read a lot, write a lot, rewrite, take suggestions with a grain of salt and weather the critics.
7. What is your best marketing tip?
Word of mouth, great interviews and don’t be afraid to ask for help.
Crazy Questions That No One Ever Asks Authors
1. Do you write naked?
Only if I got some lovin’ and I’m still awake…
2. What is the biggest lie you’ve ever told?
3. Have you ever been in trouble with the police?
4. What is your biggest fear?
Having an unfulfilled life of purpose.
5. What secret talents do you have?
I’m an excellent poet, better than a writer I think. I sing well too.