LA TALK Live Radio / interview Freddy Howard on his runaway novel– Luke 11:24 (The dark obsession of a killer clergy)


I will be on LA Talk Radio “The Shock Factor” to discuss my controversial debut book on February 15th 2013 @ 8 pm Pacific. This is an internet radio station which reaches about 5 million listeners world wide, so I hope it gives me another platform to reach an audience and to get my work out there.

I hope to hear you call in and with any questions you may have–

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The Shock Factor wants to, as they say “DIG DEEP” into my motivation for writing this kind of book, and why it has been such a viral hit  in only a very short period of time.

I hope it is because the writing has a different beat (not that the. 99 cent Kindle e-book is not helping–  PS.. Please don’t judge me by my social media post– I only spell check if I absolutely have to– like in my  novels LOL:) and a new voice.

I am very happy it was compared to Dan Brown’s “The Da Vinci Code” and to the work of Stephen King, although I would not really classify it in the horror category, there are some creepy paranormal things which occur in the book. I must also humbly say, that I hope to one day reach their caliber — I maybe a ways away, but I want to one day bring my readers  good books/ screenplays that they will enjoy (Yes I write a screenplay for every novel)

Now in reference to the Da Vinci Code, the similarity I think (the only similarity as far as I can tell) would be that there is some deciphering which should be (not a must) done to fully appreciate and enjoy the book and the ending, but no where near as complicated as in the work of Dan Brown.

In the case of Luke 11:24 (The dark obsession of a killer clergy), if the reader comes across a any biblical verse, they should simply Google it, as it likely has some relevance to what has occurred, what is occurring, or what may occur in the future of the novel. The question in my book will be– does this book deal with the supernatural or does it not??

My answer would simply be– Yes it does, and no it does not– that is something you must decide(decipher) for yourself, as there is (in my opinion) a vague but distinct difference between what is supernatural, and  what is paranormal.

The reader should pay particular attention to the actions of the characters as well as to the biblical versus which are delivered through the book, keeping in mind, this is not a religious book, it is an obsessive thriller..

The Da Vinci Code is (I only saw the movie) was more about symbols and secret scrolls, and there was (as far as I could tell) nothing outside the realm of straight fiction and there were no actual Angels or Demons in the film, and neither did it deal with the paranormal element, although at first glance, that seems to be the case, especially if you rely primarily on the title . .

This is also the case with the actual book Angels an d Demons by Dan Brown (I am now about 3/4 of the way into it and so far I really like it) and I hope I can one day have an impact on readers the way that Stephan King and Dan Brown do today).

As a new writer, the caparison gives me motivation, but at the same time and I do realize this book is not for everyone. It is NOT a book which promotes religion and it NOT meant to criticize or put down the Catholic Church, but it does highlight problems within not only the Catholic Church, but Christian churches in general. I want to make it clear, that these problems are with people, and NOT with God– that would not be possible.

When I wrote this book, I did not feel as though I somehow had to ask anyone for any type of permission to write what I wrote, as though I had to somehow be qualified in order to ”Take liberties, or gain permission” from any one group of people of religious scholars in order to be properly sanctioned to write.

This book is merely MY FICTIONAL account of a story which I wanted to tell, based on my own professional and personal experiences throughout life, with people who I have come in contact with- good, bad, or indifferent.

The question also came up if I had reservations about writing the novel because as I worked in law enforcement for so many years. What I explained to this religious person was that it was because of my background, that I did decide to write the novel, and it made it that that much easier to create and refine the fictional characters, all if which were created out of some contact (in person or through professional association)  that I had with people. This to me is story telling—fiction. I can write about characters I actually in some ways hate, and those that I truly love.

Luke 11:24 is a book that to me is filled with what I will call “A love hate relationship.” I mean this because I had the opportunity to resurrect different things I saw in the actions of both criminals and good law abiding citizens (the good and bad as mentioned) and take those very personal thoughts which were withheld while in the line of duty for so many years and bring them to the forefront of my story telling without any inhibition or regiment or misunderstanding.

I explain much of this in the two YouTube promo videos here—

The book is deep and one review I read said that the book may in fact be ‘‘Sacrilegious.” I disagree with that statement—as a matter of fact, a good part of the book is dedicated to showing the strong bond of love that a mother has for her son, as well as friendship bond, between a little boy and mentally challenged African American Giant, BOBO, who you can learn about by watching the YouTube video as previously mentioned.

So let everyone have their own opinion and so far, I have some good reviews on the book and I really hope to get more as the days and weeks pass.

Truth be told, yes the books is heavy and it does deal with a white Catholic priest stalking a black woman who he believes is an angel sent to him by God (which to some is still out of bounds), but as far as being “Sacrilegious: that  is most likely from a specific event which was occurring on the floor of a Catholic church during Mass; where there appears to be a Catholic priest engaging in sex with what is appears to be a heavenly winged being of African American decent.

I would also like to make it known, that it was primarily because of this part of the book (Chapter 78), that I chose to place the “Mature audience warning” on the book.

There are a few other instances in the book that may or may not be religiously offensive, to some, but the reader will quickly see, that is not the premise of  book, although I would say none as much what I just mentioned.

To be quite honest, I did contemplated removing that one scene form my novel, but I decided that to sequester my work in this very important chapter, would disturb a major truing point in my novel and so I therefore decided to leave it, as it would set a bad precedent for other writing which are in the works, and subsequently connect this novel to ones presently in creation..

Personally, being a man who has a personal believe in God myself  I was a little moved back buy what was posted in the review on my book on Amazon (Sacrilegious)  but I can understand where that came from (most likely what I just mentioned).

Yes the reviewer did in fact give my book 5 stars (Am I over analyzing this? MAYBE)  which to me was utterly great but what I want readers to understand, is that if they pay attention to some of the clues in the book like I previously mentioned, as well as some the biblical verses which appear throughout the reading (some of which come on the heels if killings) one can see there is a definite messages within the writing–which cites the influence of a sinister spiritual influence as it wars against a good force..

But ultimately, it will left to you (the reader) to determine through the various signs and covert signals in the writing as well as the actions of the characters, as to what the ultimate message in the book is.

Good does not always win (well, actually it does, because it is more patient in the long run and because it is all planned out by God) but neither does evil;  and It is therefore left up to the reader to decide which characters they want (or are willing) to sympathize with in the book.

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Now saying all of what I just mentioned, pay attention to the following:

There was a certain older woman, who I have known since I was a little kid, and she is not really a family member, although she could be considered one.

Now, she decided to that she wanted to read the novel but mostly (I believe) was because the title of my novel is in fact a verse from the bible (LUKE 11:24).

Now, as mentioned before  would again encourage any potential reader who wants to properly interpret my book, Luke 11:24 (11:24-26 as it is later exemplified in the book) to simply Google the bible verse or other versus as they appear in the book.

This verse has a very important meaning to the course of book but you must apply the biblical code in it’s entirely to the objectivity of the book, and use that as a clue into the mindset and the intent of the Catholic priest, (Father Antonio Florentino).

You as the reader must decide as to what if anything at all is good about this man, or bad about him; keeping in mind he may have a genetic predisposition to rape, stalk and kill; a trait obviously passed down through his genius serial killing father, Jonathan Florentino  (who he watches executed as a 6 year old boy)..

Now, try explaining all of what I just mentioned to a religious, Southern Baptist African American female, (73 years old) who was born in the Deep South (and who still loves to read).

Yep, you guessed it– You can’t.

I hope you enjoy my novel.

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Thanks everybody for going to my site and purchasing the paperback and .99 cent e-book– U friends are too cool!

Special thx to my Bensalem / Trevose fam and friends, in particular my high school sis Christine Caulfield Liebel for putting it out there with an extra mile on the map! 🙂 And your entire SHARE backing and support! So much support it’s hard to focus in part 2… But this is a good thing!! Keeps it going please…. :)? Next book– LESBIAN ANGEL  (My domestic Partner)

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Synopsis

Synopsis

MY ACTOR WISH LIST – SCREENPLAY EDITION – YouTube video


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FRONT COV LUKE JPEGJonathan Luke Florentino

1923- June 5, 1960

Jonathan Luke Florentino has been on San Quentin’s Death Row since 1955.  In a two year period from 1955 -1957, Jonathan killed at least 97 p people is scheduled to die by electrocution on June 6th 1960.

The execution will be presided over by the Governor of the State of California ia. Warden Theodore Zachary Gates, by self appointment, is expected to perform the honors. Dr. Charles Unsworth, the Chief Prison Psychiatrist, will oversee the details of the execution.

It is the professional opinion of Dr. Unsworth that Jonathan suffers from no natural psychological deviation (as we understand it). Jonathan Florentino stands over 6’6 tall and weighs 270 pounds.

As listed in his military records, Jonathan is an absolute specimen of physical perfection. He is also a Medal of Honor winner, and the recipient of three Silver Stars for gallantry in the line of duty. This means nothing to Jonathan. It was only a time in his life where he could openly kill. Nothing more and nothing less.

Concerning the condemned, in his final official progress report to the board, Dr. Unsworth wrote, “It is my professional, and not my personal opinion, that if all to include his memory were erased and buried beneath the earth.”  

The doctor also hypothesized that Jonathan Luke Florentino was born without the portion of his brain which recognizes fear or that it is genetically evolved into a biological state which is receptive to sheer, primordial intelligence and controlled hyper- vigilant awareness.

This action is exemplified in Part-3 in the Prologue of the book which occurred on September 18th 1944 during the Battle for Peleliu in the Pacific Island Campaigns.

Dr. Unsworth has also challenged traditional medically accepted doctrine, asserting that in the case of Jonathan Florentino, there may perhaps be a paranormal or even a spiritual connection between him and his son; a good, boy who only desires to become a man of God. A priest.

Jonathan Florentino is an animal doctor by profession. He is highly deceptive. Although he may appear kind and compliment you, it would be wise not to communicate with him– at all. But you are the adult, and therefore that decision is yours.

In closing, I would also severely caution the reader against stepping over the yellow–

“DO NOT CROSS LINE.”

It was painted on the floor in 1958 after the unfortunate incident with that guard. Yes. HE WILL KILL YOU and not even think yesterday about it…

Good luck.

Chapter 5- Introduction to a serial killer.

See you on the other side…

Your guide,

Freddy Howard

 BOBO

1)     Michael Clark Duncan ( 6’5 300/ Green Mile)  R.I.P. ***

2)    Dwayne Johnson (The Rock   6’5 260)

3)    Tyler Perry  (6’5  240/ Duel  Characters/ Jesse Wright)

4)     Shaquille O’ Neal (7’ 325)

5)     Forrest Whitaker  (6’2)

6)     Booker T.  (6’3 253 WWF)

Jonathan Florentino

1)    Alexander Skarsgard (6’4 230)

2)    Joe Manganiello (6’5  240 True Blood)

3)     *** Tom Cruise***  (Although not the same physical height and proportions of this character, in terms of acting personification, Mr. Cruise precisely identifies and  mimics the envisioned  personality traits and  characterization of  how Jonathan Florentino’s Character is written into the novel and screenplay. LUKE 11:24. This is well observed in his vampire characterization of Lestat de Lioncourt in the 1994 film, INTERVEW WITH THE VAMPIRE.  In this case, the characterization of Jonathan Florentino’s height and weight, would be readily adjusted to accommodate a platform for Tom Cruise)

4)     Justin Lopez (6’4 270/ Balls of Furry)

Professional wrestlers

1)     Randy Orton (6’4  235)

2)    Adam Joseph Copeland  (6’5 250)

3)     John Cena (6’0  251)

4)     Chis Jericho (6’0  230)

5)     Cody Rhodes (6’2  215)

Jesse Wright

1)     Tyler Perry (Duel Characters/ BOBO)

2)    Jaime Fox

3)     James Todd Smith (L.L. Cool Jay)

4)    Will Smith

5)    Tyrese Gibson

6)    Denzel Washington

7)    Terry Crews

8)     Ving Rhames

9)     Terrence Howard

10)  Cuba Gooding Jr.

11)  Blair Underwood

12)   Lonnie Rashid Lynn (Common)

13)  Anthony Mackie

14) Malik Yoba

Father Florentino

5)     Jim Caviezel (Passion of the Christ)

6)    Hugh Jackman

7)    Julian Mcmahon (Fantastic Four)

8)    Daniel Craig

9)    Mathew McConaughy

10) Joe Manganiello (6’5  240 True Blood)

11) Alexander Skarsgard (6’4 230)

12) George Clooney

13) Ryan Reynolds

14) Matt Damon

15) Colin Farrell

16) Ben Affleck

17) Gerald Butler

18)  Jeffery Donovan

19)  Ryan Gosling

20)  James Franco

21)  Patrick Dempsey

22)  Channing Tatum

23)  David Boreanaz

24)  Aaron Eckhart

25) Chris Evans

26) Brad Pitt

27) Bradley Cooper

28)  Hayden Christensen

29) Alex Pettyfer

30) Timothy Olyphant

31) Jake Gyllenhaal

32)  Johnny Depp

33)  Robert Downey Jr.

34)  Shia Lebeouf

35) Christian Bale

36) Leonardo Dicaprio

37)  Chris Helmsworth

Jack Dunn

1)    Jeremy Renner

2)    Mickey Rourke

3)    Colin Farrell

4)    Tom Cruise

5)    Keifer Southerland

6)    Johnny Depp

7)    Daniel Craig

8)     Bill Paxton

9)     Bruce Willis

10)  Dennis Leary

11) James Franco

12) Ed Norton

13) Liam Neeson

14) Michael Chiklis

15) Tim Robbins

16)  Alec Baldwin

17)  Vince Vaughn

18)  Sean Penn

19)  Sean Bean

20)  Bill Pullman

Sonya Wright

1)    Halle Berry

2)    Paula Patton* (Ghost Protocol)

3)    Kenya More (I know who killed me)

4)    Jada Pinkett Smith

5)    Alica Keys

6)    Salli Richardson (I am legend)

7)     Faune A. Chambers (Benjamin Button)

8)     Robinne Lee (Deliver Us from Eva)

9)     Beyonce Knowles

10) Stacey Dash

11)  Meagan Good (Think Like A Man)

12) Regina Hall

13)  Nicole Scherzinger

14)  Joy Bryant

Diane Florentino

1)    Jennifer Aniston

2)    Angelina Jolie

3)    Kate Beckinsale

4)    Sandra Bullock

5)    Demi Moore

6)    Diane Lane

7)    Alyssa Milano

8)    Kyle Richards (Real Housewives of Beverly Hills)

9)    Olivia Wilde

10) Natalie Portman (Star wars)

11) Jillian Michaels (Biggest Loser)

12) Kristanna Loken (Terminator)

13)  Michelle Monaghan

14)  Booklyn Decker

15) Chrisitna Applegate

16)  Megan Fox

17) Mila Kunis

18) Lindsay Lohan

19)  Penelope Cruz

20)  Carrie-Ann Moss

21)  Neve Campbell

22)  Maria Bello

23)  Blake Lively

24)  Eva Mendez

25)  Gabrielle Anwar

26) Julie Benz

27) Tricia Helfer

28)  Amanda Seyfried

29)  Rosie Huntington-Whitley

Russian Gypsy Girl

1) Scarlett Johanson

2)Dakota Fanning

Florence Dunn

1) Cate Blanchett

BISHOP CONWELL

1)    Ben Kingsley

2)    Gene Hackman

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