The story itself is the prequel to Walker's Vale, and tells the initial journey of a much younger Ezekiel Walker, circa, 1945. The story will draw parallels to Walker's Vale in that there is internal struggles, first-hand accountability, and of course, the supernatural.
Where Walker's Vale left off, The Journal of Ezekiel Walker, will pick up, but go back in time to explain how the strange little town of Walker's Vale began, the unique Walker family's origin, and the ultimate battle between light and darkness. It is a much darker story, not only with the climax of WWII coming to an end, but also the intensity and direct involvement of the characters being affected by the supernatural battle raging between the seen and sometimes "seen" unseen world.
What surprised me the most when writing this book was the unquestionable parallel that the main character draws from my own feelings. I did not plan it that way, but perhaps a writer's own personal emotions cannot help but enter a story and in someways influence greatly the details. Maybe that goes without saying, but I enjoyed the learning experience along the way - it was a thrilling and eye-opening journey that I feel has pushed me to me more honest and open in my writing.
However, as Walker's Vale ended on a pleasant refrain, this chapter into the story of Walker's Vale may or may not conclude on such a positive note. But I'll let you, the reader, my friend, decide for yourself.
Until next time, may the force be with you....wait, that's something altogether different....or is it?