Take a Trip to Nashville with the Krewe of Hunters
by Heather Graham, author of The Night is Forever
I love a number of our great American cities; Nashville, Tennessee, is one of them.
I’d been there several times before and always enjoyed it. But my daughter moved to Nashville about a year ago and I began going more frequently.
At first, I think I loved the city because I saw Charlton Heston play Andrew Jackson, with Susan Hayward as his wife, Rachel, in The President’s Lady when I was young. Not sure if I was in love with Heston or Jackson; at any rate, Nashville and Jackson are entwined for me. (If you go, make sure you visit his home, the Hermitage.)
In my recent visits, I began to appreciate all the little things about Nashville and the surrounding area. They don’t call it Music City for nothing! It thrives on music, and that may be my favorite thing about it.
The Night is Forever takes place mainly outside this wonderful, friendly, music-filled city—but not too far away. It was on a trip to Nashville that I first discovered horse therapy.
I love horses, and we owned them for many years. As soon as I heard about horse therapy, it made perfect sense to me. Horses are majestic creatures of great size, strength and stamina, and learning to relate to them, to trust them, can teach us about human nature as well—all the instincts and reactions we have in common.
Horse therapy has helped a great many people—including those with autism, Down’s Syndrome, social anxiety and addictions. It does play a role in The Night is Forever, but of course, the Krewe of Hunters books are suspenseful ghost stories, so scary things do happen….
Don’t let that stop you! Head to Nashville if you can. Listen to great country music. Take a ghost tour. Experience the wonder of history—and expect to be welcomed by some of the finest hospitality in the land. Meanwhile, I hope you’ll visit the Nashville area in The Night is Forever!
About the Book
What happened here, on a historic ranch outside Nashville, during the Civil War? And what’s happening now?
Olivia Gordon works at the Horse Farm, a facility that assists patients with mental and physical recovery; her specialty is animal therapy. She’s always loved her job, always felt safe…until now.
People are dying, starting with the facility’s founder, whose body is discovered in a ravine on the property—site of a massacre in 1862. And before every death, Liv sees a horse and rider, wearing a soldier’s garb, in the night sky…. Warning? Omen? Or clue?
Liv calls in her cousin Malachi and his Krewe, an FBI unit of paranormal investigators, to discover the truth. New Krewe member Dustin Blake knows they need Liv’s involvement in the case, yet he’s worried about her safety. Because he and Liv quickly become more than colleagues…and he doesn’t want to lose her to the endless night.