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Xavier Poe Kane: Veteran Turned Horror Writer

A Mother's Torment is a story of parents, daughter and a haunted house, according to Xavier Poe Kane.

Kane is the author and is a member of the Springfield Writers Guild and other groups. He appeared on KHOZ's "Around The Table" to talk about his book. He said that the story centers around a 24-year-old woman decides to live with her parents after she endures a divorce.

The woman has a toddler, and the reality of never truly being able to return home rises. Kane said that theme shows most in the patterns of parents with adult children.

The daughter grapples with the new dynamic in the midst of residing in haunted house. Kane said much of his horror writing is more PG-13 instead of blood and gore.

The author is retired from the Air Force and International Guard. The veteran and writer said he surface experience with paranormal encounters.

Kane explained that he has lived about 12 of his 20 years of military service at Jefferson Barracks in St. Louis He said it's the oldest military installation west of the Mississippi, and it's still an active facility.

He recalled one experience of his own but said much of his writing is inspired by what other airmen have told him. A Mother's Torment is the most recent of his three books.

He described his work as "true ghost stories" mixed with the history of the barracks.

His books are mainly on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. More was discussed on the broadcast.

The full interview with Kane is on the "Around The Table" Facebook Page.

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