Author Interview: Jason Bovberg

Can you tell us about your new book, Blood Dawn? Blood Dawn brings my wacko apocalyptic-horror/sci-fi Blood trilogy to a close. It’s a saga that I like to call a cross between John Carpenter’s The Thing and George Romero’s Dawn of the Dead. When I first started the trilogy, zombies were all the rage—but even then I could sense that the fad was reaching saturation point and even beginning to implode on itself. There were zombie kiddie books and joke books out there, fer chrissakes. So, I wanted to tell a story that had some zombie trappings but then diverted into something incredibly strange and new. That was the intent. Blood Red (2014) tells its apocalyptic-horror story from the perspective of Rachel, a disaffected, moody teen who happens to survive an initial alien attack thanks to a genetic quirk. She scrambles through her infected town, wading through masses of fallen […]

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Author Interview: Michelle Garza and Melissa Lason

Thanks to the awesome Michelle Garza and Melissa Lason for sharing their thoughts with me: Congratulations on your Bram Stoker Award nomination for Mayan Blue. That’s a great achievement! How did the book come together, what was your inspiration? Thanks so much! Melissa was watching a show about how people believe the Mayans may have migrated into the southern parts of the United States and we thought it would be a unique idea for our debut novel. We have written together since we were little girls so working together was easy. We outlined the story and started writing it. Where did it all begin for you as horror writers? We’ve always been those kids who love Halloween, monsters and spooky stuff. Our mother is also a fan of horror movies so she always supported our love for scary movies and books. We wanted to be storytellers after listening to our […]

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Author Interview: Nicole Cushing

I’m excited to bring you an interview with recent Bram Stoker Award winner Nicole Cushing. Her latest book The Sadist’s Bible is out now. First of all, congratulations on your Bram Stoker Award for Mr. Suicide!  How does it feel to be honored among such company as past winners Stephen King, George R.R. Martin, and, my favorite, Clive Barker? It’s exciting and satisfying. I’m proud of the book and the Stoker award validates that pride. I’m also happy for my editor/publisher, Ross Lockhart. He took a risk by publishing something controversial. It’s gratifying to see his risk publicly rewarded. Can you tell us about your latest book and where the inspiration came for it?  In April, 01Publishing released my novella The Sadist’s Bible. Like Mr. Suicide, it’s a work of transgressive horror fiction. It was inspired by a strange vision I had while resting on a rooftop in New Orleans–a […]

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Author Interview: Barbie Wilde

I’m delighted to be joined by the wonderful Barbie Wilde! If you haven’t read The Venus Complex or Voices of the Damned, you must! How did Voices of the Damned come about? I had the idea of doing a collection of my short horror stories a while ago, but I wanted to do something different. Paul Fry of SST Publications contacted me back in November 2014, complimenting me on my debut dark crime novel, The Venus Complex, which he had just finished reading. He said that if I ever had a project, then to please consider his company. I’d already done a couple of reviews of Daniele Serra’s art books for SST publications: Veins and Skulls (for Fangoria) and I Tell You It’s Love (with a story by Joe Lansdale), so I was familiar with the kind of projects that SST was involved with. They specialize in doing quality full […]

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Author Interview: Kit Power

I’m joined by Kit Power who has a new release GodBomb! I enjoyed the previous work I read of his, Lifeline. You can pick up a copy of GodBomb! here: http://amzn.to/1KQnRuK Can you tell us about your latest book GodBomb!? Sure. It’s set in 1995, in a community centre in North Devon. A Born Again Christian revival meeting has just begun, when a member of the congregation – a young man – reveals that he’s wearing a bomb vest, and threatens to kill everyone in the building unless God comes to talk to him personally. Hilarity ensues.* *That should probably be hysteria, actually. Where did the idea for the book come from? Funnily enough, I attended a born-again revival meeting in North Devon in 1995. The list of things I didn’t really get about what was going on would have made a small book all by itself, but it was […]

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Author Interview: Adam Rockoff

I’m joined by Adam Rockoff, the author of the excellent, recently released The Horror of It All: One Moviegoer’s Love Affair with Masked Maniacs, Frightened Virgins, and the Living Dead.. Which I recommend you pick up! What can you tell us about your latest book? For better or worse, it was the exact book I wanted to write. Although there are a ton of other horror topics I’m passionate about—Friday the 13th, Dario Argento, giallos—the definitive works on those have already been written. There is nothing more I could bring to the table. But a memoir, that was unique to me. I’m not self-centered enough to think my life is so incredibly interesting, but I hoped that my memories would trigger like-minded ones in horror fans of my generation. How did you get your start as a writer? As a professional writer, it began during the summer after I graduated […]

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Author Interview: Matt Serafini

I’m a huge fan of Matt’s Under The Blade, so I was delighted to catch up with him to talk horror and about his latest book Devil’s Row. Thanks Matt! Can you tell us about your new book, Devil’s Row? I like to think of Devil’s Row as a western with monsters and gunfighters that also happens to take place in 18th century Europe. I know that technically disqualifies it as a western, but the mentality is very much cowboys and werewolves. As for the story, it’s about the hunt for an infamous werewolf, and the aftermath of what happens once she’d been found. Where did the idea come from for the book? It’s kind of a prequel to my first novel, Feral, in the sense that it uses some of the same characters. The story that unfolds in Devil’s Row was originally going to be a flashback chapter that […]

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