Ginger Nuts of Horror
Could you tell the readers a little bit about yourself?
I am anonymous, which I find so utterly comfortable. I have every intention of writing what should not be written, for the sake of horror. I intend to take readers into parts of their own psyches which they deny even exist. That’s all that really matters about me.
Do you prefer the term Horror, Weird Fiction or Dark Fiction?
I prefer horror. Although, “horrorotica” seems appropriate for my current book.
Who are some of your favourite authors?
I am a fan H. P. Lovecraft, since childhood. Lovecraft has inspired as many writers as Einstein has physicists. Then I discovered Philip K. Dick, the paranoid prophet. His writing is so brilliant that it cannot be singly labelled as science fiction. Henry Miller wrote such brilliant, perverse prose, that I felt like I was reading noble pornography. He made the most degenerate sex acts sound poetic. These are the writers that inspired me most in my youth.
What are you reading now?
Right now I’m writing and working to promote my book, The Harlot Goddess. I haven’t had any time to read. But the last great book I read was World War Z. Before that was House of Leaves.
How would you describe your writing style?
It’s very descriptive. It may also require a little dictionary usage, as I have a great love for archaic words. I just feel that some words are too beautiful to be allowed to die out from our lexicon. When it comes to sex in my writing, nothing is tabu and everything warrants noble prose. The Harlot Goddess has passages of perverse sexual acts and violence that come off sounding like a Valentine’s message from a well-read criminal degenerate.
Describe a typical day spent writing. Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I write on scraps of paper I keep in my pocket. I write and rewrite passages over and over until they sound right. I write until the rhythm and flow of every sentence is conducive to the idea it illustrates. Every sentence is a formula that conjures and summons demons and visions and feverish nightmares. I write my sentences the way an alchemist hides secrets in his symbols.
What’s your favourite food?
Guinness Extra Stout nourishes my very soul.
What’s your favourite album?
I am currently obsessed with “Rom 5:12” by black metal gods Marduk. It’s an older one of their albums, but musically it’s just outstanding. Lyrically it is ingenious. I have to say that the lyrics in “Rom 5:12” are every bit as inspirational to a writer like me as Lovecraft or Miller.
What’s the most important lesson you have learned about writing?
Never give up. Write and write and write, no matter what. I went years without any encouragement in my writing. But, I wrote and I got better, and I found my niche. I never gave up, and now I have a confidence in my work that I never had before.
Fame and fortune, or respect?
Respect, if not literary infamy.
What piece of your own work are you most proud of?
The Harlot Goddess has throughout its many pages bits and pieces that could themselves be fleshed out into entire novels. There is one piece in particular that describes how the venom of the Harlot Goddess replaces your soul and turns you into a sadistic predator. You become a nightcreature with a profound understanding of the erotica of suffering. Those several pages and the prose therein are some of my favorite work.
Can you tell us about your last book, and can you tell us about what you are working on next?
The Harlot Goddess is the story of Lilith, the first woman and first wife of Adam. It is a story of black magik, violent sex and the root of all evil.
When Lilith is condemned for enslaving her husband in a web of black magik and perverse sex, she becomes something far worse. The sorceress is cunning, and uses her punishment to her advantage.
She mothers her hundred daughters into being. These are her succubi, which she sets loose upon the nightside of the Earth. Her hundred daughters roam the night and visit men in their sleep. They roam in prides of three, following the scent of sleep and dreams. What becomes of a man visited by her daughters? You’ll have to read The Harlot Goddess to find out.
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My next book will be something entirely different. The subject matter is still mythological, but the prose and style are something entirely different from The Harlot Goddess. The themes, however, are still meant to erode your belief systems and cherished dogmas.