Ginger Nuts of Horror
Could you tell the readers a little bit about yourself?
I have worked in the films industry for 11 years. During that time I have written a number of short stories and scripts, but never did anything with them because I was too busy with sound FX editing and doing music. Later I became a stay at home dad raising my daughter. I Enjoy working at home so much that I decided I should try my hand at earning an income with writing, and now I have my book.
Do you prefer the term Horror, Weird Fiction or Dark Fiction?
Horror is the best term. That is the purpose of a scary story to install horror. The other terms sound like sugar coating a nightmare.
Who are some of your favourite authors?
H.P. Lovecraft, Stephen King, J.R.R. Tolkien, Ray Bradbury, Joe Hill
What are you reading now?
American Gods by Neil Gaiman
How would you describe your writing style?
Right to the point, dialog driven, I won’t bore you with endless descriptions or a character’s thoughts that wander.
Describe a typical day spent writing. Do you have any unusual writing habits?
My work days comprise of sitting behind my computer from 9 to 5 typing away at the story. I do write my first draft in a notebook in script form first. This gets the story out faster and gives me a guide for what to type, even when I don’t feel motivated.
What’s your favourite food?
Ice cream, I know it is bad for you.
What’s your favourite album?
Roller by Goblin. Great mood music for writing.
What’s the most important lesson you have learned about writing?
Do plenty of research before getting into writing. Writing a book is the easiest part of being an author, it’s the sales part that is the real killer.
Fame and fortune, or respect?
I’ll take any of the above. The point of writing a book is to have an impact on others, those three options are sure signs that it is working.
What piece of your own work are you most proud of?
One Dark Halloween Night – It’s my first novel and something I am not embarrassed to show to others.
Can you tell us about your last book, and can you tell us about what you are working on next?
One Dark Halloween Night is a tale of ultimate Halloween horror, full of nightmares, mysteries, suspense, action, and a whole lot of monsters. I’ve tried encompassing all the aspects of Halloween in my book and deliver a real entertaining read. For such a major holiday there aren’t any real definitive Halloween stories out there. You could say it’s The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury, but it reads like a kid’s history lesson on the holiday. Or John Carpenter’s Halloween which is just a serial killer movie. So there is a void out there needing to be filled. Christmas has several stores that does that, A Christmas Carol, A Christmas Story, etc. I hope my novel will fill that void. As for what’s next you have to read my book to find out.
"The ultimate Halloween adventure." - Professor Grimmgraves..