This section should address the most common questions people ask me. If you don’t find the answers to any questions you may have then visit the Contact Me page for my email address.
What kind of books do you write?
Mostly horror, although I do like to write thrillers and tales full of suspense and action. Anything that gets the blood pumping really. I try to write what I think I would enjoy myself, which is 99% horror.
Well, believe it or not I think I can trace most of my horror roots back to my Gran. She always had a Dean Koontz or even gorier, a Richard Laymon, on the go. The more horrific the better it seemed to be for my Gran and I think the same can be said for the rest of us. Why go on a rollercoaster if it doesn’t scare you a little? I suppose I just seem to care more about horror stories because it feels easier to relate to them. Don’t get me wrong I’m not out there vampire hunting or stalking werewolves…I don’t have the patience for it. I guess I just feel more at home with horror.
It’s as sensible as any other genre to be interested in. Why romance if you already have a partner? Why crime unless your going to murder someone or rob a bank? It’s not the genre that defines a writer rather the writer that defines the genre and I hope that can be said about at least some of my stories.
“The fact is horror, and by extension horror movies, appeal to our most primitive state of being. Horror strips us down to our essence.”
Lisette BC Abbott
Who are your favourite authors?
Among my favourites are Dean Koontz, Richard Laymon, Stephen King, Shaun Hutson, Terry Pratchett, Jeff Long, Ramsey Campbell, Stephen Laws…the list is endless. See my Links page for the authors I really rate.
What are you working on at the moment?
I’m currently working on a zombie apocalypse novel. I also have several short stories on the go, most of these are submissions for various horror anthologies.
Where do you get your ideas from?
My head. Where do you get yours from?? Sorry, but that question is the bane of the writers existence. We get our idea from a million different places. Eavesdropping on conversations, random thoughts that fly off on tangents for no reason, from real life scenarios, from day dreams we’d like to see come true (or run screaming from in my case), from an infinite amount of sources. You know that voice in your head that sometimes talks to you like its a separate entity? Go on, you can admit it. We all have one. Some of us have lots of those voices. Anyway, that voice is one of the biggest contributors to a writers idea bank. It may not be an idea we like, but once it has been voiced it’s hard to get rid of without writing it down in story form.
Why do you write?
Because it’s there?
Any skeletons in your closet?
Nope, I prefer to leave the flesh on my victims.
You’ve run out of questions, haven’t you…