I was tagged by Kira Butler for Liebster to feature young blogs.
- What is your favourite thing about writing horror? Entertaining the speculations that are running through my mind anyway.
- Tell us about your writing process. I plan before I write, but I allow myself to deviate from the plan, because it’s never rich enough. I rely on my writing group and betas to take things to the next level, along with my own editing process and the brilliant Taryn Albright.
- Where does your inspiration come from? My wandering mind, the news, and the books I read.
- Do you ever scare yourself? How do you break past the wall and dig deeper? Yes, but it’s comfortable for me. In fact, if I’m not scared, that usually means there’s a problem with the writing.
- What’s your biggest fear? I’m afraid of the dark. I never enter an unlit room. I’m also afraid of being caught with free time and no book to read.
- If you could summarize your writing style, how would you describe it? Paint us a picture.
- What’s your recent most favourite sentence from a book? “Because if there were a minimal chance for those things to exist, it would improve my universe in the same way that coming to America improved it: Everything would be more like in the movies.” (The Supernatural Elements by Edgar Cantero)
- What was the first horror novel you read and loved? First Evil (Fear Street Cheerleaders) by R.L. Stine
- Describe your writing ritual. Iowa Hawkeyes Snuggie. Coffee or water. Appropriate Pandora station when necessary.
- If you could hang out with your favourite character for an evening, who would it be and what would you do? I would be at one of Jay Gatsby’s parties, hanging out in the library with him.
- What’s your big dream as an author? To publish a book that I’m proud I wrote.
Eleven Random Facts About Me
1. I love the first sip of a Dr. Pepper.
2. I watch a horror movie with a friend every Wednesday.
3. I enjoy reading nonfiction.
4. I’ve been performing/coaching improv for 16 years.
5. Most of the karaoke I sing was originally performed by men.
6. I don’t like Christmas.
7. My favorite wedding gift was his and hers copies of Left for Dead 2.
8. I’m glad my job requires me to interact with teenagers more often than adults, because they’re better.
9. I could release three albums of song parodies I have dedicated to my cat.
10. I avoid loud noises, especially the vacuum cleaner.
11. I’m really good at making apple cider.
1. Why have you selected your particular genre(s)?
2. What books have become anchors in thinking about your own writing style?
3. What was the first “big deal” piece of writing you remember making as a kid?
4. Where is the weirdest place you’ve written?
5. What’s your go-to power drink/snack when writing?
6. If you could live in the story world of a book (or series), which one would it be and why?
7. What’s been your most valuable hard moment in writing?
8. How do you tell people you’re unavailable because you’re writing?
9. What are your go-to online writing resources?
10. What’s a favorite recent read of yours?
11. A writer’s work is never completed. What’s been a moment in your writing career that you are looking forward to celebrating?