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Interview – Erin Al-Mehairi

Interview – Erin Al-Mehairi

You cohost a podcast called The Mando Method. What exactly is The Mando Method? The Mando Method is a podcast on the conglomerate podcast system called Project Entertainment Network. It’s one of about 25 podcast shows. This one is co-hosted by the head of P.E.N., author Armand Rosamilia and his author friend, Chuck Buda. Armand does writing sprints during his days and since his nickname is Mando, it’s called The Mando Method, as an ode to his writing methods. Their…

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Interview – Christa (Wojo) Wojciechowski

Interview – Christa (Wojo) Wojciechowski

How long have you been writing for? I started writing and illustrating short stories when I was a little kid. I also kept journals documenting everything in my life, which was not very interesting but that didn’t stop me from thinking every moment of life is important. I think writers have an innate compulsion to process what they see in the world through writing. Humans learn through stories and writers are the record keepers of the evolution of the human…

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Interview – Torie Hague

Interview – Torie Hague

How did you get involved in FX Makeup and body paint? I had just moved to Fort Bragg, NC and I went from having three jobs to having no job at all, which was extremely difficult for me as a workaholic. My depression didn’t help much either. I had been watching Mykie, aka Glam&Gore, on YouTube and wanted to give FX a try to help pull me out of my depressive rut and I ended up falling in love with…

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Interview – Jennifer Allanson

Interview – Jennifer Allanson

So, what about horror specifically made you think ‘This is the genre I want to make films in’? When I was a little kid (about 4 or 5) I used to stealthily watch scary movies from behind the couch, which is pretty creepy on its own. My older brother and cousins would watch scary movies and I wanted in – so this way I got to see saw Child’s Play and The Nightmare on Elm Street without anyone being the…

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Interview – S.H. Cooper

Interview – S.H. Cooper

You seem to write pretty prolifically, do you have any tips or tricks you can share with us on how to turn over stories so quickly? Writing is half creativity, half discipline. In order to do it regularly, you have to turn it into a habit. Sometimes that means forcing yourself when you don’t want to, sometimes it means setting aside specific time specifically to write, sometimes it means churning out stuff that will never ever see the true light…

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Interview – Colin Harker

Interview – Colin Harker

How long have you been writing for? I’ve been writing ever since I can remember. When I was a kid, I mostly wrote fantasy imitative of Lloyd Alexander’s Prydain Chronicles and Susan Cooper’s Dark Is Rising series, then detective fiction when I became obsessed with Agatha Christie. I didn’t begin to seriously commit myself to horror until I turned 15 and read Lovecraft and Robert Bloch for the first time.   What is it about horror that made you think…

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Interview – Jackie Perez

Interview – Jackie Perez

You’re working on an adaptation of Beachworld, what can you tell us about it? Beachworld is one of Stephen King’s Dollar Babies, stories he grants students and emerging filmmakers film options to in order to “try their hands” at one of his works. He is my favorite author (Flannery O’Connor is a close second) and I grew up reading his books and loving scary stories and horror movies.  Beachworld is a sci-fi/horror story that delves into the psyche of a…

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Guest Article from Jillian Maria

Guest Article from Jillian Maria

They say “write what you know,” and I do. Most of the time, it’s on purpose — I’ll draw on my own mannerisms and reactions to make characters believable, or I’ll pull on tropes that I like and subvert the ones that I don’t. But sometimes, I write what I know without even realizing that I’m doing it. My main project, with the working title of Songbird, just finished its second draft recently. In it, a girl named Elizabeth is…

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Interview – Kaitlin Statz

Interview – Kaitlin Statz

One of the things I enjoy most about The White Vault is the variety of characters. The fact that they’re all from diverse backgrounds adds a level of realism to a research team. How did you go about coming up with this concept? I didn’t feel as though I was creating something new when I decided upon the characters and their backgrounds. I created the characters required to tell the story and weave an intricate story of found-footage and missing…

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Interview – Lou Yardley

Interview – Lou Yardley

How long have you been writing for? On and off for as long as I could read and write, but in 2016 I decided to make a proper go of it. I’d taken part in NaNoWriMo a couple of times in the years before that (with varying levels success), but I hadn’t written anything that I thought I’d could share with someone else. By the time 2016 rolled around, I’d completed a 4 year degree and found myself in desperate…

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Is Anyone There – A Poem by M.C. Adams

Is Anyone There – A Poem by M.C. Adams

I can’t hear anything I can’t hear anyone The silence is not only deadly but deafening I’m screaming for help But no- no one is listening I’m afraid of the blackness Not darkness because that’s just the start of the black First the chill that runs down the spine is clinging to my back like a demon in the night trying to attach its spirit to mine; A shadow always creeping behind every step I take. I fall. Can someone…

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Interview – Jennifer McCarthy

Interview – Jennifer McCarthy

How did you get the idea for Final Girl Designs? I have always loved horror. The concept of the final girl has always resonated with me. I recently wrote a blog about it which you can find here https://finalgirldesigns.wordpress.com/. I have been making jewellery for over 20years. My love for horror was reignited when I started going to the Rock and Shock convention in Worcester, MA. Things kind of clicked into place for me and it just  made sense to…

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Interview – Jackie Sonnenberg returns

Interview – Jackie Sonnenberg returns

We’ve previously reviewed the first in your Yresrun Semyhr series. What have you been up to since then? Getting ready for the second book! THE LAMB WAS SURE TO GO tells my version of Mary and her little lamb, and they’re not so nice… It’s in pre-publication now and should come out around summer. I have also written short stories for Horror anthologies and having fun promoting them at conventions with original costumes! Once this next novel comes to life, I…

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Interview – Ruschelle Dillon

Interview – Ruschelle Dillon

  Your novel Arithmophobia is out now on Kindle, what can you tell us about it? It’s a collection of short stories all wrapped in the theme of numbers. Numbers can be scary, especially if they’re NEGATIVE numbers that happen to appear in my bank account. But numbers surround our everyday lives and sometimes they are magical and other times…deadly. Oh and by the way…Arithmophobia is also available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble for Kindle AND paperback. I just…

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Interview with Caitlin Spice

Interview with Caitlin Spice

How long have you been writing for? That’s a question with several different answers. If we’re talking about writing in general, I started writing a horribly derivative fantasy epic when I was around 11 year old. It was about a barbarian and his sorcerer friend (Conan anyone?) but it never really went anywhere. Later, when I was considerably older, I started a novella set in a pre-iron-age fantasy world, loosely based on New Zealand – and that felt like the…

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