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We actually did an interview about this time last year focusing on your first novella Once Upon A Grave, what've you been up to since then?
I have been submitting to several anthologies through JEA and to the horror zine “Purgatory”.
When might we expect to see the sequels to Once Upon a Grave? What events take place in them?
I am hoping very soon for the sequels to be out for Once Upon A Grave. As for what events take place in them I cannot reveal too much. I will say there is a vampire speakeasy.
Autumn Burning contained a story from you about a grandmother's warning to be safe about lights on Halloween, it was a uniquely atmospheric tale and started the anthology. What inspired the story?
I have always liked the idea of an old creepy folk-tale and there is just something about said tale being delivered by a trusted elder of the family. This horrific or scary tale coming from the kind ole lady one has come to love and cherish. It gives a little extra spice to the tone of the whole story I think.
Urban Legends: Emergence of Fear was another antho you have out, it focuses on new urban legends created by the authors. What did you come up with for the anthology?
I came up with a story called The Naperton Well and it has a very gruesome supernatural feel and quality to it. I always like to have some kind of element of the supernatural in a story. It is just a lot of fun to do.
Do you think it could become a real urban legend?
I would very much hope that something like that would not become a real urban legend. If it did though it would fit in nicely with some urban legends that come from some other states.
Fearotica came out in October, your story leads this one too. How did this one start as an idea?
I was looking for ways that the sensation of fear could take on physical form to pleasure a person. While baring in mind they would be gripped with terror at the same time.
What other anthologies have you been able to take part in?
I am in another anthology called JEApers Creepers which is an anthology of children’s horror. It is the first children’s horror story I have ever written and it is entitled Molly Meeps.
Any favorite stories among your accepted stories? Tell us a little about it/them.
I do not have a favorite among them persay, but I enjoy them all pretty much equally. Each one has it’s own resonance that speaks to me on different levels. I do enjoy how each of them are different.
What other projects do you have going right now?
I am working on the last two books of the Once Upon A Grave trilogy of course and have several more anthologies lined up as well. I am also going to be submitting to many side projects to see what comes of that. I have been kicking around an idea about a horror story involving cats. I have found out that a group of cats is called a glaring and I thought it would be cool to turn that into a horror story. The name in and of itself I think would be cause to unnerve some people.