Phantom Audition: Recent Interviews

PHANTOM AUDITIONI’ve recently been interviewed on a number of blogs, mainly to promote my latest gothic mystery novel Phantom Audition, but also to discuss my writing in general. Here are some of those interviews.

The Dark Phantom

What do you love most about being an author?

“There is also no better feeling in the world than knowing you’ve delivered a gripping, thrilling, scary, surprising, satisfying, moving, and transcendent narrative to a reader.”

Click here to read the full interview.

As the Page Turns

What kind of advice would you give other gothic horror/thriller authors?

“This may seem like odd advice considering the genre, but don’t try too hard to scare people – at least not at first. You want to draw them in, lulling them into the narrative, seducing them into your world… until they cannot escape.”

Click here to read the full interview.

Blogging Authors

Do you outline or are you a pantster?

“I’m a control freak and outline everything. I won’t start a novel unless I have an ending I think is amazing. Then I work backwards from that point.”

Click here to read the full interview.

The Writer’s Life

What message are you trying to get across with your book?

“I’m not a fan of consciously trying to for a “message” into my novels in a sordid, self-important way. Grinding the social, religious, or political axe is for preachers, politicians, activists, and so on – not authors writing spooky mysteries. I greatly dislike being preached at in fiction, and am increasingly intolerant of it, the older and warier I get.”

Click here to read the full interview.

STOP PRESS: My most recent interview is on fellow author Andre Carter’s blog here.

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