What books are on your nighttable now?
- The Riverside Shakespeare
- The Best Ghost Stories of H. Russell Wakefield
- Al Franken, Giant of the Senate
What book struck you dumb? Or turned the excitement on in your head and pen?
Who/what are your favorite strange writers/stories?
Hard to pick a favorite Robert Aickman story, but let’s say “Growing Boys.” Peter Straub called it “uncharacteristic.” I disagree.
Also hard to choose one Avram Davidson story. “Now Let Us Sleep” is his Hamlet (profound content), “Negra Sum” his MacBeth (sublime form).
Joseph Sheridan LeFanu, “Carmilla”
William Faulkner “The Leg”
Was there anything that you've experienced in New Orleans that made you want to update the genre to there?
You have a trilogy, how do they connect? Tell us something about your Stay Out of New Orleans Trilogy.
What were your favorite books as a child?
- No Flying in the House
- The Martian Chronicles
- Tales of Poe (don’t remember the exact title)
- The Lottery
What were your favorite books as a teen in Breezy Point?
- Still The Lottery
- Any Robert Bloch
- Richard Matheson’s Shock series
I was also the first Stephen King fan any of my Science Fiction Club friends ever heard of.