8. What’s your favorite genre to write? To read?
Literary horror or psychological horror! As my character, Anne says of her penchant for reading shudder novels, “It’s a lot of fun to be frightened.”
That’s what I hope to do. I don’t consider what I write to be truly horror. That’s the terrible, depressing things on the news. I want to give my readers the fun kind of chills. And yes, I imagine wrapped up in an afghan, or snuggled under the bedcovers, unable to sleep, partly from fright, and partly because they must find out what that shadow in the corner is…
That said, I also love writing noir (blame that one on a classic film obsession), and writing magical realism. As one fascinated by dreams, I love exploring the inner and the outer worlds and how they blend together as one.
As for reading- I’m eclectic as you can get. Okay, you won’t find category romance or westerns on my bookcase, but you will find everything from Shakespeare to the Brontes to Bradbury to Wilkie Collins Shirley Jackson to Iris Murdoch to Terry Pratchett to Agatha Christie to George R.R. Martin to Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. There are so many great stories and writers out there, I could never limit myself to one genre.
What about you?