(moved from old blog) author interruption: expo, and something about horror

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Just got back from the Calgary Expo http://www.calgaryexpo.com/ where I met Richard Taylor and Eliza Dushku and briefly saw Sylvester Mccoy. For part of the Expo I babysat a tiny friend of mine and introduced him to various superheros. He was suitably impressed. I mostly went to a lot of panels. The spouse and friends presented a panel on gaming and a guy I know interviewed John Carpenter, which was fantastic.

While we’re on the subject, when people ask what I write I say that I mostly write horror. It’s true, though The Adventures of Margot D is more of a quirky coming-of-age tall tale. Part of my reason for doing this serial story is as an exercise, to keep fresh so that I’m not writing the same type of thing over and over again.

Shameless self-promotion: I do have a horror short story that’ll be in print in an anthology on May 14 http://www.stormmoonpress.com/books/Queer-Fear.aspx The title is Reading Arteries (the description on the linked page is pretty far from accurate while still covering the basic ideas) Erotic horror is not my usual sub-genre, either, although the sci-fi elements in this story certainly are.

Here’s a question: do you readers think I should steer The Adventures of Margot D into more of a horror direction, even temporarily, or should I keep the tone the way it is? So far, readers have named characters and places in the story. You can have a say in the genre too!



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