Still, It Pulls Me, poetry, Issue 27, June 1, 2014
Birthdate? I was born on a Valentine's Day with a full moon.
When did you start writing? I've been writing since I was able, but I've been seriously pursuing it as a profession since I graduated from college.
When and what and where did you first get published? My first publication was two poems, "The Air in Our Apartment" and "Digital Implications," at a regional literary journal called The Wichita Falls Literature and Art Review in 2010.
What themes do you like to write about? I don't ever limit myself to one theme or genre, but I do tend toward the dark side of most. I love the poignancy of making terrible things seem beautiful through words.
What books and/or stories have most resonated with you as an author? Why? How do these stories and their characters find expression in your work? That's an almost impossible question for me to answer in a short space. If I had to choose my greatest influence it would have to be Edgar Allan Poe. He was and still is the master of the dark poem and the horror short story. I wouldn't be the writer I am today if I hadn't found him on my shelf when I was young.
Annie Neugebauer (@AnnieNeugebauer) is a novelist, short story author, and poet represented by Michelle Johnson of Inklings Literary Agency. She has work appearing in over thirty venues, including Buzzy Mag, The Spirit of Poe, the British Fantasy Society journal Dark Horizons, and the National Federation of State Poetry Societies’ prize anthology Encore. She’s a member of the Horror Writers Association, webmaster for the Poetry Society of Texas, and president of the North Branch Writers’ Critique Group. She’s also a columnist for the Writer’s Digest award-winning website Writer Unboxed. You can visit her at www.AnnieNeugebauer.com.