Cycle, poem, Dec 1, 2008
Birthdate? 22nd Feb, 1975
When did you start writing? Have been dabbling since childhood!
When and what and where did you first get published? "In The Shadow Of Oedipus", a short story, dark fiction, appeared in Issue 10 of Ripples Magazine in August 2007
Why do you write Science Fiction and/or Fantasy? I have always gravitated towards dark / speculative / horror fiction. My father brought home a box of books from a yard sale when I was very young, one of which was a horror anthology Deadly Nightshade, which I was forbidden to read. Naturally, my curiosity was piqued, I dug out the book and read it secretly under the covers at nighttime...and have been hooked to the genre ever since.
Who is your favorite author? Your favorite story? I am a big fan of Stephen King's Dark Tower, I also admire the understated genius of M R James, Guy de Maupassant, H G Wells, Edgar Alan Poe, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Favourite stories that have chilled me are 'The Streets of Ashkelon,' by Harry Harrison, and 'The Lottery' by Shirley Jackson