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Interview with Rhiannon Frater, author of AS THE WORLD DIES and PRETTY WHEN SHE DIES.

Posted by Kody Boye on February 22, 2009

I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Rhiannon for the past few months. So far, I’ve seen her go from a little-known author to someone who’s up in the Amazon charts with several other recognizable authors.

Her website biography says:

As a little girl, Rhiannon Frater was always afraid of the things that may lurk in the dark.  It was not until her mother gave her an electric typewriter at the age of twelve, that she decided it was better to write about the monsters than be afraid of them.  She wrote compulsively from then on and did a good job wrecking her wrist from her endlessly scribbling in class when she should have been paying attention.
As an adult,  she was a columinist for The Edge Magazine covering the Goth/Industrial scene in Central Texas.  She also interviewed the legendary Petery Murphy of Bauhaus fame for the cover of Reloaded Monthly.
Then, on a whim, she wrote a zombie short story and posted it to two online forums.  The response was overwhelmingly positive.  She kept adding to the story for the next two years as she drove the backroads of Texas for her day job as a governmental consultant to rural communities.  She discovered old towns full of rich histories and offbeat characters.  Her travels fueled her story and reminded her of all the reasons she loves being a Texan.

Now, let’s see how Rhiannon answered the questions I sent her.

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Interview with Wayne Simmons, author of DROP DEAD GORGEOUS

Posted by Kody Boye on November 30, 2008

For the second interview on The Black Quill, I had the pleasure to interview Wayne Simmons, the author of the living-dead(ish) novel Drop Dead Gorgeous. His website biography states…

Belfast born, Wayne Simmons, has been loitering with intent around the horror underground for some years. Having scribbled reviews and interviews for the likes of Pretty Scary, ZOMBIE-A-GOGO and REVENANT MAGAZINE , Wayne is now delighted to release his debut (zombie-ish) horror novel, DROP DEAD GORGEOUS, through PERMUTED PRESS…

In what little spare time Wayne has left, he enjoys walks by the shore, getting tattooed and listening to all manner of unseemly screeches on his BOOM-BOOM Box…

This should be an interesting interview…

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Interview with Louise Bohmer

Posted by Kody Boye on November 10, 2008

Today, I got to interview dark fiction author and editor Louise Bohmer.

Her website biography says…

Louise Bohmer is the editor-in-chief of Lachesis Publishing, based in Nova Scotia, and she is a senior editor for Lachesis’ two imprints, LBF Books and Sinful Moments Press, along with freelancing for some other small press publishers. Her writing leans mainly toward the dark fantastical and horror, but she has also dabbled in poetry and erotic fiction. “The Black Act,” her debut novel, will be published in April 2009.

Without further ado, let the first Black Quill interview begin!

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