Ginger Nuts of Horror
Hello folks and welcome to my leg of the Night Chills blog tour.
Jeff Gunhus is the author of the Middle Grade/YA series The Templar Chronicles. The first book, Jack Templar Monster Hunter, was written in an effort to get his reluctant reader eleven-year old son excited about reading. It worked and a new series was born. Jeff is also the co-CEO of a national company with over 4,000 employees that has been featured in national media for its unique opportunity for college students to learn entrepreneurial skills.
He is the author of the motivational career guides No Parachute Required (Hyperion) and The Career Series titles comprised of Wake Up Call, Choose The Right Career and The Little Book Of Secrets (Seven Guns Press). After his experience with his son, he is passionate about helping parents reach young reluctant readers and is active in child literacy issues. As a father of five, he leads an active lifestyle in Maryland with his wife Nicole by trying to constantly keep up with their kids. In rare moments of quiet, he can be found in the back of the City Dock Cafe in Annapolis working on his next novel.
Jack Wallen has a goal -- to become the Zombie King. He won't do that by dining on the brains of helpless victims. Instead he will write and write until his fingers and mind are nothing but meat for the beasts. During that time Jack will produce works of zombie fiction that are both enjoyable and cringe-worthy.
Of course, being of the insane writer clan, Jack isn't just happy with the penning of zombie fiction. Oh no, the nightmare does not end there. Like the late, great Freddy Mercury, Jack wants it all -- so, he will continue writing his Fringe Killer series as well as his joyous celebration of all things diverse -- Shero.
For his inspiration to begin reading and writing, Jack thanks the ever-incredible Clive Barker for penning in a genre with words of grace and horror.
Mark Matthews has worked in the behavioral health field for nearly 20 years, including psychiatric hospitals, runaway shelters, and substance abuse treatment centers. His first novel, Stray, is based on experiences working in a treatment center with an animal shelter right next door within barking distance. He is an avid runner, and his second novel, The Jade Rabbit, is the story of a woman, adopted from China, who is raised in Detroit and runs marathons to deal with lingering trauma. Both novels have received excellent reviews.
"On the Lips of Children" is his first novel with Books of the Dead Press, and is based on a predawn run on a dark San Diego trail just as described in the novel.
He is a graduate of the University of Michigan, a licensed professional counselor, and lives near Detroit with his wife and 2 daughters. He blogs at; Running, Writing, and Chasing the Dragon. Or follow him on twitter at @matthews_mark
L.L. Soares is a Bram Stoker-nominated writer, working mostly in the horror field. He is a film critic (as well as the editor and publisher) at cinemaknifefight.com, a movie review site that focuses mainly on genre films. He has dozens of stories in magazines and anthologies. His first story collection (with Laura Cooney), IN SICKNESS, was released by Skullvines Press in October 2010, and features solo stories by Soares and Cooney, as well as the title novella, which they wrote together. His first novel, LIFE RAGE, was released in September 2012 from Nightscape Press. His second novel, ROCK 'N' ROLL, is now available, published by Gallows Press. Watch this page....there is a lot more to come.
Today I am honoured to have Ryan C. Thomas over for a chat. Ryan works as an editor in San Diego, California. You can usually find him in the bars on the weekends playing with his band, The Buzzbombs. You can also catch him on the road with his other musical act, Cash'd Out.
Today I am very honoured to have Joseph Freeman over for a chat. Joseph Freeman's is a life lived amongst horror and ghost stories. From this lifelong fascination developed a deeper interest, further fuelled by his own numerous investigations into - and encounters with - the supernatural. His first book was published when he was just 19 years old, and since then he has gone on to publish some twelve more. His work is highly acclaimed for his use of subtlety, psychological techniques and mood to create an unsettling atmosphere and disturbing imagery that lives long in the reader's mind after he or she has put the book down and turned out the lights.
Today I am honoured to the extreme to have Paul Cornell over for a quick chat. Paul is a British writer best known for his work in television drama as well as Doctor Who fiction, and as the creator of one of the Doctor's spin-off companions, Bernice Summerfield. As well as Doctor Who, other television dramas for which he has written include Robin Hood, Primeval, Casualty, Holby City and Coronation Street. Cornell has also written for a number of British comics, as well as Marvel Comics and DC Comics in America, and has had two original novels published in addition to his Doctor Who fiction. His latest novel London Falling, is due to be released on 06 Dec 2012. And I for one am looking forward to reading it.
Geddy’s Moon is John Mulhall’s debut novel. In addition to being an award winning video and event producer, John is also the author of a collection of poetry, several short stories, and plays. He began developing Geddy’s Moon more than twenty years ago at age nineteen, but he promises his next novel won’t take quite so long. He lives in Newbury Park, California, where he is the President/CEO of a creative agency.
I am very honoured to have the fabulous and groovy Jenna Payne over for an in-depth chat about her stupendous film making projects. Award-winning filmmaker Jenna Payne is building up momentum for an indie film coup with a line of projects as diverse as they are similar. Fun films-to-be build on healthy doses of camp, vamp, and current events to create alternate universes that are surprisingly familiar. Hailing from southern suburbia, Jenna saved up her summer lemonade stand money to move to New York City in the fall of 2003. Jenna waited tables, typed up prose, and spun records in some of the city’s darker dens before realizing that she knew no one in publishing and had seen more films than eaten hot meals!
Most days at Ginger Nut Towers are good ones, however every now and then the good days turn into fantastic days. And this folks is one of those fantastic days, it's not everyday where you get the chance to interview a horror icon. Let alone a horror icon from the first film that you snuck into the cinema to watch.
So it is with a great sense of joy and honour to welcome Nicholas Vince, the man who played The Chattering Cenobite to my humble corner of the internet.