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Coffin Hop Final Stop; Sample from Jeremy K. Tyler and JR Roper Podcast on Appeal of Christian Horror

It’s been an amazing Coffin Hop tour. In celebrating my first publication credit, I interviewed nine authors from the upcoming Monsters! anthology to discuss their stories and their perspective on Christians writing Horror. Here’s a sample from the Jeremy K. Tyler/JR Roper podcast interview over at the Holy Worlds Podcast. Continue reading

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Coffin Hop Stop #6: Thomas Smith

Welcome to interview six from this channel of the Coffin Hop Horror Web Tour. Thomas Smith is described as, “…one of those outstanding Southern writers – seemingly soft, languid, maybe even lazy, when actually what he is, is cotton wrapped about a razor. Half the time you don’t even know he’s gotten you until it’s too late.” – Charles L. Grant.

Who wouldn’t want to talk to this guy? I’ll play a sample of our half-hour interview, where he discusses his take on Christians writing Horror and how it can be done well. If you’d like to listen to the whole interview, head over to the Holy Worlds Podcast.

Did you know there’s a giveaway? The first book I will be published in, Monsters!, is packed with talented authors, of which I’m interviewing eight as part of this tour. Continue reading

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Coffin Hop Stop #5: Pauline Creeden

We are now halfway through my contribution to the Coffin Hop Horror Web Tour, and to recap, I have been interviewing other authors from the upcoming Monsters! anthology put out by A Flame in the Dark. The theme for this anthology is the same for my theme here: should Christians write Horror and can they do it without being preachy or predictable (Deus ex machina- Latin term referring to an outside solution or force as a means of resolving a plot.)? Today, I have the honor of presenting a written interview with Pauline Creeden, a Fantasy, Horror and Devotional writer who “breaks down Biblical stories and applies them to real life in new ways.” As a thanks for stopping by to read what Pauline has to say on this subject of Christian Horror, I’m running a giveaway. Continue reading

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Coffin Hop Stop #4: Dana Bell

For today’s Coffin Hop Horror Web Tour interview, I have another author from the upcoming Monsters! anthology. Dana sharpened her chops writing fanfic from popular shows like Stargate SG-1 and Firefly, and her novel Winter Awakening is a product six years in the making, with five short stories in various anthologies supplementing the same post apocalyptic world. You can find more about Dana on her website, or scope out her novel’s page. Continue reading

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Coffin Hop Stop #3: Ellen C. Maze

Welcome to my wing of the haunted mansion that is the Coffin Hop Horror Web Tour, where I am interviewing authors involved in the upcoming Monsters! anthology put out by AFlameintheDark.net (my first story publication). Today I’d like to point you to: Holy Worlds Podcast: Coffin Hop Interview with Ellen C. Maze.

The Prize: 1st Place: A copy of the Monsters! Anthology (paperback or ebook). 2nd Place: Feckless Anthology (Kindle)

How to Win: Comment or Share on this post or in the post I link to. One comment per post, but each share counts as an entry. Facebook, Twitter, and Google + will work. Please tag me in FB and G+ or use #CoffinHop on Twitter. Continue reading

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Coffin Hop Stop #1: Teric Darken

Welcome to my wing of the haunted mansion that is the Coffin Hop Horror Web Tour. Today I podcast interview Christian Thriller writer, Teric Darken. Here is an audio sample of the interview you can find in its entirety at the Holy Worlds Podcast: Coffin Hop Interview with Teric Darken. Last year I interviewed the founders, AudioTim 14: Axel Howerton and Julie Jansen. This year, I’m a published author, and am interviewing other authors in the Monsters! anthology my first story will be published in.

The Prize: 1st Place: A copy of the Monsters! Anthology (paperback or ebook). 2nd Place: Feckless Anthology (Kindle)

How to Win: Comment or Share on this post or in the post I link to Continue reading

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Tripart Announcement: My first published story, Monsters! Anthology and Coffin Hop Horror Web Tour

I sent in my first contract and final draft of what will be my first published story, “Cornhusker: Demon Gene,” to A Flame in the Dark Magazine, to be published in their Monsters! Anthology, October 31st. The behind the scenes story for this first publication credit is a fun one. When I heard about this anthology, I sent them my zombie novelette, “Small Town Scourge,” which they accepted (my first acceptance!), but were inspired in that story to publish a zombie-specific anthology NEXT fall.

Okay, I thought, what about this fall? They said they had a little more room, and immediately an idea for another story came to mind. I wrote 5k words the next day, and finished it the day after, all with the idea of playing on an emotional pondering about what it would be like to live in the fear that your life would be taken before you hit your prime. As an unpublished author (at that time! :) ), I often thought about what it would be like to die before I fulfilled my dream of publishing novels. For this story, I took a young man a week from graduating high school, who has a crush on a girl, but doesn’t want to make a move because a gene that he may have inherited, the Demon Gene, could turn him into a monster any day now. I love this story for the emotional roller coaster from hopelessness, to seeing one’s dreams being fulfilled only to have them snatched out from under one’s feet. Continue reading

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