Today I have the pleasure of hosting Scott Baker on TCBL. I did a 2 question Q&A with him so let's see what he has to say!
<---The not very scary looking Scott with one of his gorgeous bunnies!
Q. 1: Where do you find inspiration?
I’m fortunate to have an overactive imagination with several dark recesses in it. I find inspiration everywhere. For example, in The Vampire Hunters, the battle scene aboard a subway train car between the hunters and the female master came to me while listening to The Tractors’ Baby Likes To Rock (Boogey Woogey Choo Choo Train). My latest novel about a zombie apocalypse was the result of a casual remark over lunch with a literary agent who mentioned the type of book she’d love to see. I thank God for that active if somewhat perverse imagination because it has given me enough material to generate a respectable bibliography.
Q 2: Why horror?
Horror/fantasy allows a freedom of creativity that’s not possible with other genres. Mystery writers need to follow police procedures. Techno-thriller authors have to get the technology correct. Even those who write Sci-Fi have to keep their stories within the realms of science fact. But horror novelists can let their imaginations run wild. There are no limits to how evil you can create your villain. There are no restraints on the conflicts your heroes have to endure. There are no boundaries to the level of gore and amount of blood.
Here's a bio:
Born and raised in Everett , Massachusetts , Scott M. Baker now lives in northern Virginia with his wife and six house rabbits. He has authored several short stories, including “Rednecks Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things,” which appeared in the autumn 2008 edition of the e-zine Necrotic Tissue; “Cruise of the Living Dead,” which appeared in Living Dead Press’ Dead Worlds: Volume 3 anthology (August 2009); “Deck the Malls with Bowels of Holly,” which appeared in Living Dead Press' Christmas Is Dead anthology (October 2009); and “Denizens,” which appeared in Living Dead Press’ The Book of Horror anthology (March 2010). Scott recently contracted with Shadowfire Press to publish The Vampire Hunters trilogy as an e-book. The Vampire Hunters was published in March 2010, and The Vampire Hunters: Vampyrnomicon will be published this August. Scott has also finished his fourth novel, Rotter World, detailing the struggle of a small band of humans and vampires trying to survive after a zombie apocalypse.
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