Kate Luce Angell’s wonderful profile on my work, “Little Things Mean a Lot in Writing Horror” was just published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. It includes a good photo from my reading at Zombiefest and some great elements of our interview.
“I’m interested in potent nuggets of narrative, and horror has always been a shorter genre,” he said. “Look at Edgar Allen Poe’s stories and poems.”
The little things also loom large in the subjects of his work, in which he finds the frightening in minutely observed, everyday details, like a janitor’s glove (or IS it a glove?) and a pair of too-real bunny slippers.
“I’d like to think I’m doing the same thing comedians are, exploring our hypocrisies through observational humor,” he said, adding that horror is often funny as well as fear-inducing. “I crack myself up all the time when I’m writing.”