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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Author Interview – Matthew Yaeger

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Did writing this book teach you anything and what was it? The my biggest roadblock is just myself.  There are a couple of ideas that bounced around in my head and for a while I would stare at a page not because I didn’t want to write the idea down, it was because I’d worry about it too much.  Is this idea dumb, is it too weird, what would someone think reading it, maybe I should try it a different way, etc.  I had caught the story by the tail but I was the one getting in the way of actually writing it down.  I learned that I need to chill out sometimes and just let the story out.

Do you intend to make writing a career? Well sure, who doesn’t want to do something they love to do?  If that doesn’t happen I’m okay with that as well.  Writing not being a career takes some pressure off.  I can do it because I want to, not because my mortgage depends on it.

Have you developed a specific writing style? If clumsy counts as a style, sure.

What is your greatest strength as a writer? A friend said that he thought my writing was honest.  I liked that, so I’ll go with it.  The book I wrote has several horror short stories, and to me the horror of failure or the fear of abuse is just as powerful the terror of monsters in other stories.  I’d like to think that I’m honest to the story I’m telling as well as to the reader.

Have you ever had writer’s block? If so, what do you do about it? Try to clear my head.  Typically if I have writers block it’s because in the back of my head I’m thinking about some household chores I could be doing, or a video game I could be playing, or any of the other hundred temptations that suddenly make the story I thought I knew suddenly slip right out of my mental grasp.  I like to go somewhere quiet with less distractions and it help me a lot.

A collection of horror stories that will disturb your sleep, and if you already have trouble sleeping at night then why not have a good reason for it? Inside of this book are stories that range from psychological terror to physical incarnations of horror.

Two boys find an ancient book and test the boundaries of friendship…
Two women compete for superiority in a grisly war at a bordello in Texas…
A Zombie Pub Crawl will end in bloodshed…
And more.

If you’re looking for stories about zombies, trolls, amputation, nightmares and more, then this book is for you. These stories can be purchased separately on the Kindle marketplace as well, but cost less when purchased together.

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Genre – Horror

Rating – PG13

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