What sparked your interest in werewolves?
Being nightmare prone, and watching the old Classic Universal films when I was kid. Like most ares, we all had a Saturdayafternoon monster movie. We in the Boston area had “Creature Double Feature” On Channel 56 every Saturday afternoon. I was also lucky enough to see An American Werewolf in London in the theater when I was a kid.
What spawned the idea for your story?
I’d always wanted to write a western and a werewolf story. When the idea hit I ran with it.
Are you a Pantser or Plotter?
Mostly a pantser, I tend to freewrite everything, but I make a bulleted list for each story and write from that. I don’t really outline short stories. Sometimes I’ll get a bit of dialogue in my brain and I’ll work the story around it.
Is there a soundtrack to this story?
I pretty much write everything to the same soundtrack, a lot of it is speed/progressive metal. Bands like Kamelot, Nightwish, Dream Theatre and Dragonforce.
Is this a familiar genre for you… or did you try something new?
The horror genre is very familiar it’s pretty much what I always write. I’ve written westerns and werewolf stories before, this story was the first combo of both of them.
What is your next project?
I just had a new non-fiction book come out called “Horror Guide to Massachusetts” and I have two anthologies coming out that I co-edited called “Once Upon An Apocalypse: Volumes 1 & 2”