Draven Ames has a blogspot called Another Slightly Scary Story that’s currently carrying an interview with author and teacher Kevin Lucia, who wrote Hiram Grange and the Chosen One for Shroud Publishing.

When asked if he thought horror needed new faces, Lucia responds: “Not necessarily, not at the expense of quality writing and publishing. I think the new POD and Ebook technology has made it so easy to get published, lots of ‘sketchy’ or at best very small publishing companies have sprung up and diluted the market with ‘new faces’ that may or may not be worth reading. And usually, ‘new faces’ who are worth reading aren’t new at all, they’ve just stuck it out, weathered the storm and plugged away. I think it was Jack Ketchum (The Girl Next Door, Old Flames) who said ‘If you’re good enough and hang around long enough, someone will discover you eventually.’ I think newer writers – myself included – should be forced to actually ‘hang around’ awhile befpre they’re discovered.”

You can read the interview in its entirety here: Kevin Lucia

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This