The Official Carla René blog is currently carrying an interview with Robert W. Walker, in celebration of his 50th book, Titanic 2012: Curse of RMS Titanic.
Asked about writing horror, Walker says, “I went into horror for good reason, early in my writing career, after failing to sell any of my young adult historical novels. After making the Underground Railroad as scary as it gets but getting nowhere with it, and knowing all editors were seeking a Stephen King mirror image to love and promote, I got into horror in a big way, but you know working with monsters is a great deal easier on one’s psyche than with serial killers. The creatures tale direction and stagecraft a good deal more seriously.”
You can catch the complete interview here: Robert W. Walker