How did you get into horror fiction?
I started reading horror novels when I was still a pre-teen. My mom hated that I brought Stephen King’s books into the house so often. It was a mix of Dan Simmons’ Summer of Night and Stephen King’s Dark Tower series that prompted me to start reading horror early, and that kept me reading well into adulthood. I did read a lot of Christopher Pike as a kid too, but the first spooky book I ever read was Bunnicula when I was still in grade school.
I began writing horror novels because I’ve always been fascinated with darker themes.