D. J. Doyle Q & A
1) Why write horror?
I was introduced to horror at a young age. It started with the old black and white hammer horror movies like The Mummy and Frankenstein and quickly moved to movies like An American Werewolf in London and Alien. My favourite shows were The Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits, probably why my stories nearly always have twists at the end. When I was twelve or thirteen my brother gave me a Stephen King book to read, I became addicted and didn’t stop reading all his books.
2) Tell us about your writing style - is it gore, psychological, etc?
I write many subgenres of horror like sci-fi, paranormal, occult, and comedy. However, I really enjoy extreme horror and these are my most popular stories. I like to push the boundaries a little and chuffed when the reviews come in from readers. I tend to focus on the stories and action rather than the characters. To me, too much character development can be boring. Yes, you have to know what drives them, who they were, etc, but if it doesn’t help with the plot, what’s the point, right?
3) Who is your favourite woman in horror author?
I have a few with the obvious classics like Shirley Jackson and Mary Shelley. I prefer the indie authors of today e.g. Lee Franklin and Sea Caummisar...gore is good.
4) Who is your favourite scream queen?
It has to be Jamie Lee Curtis. She doesn’t just sit there, scream, and get killed, she attacks too. Her role in the latest Halloween movie was awesome, she was a total badass.
5) What’s next for you?
I have so many stories in my head (some being sequels), I don’t know what to do. I’ll probably focus on my third in my Celtic Curse stories - The Púca (or Pooka in English). It’ll be a while though, with work and family, I don’t get much time to write.
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S. K. Gregory is an author, editor and blogger. She currently resides in Northern Ireland.
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