1) Why write horror?
As much as I wanted to get away from horror (it’s my mother’s love) I found myself dreaming up characters with their toes dipped in darkness. While I love to be more fantasy based, horror, in a strange way, is part of my home.
2) Tell us about your writing style - is it gore, psychological etc?
My writing is much more character driven and psychological. My book, Last stop is about a woman who sees lost spirits and has to usher them to the afterlife. It deals with her struggles to accept her new role in life as well as the traumas felt after having a few wayward ghosts attack her mind. I love the journey of the character, of how they find a way to overcome the darkness.
3) Who is your favorite woman in horror author?
L.A Banks is my all time favorite. Her work was so inspiring to me and a lot of readers have said that my work reminds them of hers. Which is a huge compliment to me!
4) Who is your favorite scream queen?
I would have to say Lili Taylor. Something about the way she embodies her characters is so impressive. I still have random chills from her performance in The Haunting!
5) What's next for you?
I’m returning to Vampires! I’ve missed writing them and I have a much darker story line in mind. I’m excited to go back to my roots! I do have several projects releasing in 2021 including The Rise of the Elites and Fairy tales of the FYP. Will also be continuing my Djinn Rebellion series.
Jessica Cage is an International Award Winning, and USA Today Best Selling Author. Born and raised in Chicago, IL, writing has always been a passion for her. As a girl, Jessica enjoyed reading tales of fantasy and mystery but she always hoped to find characters that looked like her. Those characters came few and far in between. When they did appear they often played a minor role and were background figures. This is the inspiration for her writing today and the reason why she focuses on writing Characters of Color in Fantasy. Representation matters in all mediums and Jessica is determined to give the young girl who looks like her, a story full of characters that she can relate to.
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