Today’s 3Q’s features fellow Canuck and BC-residing writer, Eddie Generous! Many will know Eddie from his own releases, but also from his work running Unnerving, Unnerving Magazine, Unnerving Podcast and Books North Podcast! Eddie has always had a keen eye for what darkness readers will want to discover and I’m a big fan of his writing!
Please welcome, Eddie!
Steve: What does your writing time look like? Do you try to write at the same time each day? Do you have a word count you attempt to hit?
Eddie: The time spent working depends on the book. It’s a bit like fucking: sometimes you’re going to pound town, sometimes you’re taking your time, getting real sensual with it. Also like fucking, it can happen whenever, you can dabble all day or night. Again like fucking, when the work for the day is done, it’s done (though nobody wants to be a minute-man, so when I’m into something I usually go for 1,000 words a day, at a minimum).
Steve: If you started a series and for some reason had to have another author finish it, who would you choose?
Eddie: I have a series on a go with Severed Press titled It Came From Space; so say for some weird reason it HAD to go on, I guess Renee Miller would be the prime candidate to carry it on. She’s Canadian, she writes great suspense, monsters, and gore. Plus, I think we come from similar social viewpoints, which would probably keep the underlying targets similar (the wealthy, organized religions, etc).
Steve: Tell me about your newest release (novel/story/poem/novella) and why someone should read it!
Eddie: I have too many ideas. I write at a rate much faster than is accepted by the writing public, but rather than bury the sum like a cat in their litter dish, I started this unconnected series of suspenseful horror novels and collections called Night Crawlers. The first book is out now: Shackled By Night. It’s about this woman who is suffocating in a loveless marriage and has to move herself and invalid husband out to an old farm, only to discover it’s kind of haunted by an old-timey, revival style magician with a knack for manipulating electricity. The second book is coming September 1st: Head in the Icebox and Other Stories, which is a novella and a handful from my personal short story heap. The third book, out December 1st, is titled Nightmares Alive, which is another short novel. All the books in the series are a bit old school (which is one of the most common comments I get in reviews, and I’m happy to take it as a compliment). So you should read the series if you dig the style of the 70s, 80s, 90s horror but want more modern sensibilities and subjects.
Steve: If they made a movie about your life, what actor or actress would you suggest they get to play you?
Eddie: Michael Shannon, that guy seems nice and crotchety.
Excellent choice! Thank you so much, Eddie!
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