Two questions with… Halloween Edition Blog Tour – Ken Schrader

Our blog tour is back, and this time we’re doing it Halloween style!

Two Questions Halloween edition

It’s October, which means many creative minds are starting to turn toward the spooky, fanged, clawed, and winged. To celebrate, a small coven of writers has emerged from the darkness to share their harrowing delights with you. Each week, we will tour each other’s blogs and answer questions about our favorite spooky shenanigans.


This week, I’m thrilled to host the blood-thirsty (okay, not really) Ken Schrader… Take it away, Ken!


Thank you, Anne, for letting me Haunt *Kaff, Kaff* Post…yes, Guest Post on your blog today as part of our “Two questions with… ” The Halloween Edition.

For those of you that don’t know, my name is Ken Schrader. I write Science Fiction, Fantasy, Weird Westerns (though, not necessarily in that order).


So you’re here for answers, and answers you shall have.

Come, pull up a chair, and listen. Don’t mind the Trap-door there in the floor. The Moon is full, and the wind is in the trees…

Let us talk of monsters…


Question 1. Is there any difference between Horror and Thriller? If so, what is it?

I think that there is a difference between a Horror Story and a Thriller. For me, I think this ties in to how Horror is defined. If nobody is safe, that’s Horror. If you know the protagonist makes it out alive, regardless of what they go through, even if you can’t see how they could possibly make it, yet you know that they are going to indeed make it out, that’s a Thriller.

Alien was horror

Aliens was a thriller.


Question 2. What is your go-to scary/Halloween movie

Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors. Easily one of the best movies in the Franchise, this movie was dark. Darker than usual. Out of all of the Elm Street movies, this one was crafted in such a way to make each death matter. It wasn’t random, Freddy was picking these kids off one at a time and they KNEW IT. They struggled together and fought together. By far my favorite.


Ken Head shot and profile picBIO

I am a science fiction and fantasy writer, a shameless Geek, a fan of the Oxford comma, and I make housing decisions based upon the space available for bookshelves. I collect books, movies, and music.

I sing out loud when I think there’s no one around, and I try to get a blog post up once a week – one of which I have managed to do consistently for the past few years.

I love music of all kinds, books, the big sky off my front porch, Star Wars, Firefly, Blind Guardian (to which, I write almost exclusively), Rugby, star gazing, jasmine tea, and the smell of rain on the air.

My favorite flavor of ice cream is chocolate. My favorite food is a grilled steak, and I can suspend disbelief embarrassingly quickly.

I live in Michigan, am co-owned by several dogs (especially the Border Collie), and I am one of the rare breed of folk that enjoys mowing the lawn.

My short story “Haven” appears in the “Weird Wild West” anthology.
My short story “The Price of Power” appears in the “Trials” anthology.
My short story “The Intern” appears in the “Chasing the Light” anthology.



You can send me email here

Or follow me on Twitter @kenschrader4882

Or follow me on Facebook

I am represented by Dorian Maffei
Kimberley Cameron & Associates

Chasing the light


Look for more harrowing fun at:

Pat Esden’s Mythmaker Blog

R J Theodore’s website

Ken Schrader’s It’s All In My Head

K Bird Lincoln’s What I Should Have Said

Janet Walden-West’s Blog


I’m so excited to be hosting the following authors on these dates:

October 1: Pat Esden

October 8: R J Theodore

October 15: Ken Schrader

October 22: K Bird Lincoln

October 29: Janet Walden-West


Stayed tuned for all the interviews!



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