Our blog tour is back, and this time we’re doing it Halloween style!
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.
Halloween is almost here, and I’m extra excited to host my CP bestie, the spellbinding Janet Walden-West… While Janet entertains you with her answers, I’m digging into those treats she brought!
I’m thrilled to be back, this time talking all things dark and disturbing. I also brought coffee, pumpkin spice creamer optional. Ooh, and Halloween cheesecake. Because our pact forbids any discussion that doesn’t include coffee and cheesecake.
- Which Horror Tropes do you love to twist/would love to see twisted?
I love flipping the script.
At the top of my horror trope wish list? Stories from the Bad Thing’s perspective. Especially when the MC stays a Bad Thing, but the writer can make you root for them anyway. If you can make me love any unapologetically monstrous MC, I’m yours. Bonus points if you can slant the narrative enough to turn them into a true anti-hero(ine) and get me to stop, think, and side-eye the supposed hero’s motives along the way.
- Favorite October Food?
Pretty sure Anne snuck this question onto the list just for me. Somehow, food always pops up in my stories, no matter how dark and twisty the subject matter or inhuman the characters.
Let me just say, I have nothing against pumpkin spice, although I prefer it in an actual pie or pumpkin bread.
However, fair warning—we’re all hillbilly/all the time up in here, including a preference for Southern delicacies. The sweet, savory smokiness of slow-roasted sweet potatoes, and the tang of ripe wild muscadines, are my thing. Both are only readily available starting in late September, so they mean Fall to me. Bonus, muscadines are also often turned into a lovely dessert wine.
Janet Walden-West lives in the southeast with a pack of show dogs, a couple of kids, and a husband who didn’t read the fine print. She has an unseemly obsession with dusty artifacts, great cars, and bad coffee. A founding member of the East Tennessee Creative Writers Alliance and The Million Words craft blog, she is also a member of Romance Writers of America member. She pens Urban Fantasy that escapes the neat confines of the city limits in favor of map-dot hillbilly towns, and inclusive Romantic Suspense and Contemporary Romance. A #PitchWars alum, her first short story, Road Trip, is included in the Chasing the Light anthology.
Find Me At:
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