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An Interview with C.W. LaSart

My guest today is one of the coolest folks I know. She's been a good friend and, frankly, a damned good author. Please welcome C.W. LaSart to my blog.

JJ: When did you start writing? C.W.: I started writing as soon as I was able to write. I didn’t take it serious until just a few years ago, but there were very few times when I wasn’t writing something.
JJ: What was the first story you remember writing? C.W.: It would have to be a terrible little chapbook I made in the second or third grade. A blatant case of plagiarism, my Mother still treasured it. She may even still have it.
JJ: What genre is your most preferred? C.W.: I prefer both reading and writing horror. I read a little fantasy from time to time, but horror is my main genre for both.
JJ: What challenges you the most in your writing? C.W.: Adopting a schedule. I am a very fast writer, but I am also very lazy. I procrastinate until the last minute and often miss deadlines because of it.
JJ: What is your favorite thing about…

Coffin Hop and an interview with Leigh M Lane.

I am having so much fun with Coffin Hop this year. There are so many wonderful authors and publishing houses signed up this year. Click that badge over on the right there and check out the list for yourself. Scroll through and visit all the super awesome writers that have given of their time and hard work to make this event the fun it is.

On to my interview with the lovely, and utterly amazing, Leigh M Lane. We share a ToC together in the charity anthology Scare Package and she has blessedly edited two of my books so trust me when I say this woman rocks.

Q: When did you start writing? A: I was just a little girl, somewhere around nine or ten years old, when the writing bug first bit me.
Q: What was the first story you remember writing? A: I don’t remember a whole lot about it since it was around thirty years ago, but I do remember it was about a good witch and her cat. I also remember giving it a cardboard cover, complete with crayon drawings (because all “real” books have proper cove…

Coffin hop time and my interview with Armand Rosamilia

It's Coffin hop time folks! The fun begins today and if you're on Facebook please be sure to come to my release party for my new book Bob The Sequel. There's prizes to be had and a crazy amount of fun, too. If you want to see all the other Hoppers make sure you go to and check the list out! Alright, let's get to it...

I've not interviewed another author before and I couldn't have picked a better one to start with. For those who don't know him already, Armand Rosamilia is a top notch horror author and one of the best zombie authors I've met. Here's a picture of him standing next to one of the other best zombie authors, Joe McKinney.

Let's begin!

Q: When did you start writing? A: When I was twelve, but seriously in my early twenties. Then I screwed around and walked away from it and found it again in my thirties. I got serious about two years ago (in my forties) and decided to d this for a living. So far so good.
Q: What was the…

Meet Bob!

I'm currently editing a novel I wrote a couple years ago. It's similar to Shifters but has its very own interesting cast of characters. Since Zombies are so big right now I thought I would introduce you to Bob. He is a zombie that was inspired by my friend Nate. As I edited this novel that was originally written for my friends at Cellufun I changed a few names and even rewrote large chunks (including the ending) to make the story flow better. Bob decided he had a little side story to share with you guys and here it is. I hope you enjoy him as much as I do. Nate, if you're reading this; don't ever forget that horde equals family! Now on to Bob...
"It's not easy being an Undead American in this day and age. People are always assuming you're just a mindless brain muncher. They think that those of us who have been reanimated are just hollow shells bent on destruction and death. They couldn't be more wrong. I have never hurt anyone that didn't deserve …

Bigs and Lola

Those of you who know me, know about Mr. B. He's my fuzzy giant guardian and right now he has got it bad for the sweet tempered, adorable, little border collie next door. I mean bad. He howls and whines if he sees she is outside and he will haul his gianormous furry behind at light speed over to the property line to meet her.

She comes over every day and waits in plain view for Mr. B to see her. When I let him out she runs to the treeline and stops just on the other side. Then they chat for awhile, tails wagging and tongues lolling. Little by little she gets closer and closer to him. Each day brings another inch and a few hours of my pup sulking around the house gazing out of the windows looking for Lola.

God help you if you play either 'Lola' or 'Copacabana' in my house. If you play either song Bigs will start pinin' away and running from window to window looking for his furry little love. No kidding. Much like Pavlov's dog, when mine hears the signal he …