Brooke Warra grew up and developed a deep fascination with the macabre in a fishing village in the Pacific Northwest with her very Finnish family. She writes and lives with her two children near Phoenix, Arizona. Her story "Sleepyhead" appeared in the December issue of Under The Bed magazine and her body horror story "Spineless" appeared in Sanitarium magazine the same month. She is a member of the Sanitarium magazine faculty.
What are you working on next?
I am currently working on a collection of short horror stories.
Who are your favorite authors?
Oh man, that's a tough one, There are so many! I am actually a huge Jane Austen fan. And of course, Stephen King, particularly his Bachman books. I recently read The Passage by Justin Cronin and highly recommend that one to everyone I meet in bookstores. As a kid and as an adult I still enjoy R.L. Stine.
What makes a scary story truly scary? When we know what the character is feeling, what their fear tastes like, the sound of their own heartbeat getting louder in their ears. In this book we present you with several scenarios of horror and ask that you write using all 5 senses. Some prompts are accompanied by a bonus exercise.
The Unicorn Wore Purple Tap Shoes is an adventure in writing outside of your comfort zone in order to bust the writer's block and promote creativity.Discover characters from mischievous water nymphs, to zombies, to train-hopper