Interview with Lindsey Goddard

Who are your favorite authors?
Clive Barker, Ramsey Campbell, Ray Bradbury, Shirley Jackson, Robert McCammon, Lisa Morton, Graham Masterton, F. Paul Wilson, Emily Bronte, Gary Braunbeck, Philip K. Dick, Anne Rice, Kristopher Rufty, Kurt Vonnegut, Scott Nicholson, Oscar Wilde, Stephen King, Dean Koontz and so many more!
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
When I was nine, I wrote a story about an evil princess who let her villagers live in poverty while she kept all the riches. Thieves attacked the village, looking for something of value. The villagers pointed them toward the castle and allowed them to kill the princess. The guards, having been badly treated as well, did nothing to stop it. This is heavy subject matter for a nine year old! Perhaps I was always destined to write horror!
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, by Alvin Schwartz. I remember thinking, "This must be the best way to kill boredom. Just scare yourself!" A lot of Goosebumps by R.L. Stine quickly followed.
What do you read for pleasure?
I like to alternate dark fiction with non-fiction.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in the suburbs near St. Louis, MO, and even back then, I remember being jealous of people outside of the Midwest, in places with BEACHES and mountains and jungles. The closest I ever got to the scenery I craved was the camping grounds we used to frequent when I was little. I loved going to the lake, exploring the woods, and catching little critters. (Of course, I always let them go!)
What do your fans mean to you?
Published 2016-06-08.
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Books by This Author

Shiny Happy People
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,360. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Horror » Occult
Inside a run down theater, a strange old man claims he has the cure for depression. How far would you go to be one of the shiny happy people?
The Tooth Collector (and Other Tales of Terror)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,790. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Anthologies » Horror
Ten tales of terror, including: The Tooth Collector, Blood On The Highway, Invitation Only, The Patch, The Woman In The Niqab, The Blue Girl, What Happens In Vegas, All The Rage, Damaged Goods, and The Gift.
Gateway Drug
Price: Free! Words: 4,990. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Horror » General
Danny Thornton is a loner and a high school reject with more than a few bones to pick. When an eerie old man corners him in an alley and forces him to try a new drug, it opens up a gateway for revenge that leaves Danny craving more.
Dying To Be With You
Price: Free! Words: 4,230. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Horror » Undead
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Shelly couldn't let Nicholas go. So she created a monster. And now, it's the monster who won't let go.
Price: Free! Words: 5,660. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
When a new mother is forced to move into an old boarding home, she discovers the dark secret behind the phantom mold that keeps appearing on her walls.