Interview with Christamar Varicella

What inspired you to write Dinosaur Ghost?
Liberal rage.
I knew it!
It's true. I wanted to take my frustration with republican party nonsense and transform it into something wicked and funny. I found the experience cathartic.
Aren't you worried about alienating half your audience?
No, I've been operating under the assumption that republicans don't read.
So you don't fear a conservative backlash?
As Donald Trump says, all publicity is good publicity.
But you don't actually want to see republicans eaten by dinosaurs, do you?
Of course not. Some of my closest friends and family members are conservatives. Please remember, no republicans were harmed in the making of this book.
Dinosaur Ghost marks the second time you've written a novella in which a person has sex with a dinosaur. (The other being the romance parody, The Oiliest Secret.) What's up with that?
I'm pretty sure I invented dinosaur erotica.
Neither story is particularly erotic.
Oh then never mind.
So why did you do it?
I wrote both books at the same time--alternating chapters--and they ended up merging into one book with that scene as the climax. I eventually separated the two stories and made a few changes, but that aspect remained.
Any plans to continue exploring that theme in the future?
Nope. I think it's all out of my system.
So what are you working on now?
I always have several projects in the works. I'm about to publish three horror stories as an eBook under the title Split. I'm also working on a humorous novel about a southerner who is brought back from the dead by a deranged medical school dropout. It's called Frankenbubba. Another is a mainstream novel called Blood Cries.
Thanks for your time.
My pleasure.
Published 2016-07-31.
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Books by This Author

Dinosaur Ghost
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,220. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Dinosaurs Ghost answers the age-old question, "What would happen if dinosaurs came back from extinction and started eating republicans?"
Too Weird
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,160. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Literary collections » American / General
Too Weird is a collection of seven short, darkly humorous stories by Christamar Varicella.
The Blue Whale in the Bathtub
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 950. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Imagination & Play, Fiction » Children’s books » Stories in Verse
In this colorful picture book, a little girl with an active imagination enters into a battle of wills with her mother at bath time.
The Reverend
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,920. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Courtroom
The man accused of a series of murders in the 1970s is long dead, but a new spate of killings bear eerie similarities, and rumors are swirling in the town he once terrorized.