Interview with Peter Ellis

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Scratching the atmosphere.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Quickly. Otherwise, indirectly.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Of course. I'm not suffering from a head injury now but if we were to read it, it might seem like I was back then.
What is your writing process?
By hand first.
Then, revisions until it repels me.
Put it away.
Get others to read it. Laugh at the mistakes.
Another series of revisions.
At some point, it's done with me, packs its bags, and hits the road.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Rikki-Tikki-Tavi by Rudyard Kipling. The sense of danger is balanced by the excitement of a trickster tale.
Describe your desk
Piles of papers. Daunting wire entanglements. A coffee cup.
What's the story behind your latest short story?
In Little Red Riding Hood, everybody worries about her safety while the wolf waits. But what about grandma? Everybody seems to forget about her quickly. The idea of the elderly being tossed aside interested me as a horribly cold possibility in our life.
What if a rest home were run by werewolves? This made me look at typical depictions of werewolves and realize what a werewolf is apart from the common struggle in a man with his animal self. The werewolves in Trophy Ranch are past that initial struggle. They are making conscious decisions and controlling their diet to survive within a society with which they have a conflicted relationship.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Coffee, fear, dread, and the absurd.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Money makes money. Just like unhappiness.
What do your fans mean to you?
Don't you mean enthusiasts?
Should you chase after deliverance?
No. But it's also impossible to stop.
Published 2014-06-12.
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Books by This Author

Trophy Ranch
Price: Free! Words: 2,950. Language: American English. Published: June 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
There is a problem at the rest home, Trophy Ranch: werewolves use it to harvest elderly meat.