Interview with Theresa Jacobs

Published 2016-03-12.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
With our new dog, we've had her just over a year now and she takes up a lot of time. I also love watching sitcoms and Movies. I favor comedy and anything with loads of special effects. Of course, I read a lot and now I spend too much time social networking, trying to get my writing off the ground.
Who are your favorite authors?
This list can go on for days - Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Johnathan Lethem, Johnathan Carroll, Richard Laymon, Ramsey Campbell, Gord Rollo, Octavia Butler, Douglas Adams ... and so many more.
When did you first start writing?
I began writing as a child. In fact, I recall trying to write words that were just illegible scribble before I knew how to read or write. So it was always just in me.
Why do you write Childrens' books and Horror at the same time.
I see it as the children's books are the kid in me, the fun, rainbows and unicorns, adventure side.
The horror is the dark side, where the boogeyman lives under the bed. And if I write about it, there is nothing to fear because I created it.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first story no .. I do recall reading all the Nancy Drews and wanting to be a detective. Then it was the young adult horror series, Twilight Eyes, which I ate, slept and dreamt. I loved those books. Pet Cemetry came after that and I was a horror fan from then on. The Shining and the Exorcist were the two scariest for me and I craved the thrill.
What is your writing process?
I write like a maniac. My mind never shuts off, even when I have that vacant look in my eyes. I am usually just dreaming. So I type it out to get it off my mind. The editing, and making it look pretty is the hard part.
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