Author, artist, gamer, Dudeist monk, and expert time-waster. My useless talents include remembering theme songs from old cartoons & commercials and spontaneously coming up with awesome band names. Feel free to connect me on Twitter @WorldOfWaylon
Why does the horror genre appeal to you?
On the most basic level, I've always loved monsters. Coming up with cool creatures, and putting inventive twists on more traditional ones, is something that has always appealed to me. Beyond that, the horror genre offers a fascinating look at how people cope with fantastic situations. It's always interesting to put a character into a tough spot and see how they react, and the horror genre has endless possibilities on that front.
What is the hardest part of writing for you?
The hardest part is not letting my emotional involvement dictate the course of the story. What I mean by that is letting the characters go where the story takes them, and letting the characters themselves dictate where the story goes, without my personal attachments to them getting in the way. Some of these characters meet pretty gruesome fates, and that can be tough for me because I grow pretty fond of some of them while writing a story. The characters I write have to be real, they absolutely exist in my mind, so sometimes I just want them to be okay, you know? It can be pretty rough sometimes to suck it up and just let things unfold the way they need to.
Grant Mercer is a former detective who just can't seem to leave the job behind. When he discovers the supernatural empire that has secretly infiltrated every level of society, he tackles it head-on. What follows is a non-stop maelstrom of violence and insanity that threatens to consume the city Grant has sworn to protect.
At some point, everyone fears the dark, and the things that lurk within it! In these eight stories, people are forced to confront their personal horrors, and no one emerges unscathed. Join them, won’t you? There is always room for one more on the Nightmare Escapade!