L.S. Christopher, a.k.a. Goth Kitty Lady, is a somewhat eccentric cat owner as well as a blogger and the author of A World Full of Monsters, The Black Beast, and Tales from the Crossing at Barracuda Flats. She is also an annual participant in the thirty days of horror that is National Novel Writing Month and a two-time contributor to the Collaborative Writing Challenge. When not writing or wrangling spoiled cats she enjoys cooking and crafting and has a disturbing fondness for B-movies and quirky YouTube videos. Visit her blog or follow her on social media for fiction, snark, and the occasional adorable cat picture.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Seeing the stories that at first only I could see, the worlds and characters that only existed inside my head, take permanent form in the real world - even if that's just text on a page. And hearing from readers who say this thing I created means something to them, that it made them happy, that they're glad I shared.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Our cats! They get a little testy if I don't get up on time to portion out wet food and open up the cat door for them. And once I'm up and I have tea and the furry little monsters have all been placated...well, I might as well do some writing. ;)
A string of lonely buildings crouched in the shadow of the mountains; a wide spot on a narrow trail leading into a dangerous, little-used crossing. Welcome to Barracuda Flats, Population: 5. A quiet little place most of the time, where the biggest threat to anyone would seem to be boredom. Or so you might think, anyway...but you would be wrong.
I enjoyed this story, but I found myself disappointed that there wasn't more of it. I definitely wanted to read more about the best superhuman team in the southeast region! And knowing Powersurge's secret when the rest of his teammates don't is just icing on the cake.
After I first encountered this book online (and found myself returning to it multiple times), I knew I had to have a full copy of my own. Mr. Epstein's writing style is straightforward yet engaging, and the subject matter is fascinating. If you've never thought much about what's behind all of those diamond commercials that start showing up across the media spectrum before every holiday, you will never look at them the same way again after reading this book.