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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

31 Days of Horror: Day 27-- Gods of Lovecraft Seanan McGuire Interview

Welcome to The Gods of Lovecraft blog-a-thon within a blog-a-thon.  From the first post:
Over 9 of the next 10 days I will be featuring 10 of the 12 authors in this collection. Each has answered a series of questions from me about their God, why they picked it, what their favorite scary books are, and more.  It’s very similar to the posts I have been running by authors all month, just with a Lovercraftian spin. Expect each day’s post to bring you a handful of new authors and titles to add to your arsenal of books you can suggest to patrons. 
Next up, one of my personal favorite authors, Seanan McGuire. I have talked at length about her wonderful [both to read and to suggest to a wide range of patrons] Newsflash Trilogy, published under her horror nome de plume, Mira Grant.

Please remember you can also enter for a chance to win one of two copies of The Gods of H.P. Lovecraft by emailing me at zombiegrl75 [at] gmail [dot] com by 10/29 at 11:59pm.

Who are you?
I am Seanan McGuire, California resident and horror movie fan.  I spend a lot of time in the corn.

Who is your favorite horror author [besides Lovecraft]?
Stephen King.

Why do you like to write horror?
I like to read horror, and I tend to write what I like to read.

Which “God” did you focus on in the Anthology? What features of this god do you find most interesting?
I got the Deep Ones and Dagon, and I had a wonderful time.  I love how, by their very nature, the Deep Ones are in a position to comment on humanity, through their inevitable rejection of it.

Please share some of the authors you are reading and enjoying now.
Currently I'm reading Lilith St. Crow, Alex Bledsoe, and Jeffrey Craymor.

What other works do you have out now?
Oh my gosh that is a list.  The best plan is to visit my website, at www.seananmcguire.com; there's a Bibliography there that requires scrolling, because I do not sleep.

What are you working on currently?
I just finished a modern fantasy novel about alchemy and destiny and blowing shit up.  So right now I'm working on taking a few deep breaths before I start the next thing.

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