Bone machine is a very dark themed novel and it appears that you prefer to write with a dark themed aspect in mind, what appeals to you about the dark and disturbing aspects of human nature?
I could give several different answers to that. Principally, however, I feel that people are attracted to anything which takes them out of the ordinary aspects of their lives. That could be anything from extreme sports, thrill rides, adventure films, scary books. One theory about the psychology of all of this is about confronting the unimaginable, your darkest fears, then being let off the hook at the end. Mind you, I myself don’t always let the reader off the hook. I’ve been pleased to see more recent science fiction and horror films choosing not to go for the cop out finale. An audience should always wonder whether it’s going to be okay in the end.
There was the intersection of art, life and death within you novel Bone Machines, why do you think that people are so fascinated with death so much that people are willing to pay for this genre of art?
Do you have any information on upcoming works or events that you are able to share?
My first two books in The Kendrick Chronicles series, Bone Machines and Kali’s Kiss, come out in August and September 2012 respectively as audio books from Blackstone Audio. I’ve just completed the first draft of a YA steampunk novel, The Mechanikals, for which I will shortly start seeking a publisher, or an agent, or both! Plus, Detective Inspector Tom Kendrick has been knocking loudly on my door demanding that I write his third book, which I plan to start this summer. Unfortunately, I’ve also started an adult steampunk novel, so I may need to multi task...not something us guys do very well.
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