Wednesday, September 30, 2009

QWC blog tour: Sex, violence and monsters

Q. Where do your words come from?
A. Everyday experiences coupled with bizarre ideas/concepts. I watched a lot of TV as a kid. Some might say too much.

Q. Where did you grow up and where do you live now?
A. Born in the UK, grew up in Capalaba (southside Brisbane), now living in the shadow of the Mt Coot-tha TV antennas.

Q. What’s the first sentence/line of your latest work?
A. Jake McKinsley had worked enough undercover operations to know when something was about to go wrong.

Q. What piece of writing do you wish you had written?
A. The Shining, by Stephen King. It oozes claustrophobic terror.

Q. What are you currently working towards?
A. The first draft of Metamorphosis (working title), a sf/horror/twisted 'buddy' story about an undercover cop and a femme fatale who are forced to work together after a biological weapons attack wipes out most of the population of their city, and turns the survivors into blood-lusting, 12-foot-tall monsters.

Q. Complete this sentence… The future of the book is…
A. ...continued convergence of and crossovers between other art forms, such as TV, movies and video games.

This post is part of the Queensland Writers Centre blog tour, happening October to December 2009. To follow the tour, visit Queensland Writers Centre’s blog The Empty Page from October 6.

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