I was thrilled this year that I was able to participate in #BadMoonRising, a month long celebration of horror/supernatural and dark thriller novels in honour of Halloween, hosted by horror and science fiction author, Teri Polen.
My contribution to this blog series is available on Books and Such today and includes my answers to some fun questions posed by Teri and some information on my book, Through the Nethergate. Thank you, Teri, for hosting me!
Many of you know today’s author from her children’s books (I dream of living in Chocolate Land), poetry, the book she co-authored with her mother, and extraordinary baking creations. But did you also know she’s the author of a new young adult horror book? Welcome Roberta (Robbie) Cheadle!
Would you rather walk through a haunted graveyard at midnight or spend the night in a haunted, abandoned house?
I would prefer to walk through a haunted graveyard at midnight. That is the witching hour and there is no telling what interesting ghosts you might meet during your stroll. Graveyards frequently contain the bodies of people from many different eras and, as many people don’t die badly, these spirits would be peaceable and have no reason to scare or haunt anyone. In the UK, many graveyards are up to three people deep – just think of the fascinating history these ghosts could share on a moonlight stroll through their tombstones.
Would you rather be a vampire or a werewolf?
I would never chose to be a werewolf as I do not like a lot of body hair. I also don’t think that werewolves are glamorous, beautiful or subtle in any way. They kill in the most basic and savage way.
Vampires, on the other hand, are described as being very beautiful in both Dracula by Bram Stoker and Salem’s Lot by Stephen King. If you have to be one of the undead, why not be a beautiful one? They also have an air of sophistication, age and history about them which are all things I like.