Welcome to Day 3 of Bad Moon On The Rise! Today we welcome Quentin Wallace, whose MC has a job I doubt any of us would want.
The Black Swamp. Some say it’s haunted. Others say it’s the gateway to Hell. Only a few have ever seen it and survived. For hundreds of years, the denizens of the swamp have preyed upon the unsuspecting.
Enter former Navy SEAL Shade Channing, who, in a strange twist of fate, finds himself employed as the game warden of the infamous Black Swamp. Instead of managing wildlife, Shade finds himself fighting a horde of creatures straight out of mankind’s darkest nightmares. Mentored by fellow warden, Native American Shaman Waya Firehat, Shade must learn how to battle them all.
When Waya’s daughter is taken hostage by bank robbers that escape into the swamp, Shade and Waya find themselves in a race against time-and the monsters of the swamp-to find her.
How long have you been writing horror/thrillers and what drew you to the genre?
I’ve been writing them since I was very young, but only been publishing a little over a year. I’m not sure what drew me to the genre, but it was probably horror comics I read as a child.
How did you come up with the idea for your book?
I’ve always liked monsters and monster hunters. Also, living in the Southeast United States, there’s plenty of swampland in the area. I just combined the two and the book was born.
If you could erase one horror cliché, what would it be?
The stupidity of the victims! Don’t run up the stairs, run out the door! Make SURE the killer’s dead when he’s down! Things like that, any horror fan will know exactly what I mean.
What are you working on now?
The darkest and most disturbing horror novel I’ve written so far. I’m really pushing myself into darker places with this one.
Favorite horror movie and book?
If I had to pick one, The Shining by Stephen King, and just to keep things neat, it was also my favorite horror movie. I liked the Kubrick version even though King himself didn’t. It was different, but still great.
Quentin Wallace, a Georgia native and avid writer, is very happy to have finally begun publishing after writing for pleasure for years. Some of his work includes the BRACKETT HOLLISTER Series, which are Weird Western adventures. Also, a short story collection, TALES FROM THE DARK DISTANCE, was just recently released. When not writing stories, Wallace can often be found writing and recording his own music. He is also a voracious reader and a bit of a cinephile. Don’t believe everything you hear about him. Only believe the good stuff…
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