Today’s author is making her debut appearance at BMR with her collection of short stories. Read on to see which book has become almost a summer read tradition for her. The novel and movie made plenty of folks wary about going into the ocean. Welcome S.J. Krandall!
What’s your favorite season of American Horror Story?
I am a big AHS fan and my favorite is season one, Murder House. It was our first introduction to the series and talented cast. I was immediately drawn to the emotion of the characters and their stories. I also liked how they portrayed the dead throughout the show.
Candy apple or candy corn?
Candy corn always. I have a major sweet tooth so anything sugary makes me happy.
Which urban legend scares you most?
Which Urban Legend that scares me the most is the one about the Spider Bite. I love all things horror except spiders and having them crawl out of your skin is the creepiest. I shiver just writing this.
If you decided to write a spinoff of a side character, who would you choose?
If I decided to write a spin-off of a side character choosing which one would be a toss up between a little girl and the killer. I think it would be nice to know what happens to the girl as she grows up but I also believe the killer has a back story that has never been told.
Which book have you read more than once?
As a long time fan of the movie Jaws I have both seen the movie and read the book many times. It’s almost a tradition now as the early Summer season rolls around to give it a read.
How would you describe your book’s ideal reader?
My book’s ideal reader would be anyone who loves short stories and quick reads. It would be someone who loves a suspenseful scare and edge of your seat fun. It blends modern day with old fashioned horror like the ones you listen to around a campfire. I suggest anyone over 15 due to some gore content.
Within one year, reports of several missing people took over the media. The victims, all had ventured to parts of the deep wooded countryside never to return. Rumors, posted from local townsfolk, of what might have happened to them caught the attention of the public. Some said the undead may have taken them. Others believed that quick changes in weather patterns played part in their disappearances. A survivor, the only witness, was committed for madness as her story went uncredited. Even though some information was strange investigators, family, friends and adventure seekers all looked into them finding nothing. The lack of any evidence baffled the minds of the people involved as they continued to search for answers. Among them, a young woman so obsessed with these stories in her past that her own nightmares become a reality as she stumbles upon unspeakable horrors playing out before her very own eyes. Are they made up in her mind? Are they a dream? Or is she next? Whether real or fantasy, a story was unfolding before her and she could not stop the images that played out as she confronts who or what was responsible for these individuals grotesque fate.
S. J. Krandall is a self-published author from N.J. with her first book released in July of 2020. She was born in Florida but raised in New Jersey where she resides with her husband, her two sons and two dogs. . For more than twenty years she has enjoyed working with children as both a teacher and an aide. Now, a stay at home mom, she cares for her family and takes time to enjoy other interests such as writing, traveling, art and photography.