Today I’m introducing another new author to BMR. The title and cover of his book should come with a warning: May induce the feeling of icy fingers crawling up your spine. He’s seen figures in his peripheral vision, but is trying to shrug it off – despite evidence to the contrary. Welcome J.D. Estrada!
Candy apple or candy corn?
I think this is a quality vs. quantity type of deal. I don’t always indulge in candy apples, but when I do, it’s fantastic. Candy corn just happens more often and I don’t care if it’s wax and sugar, the inner child demands to be fed.
If you watch horror movies, are you the person who yells at the characters, covers your eyes, or falls asleep?
I’m the type to slightly look away and have been known to add a full paragraph of dialogue, often cursing the lack of survival instincts and common sense from some characters. And if the movie gets me good, I’ll probably cuss out the movie while I laugh at the scare.
Do you ever see figures in your peripheral vision?
I actually have and on more than one video I’ve shot in my office, odd dust orbs appear and have had some odd bits of audio slip in. I play it off…because it’s where I work and let’s be honest, we don’t need an extra reason to fear where we work.
If you decided to write a spinoff of a side character, who would you choose?
The idea for the poem the Children Tooker came from a song by the band Idles. This and several poems from the Rhymes from the Wicked Nursery have spawned ideas for full stories I’ll be including in a horror short story collection to be released in the coming months.
How do you celebrate when you finish writing a book?
I’m always working on something so I celebrate success with more work. I might reward myself with a nice bottle of wine, a good solid and strong beer, or dinner at one of my favorite restaurants.
What are you working on now?
I’m currently working on translating one of my books, a middle-grade short story collection, a Spanish horror short story collection, a novel, and two non-fictions. You know, to stay busy.
Rhymes from the Wicked Nursery is a poetry collection full of verses that will definitely not go gently into the night. So tuck in, keep a night light handy, and read at your own risk.
This is JD Estrada’s 18th release. He really hopes it keeps you up at night while feeling bad at the things that make you giggle.
Author Bio and Social Media
Although JD Estrada currently resides in Atlanta, GA, home shall always be Puerto Rico. With 18 published works and many more on the way, Estrada likes to explore a variety of genres including urban fantasy, middle-grade, poetry, non-fiction, and horror in both English and Spanish because if variety is the spice of life, then let things be spicy. Beyond books, he is also a Creativity Ambassador with a sock collection that borders on the ludicrous and is the original banana secret agent #00Bananas. If you don’t know what that is, check that hash tag for some silly and say hi as well.
Twitter – www.twitter.com/JDEstradawriter
Instagram – http://instagram.com/jdestradawriter/
Facebook page – www.facebook.com/JDEstradawriter
For Writing Out Loud Blog – www.jdestradawriter.blogspot.com