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My Interview With Alistair Cross

Alistair is the author of Sleep Savannah Sleep, he is a writer and a horror- themed radio host with friend Tamara Throne. Check out his page at


Was writing the book a fun experience for you?

It was! I especially had a lot of fun creating the characters because I had to write them knowing upfront that each of them had to be a potential murder suspect – which automatically made them a lot more interesting for me.

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You really love the horror genre from your website Do you read them or you love the movies too?

Yes, I love everything dark, mysterious, and scary. Movies and books alike.

What frustrates you about that genre?

The only thing that frustrates me about the horror genre are the misunderstandings about it. Many people confuse horror with torture porn, gore, and slasher stories. Those are very different entities from the horror I’m referring to when I say I love the genre. Good horror has a message, usually one that relates to morality and good versus evil.

Favorite author whom you did an interview with?

That’s impossible to say. Through Haunted Nights LIVE!, I’ve met folks like Laurell K. Hamilton, Andrew Neiderman (V.C. Andrews), John Saul, Charlaine Harris, Preston & Child, Kim Harrison, Christopher Rice, and The Walking Dead author, Jay Bonansinga, just to name a few. Getting to know these great writers is a pleasure beyond anything I could have imagined.

Dare I ask if your writing is inspired by the authors you interviewed?

Many of the writers I’ve had the honor of interviewing are my longtime heroes, so in a lot of cases, yes, my writing has been inspired by them.

What is the most common attribute horror/ paranormal writers have? Aside from a vivid imagination of course.

In my experience, horror writers are surprisingly humorous, easygoing, and kind-hearted.

How did you celebrate the release of your first book?

When I first got published, I’d just moved to St. Louis, and I didn’t really know anyone there so I just kind of celebrated quietly at home.

**sounds like a party is due soon**

What you most enjoyed being an author? Aside from finishing the books you want to write
What you hate most when writing a book?

The thing I enjoy the most is being able to do what I love, which is to tell the stories I feel compelled to tell, and follow the lives of the characters who fascinate me. The thing I like the least is that it sometimes gets very difficult to be creative all the time.

If you don’t have any heroes, you aren’t paying attention. Got this from your blog journal, name your hero please.
My collaborator and co-host, Tamara Thorne, is a definite hero. I was reading her books – as well as the works of John Saul and Dean koontz – when I decided I wanted to be a writer many years ago.

Do you use a special writing program, or are you a handwriter?

Every day, from about 10 a.m. to 6 p or 7 p.m., Tamara and I write together – whether we’re working on solos or collaborations – in the Cloud and on Skype.

Do you think people should join authors group, are you in one?

If it helps an author do his or writing, I am all for it. Personally, however, I think the most important thing to do is to just write. For me, author’s groups and things like that only end up becoming distractions from writing.


So special thanks to Alistair Cross for his book and allowing me a few questions. If you are a horror fan, or a horror- genre writer, head on to hisx place and check it out.

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