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Know a Nominee, Part 26: Sydney Leigh

Know a Nominee, Part 26: Sydney Leigh

Welcome back to “Know a Nominee,” the interview series that puts you squarely between the ears of this year’s Bram Stoker Award nominees. Our final update for this year features Sydney Leigh, nominated in the category of Superior Achievement in a Short Fiction, for “Baby’s Breath.”

Thanks for reading, everyone–and many thanks to all of the nominees who shared their priceless insights. It’s been a pleasure serving as editor for this series. SydneyLeigh

–Doug Murano, HWA Communications Coordinator

DM: Please describe the genesis for the idea that eventually became the work for which you’ve been nominated. In the case of a …

Know a Nominee, Part 25: Robert Payne Cabeen

Know a Nominee, Part 25: Robert Payne Cabeen

Welcome back to “Know a Nominee,” the interview series that puts you squarely between the ears of this year’s Bram Stoker Award nominees. Today’s latest update features Robert Payne Cabeen, nominated in the category of Superior Achievement in a Poetry Collection, for Fearworms: Selected Poems.

DM: Please describe the genesis for the idea that eventually became the work(s) for which you’ve beenRPC.painting nominated. What attracted you most to the project? If nominated in multiple categories, please touch briefly.

RC: The genesis of Fearworms was quite unexpected. Last year, I ran across Larry Santoro’s Tales to Terrify podcast and noticed …

Know a Nominee, Part 24: Jake Bible

Know a Nominee, Part 24: Jake Bible

Welcome back to “Know a Nominee,” the interview series that puts you squarely between the ears of this year’s Bram Stoker Award nominees. Today’s latest update features Jake Bible, nominated in the category of Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel, for Intentional Haunting. Jake Bible

DM: Please describe the genesis for the idea that eventually became the work(s) for which you’ve been nominated. What attracted you most to the project? If nominated in multiple categories, please touch briefly on each.

JB: I wanted to dive into my own teen years and the anxiety of growing up in an abusive household. At …

Know a Nominee, Part 23: Jonathan Maberry

Know a Nominee, Part 23: Jonathan Maberry

Welcome back to “Know a Nominee,” the interview series that puts you squarely between the ears of this year’s Bram Stoker Award nominees. Today’s first update features Jonathan Maberry, nominated in the categories of Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel, for Bad Blood and Superior Achievement in Long Fiction for “Three Guys Walk into a Bar.”

DM: Please describe the genesis for the idea that eventually became the work(s) for which you’ve been nominated. What attracted you most to the project? If nominated in multiple categories, please touch briefly on each.

JM: I’m fortunate to have two works on the …

Know a Nominee, Part 22: Christopher Rice

Know a Nominee, Part 22: Christopher Rice

Welcome back to “Know a Nominee,” the interview series that puts you squarely between the ears of this year’s Bram Stoker Award nominees. This update features Christopher Rice, nominated in the category of Superior Achievement in a Novel, for The Vines.

DM: Please describe the genesis for the idea that eventually became the work(s) for which you’ve been Ricenominated. What attracted you most to the project? If nominated in multiple categories, please touch briefly on each.

CR: I just don’t have a problem believing plants could become animate and suck your blood. Call me crazy. But the “buy-in” for me …

Know a Nominee, Part 21: Marge Simon

Know a Nominee, Part 21: Marge Simon

Welcome back to “Know a Nominee,” the interview series that puts you squarely between the ears of this year’s Bram Stoker Award nominees. Today’s second update features Marge Simon, nominated in the category of Superior Achievement in a Poetry Collection, with Mary Turzillo, for Sweet Poison.

DM: Please describe the genesis for the idea that eventually became the work(s) for which you’ve been MargeSimonnominated. What attracted you most to the project? If nominated in multiple categories, please touch briefly on each.

MS: The genisis for SWEET POISON (poetry collection): Mary Turzillo and I decided, during one of our annual get-togethers, …

Know a Nominee, Part 20: Joe McKinney

Know a Nominee, Part 20: Joe McKinney

Welcome back to “Know a Nominee,” the interview series that puts you squarely between the ears of this year’s Bram Stoker Award nominees. Today’s first update features Joe McKinney, nominated in the category of Superior Achievement in Long Fiction for “Lost and Found.”JoeMcKinney

DM: Please describe the genesis for the idea that eventually became the work(s) for which you’ve been nominated. What attracted you most to the project? If nominated in multiple categories, please touch briefly on each.

JM: I’ve been nominated in the Long Fiction category for my story, “Lost and Found,” which appears in the anthology Limbus II. …

Know a Nominee, Part 19: John Dixon

Know a Nominee, Part 19: John Dixon

Welcome back to “Know a Nominee,” the interview series that puts you squarely between the ears of this year’s Bram Stoker Award nominees. Today’s second update features John Dixon, nominated in the category of Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel for Phoenix Island.

DM: Please describe the genesis for the idea that eventually became the work(s) for which you’ve been JohnDixonnominated. What attracted you most to the project? If nominated in multiple categories, please touch briefly on each.

JD: I started PHOENIX ISLAND without knowing I’d started it. I sat down one day, banged out an eighteen-page character sketch …

Know a Nominee, Part 18: Jason V. Brock

Know a Nominee, Part 18: Jason V. Brock

Welcome back to “Know a Nominee,” the interview series that puts you squarely between the ears of this year’s Bram Stoker Award nominees. Today’s update features Jason V. Brock, nominated in the categories of Superior Achievement in an Anthology for A Darke Fantastique and Superior Achievement in Non-Fiction for Disorders of Magnitude.

DM: Please describe the genesis for the idea that eventually became the work(s) for which you’ve been nominated. What attracted you most to the project? If nominated in multiple categories, please touch briefly on each.Jason V Brock 300

JVB: With respect to A Darke Phantastique, my anthology on the ballot, …

Know a Nominee, Part 17: Joe Mynhardt

Know a Nominee, Part 17: Joe Mynhardt

Welcome back to “Know a Nominee,” the interview series that puts you squarely between the ears of this year’s Bram Stoker Award nominees. Today’s update features Joe Mynhardt, nominated in the category of Superior Achievement in Non-fiction, along with co-editor Emma Audsley, for Horror 101: The Way ForwardJoe Mynhardt in the flesh

DM: Please describe the genesis for the idea that eventually became the work(s) for which you’ve been nominated. What attracted you most to the project? If nominated in multiple categories, please touch briefly on each.

JM: Horror 101: The Way Forward was supposed to be a very small document with a …

Know a Nominee, Part 16: Peter Adam Salomon

Know a Nominee, Part 16: Peter Adam Salomon

Welcome back to “Know a Nominee,” the interview series that puts you squarely between the ears of this year’s Bram Stoker Award nominees. Today’s second update features Peter Adam Salomon, nominated in the category of Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel for All Those Broken Angels.DSC_5924

DM: Please describe the genesis for the idea that eventually became the
work(s) for which you’ve been nominated. What attracted you most to the project? If nominated in multiple categoies, please touch briefly on each.

PS: I was interviewing fellow HWA author C.W. LaSart and we were talking about our favorite words. …

Know a Nominee, Part 15: Ellen Datlow

Know a Nominee, Part 15: Ellen Datlow

Welcome back to “Know a Nominee,” the interview series that puts you squarely between the ears of this year’s Bram Stoker Award nominees. Today’s update features Ellen Datlow, nominated in the category of Superior Achievement in an Anthology for Fearful Symmetries.

DM: Please describe the genesis for the idea that eventually became the work(s) for which you’ve been nominated. What attracted you most to the project? If nominated in multiple categories, please touch briefly on each.

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ED: I love editing non-theme anthologies so whenever I get the chance, I do. Fearful Symmetries was crowd-funded, and I partnered with ChiZine Publications

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