Title: Swamp Monster Massacre
Author - Hunter Shea
Date Published: 10/2/12
The swamp belongs to them. Humans are only prey.
Deep in the overgrown swamps of Florida, where humans rarely dare to enter, lives a race of creatures long thought to be only the stuff of legend. They walk upright but are stronger, taller and more brutal than any man. And when a small boat of tourists, held captive by a fleeing criminal, accidentally kills one of the swamp dwellers’ young, the creatures are filled with a terrifyingly human emotion—a merciless lust for vengeance that will paint the trees red with blood.
Welcome, Hunter! I'm excited that you are here and have agreed to answer a few of my questions. I LOVE monster stories and stories set deep in the Everglades, and, of course, Bigfoot, so this appeals to me on several levels. Tell us about your current release.
My crazy little novella, Swamp Monster Massacre, is my attempt at melding my love of Quentin Tarantino movies with my fascination with Bigfoot. In this case, I focus on Bigfoot’s
cousin, the Skunk Ape, named because they are a particularly pungent branch of
the Sasquatch family tree. It has gangsters, a tough guy named Rooster, airboats,
gators and lots and lots of terror running through the swamps. I wanted to
create something that was fast paced, fun and quirky. I think it’s safe to say,
What does your significant other and family think of your writing career?
My wife is my biggest cheerleader. When I’m finished with a book, she’s the first person I let read it and I wait with clenched stomach for her opinion. I can always expect an honest appraisal from her, and that’s more than any writer can ask for. I have to admit, even during the decade plus when I was toiling away with little or no success, she and my entire family were extremely supportive. I’m glad I finally have something to give back to them. They know how hard I worked for this dream, and I couldn’t have done it without their encouragement and affirmations that I wasn’t tilting at windmills.
Do you hear from your readers? What kinds of questions do they ask?
This has been the best part of being a writer. I hear from my readers all the time and have had a blast talking to them. I’ve been invited on ghost hunts, asked to write sequels, had my brain picked for movie and book suggestions and even had someone make a lager named after my first book.
know that I’m not just a horror writer, I’m also an enormous horror fan, so we
can shoot the breeze about any topic in the genre. Seeing how wonderful they’ve
been to me makes me want to work that much harder to give them the best I can
with every book I write. Forest of Shadows
What book are you reading now?
I devote the entire month to all things horror. That means I only read horror books and stories and watch at least 1 horror movie every day. I call it Terrortober and if you follow me on Twitter, look for my #Terrortober tweets to see what I’ve been reading and watching. I just finished House of Skin by Jonathan Janz and was blown away. What a great, creepy book. I’m now reading Shadows in the Mist by Brian Moreland and I was hooked by page one! After that is Robert Stava’s At Van Eyckmann’s Request. Then I’m moving on to westerns to cleanse the palate. J
Are the names of the characters in your novels important? How and why?
Names are always important. They can denote nationality, age, even personality. I actually spend a lot of time looking for the right name to fit each character. Plus, I like to pepper my books with my friends and family and even fans so they can look forward to seeing what diabolical things I’ve done to them.
Morning Person? Or Night Person? How do you know?
I’ve turned into my grandfather! Definitely a morning person. I’m just useless at night. All I want to do by 8:00 is veg out until it’s time to flop into bed.
Say your publisher has offered to fly you anywhere in the world to do research on an upcoming book, where would you most likely want to go?
Without a doubt,
. I’m Irish and would love to
visit on someone else’s dime. I wonder if they would give me a Guinness
allowance as well? Ireland
Last Question. Describe what it’s like to be an author in three words.
Hunter Shea is the author of the novels Forest of Shadows and Evil Eternal, as well as the upcoming Swamp Monster Massacre and Sinister Entity. His stories have appeared in numerous magazines, including Dark Moon Digest, Morpheus Tales and the upcoming anthology, Shocklines : Fresh Voices in Terror. His obsession with all things horrific has led him to real life exploration of the paranormal, interviews with exorcists and other things that would keep most people awake with the lights on. He is also half of the Monster Men video podcast, a fun look at the world of horror. You can read about his latest travails and communicate with him at www.huntershea.com, on Twitter @HunterShea1, Facebook fan page at Hunter Shea or the Monster Men 13 channel on YouTube.
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