A new feature to the blog, I found myself intrigued about what inspires authors to write in certain genres, so I thought I would give them the chance to tell us all about the books, films and music that inspired them to write their latest book. First to talk about his inspirations in Edward Hogan as his debut YA book Daylight Saving hits the bookshops.
Fear is such a fascinating thing. Who knows why we’re drawn to such stories, why we put ourselves through such terror? Well, if anyone knows, it’s probably Stephen King, and he says, “Perhaps we go to the forbidden door or window willingly because we understand that a time comes when we must go whether we want to or not.”
Below is some spooky stuff that I’ve enjoyed recently.
The film treats vampirism as a childcare issue (girl’s gotta eat!), and the finale, in the school swimming pool, is one of the most shocking things I’ve ever seen. I still don’t know how I feel about it!
not a scary story, but it fizzes with fairytale inventiveness and humour. A suitor calls the weighty Ottaline, “a damn good-lookin girl, though upholstered.”