Pulling Magic from the Air

At every book signing, writing event, or anywhere a reader can corner an author, one question finds its way off the tongue. Where do your horror ideas come from? The question itself doesn’t appear as anything more than a simple curiosity. The same asker might mention the weather to their friends or talk about their next meal with a partner. But for an author, the inevitable request requires a much deeper gaze into their soul. And as the thoughts swim through the brain to find an appropriate way to answer, the writer must navigate back to the furthest reaches of their past to unravel the most complicated enigma ever. Where does divine inspiration come from?