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An Interview With Paula D. Ashe

Paula D. Ashe is a writer of dark fiction. Her preferred genres are: horror, dark fantasy, science-fiction, suspense/police procedural, crime fiction, erotica, and whatever abominations result by blending them all together.

Selene – Welcome to the Horror Tree, and thank you for agreeing to an interview. First, tell us a bit about yourself.


Paula – Thanks so much for having me! I’m Paula D. Ashe, I’m a writer of dark fiction, a mom, a wife, a Hellraiser obsessive, and I work in higher ed in diversity, equity, and inclusion and I’m also an educator. 


William Joesph Roberts: It Came From the Trailer Park

William Joesph Roberts: It Came From the Trailer Park

By Angelique Fawns

The Trailer Park Boys, Ozark, My Name is Earl, Raising Arizona…. 

Trailer parks in pop-culture are endlessly fascinating. The success of Three Ravens Publishing’s anthology, It Came From the Trailer Park, is no exception. It was so well-received (top of the Amazon charts) they are creating a volume 2. The guidelines ask for “original creature feature, horror-comedy with the same feel as The Evil Dead, Army of Darkness, and Shaun of the Dead…”  Who doesn’t love heroes winning the day in redneck glory? I sat down with the brainchild behind these books to learn more.


The Horror Tree Presents…an Interview with Lee Murray

Please welcome author Lee Murray to our little haunted hollow at the Horror Tree. She is a stellar author who is as skilled in the art of short fiction as she is novels. Recent works to have gained acclaim are the anthology: ‘Black Cranes: Tales of Unquiet Women’ and fiction collection Grotesque: Monster Stories. Her work also appears in ‘A Vindication of Monsters’, a book of essays due out in May. She is not only a two-time Bram Stoker Award winner, a twelve-time winner of the Sir Julius Vogel Award, three-time winner of the Australian Shadows Award, she’s New Zealand’s only recipient of the Shirley Jackson Award. Fantastic! She is also in demand as an editor. 

Ruschelle: Wonderful to have you here, Lee.  Your catalogue of dark stories is very impressive. What drew you to pen the darker side of life and death instead of other genres? Was it a book, a movie? A family curse, maybe?


Horror Tree Presents… An Interview with Cat Rambo and Jennifer Brozek

Jennifer Brozek is a wordslinger and optimist, an author, media tie-in writer, an editor, and a collector of antique occult literature. She believes the best thing about being a full-time freelance publishing industry professional, is the fact that she gets to choose which 60 hours of the week she works. In-between cuddling her cats, writing, and editing, Jennifer is an active member of SFWA, HWA, and IAMTW. She keeps a tight writing and editing schedule and credits her husband with being the best sounding board ever.


Cat Rambo is interviewing her and the pair recently co-edited an anthology titled ‘The Reinvented Heart’ from Arc Manor.

Cynthia (Cina) Pelayo on ‘Children of Chicago’ and Life as a Writer!

I’d like to send a personal welcome to Cynthia (Cina) Pelayo for today’s interview. Not only is she an awesome author in her own right, but I’m biased from both her being a Chicago resident and a past contributor on Horror Tree. On top of this, she received two Bram Stoker Award nominations for her work released in 2020. So, I’m thrilled that Cynthia is joining us today to talk about her crime noir tale ‘Children of Chicago.’

Horror Tree: Cynthia, welcome, Thank you for taking the time to join us for an interview. I’d like to also offer an apology for how long it took me to get you these questions. I wanted to finish the novel before sending them over so I could fully do you justice with these questions. First up, if you could let our readers know a bit more about ‘Children of Chicago’?

The Horror Tree Presents….An Interview with Tade Thompson

The Horror Tree Presents….An Interview with Tade Thompson

By Ruschelle Dillon 


Ruschelle: Welcome to Horror Tree, Tade. Grab a sturdy branch and let’s dish on your upcoming novel: The Legacy of Molly Southbourne, the film deal for the Molly Southbourne series, your prestigious Arthur C Clark award for Rosewater, and your career as a hospital psychiatrist! I’m certain there’s so much more going on in your life so, how do you balance all the pieces of Tade? 

Tade: Hi Ruschelle! I’m glad to be here. 

Balance is not a problem. 

I think anything I am (doctor, psychiarist, writer, anthropologist) is a part of my identity, and that’s just because I don’t see identity as being composed of removable parts. Atomised me would still contain all those parts in tiny amounts.

WIHM 2022: Watch Our Interview With Meg Smith!

Enjoy this Author Interview between Author Meg Smith & host Ivana Sanders about her experiences as a woman horror writer during women in horror month!

For those unfamiliar with the author,  “For Meg Smith, writing is a lifelong passion. Her poetry and fiction have appeared in many literary journals, magazines, poetry sections in newspapers, anthologies, and many more. Originally from the greater Boston area, she has long made her home in Lowell, Mass., where she served on the board of Lowell Celebrates Kerouac! — a festival honoring native author, Jack Kerouac. Her love of writing and telling a story led her to a career in journalism. The New England Newspaper and Press Association has honored her work with several awards. These include first-place awards for coverage of racial and ethnic issues, and coverage of religion. She also has a passion for Middle Eastern dance, producing many events featuring both dance and spoken word. She also served as a writer and columnist for the Middle Eastern dance magazine, Jareeda, and as associate editor of Belly Dance New England. Of her writing career, she says: “In writing, there is always something new to create, to be created by, and to learn. It is a journey of many paths, always beckoning to discover.”


WIHM 2022: An Interview With Laurel Hightower

The Horror Tree Presents… An Interview With Laurel Hightower

  1. You grew up in Kentucky but studied in California.  How have these different backdrops influenced your writing?


Kentucky has always been my home—I moved here at two months old and have spent the majority of my life here. Living in California gave me a taste of somewhere far different from my usual, and it was utterly gorgeous—I’m grateful for the experience. If anything, I hope it helped broaden my range with respect to characters and landscape. I met a lot of amazing folks out there and everyone left their mark on my life, and therefore my writing. I think Kentucky will always be the biggest influence, though. My work is riddled with bourbon and southern quirks, and there’s a rich vein of love for my home state in most of what I do.