Selene – Welcome to the Horror Tree, and thank you for agreeing to an interview. Tell us a bit about yourself.
Richard – Thanks for having me. I’ve been writing for 14 years now, mostly speculative fiction—fantasy, science fiction, and horror—but I came up writing neo-noir and thrillers. I’ve published three novels, four collections, over 170 stories, and am currently working as a writer, editor, teacher, and past publisher. I ran Gamut magazine for a few years, as well as Dark House Press. I’ve been nominated for the Bram Stoker, Shirley Jackson, and Thriller awards. I tend to write dark fiction, leaning into maximalism, and lately into the new-weird, as well as hopepunk.