WiHM 12: An Interview With Grace Kimball
As the month for Women In Horror comes to a close I was able to catch up with Grace Kimball. Her latest collection Twisted Anatomy, which she co-edited with Sam Brunke-Kervin, Tracy Robinson, Lilyn George, and Oliver Clarke, was released on February 19th. You might recognize her work from Sci-Fi and Scary where she does reviews on horror books, movies, and games.
JG: Hi Grace! Thank you so much for taking the time to do the interview! I was so pumped when I found out that not only were you a horror writer but you also had a collection coming out! Congrats on that!
GK: We have a great team of people in the Kali Krew, and several of them pulled together and pooled resources to make twisted anatomy happen. It has been an interesting experiment, considering the only thing we outsourced was the cover design.
Well, I’m not actually an author, lol. I write for Sci-Fi and Scary and have a reoccurring series called Focus on the Frightful where I talk about all things horror-related.
JG: How long have you been in horror?
GK: I’ve loved horror forever and started watching and reading it very young.
JG: What got you into horror? What does the horror genre at large represent for you?
GK: I love the horror genre in particular as it can cross so many genres and that there are so many different facets to it. There’s almost literally something for everyone. What really got me into actually working in the genre was Lilyn, really. Until then I was just posting reviews on Amazon and yelling into the Twitter void about books I liked but then we met and meshed well and she invited me to the blog and it’s been really cool. I’ve gotten to meet and work with some many people I otherwise would not have.
I think what I love the most about the horror genre at large and the horror community specifically is feeling like there are others who share my interests.
JG: What are some of your favorite horror pieces?
GK: I honestly have a hard time choosing favourties because they rotate so often. Sometimes I’m in the mood for a slow burn, eerie movie and at others, I’m more in the mood to see Godzilla fight other big monsters. What I love about being at Sci-Fi & Scary is that indie creators can be overlooked so often in favor of the bigger voices. I like working at a site where we try as hard as we can to lift up indie and diverse voices from a multitude of platforms.
JG: What do you do outside of writing and talking about horror? I know you and your son Connor are running through a Cthulu game. Do you have any other passions or loves?
GK: Well we have been playing the Call of Cthulu RPG game and I play a lot of video games. Mostly horror ones, lol. We also play card games like Yu-Gi-Oh and things like that.
JG: Is there anything else you’d like to add?
GK: I think the only other thing that I’d like to mention is that Sci-Fi & Scary is starting a YouTube channel where we’ve been hosting some stories from the Twisted Anatomy collection and some original fiction, as well. And we also plan to have some gaming on there also.
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After losing my job of 15 years almost a year ago I decided to pursue my dream of being a freelance writer. I have a few novels and many short stories tucked away while I write for the local paper as well as write books reviews with the occasional interview.
I am the proud Mom of three Pitbulls, a turtle, a snake and many mice. I prefer horror and mysteries but I also have a vast selection of history books. I also love Minions.?