WiHM 12: Quick Six Questions With Suzanne Madron
Welcome to The Horror Tree, and thank you for participating in Women In Horror Month. First, tell us a bit about yourself and your interest in horror.
For me, horror has always been around. As kids, we would try to scare the hell out of each other with ghost and monster stories or by hiding and jumping out. The transition to adulthood didn’t change my love of a good scare.
Why is Women In Horror Month important, and what do you say to someone who says ‘Oh, I don’t care if it’s by a man, a woman, etc., as long as it’s a good story’?”
To that person, I say that the stories I wrote under a male pseudonym did much better when they were authored by a man versus when I put my name on them and the sales and reviews flatlined. Same exact story. Same target audience. Totally different receptions.
Who are some Women In Horror (or other women) who have influenced your work, and why?
Ann Radcliffe and the Bronte sisters have been a huge influence on my writing. I love the atmosphere of gothic horror, the unknown, the potential for the supernatural or paranormal.
2020 will probably be remembered as a TERRIBLE year for many of us; tell me something GOOD that happened in the past 12 months.
We got a lot of work done on the house and yard, which was good since we spent a lot of time at home.
What have you got planned for Women in Horror Month, and the coming months of 2021?
It’s shaping up to be a busy year, possibly my busiest year ever, so I’m mostly trying to come up with a plan how to tackle the year while also supporting all of my friends at the same time.
Is there anything else you’d like to tell our readers? Thanks for participating in Women in Horror Month!
We’ve come a long way but we still have a long way to go.
Bio: Suzanne Madron was born in New York City and has lived up and down the east coast. Currently, she resides in a house built over a Civil War battlefield in the wilds of Pennsylvania where she has been known to host some interesting Halloween parties.
She has authored several novels and stories under various names including Suzi M, James Glass, and Xircon.
Amazon Author page: https://www.amazon.com/author/suzannemadron.
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Selene MacLeod is a night operator and sometime writing hobbyist. She holds a BA in Communications from Wilfrid Laurier University and resides in Kitchener, Ontario. Her work has appeared in several horror and crime fiction anthologies, most recently Shotgun Honey, Drag Noir (Fox Spirit Books); and the upcoming Freakshow: Freakishly Fascinating Tales of Mystery and Suspense (Copper Pen Press), and Tragedy Queens (Clash Media).She’s most excited about editing a charity anthology for Nocturnicorn Books called Anthem: A Tribute to Leonard Cohen, due out late 2017.