I write horror. At least, that's what I call it. You might read it and say that it is a thriller, or a dark fantasy, or a mystery, and I think that is what is most exciting about writing stories. I get to create a world. And if I am good enough, I can convince you to live there while the pages are still turning. From fairytales, to mythology, to what's going on in the real world, I find inspiration everywhere. That is what I enjoy. And that is what I want to share with you. Because monsters don't just live in the darkness. They live inside the deepest corner of our souls in the places we refuse to see.
Children are so wonderfully trusting. I know I was. Her big round eyes grow as they watch the fire dance against the darkness. Fires can tell stories, the Fisherman used to say. They can burn the truth away, leaving only the ashes and smoke of myth.
― TENDER YOUNG ALICE, Samantha McClanahan