BILLIE SUE MOSIMAN EDGAR AND BRAM STOKER WINNER
1. Tell us about your current novel/collection.
My newest story collection consists of 14 new stories written in 2013, several of which will be featured in anthologies and magazines. The title is SINISTER-Tales of Dread. All the stories are dark and vary from horror to detective noir.
2. Can you give a sense of what you're working on now?
I've just sold my latest suspense novel, THE GREY MATTER to Post Mortem Press. It's due out April/May 2014. At the moment I'm working on a book titled LOSTNESS, a sequel to my novel, BANISHED. I'm also writing a travel book while on the road traveling the USA.
3. What is the greatest pleasure of a writing career? Being free to do what I love most--write.
4. What is the greatest DISpleasure? I can't think of one.
5. If you have one piece of advice for writers just starting out?
Give it everything you've got, leave nothing out, dare to be who and what you are, which is unique and it's all you have.
6. Are there two or three forgotten mystery writers you'd like to see
in print again?
THE SALTMARSH MURDERS by Gladys Mitchell. Here's a quote from the foreword in the book: "Adultery, high jinks, horseplay, an illegitimate birth, a hidden baby, rumours of infanticide, exhibitions of lunacy, a couple of murders, a lost corpse, an illicit trade in pornography, even a spot of incest all keep things lively for Gladys Mitchell's benighted villagers before Mrs. Bradley gets to the bottom of the imbroglio."
And there's THE HOUR BEFORE THE DAWN: A NOVEL by Somerset Maugham that should be back in print. It's a wartime mystery drama and pure Maugham. I've always loved Maugham's writing and think all his works should be in print and in front of the public.