Please tell us about your upcoming books and their production schedule.
I’m currently talking about my re-released pieces. My first novel, THE HAUNTED HALLS, the story of an evil-as-all-hell spirit that takes up residence at a small Maine inn and wreaks all sorts of havoc, has a new eBook edition from Matt Shaw Publications and a new, beautiful print edition from Shadow Work Publishing. Two of my Samhain Publishing novellas just came back out in new editions from Crossroad Press, too. ABRAM’S BRIDGE is a small town mystery/ghost story. Has more of a Ketchum vibe with real life horror at home. THINGS WE FEAR is probably my most ambitious novella in regards to how many issues I tried to tackle within its pages. Each character has their own fight with fear, and of course, it all comes together like one immense car crash. Those are available now.
My next new release will be my novel, BECOMING. I’m aiming to get it out for April 1st.
This one is about a town where people are vanishing or changing. The stranger things get, the more trouble my three main characters realize they are truly in. Inspired by a mix of James A. Moore’s RABID GROWTH and King’s THE TOMMYKNOCKERS, I’m excited for people to read this one.
Who are the authors that have influenced your writing the most?
For me, King, of course, and Richard Laymon, Jack Ketchum, Bentley Little, and more recently Ronald Malfi and Brian Moreland.
I love the way King and Ketchum work horror into reality. That’s what makes them so huge. Little is just nuts and fun, Laymon had a way of bringing this insanity and viciousness into a pulpy, movie-like realm and keeping you at the edge of your seat. He got a bit ridiculous at times, but like the other, he was fearless in his writing.
Malfi and Moreland are the two authors I look at as my modern gold standard. To me, they’re head and shoulders above the rest right now. They should be publishing with the majors. They are my next King and Ketchum. Their writing is beautiful and characters and stories are fresh and inspiring.
Who would you like to have drinks with?
Well, I had a drink in my hand and a good buzz when talking to Jack Ketchum at a Samhain after-party…does that count?
That was cool. I’d love to have a beer and take in a Red Sox game with King. Can we get that arranged?
If you could live in (or just visit) any world, real or imaginary, where would it be and why?
Man, I’d love to visit Australia. It seems so cool. I mean, besides all their freaky, poisonous critters. I’d consider moving to the west coast of the US, too. New Mexico, Arizona, or maybe Oregon or Northern California.
Most authors have held many many jobs on their way to becoming successful. What are some of the jobs you have had?
Too many. I loved delivering newspapers in the middle of the night. Did that for a long time for extra money. I’d listen to Coast to Coast AM and get all freaked out. Also worked at movie theaters a few times. Free movies is always a great benefit. My current hotel job allows for a lot of reading time during the day and writing time on my overnights.
If you were able to trade bodies with one person for one day who would it be and why?
Axl Rose. I’d love to get up there with that voice and those songs, with Slash and Duff and just go for it.
What are you reading now?
I just started Stephen King’s IT and Michael McDowell’s THE ELEMENTALS. I’ve never read either of them. I’m already in reading heaven.
I’m also going to squeeze in Kristopher Rufty’s new one, SOMETHING VIOLENT.
Do you have any guilty pleasure books/authors? You know the ones…stuff you don’t let your friends see you reading.
Not really. I don’t care what people think. I can admit to enjoying Dan Brown, can’t I?
THE DAVINCI CODE is amazing. I don’t think “page turner” has ever been more appropriate.
What do you like to do when you’re not writing or reading?
Hang with my wife and kids and listen to tunes or watch movies.
What five people living or dead would you invite to a dinner party?
Stephen King, Bruce Springsteen, Noel Gallagher, Quentin Tarantino, Steve Irwin.
How do you want the world to remember you?
However they want, just remember me! I hope to leave a few great books behind.
He’s off to a great start! This is one author you won’t soon forget.
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I read Abram’s Bridge. This was a ghost story that was every bit as poignant and heartwrenching as anything to come from the pen of Willie Meikle. Originally published by the now defunct Samhain, it is currently being published by Crossroads Press. I believe it was Glenn’s debut novella.
It depicts the dark side of life in a small, rural town. Secrets are handed down from generation to generation. You’ll be glad you read this.
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