Girls & Monsters
This dark but uplifting collection of five Young Adult novellas includes:
Death Song: Liz is in love with Joe, but the monster of the lake has other plans for them.
Black Dog: Scarlet is engaged in a struggle for her sanity, but according to the voice in her head, she may be too late.
A Blue Story: When Katherine’s beloved dog goes missing, she fears her strange new neighbor might be involved.
Dust Bunnies: Christiane faces her childhood arachnophobia and ends up confronting even greater fears in this test of sisterhood.
We Left at Night: Brooke and her family must abandon their home and their lives to make it out of a disease-plagued town overrun by zombies.
Girls & Monsters is for everyone who has ever been brave enough to confront their childhood fears…and lived to tell about it.
She who likes dark things never grew up. She never stopped listening to gothic, industrial and alternative bands like when she was fifteen. She always loved to read horror and dystopia and fantasy, where doom and gloom drip from the pages.
She, who was supposed to make films, decided to write short stories, novelettes and novels instead. She, who’s had her films listed on festival programs, has been printed in a dozen anthologies and magazines since.
She who likes dark things prefers night to day, rain to sun, and reading to anything else.
If you could invite any 5 people to dinner who would you choose?
Neil Gaiman, because I’ve seen him in interviews and conventions and the man cracks me up. And he’s super cute and intelligent, so that’s always a plus. Tim Burton, since he’s been part of my life since I’ve watched Beetlejuice and fell in love with movies. From my favorite band, Robert Smith, because not only is he my favorite artist of all times, but he’s friends with Tim, maybe that way he’d be less shy? Gena Rowlands, not only because she’s a cinematic treasure, but because I want to be a little closer to John Cassavetes’ memory. And Gordon Ramsay, so he can cook up a storm as we drink and be merry.
If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you want with you?
My mp3 player, because life is black and white without music. My laptop, so I can write and keep contact with people I like. Oh, and one hell of a good internet connection and/or endless supply of power to make sure I never need any.
If you could jump in to a book and live in that world, which would it be?
Harry Potter without a doubt – I want to teach at Hogwarts, I want to date Professor Snape, I want to drink butter beer and have a pet dragon named Jolie. J.K. Rowling created such a dark and compelling world of magic that I keep reading the books again and again, somehow wishing to find myself in it.
What is your favorite Quote?
“There are few people whom I really love, and still fewer of whom I think well. The more I see of the world, the more am I dissatisfied with it; and every day confirms my belief of the inconsistency of all human characters, and of the little dependence that can be placed on the appearance of merit or sense.” Elizabeth Bennet, Pride & Prejudice.
What movie and/or book are you looking forward to this year?
The final installment of Michael Grant’s GONE series, LIGHT. From the very first scene, that saga grabbed me by the throat and to finally get to its end will be quite bitter sweet – I want to know what happens but I don’t want it to be over all at once. LOVED every book of the series, which is so rare to say.
If someone wrote a book about your life, what would the title be?
‘Are you kidding?’ No, really, that’d be it. I’d be asking the question, the publishers would be as well as the readers – it’s a multifaceted title on so many levels.
Night owl, or early bird? Early bird
Horror or Romance? Horror
Summer or Winter? Winter
City or Country? Country
Truth or Dare? Dare
Introvert or Extrovert? Extrovert
Places you’d like to take your laptop to and write.
5) Maine, USA
4) London, UK
3) Isle of Wight, UK
2) Scottish Islands, UK
1) Iceland, IC
Softcover copy + The Monster Collection Skellies, 5 pieces handcrafted by the author: