Blurring The Line: James A Moore

Dec 10, 2015

12003146_879319075487621_892517258321694034_nBlurring The Line is the new anthology of horror fiction and non-fiction, edited by award-winning editor Marty Young, published by Cohesion Press. You can get your copy here or anywhere you normally buy books (the print edition is coming any day now).

To help people learn a bit more about it, I’ve arranged for each fiction contributor to answer the same five questions, and I’ll be running these mini interviews every weekday now that the book is available.

Today, it’s:

James A Moore

16-November-2012_MG_0063-200x300James A. Moore is the award winning author of over twenty novels, thrillers, dark fantasy and horror alike, including the critically acclaimed Fireworks, Under The Overtree, Blood Red, the Serenity Falls trilogy (featuring his recurring anti-hero, Jonathan Crowley) and his most recent novels, Blind Shdows, Homestead and the soon to be released Seven Forges. He has also recently ventured into the realm of Young Adult novels, with his new series Subject Seven. In addition to writing multiple short stories, he has also edited, with Christopher Golden and Tim Lebbon, the British Invasion anthology for Cemetery Dance Publications.

1. What was the inspiration/motivation behind your story in Blurring The Line?

I’ve lived in Louisiana, and I have absolutely no problem believing that a swamp monster could live there and never be caught on film. The bayous and swamps will likely never be properly explored.

2. What does horror mean to you?

Horror is an emotion. It’s a gripping, heart racing jolt of adrenaline in some cases and a deep and abiding sense of unease in others. I think the finest horror can get to you with the implications of a deed rather than with the deed itself.

3. What’s a horror short story that you think everyone should read?

Stephen King’s THE MONKEY. Brilliant and something that I don’t think could ever be properly translated into film because of the narrative. It’s intimate and disturbing in the best possible way.

4. What horror novel should everyone read?

That’s a list that could go on for hundreds of pages, but because you only want one, I’ll go with Christopher Golden’s SNOWBLIND. There is a pervasive sense of dread and loneliness that is delicious. Definitely a case where the chills are worthwhile.

5. Name something that you think just might be real, or might not…

Ghosts. There is a lot of evidence to say that sometimes something is left behind when a person dies and we know that energy never fades. It can merely change…


Previous posts in the Blurring The Line interview series:

Marty Young
Tom Piccirilli
Lisa Morton
Tim Lebbon
Lia Swope Mitchell
Alan Baxter
James Dorr
Peter Hagelslag
Gregory L Norris
Steven Lloyd Wilson


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