Blurring The Line: Kaaron Warren

Dec 17, 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:

Kaaron Warren

ART_3594Bram Stoker , twice-World Fantasy Award Nominee and Shirley Jackson Award winner Kaaron Warren has lived in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra and Fiji. She’s sold almost 200 short stories, three novels (the multi-award-winning Slights, Walking the Tree and Mistification) and five short story collections including the multi-award-winning Through Splintered Walls. Her latest short story collection is Cemetery Dance Select: Kaaron Warren

You can find her at and she Tweets @KaaronWarren

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

A New Scientist article and elsewhere, about a ‘grave-sniffing device’ that helped investigators locate graves. I wondered if it worked like a metal detector, and how it would feel to hear the device beeping in ordinary places.

New Scientist 7 August 2010

2. What does horror mean to you?

I recently heard someone saying that horror began with the invention of fire, because that’s when flickering shadows appeared in the corner of your eye. To me horror is the shadows; movement, concealment, the unexpected. It’s the irretrievable and the irreversible.

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

Norman Prentiss, “In the Porches of My Ears”

4.What horror novel should everyone read?

Alan Ryker, “Dream of the Serpent”

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

That we live another life while sleeping, and in that life our moral compass shifts.


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
James A Moore
Alex C Renwick
Lisa L Hannett
Kealan Patrick Burke
Brett McBean


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