Interview with Adult Horror Author WA Rome
Posted by Elizabeth Delana Rosa
Born in Salford, England, before relocating later to Astley in Greater Manchester, Warren Rome started writing from an early age. An avid fan of anything connected to horror and the macabre from eight years old after being introduced to films by Hitchcock and Wes Craven; the works of Dickens, Dahl, Poe and Stephen King were his inspirations to pursue a career in horror literature.
He lives with his girlfriend Holly and their dog Morrison and enjoys walking around the leafy surroundings, and the luscious fields in Astley. A fanatical football fan and lover of rock music are his other main interests, and evident by the collection of memorabilia he has amassed over the years.
Glory Hole is one of many horror novels Warren has written and the first forwarded for publication. He hopes to release his second novel later this year.
For information and regular updates you can visit his website at http://www.warrenrome-authorofthemacabre.com
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When did you first realize you wanted to be an Author?
From a young age I would write short stories. I was really encouraged by my parents and that helped a lot.
What would you say is your interesting quirk that only happens when you are writing?
Well, my dog – a greyhound, likes to lie on my feet whilst I pound away at the keyboard.
What was one of the most surprising things you learned in writing your books?
The darkness that truly exists within people. For my upcoming novel, The Field, I discovered a strange couple who were Satanists and had named their child Lucifer – seriously! When penning Glory Hole (just released on August 9th by Spore Press), I learned how the geography of the locations you are writing about has to be perfect. Readers are not stupid and will lose all sense of believability if things don’t ring true.
Where did you get ideas for your books?
From the darkest recesses of my very being.
Out of all the books you have written which is your favorite and why?
I love all of them for different reasons. Glory Hole because it was my first baby.
Who is your target audience?
Really – the horror audience. I consider myself a fanatic and do not want to let the horror fans down.
What do you think makes a good story?
Something believable and that is earthy – gritty and dark.
Who are some of your favorite Authors?
Clive Barker, Charles Dickens, Stephen King, Roald Dahl, Dennis Wheatley, Richard Laymon, Edgar Allan Poe and H P Lovecraft.
Sid Haig as Ivan perhaps?
Who are some of the people that influenced your love of writing?
My parents, teachers and friends
What kind of TV shows do you like and do you find that as a Suspense/Mystery Writer that you gravitate toward the shows such as Law and Order or Perry
I consider myself more a horror writer. I love programmes on the paranormal, Masters of Horror, Tales from the Crypt, Seinfeld, Only Fools and Horses, and soaps like Coronation Street and Emmerdale!
If you had one piece of advice for an aspiring Author what would it be?
What would you like to say to friends and family of Authors (not just your own)?
Thanks for the support. There are many out there who will try and knock you down but with good support, you can return a stronger person for it.
Is there anything else you want to share with your readers?
Feel free to check my blog and message me with comments. I love to hear from fellow genre fanatics!
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