Gordon B. White interviewed me for Hellnotes! Thank you, Gordon! This was fun.
HN: Your collection has an excellent title (and it looks wonderful on that cover!) which suggests that the stories inside will examine horror through a particular lens. Could you tell us a little bit about what to expect in this collection? While a story-by-story summary isn’t necessary, could you tell us a bit about what kinds of themes you see in your work?
KJ: Many of the stories are loosely based on people, places, or incidents in my life. Unfortunately, all of the supernatural elements are fabrications. Many of the stories have characters with aspirations. Striving to escape the station they’re born to is a frequent trait with characters I create. Somehow, this theme creeps into almost everything I write. The ladies in the stories are not especially nice or vulnerable in the way women are often portrayed in horror. They take care of things in the way many women I know would take care of things if they could get away with it—or so I imagine. (Click here to read more)