Catt Dahman has written several horror novels including Circle Jerk. For Horror Addicts Guide To Life Catt wrote an essay called “Writing Extreme Horror.” In it Catt talks about being a horror author and the trends she sees in horror. To read Catt’s article along with several other articles on living the horror lifestyle, pick up a copy of Horror Addicts Guide To Life. Recently Catt was nice enough to tell us what he likes about horror:
What do you like about the horror genre?
The versatility. I can write about romance or anything within horror because it supports the theme. I think I haven’t even scratched the surface of all there is in horror because “horror” can be in so many forms.
What are some of your favorite horror movies, books or TV shows?
I am a Richard Laymon fan. I like Ira Levin and Stephen King as well but too many to name.
In what way do you live the horror lifestyle?
In my house, discussions about cannibals is normal. A ‘relaxing” show is found on crime t.v. We embrace my persona and everything is “She’s a horror writer” as if that is a reason for anything at all. Spilled milk? Blame the need for a particular horror scene and call in inspiration.
What are you currently working on?
I finished some nasty monsters and a Gothic horror novel and am working on a few projects that cover themes such as cannibals (always!), the Donner party with a friend, D.A. Roberts, monsters in a cave, and an apoc-book. I generally write (begin) 3-4 at a time and then focus on one until it is finished.
Where can we find you online?
You can find me at www.cattd.com or http://www.jellingtonashton.com/