What is your name and what genre of Horror do you usually write about?
Amanda Leslie. I typically write monster/paranormal horror, but I’ve also dabbled in writing dystopia and slasher horror.
What is the title of your story in Manor of Frights and what is it about?
My story is titled “The Living Room.” It’s about a woman stuck living the same day over and over and over while she slowly loses her mind. I won’t spoil the ending here, but it’s one of my favorite things I’ve written.
What inspired you to write your story for Manor of Frights?
I was inspired by the theme of Manor of Frights! I mostly write Horror that takes place in a single location, but a story taking place in a single room/mostly in one room was a challenge that inspired me.
What is your favorite Horror house story in fiction, movies, or TV and why?
The Hell House LLC series of movies is by far my favorite. Much like this book, it takes place in a single location. I watched the entire series over quarantine, and it quickly became my favorite to the point I recommend it to anyone. It’s just a fun horror movie that I think anyone can enjoy.
What music most inspires you to write Horror?
Post-metal, dark classical, “wonky rock,” and folk punk inspire me the most. My story in this book is particularly inspired by Shayfer James and Miracle Musical — both artists that I would firmly place in the “wonky rock” genre.
Where can readers/listeners find your work? (URL #1 place for them to go.)
I have a blog at http://amandaleslie.com where you can get updates on all of my work.