Stories don’t emerge, pure and utterly original from the mind. Instead, they’re stitched together like Frankenstein’s creature, shaped from found treasures and past experiences. And one of the most profound past experiences for a writer is the stuff they’ve read and fallen in love with.
Two weeks ago, I posted a link to Flame Tree Publishing’s blog about the inspirations behind some of the stories in their latest Gothic anthology, Lost Souls.
This week, the authors (myself included) were asked to share some of our favourite stories from the genre. I thought it was a perfect opportunity to give a shout out to some fabulous Australian authors, such as Lisa L. Hannett, Rue Karney, Matthew J. Morrison and of course, Deborah Sheldon. Check them out. If you haven’t read much Australian horror, you’re in for a treat.
You can read the latest blog from Flame Tree Publishing here.