JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview
5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
Eden Royce, author of Spook Lights: Southern Gothic Horror
Pull up a rocking chair and sit a spell. Soak in these twelve tales of Southern Gothic Horror:
Sinister shopkeepers whose goods hold the highest price, a woman’s search for her mother drags her into the binding embrace of a monster, a witchdoctor’s young niece tells him a life-altering secret, an investigator who knows how to keep a 100% confession rate….
These are stories where the setting itself becomes a character—fog laced cemeteries, sulfur-rich salt marshes—places housing creatures that defy understanding and where the grotesque and macabre are celebrated.
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write Spook Lights: Southern Gothic Horror?
Eden Royce: From my upbringing in the South. Living around women who were magic users—rootworkers—gave me lots of ideas for stories. Sitting around the table with my family, listening to their stories, is always inspiring. Continue reading 5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Eden Royce, author of “Spook Lights: Southern Gothic Horror”