Author Interview – Matthew Yaeger

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Have you ever had writer’s block? If so, what do you do about it? Try to clear my head.  Typically if I have writers block it’s because in the back of my head I’m thinking about some household chores I could be doing, or a video game I could be playing, or any of the other hundred temptations that suddenly make the story I thought I knew suddenly slip right out of my mental grasp.  I like to go somewhere quiet with less distractions and it help me a lot.

Can you share a little of your current work with us? Bedtime Stories for the Insomniac is a collection of short horror stories, like a story about a man whose life is spiraling out of control because of debt who believes he has to become a monster to try and keep afloat.  Only he discovers that there are real monsters out there.

How did you come up with the title? I thought it was clever and ironic, because if you were already having trouble sleeping you wouldn’t read horror stories.  Tip for other writers, what seems clever and ironic to you might also seem confusing to potential readers.  Oops.

How did you develop your plot and characters? The idea for the story comes first, usually a couple of ideas clicking together.  Then I try to figure out how it would work and then I just start writing, knowing what I’m aiming for and feeling it out the rhythm of it along the way, trying to keep it on track while still playing around with it.  Characters are developed out of what is needed for the plot.

Who designed the cover? Joel Rose, a great artist who I know through a video game site we both write for who also make some awesome t-shirts.

A collection of horror stories that will disturb your sleep, and if you already have trouble sleeping at night then why not have a good reason for it? Inside of this book are stories that range from psychological terror to physical incarnations of horror.

Two boys find an ancient book and test the boundaries of friendship…
Two women compete for superiority in a grisly war at a bordello in Texas…
A Zombie Pub Crawl will end in bloodshed…
And more.

If you’re looking for stories about zombies, trolls, amputation, nightmares and more, then this book is for you. These stories can be purchased separately on the Kindle marketplace as well, but cost less when purchased together.

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Genre – Horror

Rating – PG13

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