Tell us a little bit about yourself: Who you are, where you’re from, what got you into writing in the first place, and what inspires you.
Hi long time listener first time caller! I’m R.F. Blackstone and I hail from the most dangerous country in the world, that’s right! Australia! I’m originally from there but currently live in Mexico City, which is along story in itself but anyway. My Dad and his Father were great storytellers and I suppose that is where my love of writing came although with them it was oral, but the times they are a-changing. Honestly, it can be anything that inspires me, a song, a movie, a title anything really…damn, that’s not a good answer at all…sorry.
Tell us a bit about your books and what you’re working on right now.
Well, my first novel was the first in a Zombie Apocalypse series called Big Smoke, set in Cuba with a female version of 007. It was published by Severed Press and recently I’ve been self-publishing. I enjoy writing extreme horror and have been playing around in a genre of my own naming called Extreme Cosmic Horror. As far as right now I’m in the middle of a short story and a novella about a monstrous demonic hound that is trapped in a country-house with a woman.
What is it about the apocalyptic genre that you love? Why write books about it?
It is just so damn fun to write in. Really, that’s the only reason I’ve written one novel and a short story.
Name your favourite author or book.
There are far too many to name but right now I’m loving Thomas Ligotti’s The Conspiracy Against the Human Race.
If you could be a character from a movie, who would it be and why?
Damn…that is such a hard question…Thor from the MCU. Easy, my Mum’s family came from Scandanavia originally and I think the flying, lightning and Stormbreaker are just cool :D
What is your top tip for surviving the apocalypse?
Find the toughest smartest person you know and become their best friend. If failing that, find either Chuck Norris or Danny Trejo.
Where can we find out more about you and your books?
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