Aphotic Realm is the new home for dark and sinister fiction and are really going places. Their first issue, Apparitions was released in July with really positive reviews and now they're back with their second installment which features ten stories of people forced to fight for their survival after being betrayed or banished.
Banished is out now from Amazon
1) Hi Chris thanks for joining us today, tell me how long have you been writing for?
I have been writing off and on for almost 10 years. Only recently have I focused my attention and declared a goal for myself.
2) What draws you to horror? Do you remember the first horror story or film that you first encountered?
I can't say anything particularly draws me to horror. I enjoy any story that allows me to escape to another place and time. Experiencing the story through the eyes of the character is a must. The first horror movie I ever watched was Poltergeist. First horror book was IT by Stephen King.
3) Do you have any upcoming projects?
I'm assisting with the editing duties at Aphotic Realm for the General Website submissions and prepping for the next 3 magazines. I've also officially begun work on a novel of my own work. A follow up or partnering story for Far From Home will be written for one our upcoming magazines as well.
4) In your story, Far From Home, would you rather have the awesome physical strength of Kovic or to have magical powers like Alfric?
This one is hard for me as these two characters aren't very likeable, even for me and they're my creations. Admittedly, I would have to go with physical strength. It fits more with who I am. Magical power can be too easily manipulated for nefarious purposes I believe.