Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Meet Franklin Horton

Remember that time I promised to come back to you? Don't ever say I don't keep promises!!

Boils and ghouls, let me introduce you to Mr. Franklin Horton! Mr. Horton is one of seven authors that have agreed to join us for Books, Brews & Boos on August 14th... Suckas! He is the author of the bestselling post-apocalyptic thriller, THE BORROWED WORLD as well as four other novels.

*cheers! applause! Lots of excitement!* 

To help us get to know our guests before they join us for a blissful evening of magic and wonder and books, we put together a questionnaire and sent it off to the unsuspecting fools featured wordsmiths. 

Here is a sample of some the dirt we got out of Franklin:

Your self-published novel has spent numerous weeks dominating Amazon charts and has been receiving AMAZING reviews. Can you tell us a little bit about the book?
My novel THE BORROWED WORLD, A Novel of Post-Apocalyptic Collapse, is the first in a series.  It's an ultra-realistic story about a business traveler who is trapped in Richmond, Virginia, after a terror attack against the infrastructure of the country.  Without power, fuel, and communication, the man and his co-workers set out toward Southwestern Virginia on foot, finding that the world has quickly become a different place as the social veneer erodes.  Meanwhile, back at home, the character's wife is going through her own set of struggles trying to keep her family safe as the level of desperation increases and neighbor begins turning against neighbor.

Who has had the most influence on your writing?
Cormac McCarthy, whom I feel is our greatest living writer, for showing how you can make scenes of complete depravity and horror into a beautiful reading experience.  Also Steven King, for showing me that as long as people are enjoying your stories it doesn't matter if they're making the critics happy or not.  It's about you and the reader.

R.L. Stine or Christopher Pike?
      Joe Hill      
Well played, Sir...
You win this round.
What is your apocalyptic anthem?
        Louis Armstrong - "What a Wonderful World" 

What is your favorite book... of the moment?
Ernest Cline - Ready Player One
If you were on Deathrow, what would you choose as your last meal?
    Chicago Pizza*
What was the first horror movie that you really loved? Or more importantly, that really scared you?
    "The Omen" was the first I loved, even from an inappropriately young age.  Seeing "The Exorcist" -- also as a child -- was the first that really scared me.  Sometimes it was not good to have a mother that indulged my horror obsession at a young age.
 Choose your apocalypse: Zombie, Alien, or human?

Do you want to know about Franklin Horton and his writing? Be sure to check out his website, but if you really want to get to know him, check out Books, Brews & Boos! You can even pick up an autographed copy of The Borrowed World!

On Behalf of Red Vein Army and Pretty & Putrid, I would like to thank Mr. Horton for taking the time to answer our ridiculous questions. Can't wait to hear what he has to say to Mr. Scream Freak!

Next up: Timothy Johnson!

 *An important detail if, like me, you like to stalk authors and woo them into your trap home, so that you may tell them you're their biggest fan! I'm certain you will get them to write that next chapter just for you... 

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