Friday, August 7, 2015

Meet Slade Grayson

We are on to our third featured author and STILL haven't punked out and gotten lazy (that is being saved for #4)! Have I mentioned we love authors? Authors are our celebrities. We are loving this! So ready for our next Books, Brews & Boos guest?

Allow me to introduce to you Slade Grayson, who claims his name is really that cool. Five bucks to anyone who picks his pocket and checks his i.d. You also get whatever you want from his wallet.

*cheers! GLITTER!! Applause! MORE GLITTER!!!* Slade, not to be confused with a certain one eyed, double sword wielding assassin, is the author of the "quirky spy novel," BLAKE TWENTY-THREE and the werewolf suspense novel, AUTUMN MOON. Since every panel (no matter the topic) needs a werewolf aficionado, we are pleased to have him on ours.

Here is what Mr. Grayson answered to our crazy little questionnaire:

Can you tell us a little bit about your most recent book, AUTUMN MOON (Permuted Press)?

AUTUMN MOON is about a pack of werewolves holding sway over a small town in Montana, and a troubled, young minister that comes to town and upsets the status quo.

Who has most influenced your writing?

My top five writing influences:  Robert E. Howard, Ray Bradbury, Elmore Leonard, Lucius Shepard, and Harlan Ellison.

R.L. Stine or Christopher Pike?

Never read either. When I was a kid, my favorite writers were comic book writers. When I started reading horror, I went right to Stephen King and Peter Straub (and of course, Lovecraft and Poe).
Stephen King is talking about Books, Brews & Boos. Obviously Slade was destined to join us. 

What is your apocalyptic anthem?

Anything by AC/DC

What is your favorite book... at least right now?

KING DORK APPROXIMATELY by Frank Portman. It's a sequel to his book, KING DORK. Both are YA novels, but are written (and in my opinion, more enjoyable) for adults. Really funny characters and dialogue. 

If you were on Death Row, what would you choose for your last meal?

Nothing exotic. Probably a huge steak and salad, and a potof coffee, with black forest cake for dessert (a whole cake, because why not?).

What was the first horror movie you really loved? AND that really scared you?

First one I really loved was a TV movie called "Trilogy of Terror." Three horror stories all starring Karen Black. The last story was about a demon doll that came to life and terrorized her.  Really freaked me out. Also, "Alien," which I saw in the movies, was a favorite and the first movie to give me a nightmare.

Choose your apocalypse: Zombie, Alien or human?

Alien apocalypse. The others have been done to death.

Glitter. Just because.

Books, Brews & Boos is getting closer and we are so pleased we tricked  convinced Mr. Grayson to join us. Pick up a copy of one his books now or grab one from him in person August 14th. If you would like to learn more and keep up to date on his work, follow him on Amazon.

Are you ready for number 4? Nathan Barnes is up next!

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