I’ve always loved horror. Some of my earliest memories are of watching horror movies with my mom. I checked out every horror book in the children’s section of my library when I was a kid. I’m not entirely sure that I ever had a choice.
I like the kind of scary that is kind of just slightly wrong. Like dead things that move when you’re not looking, seeing things out of the corner of your eye that aren’t there when you look closer, the knowledge that something is standing directly behind you and if you look… I have no idea why I like this stuff.
What do you find most challenging about the writing process, and how do you deal with it?
The writing part. And word count. Like, I’m okay at short stories, but awful at longer works. I’m really working on finding the things I can write more about.
I also have a hard time with getting time to write. Don’t we all? My toddler is basically the cutest black hole.
When and where do you do your writing?
Lol. I like the assumption that I’m organized enough to have a time and place. I usually have a few nights a week when I can do it and then on the weekends I like to fit the stereotype and hit a coffee shop.
What have you learned about promoting your books?
Dude, nothing. I have no idea what I’m doing.
What are you most proud of as a writer?
I just get really happy and excited when someone tells me something I wrote meant something to them.
If you could have dinner with any writer, living or dead, who would it be and what would you talk about?
Uh… Mercedes M. Yardley. I think I’d like to talk to her about music and fairy tales. She seems awesome and like someone that would be cool with me being weird and awkward for the first half of the dinner.
Adrean Messmer is a horror writer living in Tulsa, Oklahoma with a tiny human she put together from some spare parts and a technowizard husband. She has a cat named after a Batman villain, and a dog who's really a magician.
When she was eight, she asked her mother to read Stephen King's It to her as a bedtime story and her mother actually did it. So, that probably explains a lot.
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