Interview: Luke Walker

The Red Girl cover image What first attracted you to horror writing?

I’ve always had an interest in horror and the supernatural, plus I’ve always loved the mysteries involved in the latter. When I first started writing seriously (about fifteen years ago), I initially went the urban fantasy route but then found that my plots were becoming darker as they progressed. So, after writing a few books, I went for the horror angle instead and then everything clicked. To be honest, that shouldn’t have surprised me. I grew up reading horror. When I was about eight or nine, I got hold of various books my dad and my eldest brother owned – everything from Stephen King to James Herbert to the Pan Books of Horror – and haven’t really looked back since.

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