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Deno Sandz

Deno Sandz

What first attracted you to horror writing?

I started writing at an early age. Sometimes I think I can remember as far back as the womb. My mother is and was a great writer of real life, southern myths, and superstitions. My father was extremely intelligent – a man of vision, a phenomenon, cultured, a historian, and in my mind an angel, as well as my mother, who slipped away from heaven’s library of truth and fiction to create me.

Miss Mary Weather A Southern Nightmare by Deon SandzWhat is your most notable work?

Miss Mary Weather: A Southern Nightmare. My inspiration for this book emanates from myths and superstitions from the south, as well as my childhood nightmares that I still grasp in my literary mind to this day. That and my “What if” theory of bringing forth horror to its pinnacle in the world of fiction. In the world of fiction writing there are no boundaries.

What are you working on now?

Cry Heaven, Cry Hell: The Return of Miss Mary Weather: A Southern Nightmare.


Who do you admire in the horror world?

I admire Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Bram Stoker and Clive Barker. There are others that inspired me, but first – my mother. She had the gift to write and passed it down to me. I have been inspired by Langston Hughes because of his endurance and tenacity to write literature that motivated, educated, and made people laugh with his character Simple. Maya Angelo is the cornerstone of spirit and emotions when she writes. Stephen King has the desire to catapult readers into the world of his fiction, and Socrates because, through his mind’s eye, he was able to philosophise and create an inner thinking home for readers.

Pen of Iniquity by Deno SandzDo you prefer all out gore or psychological chills?

I prefer psychological chills. It’s fairly easy to write gore, it only deals in blood and guts. I still give those writers kudos, but I like imagination and creativity.

Why should people read your work?

It deals in the unknown reality of horror better than movies.

Recommend a book.

I would like to recommend my last book Blood Plantation.

Deno Sandz

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