Posted by authorcamilson
Welcome once again readers to a new post. Today I talk with Horror & Sci-Fi author, (and fellow HorrorAddicts.net reviewer) Crystal Connor – “A Trusted Name In Terror”
A Washington State native, Crystal loves anything that has to do with monsters, bad guys (as in evil-geniuses & super-villains. Not ‘those‘ kind her mother warned her about), rogue scientific experiments, jewelry, sky-high high-heeled shoes & unreasonably priced handbags. 🙂
She also considering changing her professional title to dramatization specialist because it so much more theatrical than being a mere drama queen. The End is Now is the 5th book that has been unleashed by Crystal’s awarding winning imagination.
Crystal, it is great having you here today. Please tell us something about yourself
Hi Chris, thanks so much for having me today. Well a little about me, Well I grew up telling spooky little campfire-style stories at slumber parties. Living on a steady literary diet of Stephen King, Robin Cook, Dean R. Koontz and healthy doses of cinema masterpieces such as The Birds, Friday the 13th, Hellraiser, The Outer Limits and The Twilight Zone; along with writing short stories specializing in the Science Fiction & Horror genres since before Jr. high School, it surprised no one that I ended up writing horror novels!
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My family, dog, friends and fans 🙂
What’s the story behind your latest book?
The latest release was two books co-written with author Lori Titus. When we 1st started working on the project we intended to write one book but about just a 3rd of the way in, we realized that we had to very different ideas on how we wanted the story to go. Because both ideas were so flipping awesome we decided to co-write two, standalone books! Both books take place in the same town of Fates Keep, a small community in the foothills of Mt. Empyreal, but they both tell very different stories involving the same base characters. It was a really fun project, you don’t have to read both books but we sure hope you do 🙂
What are you working on next?
Well right now I am working on two novels, one is called The Family, I was attempting to write a straight up crime drama because I was getting so much feedback about the police officers that are introduced in Artificial Light, book II of The Spectrum Trilogy. When I write I just follow the story where ever it goes, so before I knew it, it morphed into a horror story. At 1st I was kind of struggling with it but now that there are monsters and dark elements it’s flowing like water.
The other book, well series, I am working on is basically a prequel to the Spectrum Trilogy. There was tons of interest in the back story that runs through the story like an undercurrent and I am having a lot of fun with that.
Who are your favorite authors?
I love Stephen King, of course, Bentley Little, Dean Koontz, Jack Ketchum, Robin Cook, and William F. Nolan those are the authors I grew up reading but later in life I started reading Octavia E. Butler, Walter Mosley, and Nisi Shawl. And thanks to the whole social media thing, it seems like I am falling in love with a new author every other week every week, lol. Right off the top of my head Cerece Rennie Murphy and her Order of the Seers comes to mind because I love bad guys and she has a villain named Crane that makes me swoon, lol. Right now I am reading Sin Eaters by author Kai Leakes which is insanely fun.
What do you like to do with your free time?
Laying on my couch wrapped in sleeping bag, binge watch tv shows, and eating junk food. Thank God for my figure I don’t do that often!
Is there anything that you’re working on besides the two WIPs?
Yes! I am getting ready to hit the road. I will be in Los Angeles from March 12th through the 16th. The 12th and 13th I will be at a Cultural Symposium at Loyola Marymount University called Astro Blackness 2. This year’s theme is THE SURREAL, THE SPECULATIVE, AND THE SPOOKY, lol right up my alley!
On the 14th I will be at a book signing with author’s Lori Titus and Sumiko Saulson at the world famous all things horror bookstore Dark Delicacies, and then on Sunday we will be signing at the $10.00 or Less Bookstore.
In May, from the 7-10th I will be sharing a vendor’s booth at the World Horror convention in Atlanta, with Lori Titus and on the 11th I have another joint book signing with Lori at the Nubian Bookstore!
From the 15th through the 17th I will be vending at the West Coast Haunters convention in Portland, Or and then from the 22nd thru the 24th I will be selling and signing books at Crypticon Seattle!
Any final thoughts?
This was super fun, thank you so much for having me today. This was really fun.
Thanks Crystal for being my guest here today. Folks, if you wanna know more, check out and download a free copy of …And They All Lived Happily Ever After! audiobook and see why the name Crystal Connor has become “A Trusted Name in Terror!”
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