JD Horn: I’ve been writing for over 20 years, but my first published book didn’t come out until 2014. I was an official nominee in the category of best debut author in the 2014 Goodreads Choice Awards. I only came in 16th place, but that still isn’t too shabby. My books have now been/are being translated into eight languages (Russian, Polish, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Turkish, Romanian). I’m a member of the International Thriller Writers and Mystery Writers of America. You can find out far more than you care to know about me at http://www.JDHornAuthor.com.
CD: What’s your newest project?
JDH: My new release, Jilo, came out on April 26th. Jilo, the prequel to my Witching Savannah Series (The Line, The Source, The Void), is set between 1932 and 1960, and focuses on the early life of the series’ breakout character, Jilo Wills. While Jilo is technically the fourth book in the series, a reader can, without too many spoilers, begin the series with this book.
CD: What are you working on next?
JDH: Honestly, Jilo was the hardest book to write, and maybe for that reason, it stands as my favorite. I’ve also got a short story (“Pitch”) I’m fond of. You can find “Pitch” as part of the Phantasma anthology and as a standalone short out on Amazon.
CD: What lurks in the dark that scares you?
JDH: You know, what lurks in the dark doesn’t scare me. I can handle the boogeymen. On the other hand, bigotry terrifies me.
CD: How does that influence your stories?
JDH: The monsters—at least the human ones—in my books are all motivated by the belief that something about themselves—their race, their class, the privilege into which they were born— entitles them to disregard the essential humanity and equality of those not like them. My heroes strive to nurture others; my villains to control.
CD: Thank you for taking the time to swing by The Chimerical Dark.