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Ben Long: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and your career as a writer?
Janine Pipe: Hey, Ben. Well, I live in Swindon in the UK with my husband and our 11 year old daughter. After Uni, I was a police officer but I left soon after I had Felicity. I worked in education for a while and had been dabbling in writing here and there, mainly within the travel sphere and specifically blogging about Florida and Walt Disney World. However I always wanted to try fiction and since the adage is...
Due to the popularity of things like Bookstagram, the old adage *don’t judge a book by its cover* has almost been usurped with *oooooh look at that cover, I need that in my life!* Branding and design can really sell and there are so many talented people out there. I see a cover created by Cameron Roubique, Justin T Coons or Kealan Patrick Burke and it is more or less insta buy.
For this particular collection, I knew exactly the vibe I wanted. I have written it like...
CRUEL SUMMER by Wesley Southard
There were several themes in Cruel Summer which grabbed me by the throat. And that’s not even including that horrific yet wholly enticing cover art. The first was that it was set in Florida which is one of my favourite places and there was even a reference to Disney World. Tick.
It delves deep into the relationship between a mother and her child. Gulp but tick.
And the abstract main character...
Celebrating Women's HERstory Month: Women Writing Extreme Horror by Kenzie Jennings and Janine Pipe
You mean a woman can write extreme horror? No, there must be some mistake. Exploring the myths are two Splatterpunk Award nominees, Janine Pipe and Kenzie Jennings.
An actual conversation:
Me – hey, have you read any extreme horror?
Normie – what???
Average horror reader – oh yes you mean Jack Ketchum, Edward Lee, Bentley Little, Whitley Strieber etc etc etc
Me – Oooooookay, but what about Kenzie Jennings, Christine Morgan, Monica J O’Rourke?