Jeremy C. Shipp is the Bram Stoker-nominated author of four books: Vacation, Sheep and Wolves, Cursed, and the just-released Fungus of the Heart, a fine collection of short stories. His fiction has been published in approximately 50 publications, including Cemetery Dance, ChiZine, Apex Magazine, and Withersin.
Jeremy's work is often poetic and poignant, often goofy and gonzo, but always entertaining. Considered a bizarro/horror writer, in truth his writing defies categorization. I think he's just fun to read. I think of him as a literary Frank Zappa.
Jeremy has been on a blog tour for his new book, so I asked him to drop by and share some thoughts with us. Being the great guy that he is, Jeremy played along.
Here we go!
Fungus of the Heart was recently released. Are you giddy?
Iím as giddy as an energetic schoolgirl in an anime who was just asked out by the cool kid.
You seem to be on top of this social media thing. How important is social media in your marketing scheme?
Social media is king, queen, and court jester. I connect with my fans primarily through sites like Twitter, Facebook and Clownspace.
Harlan Ellison or Philip K. Dick?
Itís my strong belief that the two would tie in a thumb wrestling match.
Do the attic clowns ever sleep?
The attic clowns will only rest once the world population is laughing and trembling with fear simultaneously.
No basement clowns?
The ninja coconut monkeys keep the clowns out of my basement, thank goodness.
Youíve been nominated for the Bram Stoker award. How cool is that?
Itís as cool as a scientist studying zombie animals in the Arctic, which is pretty darn cool.