Cindy Sprigg is the author of the short yet creepy tale “Much Too Late” in Dark Moon Digest 16.
1. Where do you generally find inspiration and what prompted the story you wrote for Dark Moon Digest?
I find my stories coalesce inside my head: increasing in volume and detail until I Exorcize them by writing them down.
I created and used a horror writer in a novel and a short story. In this particular case, I had a dream in which we were comparing stories, and this was my offering.
2. Who is your favorite modern author? And classical?
My favourite modern authors would be Stephen King, Clive Barker and James Herbert: I can’t narrow it down more than that. Each has something that I admire above all others.
My favourite classical authors would be H.P. Lovecraft, Ray Bradbury and Mervyn Peake, for much the same reasons.
3. Are you ever afraid of your own creations?
When I am writing, I often remind myself of the last recorded words of Aleister Crowley, the well-known Occultist of the early 20th century. “Sometimes I don’t like myself very much: I am perplexed”. So, in the sense that a writer is the product of his or her imagination just as much as his or her creations, I would have to say yes. Obviously, if you are writing horror, you have to write that which you, personally, find unsettling
4. Tell us something non-writing related about you.
I attended the University of Guelph studying horticulture. My original chosen career was as a landscape architect. I ran my own business for several years offering these services, with some success.
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