“A Wacky Fantastical Misadventure in New Haven”

Today’s A Haunting of Words interview is with author William Thatch. This concludes our blog tour. If you’ve enjoyed meeting some of the authors who contributed to this anthology, check out all three of Scout Media’s short story anthologies here: http://www.scoutmediabooksmusic.com/of-words-series/

19577158_482625618796654_4663585625088881161_o

Title and synopsis/blurb of your AHOW story:

“A Wacky Fantastical Misadventure in New Haven” is about a man who is being haunted by the mischievous ghost of Adolf Hitler. Wacky hilarity ensues.

What inspired you to write this story?

The general inspiration for an absurdist comedy story came from the Frank Burly series by John Swartzwelder. How precisely I came up with this story I have no idea. There was no particular impetus, I just put fingers to keyboard and let the story take me where it did. I knew the bare bones of the ending and the journey there, but that was it.

How long have you been writing?

Twenty-three years. If my writing were a Hollywood child actor it would have been to rehab twice, house arrest once, had career ruined because of a flippant offhand comment about Jews and found religion by now.

What genres do you most associate with in your writing?

Science fiction, primarily. I like to pair it with other things like noir, western, comedy, etc.

What are you working on right now?

A novella named Renaissance—a sequel about a French hitman with a heart of gold. The Caper Chronicles—a dramedy teleplay about a heist. And my entry for the next ‘Of Words’ anthology, which presently has no name, no characters, no story, no concept—you might say I have nothing prepared for it, and I’d call you technically correct, but a little mean for pointing it out.

What else do you have available/published:

“The Highway” is featured in A Journey of Words. It is about a dog named Connie who gets away from her abusive owner, and goes on an adventure to see and smell all the things she hadn’t seen and smelled before.

What advice do you give to new writers?

Write. Be honest about what you did wrong and what you could do better. Write some more. Don’t repeat the same mistakes.

List links where people can find your work:

Website: http://williamthatch.wix.com/author
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The0s1s/
Twitter: @The_0s1s

 

 

SaveSave

Advertisements

About Laurie Gardiner

Laurie has loved writing as long as she can remember. Her first published work, “'Til Death Do Us Part,” placed first in the 1997 Cambridge Writers’ Collective short story contest. Her latest works include short stories, “Retribution" and "Thief," appearing respectively in Scout Media's 2016 and 2017 anthologies, A Journey of Words and A Haunting of Words. Over the years, her poetry has also been published in various anthologies. Her debut novel, Tranquility, published in 2015, by Escargot Books and Music, was inspired by her work as a personal support worker specializing in dementia care. In 2015, she graduated with honors from Conestoga College’s Creative Writing program. She’s a Canadian, an avid reader, a yogi, and a Gemini. She grew up on a farm in remote northern Ontario, and now lives in Cambridge, Ontario with her husband and cat.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s