Prolific horror author C. Bryan Brown has been published in numerous anthologies (here’s a handy listing). His most recent story “Bless You” was released in the West Pigeon Press anthology “For When the Veil Drops” and his first novel, NECROMANCER, was released in June by Post Mortem Press.
Bryan was kind enough to stop in for some questions.
PAS: What did you want to be when you grew up? Are you there yet?
CBB: Like most kids, I think I bounced from dream to dream depending on age and mood. My last conscious thought concerning being “something” concerned a glorious future as a computer hacker, fueled by a community college education. I never arrived to that lofty position, for which I’m thankful, because I’d probably be in jail.
PAS: If you could talk to the 15-year-old Bryan for five minutes, what would you tell yourself?
CBB: I’d tell myself two things: 1) Don’t have sex in the high school library. The rug in there isn’t conducive to an enjoyable first time. 2) Finish college the first time. Not the third. That extra tuition money buys a lot of beer.
PAS: What is your favorite word?
CBB: My favorite word is “asshead” and has been ever since Bruce Campbell signed that in my copy of his book “If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor.” I use many variations today: asshat, assface, assbreath. “Turbo” comes a very, very close second.
PAS: Is there a voice inside your head? Can it sing?
CBB: There are many voices inside my head. Some of (them) have beautiful notes, others throat sing (which is certainly an acquired taste), and some just bray with insane laughter. I try to listen to them all and direct them into a cohesive symphony. Sometimes it’s a hit, and sometimes not.