Interview for Candle in the Attic Window – An Anthology of Gothic Horror – is up at publisher Innsmouth Free Press:
What makes your story Gothic?
When I first thought about writing a Gothic story, I thought it would be something set in a dark and scary mansion, with people fleeing from unknown fears through dark hallways or old cemeteries, while their white nightgowns and nightshirts billowed around them.
But then I thought about the essence of Gothic and, for me, that’s screaming and fainting, in various melodramatic ways. So, I decided to leave out the running in scary mansions, or old cemeteries, and jump right to the exciting parts, i.e., the screaming and fainting.