Interview with Author Staci Layne Wilson!

Published February 5, 2013 by glgiles

Staci Layne Wilson is a multi-faceted author (of both fiction and nonfiction books—check out her Amazon profile here: She’s also an entertainment reporter extraordinaire (she’s interviewed a truly diverse selection of celebrities—from Brad Pitt to Marilyn Manson!), cinephile (as an executive producer of “Inside Horror”), director and filmmaker.   


Before I became a fan of Inside Horror and the videos you produced, I was first a fan of your books! Which e-books are you currently promoting?

Well, thanks for being a fan of Inside Horror! Elric and I really enjoy doing the show, and so much the better if other people like it too.

At the moment, I have my hands full with four books — previously published in paperback, rights reverted back to me in late 2012 — two nonfiction, two novels. The movie guides reference ghosts (“50 Years of Ghost Movies”) and animals (“Animal Movies Guide”). My other two are in the horror genre. (Makes sense, right?) They are now in e-editions, with snazzy new covers and updated to-the-minute.

How can readers go about gifting your e-books to friends—say for Valentine’s Day? Which of your books would be especially appropriate for Valentine’s Day?

On Amazon’s Kindle site, you can specify a book to a recipient, and on Smashwords — where the books are available in all downloadable formats, not just Kindle — you can go directly to my author page and just follow the bouncing ball. They’re only $2.99 and $3.99 a piece. Such a deal!

Best of all — breaking news, here! — on February 14, 2013 ONLY, for all readers who purchase “Dark Lullaby” (either through Amazon or Smashwords)… I will send them “50 Years of Ghost Movies” for free! All they have to do is let me know (drop me a line through my website, and voila! A free book.

Speaking of holidays, I can think of a couple that would be great for Halloween, too, or, for that matter, all-year long for the horror enthusiasts in our lives! But what would you recommend, and why?

People really seem to dig “Ghost Writer”, which is a darkly humorous Faustain tale. One of the best letters from a reader I ever got said, “I have just finished ‘Ghost Writer’ and wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed it. I don’t usually read horror (not since I was a kid reading James Herbert novels by torchlight under the bedclothes at night), so I was unsure whether I was going to like it, but instead of horror, I found I was reading a witty psychological thriller with a fantasy edge, and I loved it! Thank you.”

Were your nonfiction books, entitled “50 Years of Ghost Movies” and “Animal Movies Guide” (which you humorously describe as:  “The ultimate omnibus [this has been confirmed by independent lab testing] on critters in cinema…”), the result of your love of animals and ghosts—coupled with the knowledge you’d gleaned writing reviews for various publications?

You nailed it! (Nothing gets by you, does it?)

Thanks! Are you currently working on a new book project?  If so, then when can we look forward to it being released?

I have so very, very many irons in the fire. In addition to directing music videos and writing screenplays, I really-really-really want write a sequel to “Dark Lullaby”. It’s the only book of mine that got so much feedback from readers saying, “Will there be a sequel?”

My sexy rock ‘n roll vampires certainly deserve a rematch — I think of them affectionately as “Nick and Nora of the night” — and I do want to send them on more adventures! As for when, well… unlike a vampire, I don’t have all of eternity so I’m hoping to get started on writing it within a few months.

Where can readers go to purchase copies of your aforementioned books and one of my personal favorites:  “The Life and Times of Rapunzel?” 

Well, “The Life and Times of Rapunzel,” my fantasy-fueled love letter to funny, fanciful authors like Piers Anthony, is still around in paperback, but it’s out of print… so, happy hunting!

Thanks, Staci! Glad I got my copy years ago.

Thank you, my dear! Always a pleasure to talk books with you.




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