Suspended in Dusk II: Stephen Graham Jones

Today’s SiD2 guest is Mr Stephen Graham Jones.

1. What was the inspiration for your SiD2 story, “Love is a Cavity I Can’t Stop Touching”?

Being fourteen and in love, pretty much.? And then being fifteen and in love. And sixteen. On down the line, through the years.

?2. Who are your top five horror-writing inspirations?

?All five are some version of every time I turn the light off, and the darkness populates with teeth.?

3. You get to choose one book for a desert island exile (yes, you did something terrible): what is it?

?Hm. Something I haven’t read yet but want to, and could probably reread a lot and gt more each time. So . . . Alan Moore’s Jerusalem, maybe.?

4. What’s your favourite trope in horror?

?Killer or monster or bad guy or whatever isn’t actually as dead as you thought.?

5. What’s next for you? 

?Slashers, and slashers, and then some more slashers. Second slasher on the left, and straight on till morning.


Stephen Graham Jones is the author of sixteen novels, six story collections, and, so far, one comic book. Stephen’s been an NEA recipient, has won the Texas Institute of Letters Award for Fiction, the Independent Publishers Award for Multicultural Fiction, a Bram Stoker Award, four This is Horror Awards, and he’s been a finalist for the Shirley Jackson Award a few times. He’s also made Bloody Disgusting’s Top Ten Horror Novels. Stephen lives in Boulder, Colorado.

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