Author Interview

Holiday Spirit Anthology

Tim Mendees

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 WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY

WRITING?

I'm currently writing a post-apocalyptic novelette for a secret project, a novella sequel to 'Burning Reflection' and I'm currently in the editing phase of another secret project that I'm running and my first full-length novel... Occasionally I get some sleep but not often.

 WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY

WRITING?

I'm currently writing a post-apocalyptic novelette for a secret project, a novella sequel to 'Burning Reflection' and I'm currently in the editing phase of another secret project that I'm running and my first full-length novel... Occasionally I get some sleep but not often.

WHAT IS YOUR MUST-HAVE WRITING TOOL & WHY?

Notebooks. Seriously, I have hundreds of the things lying around at strategic points in my flat. I get story ideas pop into my head at all sorts of random moments and have to get them down.

WHAT IS YOUR MUST-HAVE WRITING TOOL & WHY?

Notebooks. Seriously, I have hundreds of the things lying around at strategic points in my flat. I get story ideas pop into my head at all sorts of random moments and have to get them down.

IF YOU COULD INVENT ANYTHING YOU WANTED, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

A self-refilling gin bottle.

IF YOU COULD INVENT ANYTHING YOU WANTED, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

A self-refilling gin bottle.

 WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE AUTHOR? IF YOU HAD 5 MINUTES WITH THEM, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY?

That's a tough one. I would probably have to say H.P. Lovecraft. My question would have to be, what kind of evil stinking cheese had he been eating in order to dream all that weird crap he came up with? I personally go for a nice mature blue before bed to get the brain reeling.

 WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE AUTHOR? IF YOU HAD 5 MINUTES WITH THEM, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY?

That's a tough one. I would probably have to say H.P. Lovecraft. My question would have to be, what kind of evil stinking cheese had he been eating in order to dream all that weird crap he came up with? I personally go for a nice mature blue before bed to get the brain reeling.

IF YOU COULD TRAVEL ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, WHERE WOULD YOU GO AND WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

Providence, Rhode Island. Just soak up the Lovecraft vibes.

IF YOU COULD TRAVEL ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, WHERE WOULD YOU GO AND WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

Providence, Rhode Island. Just soak up the Lovecraft vibes.

IF YOU WERE TO WALK INTO A ROOM FULL OF PEOPLE WHAT CAN YOU CONFIDENTLY SAY YOU DO BETTER THAN ANYONE ELSE IN THE ROOM?

Talk absolute cobblers. Seriously, I could ramble on for Britain at an Olympic level.

IF YOU WERE TO WALK INTO A ROOM FULL OF PEOPLE WHAT CAN YOU CONFIDENTLY SAY YOU DO BETTER THAN ANYONE ELSE IN THE ROOM?

Talk absolute cobblers. Seriously, I could ramble on for Britain at an Olympic level.

WHAT IS ONE MOVIE YOU CAN PRACTICALLY QUOTE FROM START TO FINISH?

I have a few. I have an almost eidetic memory for things I'm interested in. American Psycho, Seven, Dirty Harry and Beavis & Butthead Do America to name a few. I can also quote verbatim about 27 years-worth of classic Doctor Who.

WHAT IS ONE MOVIE YOU CAN PRACTICALLY QUOTE FROM START TO FINISH?

I have a few. I have an almost eidetic memory for things I'm interested in. American Psycho, Seven, Dirty Harry and Beavis & Butthead Do America to name a few. I can also quote verbatim about 27 years-worth of classic Doctor Who.

 DO YOU HAVE A WRITING PARTNER?

I have a motley collection of stuffed cephalopods and crustaceans that lurk around my flat. They are pretty good to bounce ideas off.

 DO YOU HAVE A WRITING PARTNER?

I have a motley collection of stuffed cephalopods and crustaceans that lurk around my flat. They are pretty good to bounce ideas off.

WHAT IS THE MOST RANDOM THING YOU HAVE RESEARCHED FOR WRITING?

Hahaha oh, so many. The mating habits of the Northern Whippoorwill is a good one. I also know a hundred and one ways to dispose of a corpse and how to strip down a Bren gun if anyone is ever stuck.

WHAT IS THE MOST RANDOM THING YOU HAVE RESEARCHED FOR WRITING?

Hahaha oh, so many. The mating habits of the Northern Whippoorwill is a good one. I also know a hundred and one ways to dispose of a corpse and how to strip down a Bren gun if anyone is ever stuck.

IF YOU HAD TO BE SHIPWRECKED ON A DESERTED ISLAND, BUT ALL YOUR HUMAN NEEDS -- SUCH AS FOOD AND WATER -- WERE TAKEN CARE OF, WHAT TWO ITEMS WOULD YOU WANT TO HAVE WITH YOU?

Does gin count as a need? If so, then a magic lamp and an industrial sized tin of polish... take that, restrictions!

IF YOU HAD TO BE SHIPWRECKED ON A DESERTED ISLAND, BUT ALL YOUR HUMAN NEEDS -- SUCH AS FOOD AND WATER -- WERE TAKEN CARE OF, WHAT TWO ITEMS WOULD YOU WANT TO HAVE WITH YOU?

Does gin count as a need? If so, then a magic lamp and an industrial sized tin of polish... take that, restrictions!