Please welcome a very talented young author – Marie Robinson! Marie Robinson is a young woman from St. Louis who has a passion for the macabre. She has a strong interest in the paranormal and is also a studying folklore expert. As well as being a published horror fiction writer she also writes reviews and original content for several websites.
Marie’s apocalyptic challenge was BUGS! Her location was a circus, her helpful item was a backpack, and her untimely disability was caring for a small child
How did you first hear about the 2013 Wicked Women Writer Challenge?
1. I heard about the Wicked Women Writer Challenge on one of my favorite sites, Dark Markets. They always offer interesting opportunities in the horror market. It helped me find this, after all!
What drew you into the fun of this challenge?
2. Well, the title is is so tantalizing–who doesn’t want to be a wicked woman? I love being a woman in horror and I jump at any opportunity to flaunt this. I’m also a huge fan of audio stories. I have a few podcast websites I am faithful to; I put the stories on my iPod and listen to them as I walk my dog at night… It’s good fun!
The Norns were pretty challenging this year – what did you think as soon as your assignment came through? I loved how you had a happily ever after in your horror story. Your character truly experienced an arc from beginning to end. I loved this!
3. I have to admit, the concept grew on me. Apocalyptic stories/films are popular almost to the point of annoyance. However, the individual elements that each author was given made it interesting, unique and fresh. I appreciate your praise! I only hope I can act as selflessly in the face of disaster.
You used sound effects and music in your production extremely well. What was your favorite part? Hunting down the sounds to complement your words? Engaging sounds to escalate emotion? Have you recorded podcasts before? If so, where can we hear more from you?
4. This was my first time recording a podcast, and it was something I had always wanted to do! I had fun recording my voice but I really can’t stand to listen to it now, haha! Choosing the sound effects and incorporating them was tedious but very rewarding when you finally got them just right.
What was the hardest part about your challenge? What did you like best? Did you learn something new about yourself while doing this challenge?
5. Honestly, I had a little trouble with the time limit/word count–I had to make some cuts unfortunately. The whole process was wonderful, though. It was fun to build the story along the guidelines.
Tell us more about YOU, your past stories, books, other artwork or music, your current project, and what’s on deck in 2014?
6. Horror is my passion, so everything my writing has strong horror elements. i’ve have a handful of publications since my first sell last October. I also write for two websites; my blog, Fascination With Fear, and an awesome horror media website called Destroy the Brain! The dream, of course, is to be a full time writer, so I am always striving to make a professional sale. I have a few publications forth-coming and I am always writing and submitting.
If you win 2013 Most Wicked, have you given any consideration to what your theme might be for when you hostess the 2014 Wicked Women Writer Challenge?
7. Oh my, that would be fun! Well I drew heavy inspiration from folklore and urban legends and I would be oh-so-tempted to build a theme around those topics…
How Can I Learn More About Marie?
Here are the links to my Amazon author page, blog, and website I write for.