Writers are all about stories. Reading them, creating them, writing them, selling and publishing them. And then there’s living them. Every now and then, if an author is famous, popular, or respected enough, they feel compelled to share their story… and others desire to hear it in return.
I may not fit into any of the categories mentioned above, but I do have a story to tell…
In Southern-Fried & Horrified, Splatterpunk Award-winning author Ronald Kelly expounds on a lifetime shaped by his love of horror and the macabre, as well as a thirty-six-year career as a Southern storyteller. His early influences, the long road to publication, success as a Zebra Horror author, the devastating collapse of mass market publishing in the mid-1990s, and his ten-year hiatus from writing and horror… it is all here, between two covers, as well as his triumphant return to the genre and a fresh, new resurgence of his creativity and popularity. Sprinkled generously throughout are essays, writing advice, and lists of Kelly’s favorite books and movies, as well as his most cherished heroes, villains, and creatures from the RK mythos.
Pull up a rocking chair, break out the sweet tea and moon pies, and sit a spell. It’s time to be Southern-Fried and Horrified!