My first professional interview!

This month Festival Director Denise Gossett spoke with Janet Loftis, 2009, 2012, 2017, 2018 screenplay finalist and 2015 semi finalist!

DG: What is your name and company URL?

JL: Janet Loftis, writer.

I don’t really have a company/URL, but here are the links to my e-book on Amazon, and my WordPress blog.

http://smile.amazon.com/Skin-Bones-Janet-Loftis-ebook/dp/B00E19DQHA/

https://janetloftis.wordpress.com/

JL

DG: What is your specialty…filmmaking or screenwriting?

JL: screenwriting. preferred format: shorts (for now…)

DG: What are you currently working on?

JL: I’ve just started a new short for Shriekfest 2019 (of course). And I’m in the process of adding a couple of new stories to my horror/dark fantasy collection “Skin & Bones” which currently is only available in e-book format. Once that’s done, I’ll be creating a print option.

DG: Nice! Who do you consider your mentor and why?

JL: I’ve had several over the years, from teachers to friends, and even friends of friends (who I’ve never met in person) who were generous enough to read & critique. And a special nod to my friend, Xina Uhl, who is the one who encouraged me to try e-book sales. We often give each other virtual “kicks-in-the-rear” to get back to work.

DG: That is so important. Why do you think the horror/sci-fi genres have such a large following?

JL: I think horror/sciffi offers the most variety, incorporating every other genre in any combination – where else could you create a story about a time traveling amphibious alien serial killer who falls in love with Rasputin, his next intended victim? Hmm…now there’s an idea I haven’t tried yet.

DG: LOL What do you love most about this business?

JL: I love the family feel, the inclusiveness. I met so many incredibly nice people at Shriekfest who welcomed me with open arms, instantly making me one of their own.

DG: That makes me happy! What do you dislike most about this business?

JL: I’m not sure. Probably the same that others dislike: how hard it is to break in – what does it take to get that one break? that leap from finalist to winner to getting a script made into film?

DG: What career accomplishment are you most proud of?

JL: My last two finalist placements in Shriekfest, especially since, I must confess, I wrote each of those two days before the final deadline.

DG: Wow, that’s impressive! Any advice you’d like to give newbies?

JL: Sit your ass down in a chair, move the cat off the computer keyboard, and write.

DG: LOL Great advice! Anything else you’d like to say?

JL: See you in October!

DG: Thank you It was great chatting!

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Baja-flavored Zombies

NewSkinAndBonesAmazonCoverIf you’ve ever vacationed in the Sea of Cortez, especially sailing amongst the Midriff Islands, you’ve encountered bobitos. Yes, those annoying little flies, gnats, bugs…whatever you’d like to call them. They’re infamous for swarming in your face, getting into your eyes, ears and up your nose, any place there’s even a hint of moisture they can suck up. They don’t bite. They just annoy the devil out of you.

After a miserable panga ride (panga = Zodiac) one spring evening, inundated with the little bastards, I decided to write a story changing the tiny critters from nuisances into brain-sucking zombies. And thus was born “Zombitos” my newest horror short story which has been included in the 2nd Edition of my Skin and Bones collection now available on Amazon.com for just $2.99.

So if you like a variety of horror, dark fantasy, and science-fiction, most of which have been inspired either by my travels or my anthropology training, Skin and Bones is for you. Give it a try. It’s free if you’re an Amazon Prime member.

 

Skin and Bones: Where Anthropology Meets Horror!

Zombie Rhyme Time

I love the English language. Yeah, it pisses me off sometimes, or maybe it’s just the way people abuse it, unaware that “there” “their” and “they’re” don’t mean the same thing and aren’t interchangeable. But I digress. I love the way we can play with English. Word games, riddles, rhymes, and puns. (My story “The Human Jean Gnome Project” is basically one long pun. You can find it in my e-book, “Gnomes and Aliens” on Kindle.) Really, is there a language sillier than English?

In that vein, and because I’ve had little time to ponder this week’s blog posting while I work on curing my chronic zombiefying migraines, I composed a couple of zombie rhymes for you:

As you cower in fear

of the undead far and near

Holed up in the local mall

armed with just a bowling ball

While tvs play old game shows

would it shock you all to know

that the gruesome zombie

only wishes to shop at Abercrombie.

 

 

Should the zombies catch you in Europe

surrounded by blubbering tourists

Just remember this old refrain

the brains in Spain lay mainly in the drain.

Skin and Bones

Cover photo for the new e-book anthology “Skin and Bones” featuring the novelette “The Fisherman’s Wife” and other stories in the horror, dark fantasy, magical realism and science-fiction genres.

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