Meet The Writer: Laird Barron

23 06 2011

What first attracted you to horror writing?

A heavy dose of Poe and Howard. In my teens I got a hold of King, Lovecraft, Barker, Shea, and it was on. Even then, most of my writing, about a million words or so, was primarily influenced by serial westerns, crime, golden age and new wave science fiction, and epic fantasy. I didn’t actually focus on horror until I began writing professionally about ten years ago. I credit Peter Straub and TED Klein as continued inspiration.

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