Why I Write Horror

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Hi everyone. I have another guest post for you today. Please say hello to JeanNicole Rivers, author of Black Water Tales: The Unwanted.

Why I Write Horror by JeanNicole Rivers

Horror is life, real life in its most raw physical nature, but simultaneously abstract. It is everything boiled down into spine tingling minutes and seconds that require one to make decisions that could change everything. I write horror for many reasons but mostly because of all genres, it is the only one that sticks to me long after the book has ended and the credits have run, like spots of blood on one’s hand that refuse to wash away. It sleeps with me, nudging me in side late into the night. It disturbs me. Horror feels more real than any other genre. I have always preferred real and true, no matter how dirty, over all of the comfortable and pretty things and that is exactly what horror delivers. The situations in horror, life or death, kill or die, save them or save myself are the closest we come to seeing who we truly are in the deepest places of our psychic and physical being and this is what produces that oh so well-known adrenaline pump that hooks people to the screen, not allowing them to look away. Living those moments over and over has the power to give us a true glimpse into the mirror and sometimes, ironically enough, that is the most frightening thing of all.


About the Author

I was born in the tiny, but lovable town of Centralia, IL which has a two screen movie theatre, one high school and still celebrates May Fete, so I had no choice, but to develop a fantastic imagination. Since childhood I have been writing everything from short stories to songs, but I have always aspired to compose a novel. Black Water Tales: The Secret Keepers is my first novel and the first book in what will be a series of thriller novels.

Philosophy was my study in college and I received a Bachelor of Arts in the subject from Florida International University. Writing is one of my most favored artistic pursuits, but my love for the arts does not stop there, I am also a vocalist and actress and participate in local theater in Houston Texas.

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