Today I’d like to welcome Gary Alan Ruse to my blog to discuss his new mystery, THE CROSS OF ST. ANNE.
Gary, you’ve been a professional science fiction writer for years. What inspired you to write THE CROSS OF ST. ANNE, a paranormal mystery?
It may seem a stretch since I’ve done most of my work in science fiction, but I’ve been out there writing mystery stories for years, too. Also, if I get an idea for a story that really appeals to me, no matter what genre it may fit, I just have to write it. It won’t let me go! I’ve long been a fan of supernatural adventure/thriller books and movies like Hammer Films’ version of the Dennis Wheatley novel, “The Devil Rides Out,” or another British movie with a script by American Richard Matheson, “The Legend of Hell House.” And, oddly enough, I have personally had a few “paranormal” experiences, so The Cross of St. Anne was not only a good fit for me, it may have been pre-destined in a sense.
We’re both cat lovers, yet the cat in your book, Sathan, is no friendly feline! (My big black cat Salem wants to play Sathan in the movie version, by the way.) Which character in THE CROSS OF ST. ANNE was the most fun for you to write about?
|Note the terrifying eyes|
|I miss these old-style covers|