A Quickie with Chris Kosarich
Nikki Noir (NN): What’s your darkest fantasy? And why will you never act it out in real life?
Chris Kosarich (CK): Hmmm. Not sure if I've ever given that much thought, believe it or not, but would probably be able to control anyone with your mind. To make them do whatever you wanted or desire. That would be too much fun and way too dangerous.
NN: What real-world environment is most terrifying to you?
CK: When I was a kid, we lived in Key West for a few years in the early to mid 70s. The movie Jaws was a huge hit and it absolutely terrified me. Took me years to have the guts to watch it. And of course it's one of my favorites. So yeah...being stuck in or on the ocean and not knowing what lurks below. And can eat you.
NN: If you could collaborate with any small press author on a project, who would it be and why?
CK: No question, Edward Lee. He's the absolute best. I'd met him at a local multi author event here in Orlando many years ago, on two different occasions, and he was very cool and gracious. Other than that, there are so many others like Tim Curran, for example, who just blow me away. Brian Keene would absolutely be another author who I'd love to work with, one of my all time favorites, but he's a legend. I'd probably look like an idiot.
NN: Tell us about your latest project or work in progress
CK: Recently finished the first draft to my followup to MISTER JACK, my Halloween horror novella, which is a full length novel called NIGHT OF THE PUMPKIN GOD. And I'm about to dive into revisions with my editor on THE RAVENING, my scifi horror novel. And more stuff to come...
NN: Of all the characters you’ve created, do you have a favorite and why?
CK: In my latest horror novella, ROSEBLOOD, the main character of Rose Valentine, is someone who I've grown to love, given that she's both deadly and beautiful. I may write at least another novella about her in the near future. The protagonist in NIGHT OF THE PUMPKIN GOD is another. Kind of this nerdy outcast girl who gets caught up in something horrific. And the enigmatic "hero" Peter Smith in THE RAVENING is another favorite. He's not what he seems, pale and thin, and idolizes James Bond. He was fun!
NN: What’s your favorite philosophical quote or phrase to live by?
CK: Treat others how you expect to be treated. Mutual respect and understanding seems to be sorely lacking in the world these days.
Chris Kosarich is an author of horror fiction, nonfiction, and some other stuff he wouldn't want his parents to read. His short fiction has appeared in various small-press publications such as IMPALER, BLACK MOON, MALEFICA, THE SWAMP, and VIVID. For 4 years, he wrote the column, Fiendish Endeavors, for the Horror Writers Association monthly newsletter. His e-book shorts, CLOWNING AROUND and THE LAST CHORD, can be found at the usual online venues. In October 2018, his
novella, MISTER JACK, received rave reviews from various horror fiction blogsites. The sequel, NIGHT OF THE PUMPKIN GOD, is tentatively due October 2019. And he’s hard at work polishing his sci-fi horror novel, THE RAVENING. Expect to hear more from him in the future. Chris resides in central Florida with his wife and kids, and cute but demanding cat, Maggie. His web presence, among the usual social media outlets, is at horrorgasms.blogspot.com.