Interview between Keira Kroft and Frank Larnerd
Hello, welcome to Writer to Writer Wednesday, we are so very glad to have you with us. The Hellfire Herald would like to extend a warm welcome to Frank LarnerdHow are you doing today? Today, I’m doing some edits and collecting some research for a western story.
Keira: You have a story coming out soon though Woodland Press entitled “Garbageman Stan.” What is that about? It’s crime/thriller about a garbageman who discovers something pretty awful at one of his pickups.
Keira: What made you choose that title? The story has a lot to do with the secrets we want to hide, or keep buried, both physically and emotionally. The main character is a facilitator in that regard, so it made since to name the story after him. Plus, I think it just sounds “catchy.”
Keira: Where did the idea for your story come from? I’ve always been a big fan of crime stories and wanted to try my hand at one.
Keira: Please share a particular detail about one of characters, please. Stan the title character is an ex-marine with severe obsessive compulsive disorder. Putting things in their proper place is everything to him and it controls his life. The problems come when Stan finds something and doesn’t have a place to put it.
Keira: Please tell us about any future projects you are planning. This fall, I’ll be releasing my first anthology as editor “Hills of Fire: Bare-Knuckle Yarns of Appalachia.” It’s a collection of twelve pulp stories from different authors all set in the Appalachian Mountains. Next year, I have a story appearing the second issue of the Chillers comic book series.
Keira: We have a special place for unpublished writers in our hearts, here at the Hellfire Herald. So what advice would you give to an unpublished writer? Keep trying. Writing is a craft and the more you practice the better you’ll become.
Let’s get personal…Keira: Do you work at job outside the home or is this only career? I’m a stay at home dad and student at West Virginia State University.
Keira: What’s your favorite thing to do? I really like doing research for stories and seeing them come together. Finding that little cornel of information that completes a story is about the best feeling in the world for me.
Keira: Do you have a special writing method? Usually, I come up with a title first.
Keira: Is writing your only talent? I like to create digital art and make films. You can see some of it at: http://thegrinningghoul.deviantart.com
Keira: Where in the Hell did you find time to write? I make the time.
About Frank LarnerdFrank Larnerd is a writer, artist, poet, and filmmaker. Frank has won numerous awards for fiction and non-fiction at West Virginia State University where he is currently studying English as a junior. He lives in Putnam County, West Virginia.
Check out Frank Larnerd’s short story “Clown Town” courtesy of Shotgun Honey at: http://www.shotgunhoney.net/2011/10/clown-town-by-frank-larnerd.html
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