SLASH-HER celebration – it’s Holly Rae Garcia Day

Tell us a little about your story.

“How to Pose the Dead” is the story that may or may not have been running in the back of my head during my time as a portrait photographer.  Most clients were decent, but the bad ones were horrible. This is the story of a photographer who has had enough of clients who don’t respect her skill or her time.

Why did you want to write a slasher story and do you feel you brought something different to the table?

 I love slashers. Don’t get me wrong, I also love a good think-piece; a psychological horror that gets under your skin and lives there for a while. But slashers are easy. They’re fun, gory, and just bring things back to the horror I remember growing up with. They don’t take themselves too seriously. My aim in this story was to tell it from a woman’s point of view, and to have the “bad guy” be a fed-up woman. Something most of us can relate to.

Do you have a favourite slasher story/movie?

I love most of the classics like Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Halloween, Scream, My Bloody Valentine, etc. But if I want to get really terrified, I watch home invasion slashers. There’s nothing scarier than being attacked in the one place you should be able to let your guard down.

Why is it important to you to have a woman led press like Kandisha?

The publishing world has long been male-dominated, especially in the horror genre. It’s nice to be a part of something that gives everyone an equal opportunity regardless of gender.

What’s next for you?

 I’m currently working on Book 2 in The Easton Falls Series (Book 1 is The Easton Falls Massacre: Bigfoot’s Revenge) I also have a horror fantasy novella out on submission so crossing my fingers for that one.

Where can people find you?

Twitter: @HollyRaeGarcia

Instagram: @HollyRaeGarcia

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