When you’re an editor/publisher, you really shouldn’t have favorites. Or, if you do, you shouldn’t tell anyone. BUT I cannot pass up the opportunity to tell you that I absolutely love this story and Mocha’s amazing voice. This story got me in the feels and it would make an awesome short film. So, without further ado, let her tell you a little more about it…
Tell us a little about your story.
My story is about a woman, damaged by a lifetime of misfortunes, decides to seek revenge on the man who broke her heart.
Why did you want to write a slasher story and do you feel you brought something different to the table?
I love slashers, always have since I was a child. I wanted to try my hand at writing one, but never attempted it. I feel like the emotional aspect of my story is a bit different from some of the slashers out there. Some killers in slashers murder because they’re insane or because they were conditioned to. My killer is lashing out because of grief.
Do you have a favourite slasher story/movie?
I would say A Nightmare of Elm Street, but there are more bad movies in that franchise than good. Freddy is a great character, though. I’m going to go with the Scream franchise. It’s a horror/mystery with fun characters and all of the movies, minus the third that featured that horrid fringe Country Cox had, have been really good. I’m so glad a sixth one is in development.
Why is it important to you to have a woman led press like Kandisha?
Women understand other women. We know how it can be difficult at times making it into the business or even being taken seriously as a writer. Not to say the publishing industry hasn’t changed a lot. It certainly has. Women had to write under pen names, tricking people into believing that they were male in order for their books to sell. It’s so odd that now, men write under pen names so that they are mistaken for female.
What’s next for you?
I’m currently working on a novel that I’m so excited about, and I’m hoping to have some more short stories out into the world.
Where can people find you?
I’m on Twitter under a very original handle @Mocha_Writer, and I can be found on Instagram where I combine my love for books and makeup under @MochaPenn