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Published:September 22nd, 2006 07:13 EST
Judyth Piazza chats with Michael Laimo, Horror Fiction Author

Judyth Piazza chats with Michael Laimo, Horror Fiction Author

By Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)


I was born 2/18/66. I`m 100% Italian. Work as a sales representative for a swimwear company in Manhattan, NY.

As far as writing, my first short story was published in 1994. As a kid, used to write Godzilla stories on loose leaf paper. Read all sorts of Hardy Boys and Tom Swift books, and had the Hardy`s and Mr. Swift blast the pee out of Godzilla and his friends with the Atomic Earth Blaster I invented. Later, graduated to the Draculas, the Frankensteins, and such, and when I went to college, discovered the b-movie. It was love ever since. Fell for Clive Barker, King, McCammon, and kept on reading and reading and reading until I decided it was time for me to try my hand at writing (heck, I was published in the school newspaper, so I had to have some talent, right?) No way, man. Got rejected tons of times. Sure I got lucky and found my way into a few small presses (God knows what those editors were thinking when they read those awfully written stories). After finding cons, and then some friends who helped me hone my craft and discover my voice, I set out to write a novel. Never thought it would happen, but after one year had Atmosphere done. It`s a Leisure book now.

So I write for two hours a day, 5-6 days a week. I am an associate editor for Space & Time Magazine, and have edited Bloodtype, a hardcore horror anthology that was published by Lone Wolf Publications. I`ve had book reviews published all over, and even had the cover of Clive Barker`s Imajica tatooed on my back (see, I am dedicated to my craft). Things I love: Music, progressive rock and ambient. My all time favorite bands are Marillion and FISH. I love Italian food, my family, Anna Rose, Emma Grace, collecting horror books (I have more books on my bookshelf than I`ll ever be able to read in a lifetime).

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