The Interrogation Room – Wrestle Maniacs Special – Jason Parent

Next up in my series of interviews to celebrate the launch of the new anthology WRESTLE MANIACS is… Jason Parent!

Name: Jason Parent
Story Title: Canadian Donkey Punch

Firstly, how would you pitch your story to potential readers?

Umm…  that’s a tough one. Well, you see, it’s called Canadian Donkey Punch, and… uhhh… there’s this guy. He’s a ref. And, ah fuck it! I learned it from watching you, Howe. I learned it from watching you!

Did it turn out how you expected?

That’s an easy one. No. Except for the poutine, that was always intended.

What is the first wrestling match that you can recall watching?

The first? Probably something with George ‘The Animal’ Steele eating a turnbuckle!

Do you have any favourite eras, or matches?

My favorite wrestler of all time is easily Mick Foley in all his incarnations (including Dude Love), so the best match for me was when Undertaker threw him off the steel cage. He wasn’t the prettiest or the most athletic, but no one took a beating like Foley.

If you had to compare your fiction to any wrestler, who would it be and why?

Curt Hennig because it’s perfect. Seriously, though, Val Venus, because you’ll feel dirty for liking it.

Which of your fellow contributors would be most likely to win a Battle Royale?

That’s assuming I’ve been disqualified, of course… So out of the pathetic, scrawny rabble that remains, I’m going with Duncan Bradshaw, since he at least shares a name with a wrestler who could kick some ass.

Finally, do you have any additional publishing plans for 2017/18 and beyond?

I have two novels that will be released within the next couple of months: the first a reprint of What Hides Within, a horror/mystery/comedy from Bloodshot Books, and the second, They Feed, a fast-paced creature feature from Sinister Grin.

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The Interrogation Room – Wrestle Maniacs Special – Patrick Lacey

Next up in my series of interviews to celebrate the launch of the new anthology WRESTLE MANIACS is… Patrick Lacey!

Name: Patrick Lacey

Story Title: Kill To Be You

Firstly, how would you pitch your story to potential readers?

I’d first ask them if they like meta-wrestling fiction involving parallel dimensions and cybernetic spider monsters. If they say yes, then we’re in business.

Did it turn out how you expected?

Not even a little bit. I went into writing this story with something more straight forward in mind, a Twilight Zone-esque horror story, but wound up with one of the strangest things I’ve ever written.

What is the first wrestling match that you can recall watching?

It’s hazy because, as a kid, my attention span wasn’t the best when it came to wrestling but if I had to guess, it probably involved Undertaker because: Undertaker.

Do you have any favourite eras, or matches?

Definitely the early to mid-nineties for pure nostalgic reasons. That’s when I was in my prime wrestling age.

If you had to compare your fiction to any wrestler, who would it be and why?

I want to say Papa Shango, even though he was maligned as being too gimmicky, but in my mind he was just misunderstood.

Which of your fellow contributors would be most likely to win a Battle Royale?

Gabino [Iglesias] within, like, 30 seconds.

Finally, do you have any additional publishing plans for 2017/18 and beyond?

Yes. I have two novels coming out in 2018. The first, BONE SAW, is the weirdest full length piece I’ve ever written. It’s got movie monsters come to life, seedy directors, a conniving she-demon, and a private detective who’s addicted to cough medicine. The second, PRACTICIONERS, was co-written with Matt Hayward, and is being pitched as True Detective meets A Nightmare on Elm Street. Much more in the realm of crime than my usual stuff.

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The Interrogation Room – Wrestle Maniacs Special – David James Keaton

Next up in my series of interviews to celebrate the launch of the new anthology WRESTLE MANIACS is… David James Keaton!

Name: David James Keaton

Story Title: El Kabong

Firstly, how would you pitch your story to potential readers?

It’s sort of in that limbo between a wrestling story and a masked vigilante story? The masked man wears one of those Kentucky Derby rubber horse head deals, and he runs around with brass knuckles beating the shit out of street musicians. Somewhere in there is motivation and character development, but there’s a certain sort of reader out there who might have been sold as soon as I mentioned the street-musician thing. Not that I have anything against buskers! But it’s their turn.

Did it turn out how you expected?

Not at all. Originally I was calling it “The Lucha Horse,” and having no rhyme or reason to the brass-knuckles rampage, but then when I started looking at possible inspirations for this idiot, I came across the old Quick Draw McGraw cartoon where he put on a mask, called himself “El Kabong,” and bashed the deserving over the head with his guitar. That’s when it hit me… where is he getting all those guitars?? In real life, that shit would get expensive. So maybe the person he’s bashing would provide the guitar? And that’s when I had the other side of the coin. It made sense at the time anyway.

What is the first wrestling match that you can recall watching?

Years ago in Pittsburgh, I went to a Keystone State Wrestling Alliance wrestling match, which was a lot like the low-rent “pro wrestlers” Mickey Rourke was hanging with in The Wrestler, or maybe more like that amazing “Birds of War” episode of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.  There wasn’t a guy stapling his face or eating light bulbs or anything, but there was a live snake in a bag and wrestlers’ boots coming dangerously close to smashing through the gymnasium ceiling on every toss.

Do you have any favourite eras, or matches?

Of Always Sunny? Definitely! I like the Charlie Era, and my favorite match is anytime the gang works together for a common goal or low-level scam. Wrestling I never watched a lot of outside of movies. I do remember one time this girl I worked with in a cafeteria was telling me about her favorite moment from pro wrestling, and she said they brought in a guy on a cross and piped in some sad music and fireworks were throwing sparks, and she said the moment when they stood that cross up in the ring was so intense and the most moving thing she’d ever seen and she started crying. I mean she started crying right there while we were chopping potatoes telling me about it, so she must have cried twice, depending on how many people she told that story to. I knew I could never top that level of devotion to the sport so I never tried.

If you had to compare your fiction to any wrestler, who would it be and why?

“Rowdy” Roddy Piper. Not just because he was on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, I swear. (But shouldn’t it be Roddy “Rowdy” Piper?) And maybe a touch of Andy Kaufman.

Which of your fellow contributors would be most likely to win a Battle Royale?

Adam Howe easily. He’d call in a nasty swarm of critters with his perverse Dr. Dolittle sorcery.

Finally, do you have any additional publishing plans for 2017/18 and beyond?

I’m co-editing an anthology of pizza-themed horror stories with Max Booth at Perpetual Motion Machine. It’ll be called Tales From the Crust, and we’re taking our pizza very, very seriously. Like everyone should.

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The Interrogation Room – Wrestle Maniacs Special – Duncan P. Bradshaw

Next up in my series of interviews to celebrate the launch of the new anthology WRESTLE MANIACS is… Duncan P. Bradshaw.

Name: Duncan P. Bradshaw

Story Title: Glassjaw

Firstly, how would you pitch your story to potential readers?

It’s your first hardcore wrestling match, who better to help show you the ropes, than old-hand Mickey ‘Ball-Breaker’ Donaldson? Pay attention now, else you might miss the important stuff, like who is gonna pay ya, what not to do with people’s shit, and some of the other wrestlers y’all might wanna keep an eye out for.

Did it turn out how you expected?

Pretty much, wanted it told from the first person, with Ball-Breaker imparting his advice. Love the style of storytelling, where the narrator is involving the reader by speaking to them directly. Even the questions are one-sided, with the answers being the reader’s own. Just wanted to put them front and centre as the main character in the story, smelling the blood and sweat as you’re guided around the venue.

What is the first wrestling match that you can recall watching?

Wrestling for me was watching ITV, one of three TV channels available in the UK at the time, on a Saturday afternoon, on our black and white telly. It was, and always seemed to be, Big Daddy fighting Giant Haystacks. Big Daddy was this big huge bowling ball of a man, who looked like a shaved Father Christmas, whilst Giant Haystacks, this wild tall dude, with a mad beard. It was the first real clash of good versus evil that I can remember, and has been branded onto my brain.

Do you have any favourite eras, or matches?

The only time I really got into watching wrestling, was round my mate’s house when I was in my early teens. He had Sky, and it was the only place you could catch it on. Hulk Hogan was larger than life, and having seen him in Rocky was the most easily identifiable. I always wanted to get behind The Undertaker, as he had a kickass name, but the only time he was on the billing, me and my mate opted to watch some very peculiar German porn. We were teenagers after all.

If you had to compare your fiction to any wrestler, who would it be and why?

I would say the closest thing to me would be Gobbledy Gooker. I sit there, hidden in a giant egg for weeks on end, everyone speculating what kind of cool shit is gonna happen when it opens up. When I finally hatch, a man-chicken emerges and people wonder whether the government have started putting LSD into the water. I’m silly, I’m a bit odd, I’m a freakin’ winged bird running around the ring, trying to bring the pain! I write purely to entertain people, and what better possible way could that be achieved?

Which of your fellow contributors would be most likely to win a Battle Royale?

If it was a fair fight, my money would be firmly on Gabino. The guy looks like he wrestles bears in his free time. However, I’d wager that Adam would fight dirty, he’s the kinda guy that would bring a knife to a chair fight, you know?

Finally, do you have any additional publishing plans for 2017/18 and beyond?

I’m working on bringing my highbrow, literary novel, CANNIBAL NUNS FROM OUTER SPACE! to the masses. In the (hopefully) final edit pass now before it gets made all shiny and chrome. Then, as the editing gods are apparently displeased with me, I have just received mark ups for another book (bizarro choose-your-own-adventure-lite book, SUMMONED), and broken the impasse on another. Not enough hours in the day.

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The Interrogation Room – Wrestle Maniacs Special – Joseph Hirsch

Next up in my series of interviews to celebrate the launch of the new anthology WRESTLE MANIACS is… Joseph Hirsch!

Name: Joseph Hirsch

Story Title: Three-Finger Bolo

Firstly, how would you pitch your story to potential readers?

It is about an ex-boxer who ruined his career due to his principles, and is now going to lose a couple fingers for those same principles.

Did it turn out how you expected?

It was a bit longer, and the action was more entertaining and gruesome than I initially anticipated.

What is the first wrestling match that you can recall watching?

I was an 80s baby, which, if you were a wrestling fan, is sort of like being a boxing fan in the 70s. I remember playing all the video-games with Andre the Giant and Randy Savage and Hulk Hogan, and I had all the toys, but I can’t remember a single, specific match.

Do you have any favourite eras, or matches?

The 80s was obviously my favourite era, back before Andre the Giant was some sort of Shephard Fairley meta-meme or whatever, and he was in The Princess Bride. I’ve been doing some research on the history, especially Gorgeous George, but that has more to do with my fascination with Muhammad Ali than George himself. Ali learned a lot about how to work a crowd from wrestlers, how to antagonize them with feigned narcissism (as opposed to the real, toxic kind most athletes seem to marinate in these days).

If you had to compare your fiction to any wrestler, who would it be and why?

Maybe Barry Horowitz, since he laboured in the trenches and kind of had a thankless job.

Which of your fellow contributors would be most likely to win a Battle Royale?

I don’t know the physical specs on most of these writers. Adam Howe is English and they have a long martial history, with fencing and pugilism, etc. I’ve seen photos of Gabino Iglesias, and he seems formidable but not everyone knows how to use their size and it can be a liability against a small opponent who knows how to use gravity to his or her advantage. David James Keaton has a manly mien, probably due to the beard. He could use it to cut someone. I’ve had two surgeries, due to injuries I picked up in the war, so “Not me” would be the short answer.

Finally, do you have any additional publishing plans for 2017/18 and beyond?

My novel, My Tired Shadow, is slated for publication and should hopefully be in print by the time you’re reading this. It follows the boxing career of the son of the protagonist of my story appearing in this anthology. It’s non-canonical, though, so whatever kind of damage my characters incur in this short story doesn’t carry over into the novel. Thankfully.

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The Interrogation Room – Wrestle Maniacs Special – Hector Acosta

Next up in my series of interviews to celebrate the launch of the new anthology WRESTLE MANIACS is… Hector Acosta!

Name: Hector Acosta   

Story Title: From Parts Unknown

 Firstly, how would you pitch your story to potential readers?

Luchadores vs Cosmic Horror!

Did it turn out how you expected?

It didn’t actually. Like a good wrestling swerve, the path the story took surprised the hell out of me. My original inspiration was the old Luchador films – those 60’s-70’s Mexican movies featuring masked wrestlers going against vampires, occult creatures, and biker gangs.

But as the story took shape, it became darker and more of a true horror story, in which a down on his luck luchador returns home and has to face a twin brother he hasn’t talked to in years and a being sinking his city.

What is the first wrestling match that you can recall watching?

It’s hard to remember the first match I ever saw. What I do remember though, is wrestling being part of my life from early on. I have fond memories of sitting cross legged on Saturday night in my parent’s room, the whole family watching the weekly lucha show.

I can however, remember the match that got me back into wrestling. Jeff Hardy vs Al Snow in a cage match on a random RAW show. I was in middle school, and hadn’t really watched wrestling in years. I remember clicking through the channel and stumbling across that match, and with nothing better on, watching it. And then watching the next match. And the next.

Do you have any favourite eras, or matches?

I’m a fan of the late WWE (or as it was known back then, WWF) Attitude Era. Specifically, right around 2000, culminating with possibly the greatest PPV of all time- Wrestlemania X7. That’s the time when you had The Rock, Triple H, Steve Austin, and Undertaker on the main event, with guys like Jericho, Eddie Guerrero, Brock Lesnar and Kurt Angle going up the ranks.

Favorite match constantly changes. I recently watched Velveteen Dream vs Aleister Black from the latest WWE NXT Takeover and thought it was fantastic, telling a complete story in the ring with a satisfying ending, which you don’t really get a lot.

Also, pretty much anything happening in New Japan Pro Wrestling nowadays is something that should be watched. They keep raising the bar.

If you had to compare your fiction to any wrestler, who would it be and why?

Mick Foley. Sometimes known as Mankind. Or Dude Love. Or Cactus Jack. Mick had this great ability to change gimmicks and make you believe he was a changed man, even if all he really changed was his shirt. He could go from hardcore matches which left him bleeding and missing an ear, to playing the lovable nerd the fans absolutely adored.

I like to think my writing is similar in that way. Yeah, I can sometimes go dark and bloody, but I also can’t go too long without trying to crack a joke or make something laugh through my writing.

And just like Mick, I’m not afraid to go for a cheap pop…RIGHT HERE, IN TOM LEINS’ BLOG.

Which of your fellow contributors would be most likely to win a Battle Royale?

Well, first of all, we’re going to assume I’m not participating, cause otherwise I’d win it. Hmm, we got some really good competitors in this book, but at the end I’m going have to give it to Gabino Iglesias. I feel like that dude could eat enough burritos right before the math that folks would be purposefully throwing themselves out of the ring to escape his field of gas.

Finally, do you have any additional publishing plans for 2017/18 and beyond?

No concrete plans for the rest of 2017, but I’m hoping to have a couple of short stories and finish my novel in early 2018. In the meantime, I have HARDWAY, a wrestling inspired novella out from Shotgun Honey Press that I’ve described as Stand By Me via ECW.

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The Interrogation Room – Wrestle Maniacs Special – Ed Kurtz

Next up in my series of interviews to celebrate the launch of the new anthology WRESTLE MANIACS is… Ed Kurtz!

Name: Ed Kurtz

Story Title: Duluth

Firstly, how would you pitch your story to potential readers?

“Duluth” is a bit of period supernatural noir, early 20th century carnival lore, where whatever line between fantasy and reality exists in the world of performance is blurred and an old-school carnie barnstormer seeking long overdue vengeance is given a bizarre view into his own past by a mysterious visitor with a movie camera. It’s a spiritual cousin to my novel, The Rib from Which I Remake the World, so anyone who dug that will dig this.

Did it turn out how you expected?

No, but only because I had no idea where it was headed. I wrote the first paragraph months before the rest of the story, with only the vaguest notion of what might follow. I think it came out pretty okay, though.

What is the first wrestling match that you can recall watching?

I’ve never actually seen one — but I have seen most of El Santo’s movies, and I like Santo vs. las Mujeres Vampiro the best.

Do you have any favourite eras, or matches?

Related to the above, the closest I can answer is 1960s lucha movies. (Though No Holds Barred is pretty goddamned great, too.)

If you had to compare your fiction to any wrestler, who would it be and why?

Roddy Piper, because once you see it through the right lens, it becomes a much darker world both on and off the page. So bring plenty of bubblegum.

Which of your fellow contributors would be most likely to win a Battle Royale?

Eryk Pruitt. Because he fights dirty.

Finally, do you have any additional publishing plans for 2017/18 and beyond?

Plenty! I have a collection of brand new novellas coming in April 2018 from Journalstone called At the Mercy of Beasts, all of them historical creature stories. My crime novels Angel of the Abyss and Nausea are due to be re-released soon by Crossroad Press, who will also be publishing my epic post-Civil War revenge novel Sawbones. And ChiZine publications is releasing Caliban in early 2019, a survival horror novel set during the French and Indian War in the summer of 1755.

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The Interrogation Room – Wrestle Maniacs Special – Eryk Pruitt

Next up in my series of interviews to celebrate the launch of the new anthology WRESTLE MANIACS is… Eryk Pruitt!

Name: Eryk Pruitt

Story Title: The Last of the High-Flying Van Alstynes

Firstly, how would you pitch your story to potential readers?

The last member of a powerful Texas wrestling dynasty prepares for his final match.

Did it turn out how you expected?

I was never sure what to expect, but I’m very happy with the result.

What is the first wrestling match that you can recall watching?

When Kerry Von Erich took on Ric Flair and won the title in memory of his brother David who had recently died from a (reported) stomach virus.

Do you have any favourite eras, or matches?

I love the old days at the Dallas Sportatorium when the Von Erich brothers ruled the World Class Championship Wrestling federation. This was before WWE, and it preceded the theatrics of the WWF. Everyone in Dallas grew up knowing how to administer The Iron Claw and had a favorite Von Erich brother. (Mine was Kevin.) I dug the tag team matches, when the brothers got to wrestle together, and I loved to hate Percy Pringle, who later became famous in WWE as Paul Bearer.

If you had to compare your fiction to any wrestler, who would it be and why?

Probably Bruiser Brody because my fiction is a big fella, goes back and forth between heel and face, is known to be difficult, and can be a scrappy brawler. Also, if a friend goes down hard, my fiction is the type to hide the drugs before the cops get there.

Which of your fellow contributors would be most likely to win a Battle Royale?

Definitely not Handsome Ed Kurtz, because he’d be too busy looking in the mirror while the hijinks ensue around him. Nor would I put my money on Gabino Iglesias, because he’s too nice a guy. Naw, you need someone who knows when to fight dirty, so I think Hector Acosta is your man.

Finally, do you have any additional publishing plans for 2017/18 and beyond?

Yessir. Our eight-part, true crime podcast The Long Dance about an unsolved double homicide in Durham, North Carolina will be going live over the holidays and we hope the story about the murders of Patricia Mann and Jesse McBane will resonate with fans of true crime. Hopefully this helps promote a nonfiction book.

Also, my short film GOING DOWN SLOW, starring Meredith Sause and Michael Howard should premiere in the late Spring. That is the story of a married couple at a crossroads in their relationship who must put aside their differences to bury a hobo.

Other than that, I will continue promoting my latest novel, What We Reckon, which was published in October.


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The Interrogation Room – Wrestle Maniacs Special – James Newman

Next up in my series of interviews to celebrate the launch of the new anthology WRESTLE MANIACS is… James Newman!

Name: James Newman

Story Title:  A Fiend In Need (A Nick Bullman Story)

Firstly, how would you pitch your story to potential readers?

“A Fiend In Need” is inspired by a real-life tragedy that occurred in the wrestling world a few years ago.  Chris Benoit – a.k.a. “The Canadian Crippler” – murdered his family then took his own life.  Benoit’s autopsy revealed that he had taken too many hits to the head with steel chairs through the years – not to mention struggles with steroid abuse and alcoholism – and as a result the damage to his brain was so severe it was comparative to that of someone suffering from late-stage Alzheimer’s.

I thought it would be interesting for Nick “The Widowmaker” Bullman (the disfigured ex-wrestler from my novel UGLY AS SIN) to encounter a fellow like Benoit right when this all going down, as he’s preparing to do commit these terrible crimes against his loved ones.  How would you deal with something like that, knowing that your friend has lost his mind and it’s up to you to save four innocent lives?  That’s “A Fiend In Need.”

Did it turn out how you expected?

For the most part.  I will say that it’s a lot more fun when the characters take over and tell the story themselves.  Things don’t always go exactly like the writer thought they would, and that’s a good thing.  Because if I’m surprised the reader will be too.  Sometimes it’s like I’m just watching it all from nearby, dictating the events as they unfold.  Love it when that happens.

What is the first wrestling match that you can recall watching?

I honestly can’t remember.  I recall my dad watching wrestling a lot when I was a kid, and  I know I shouldn’t admit this, since we’re promoting an anthology of wrestling-themed stories here – I hated it with a passion.  I think my disdain for it was mostly due to dealing with bullies quite a bit when I was growing up, and back then said bullies loved nothing more than to use on their victims the latest moves they had seen their spandex-clad heroes do on TV.  The “Russian sickle” was a fave.  Unless you were on the receiving end of it.

My wife and I briefly got into watching wrestling in the late ‘90s and early ‘00s.  Pretty obsessively, in fact, which is weird considering I despised it when I was younger.  We bought every Pay-Per-View, even went to a live event or two when the W.W.F. came to town, but then we suddenly got out of it again and I haven’t watched it in over a decade.

Do you have any favourite eras, or matches?

Like I said, I got into it very late in the game.  There’s an unintentional pun in that last sentence, because the era my wife and I loved so much was when Triple H (“The Game”) and Stephanie McMahon were always battling with the Rock.  When the sledgehammer came out, my eyes were glued to the TV.  Triple H was such a great heel.

If you had to compare your fiction to any wrestler, who would it be and why?

The Rock.  Because I like to think my stuff is bad-ass and ballsy, but at the same time pretty damned funny when it wants to be.  Out of all the crazy stuff we’ve seen in the wrestling world through the years, I’m not sure there’s ever been a wrestler like the Rock who kept me laughing so hard.  Man, he could cut a promo like nobody’s business.

Then again, there’s probably some Mick Foley in there too, as far as my fiction is concerned.  It’s a tad schizophrenic, the way I’ve always tended to jump back and forth between various dark-fiction genres without concern for what it might do to my career.

Which of your fellow contributors would be most likely to win a Battle Royale?

Adam Howe.  Because that fucker doesn’t stop.  I have no doubt he’d be bleeding from a hideous gash in his brow after a deadline nearly decapitated him, bruised from head to toe after an all-night bout of word-slinging, feeling aches and pains in places he’d never felt them before following a hardcore editing session (“killing your darlings” is never easy, in fact it’s often brutal) . . . and through it all I’d be willing to bet he would have his kid on one hip.  He never stops.  Sumbitch is relentless, always has his eye on the ultimate prize.

Finally, do you have any additional publishing plans for 2017/18 and beyond?

By the end of 2017 there should be an official announcement from the publisher regarding my next release, a short novel called DOG DAYS O’ SUMMER.  It’s a coming-of-age horror tale that I co-wrote with my friend Mark Allen Gunnells (author of FLOWERS IN THE DUMPSTER and THE QUARRY).   Also, sometime within the next year or so, readers can expect to see a crazy-ass occult horror novel called SCAPEGOAT, co-written with the aforementioned last-man-standing himself, Adam Howe.  Folks are gonna dig the hell out of it . . . and I should mention that ‘GOAT has a rasslin’ connection too, as it takes place on the night of Wrestlemania III.

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The Interrogation Room – Wrestle Maniacs Special – Pulverizing Pat McCrunch

WRESTLE MANIACS editor Adam Howe trawled gymnasiums, carnivals, flophouses and hospital wards looking for a big-name wrestler who was brain-damaged and attention-starved enough to write the foreword for this new collection. He really hit pay-dirt when Jeff Strand introduced him to the frankly terrifying Pulverizing Pat McCrunch – a true icon of the squared circle, and a legend in his own lunchtime…

Name: Pulverizing Pat McCrunch

Story Title: Foreword

Firstly, how would you pitch your story to potential readers?

It’s not a story. It’s the foreword. A little research on your part would be nice.

Did it turn out how you expected?

Better. Way better. Readers are in for a great big let-down when they read the stories that follow it.

What is the first wrestling match that you can recall watching?

My brother’s head bashing into the floor. (Chill out. The floor was carpeted. His memory came back less than two weeks later.)

Do you have any favourite eras, or matches?

Every match from every era of the career of Pulverizing Pat McCrunch. Roar!!!

If you had to compare your fiction to any wrestler, who would it be and why?

I don’t write fiction. I mentioned that in the very first question. I’m a busy guy, and I don’t have time for these questions if you can’t even bother to get your facts straight. In fact, I’m done answering them. Bug somebody else.

Which of your fellow contributors would be most likely to win a Battle Royale?

See my response to your previous question. This interview is over.

Finally, do you have any additional publishing plans for 2017/18 and beyond?

You’re not going to let up, are you? My experience with publishing has been that it’s filled with scrawny whiners, and I want no further part of it. If I wanted to read a book, I wouldn’t have spent so much time sculpting this hot bod. Go away.

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