Read my interview at THE LIBRARY OF TERROR

Get a load of this … Rondo Hatton Award©-winning writer Justin Hamelin made me the inaugural interview at THE LIBRARY OF TERROR, part of TOM HOLLAND’S TERROR TIME, and boy he got me talking, man…

Today, I have the pleasure of featuring the pride of the Midwest, Mr. Chris Larsen, as the first interview here in The Library. Larsen has an eclectic resume that includes radio host, high school teacher and author. When he isn’t writing, he’s enjoying Guns N Roses reunion concerts and celebrating the world of weird.

Ladies and gentlemen, I present Chris Larsen…

LIBRARY OF TERROR: Following a distinguished career in radio, you really tackled writing head on. Why the career change?

95 WIIL RockCHRIS LARSEN: That’s the first time anyone has referred to me or anything I’ve done as “distinguished”, so thank you! I got my first job in radio at WEFT-FM when I was a sophomore at the University of Illinois in Champaign and bounced around some Central Illinois stations, before producing for Steve Cochran (now mornings at WGN-AM). After that, I hosted evenings at 95 WIIL ROCK until 2009, at which point I left to become a high school English teacher.

I was writing all this time, but I was just playing at it. Sort of the, “wouldn’t it be cool if I wrote a book?” sort of thing. The funny thing is, aside from a few shorts in high school and college, and a trunk novel I finished when I was 25, I never finished anything, and writing was a really irregular thing. It’s like going on vacation somewhere and saying you lived there. I was a pretender. I wasn’t really a writer until I started getting ready to teach. Then it was short stories, a new one about once a week…

Read the rest of the interview by clicking here. Justin Hamelin won the 2016 Rondo Hatton Award© for “Best Article” with ‘Remembering Sir Christopher Lee’ for RAVENOUS MONSTER. Before founding TERROR TIME, Tom Holland wrote and directed CHILD’S PLAY, FRIGHT NIGHT and STEPHEN KING’S THINNER.

Christian A. Larsen is the author of the novels LOSING TOUCH and THE BLACKENING OF FLESHnow available from Post Mortem Press.

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