I believe in my dream to create microcosmic worlds that can both terrify people and make them laugh.
What started this dream?
I've always loved scary stuff, from Stephen King's written works to decades upon decades of horror movies. But I'm sometimes disappointed by the genre. The story is either far too predictable or it attempts to frighten in an easy or clumsy way. In film, the scare is too often a simple start (a jumpscare) or the thing that the characters are supposed to be afraid of is too silly looking in its CGI form. As an experiment, I wanted to write a story to try to entertain myself. I wanted to get back to some basics in horror storytelling, where the reader's imagination takes over. I also wanted to be able to acknowledge when things get silly. Because sometimes, when faced with horror, all we can do is laugh.
What motivates you to follow this dream?
Interestingly, I have no particularly strong desire for fame and fortune as a result of my storytelling. My motivation is that I'm still getting ideas and I'm still entertained by conveying those ideas in words. Not that I don't like hearing feedback from readers when they pick up my work. I love it. I guess what I'm saying is that I'd still be writing this crap even if I didn't have the platform or means to put it out there.
What are your goals?
My chief goal right now is to finish compiling my currently released short tales of dark comic horror into a single collection that I can distribute in print. All of my work is digital only at present. Aside from that, I don't have an ultimate goal in mind for this dream. If there's an ultimate goal, and that goal is achieved, then you have nothing left to strive for. Each story idea that occurs to me is, in fact, its own goal. Once I've achieved that goal, I move on to the next story idea.
What would you like people to know and where can we find you?
I 'd like people to know that they can usually find new work by me each spring and fall. I usually release something dark and funny in March or April. Then I release something a bit darker in October. I can be found on the web at http://www.isaacthorne.com , on Twitter @isaacrthorne, and on Facebook at http://facebook.com/isaacrthorne . My books can also be found at most major ebook retailers.