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March 16, 2015

Interview: Mark Mackey (@MarkM1974) author of Abducted: The Frightening Tale of Megan Ridgeman

by Heather Kirchhoff

Abducted: The Frightening Tale of Megan Ridgeman
What made you decide to start writing? Was this something you always thought you’d do? 

Actually, I first started out wanting to be a screenwriter.

How do you come up with your characters or story ideas? 

The ideas just do, and as for characters, the past couple years, I’ve been frequently looking at name lists.

What do you do while having writers block?

Miraculously, I never get that, I’m constantly coming up with new ideas.

What kind of stories do you write? 

Dark and scary, young adult, horror.

Who’s your favorite author? 

Cassandra Clare.

How long have you been writing? 

Too long.

What are your other stories about? 

Vampires, zombies, ghostly hitchhikers, a girl who suffers from an eating disorder.

What are you currently working on? 

Various at the moment.

What do you do when not writing? 

Read, sleep, watch the news, and walk.

Buy Abducted: The Frightening Tale of Megan Ridgeman at Amazon

About the author:

Mark Mackey lives in Chicago, he's won two screenplay awards, have had four of his short stories published in four separate anthologies, Without Title, Christmas Lites, All the Lovely Creatures, and the Perfect Christmas Stuffing.

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