And some crime writers are mediums for the world that came before. Pamila Payne is a unique fusion of both, an author compelled by the sins of the past to speak for a bygone eras’ lost souls. Her Vintage Vice site features a prolific archive of early-20th century tales revealing haunted criminals and the spirits, both real and imagined, that torment them.
Richard Godwin writes raw, extreme crime fiction. He is also an oddly inquisitive interviewer. Recently, he invited me over to his hidden lair for a "chat." I liken the experience to being under the microscope of a very polite, very erudite alien abductor.
The very first time I came across Pamila Payne's website was after I was double-featured with her AT-THE-BIJOU. I was so impressed with the immersive stories and gritty noir (not to mention it's set in Texas at a ghostly motel) I had to know more. Somehow, she didn't find me to be a crazy; we actually have quite a bit in common. So when she agreed to an interview hosted at Mindspeak, you can imagine how delighted I was.
Please, if you follow and enjoy my work, I can guarantee you will love hers.