Joan has been running a series of interviews over on her blog.
13 Questions with Alec McQuay
1. What drives you to write?
Getting everything out of my head! I dwell on things so I need an outlet, and writing gives me the freedom to do literally anything with that.
2. What attracted you to writing horror?
I was looking for a longer project to move on from short stories and flash fiction and the news and the internet were banging on about opt-out organ donation, the right to die debate and this war and that war, all while charities had endless pictures of doe-eyed, starving children in every ad break. I guess rather than an attraction to horror as such it was a reaction to what I was seeing at the time.