003 : I’ll have a double scoop of Horror in a sugar cone please!

Hi there. If you know me at all, you know that I likes me some horror stories. It’s pretty much all that I write, if you head over to Adventure Worlds (http://adventureworldsblog.com/), you can see for yourself. It’s not that I don’t like other genres, I dabble in sci-fi (though I usually leave that stuff to Ben) and occasional try my hand at crime stories, but my bread and butter is horror. So the question that is being asked by no one is, why? Why do I love writing horror so dang much? Well, for the answer to that, we have to do some travelling. Don’t worry, I’ll keep my hands to myself—for the most part. We’re heading to a crazy little place called the 1980’s.

New_Coke_(advertisement)In case you’re unaware of this period in time, let me refresh your memory. New Coke swept the nation, Pogo Balls were awesome and the best show on television (in my child sized brain) was Double Dare.

Picture me, floating somewhere in the 6 – 8 years of age range. Go ahead, take your time, I can wait. Okay, can you see me, I’m the one with the florescent headband and slap-bracelet. I was an impressionable young chap with an already over-active imagination. Now picture me sleeping over my dad’s house on the weekends (as my mom was given a much deserved break). Picture my brother, he’s five years older than me and probably already grooming his hair to one day emerge as a glorious mullet. Picture my dad taking me and my brother to the movie store (if I remember correctly the options were, Eye on Video, Reruns or, later, Jumbo video) and picture my brother—remember, he’s in his teens—wanting to rent the newest horror movie. Continue reading

002: A Novel Approach

As I said in my first post (don’t worry, you don’t have to read it), I’m working on several projects this year.

mr-busy-webFirst, and the most immediate, is Adventure Worlds. I am constantly working to bring new stories there (at least one a month) and have actually managed to get a few ahead. Horror is my forte but as you will see, I like to dabble in other areas as well.

Secondly and thirdly, is a book of short stories and a comic mini-series. The book is almost done and is comprised of several short horror stories I’ve written over the last couple of years. The comic is also horror (I told you, it’s my bread and butter), and should be coming out sometime this year as a three issue mini-series. Continue reading

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Wait! Wait! Don’t leave. I know that you probably came here thinking I was somebody else, or, more likely, popped in by mistake. So I ask you to fight the urge that is inevitably rising inside of you to head over to YouTube to watch funny cat videos, and instead give me a couple minutes of your day.

Still here? Good. Now that I have your attention, I am going to spend a few hundred words explaining why it is going to be worth your precious time heading back here from time to time.

A little about me first (don’t worry, I’ll make it quick and painless). My name is Christian Laforet and I fancy myself a writer. That doesn’t mean I’m a snooty know-it-all who hangs out at coffee shops all day talking about the downfall of society thanks to things like Fifty Shades of Grey or Twilight (although I do enjoy a fancy coffee from time-to-time and those books do suck). Instead I am just an average guy who likes to write and—surprising—am pretty good at. Continue reading