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The whole horror genre is built up upon people's fear of the unknown and anxieties. Some of the horror masters are Stephen King, Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, and R.L. Stine to name a few. As a child, I loved reading R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps series. My favorites were the Mummy ones. Then I moved on to Poe and Stephen King. A new author I love is Ben Larken. His novels are with LL-Publications, and he has a fantastic ability to write horror.
I also write horror. Of my published short stories, five of them are horror ones, including Once Upon a December Nightmare. When I write horror, I tend to think of what scares myself or what frightens others. I play a lot in the dark. I build suspense by not giving the reader the entire picture, and I love cliffhanger endings.
So what things scare you? Who is your favorite horror author?