Take a moment to get to know one of the authors of our forthcoming Cobalt City Dark Carnival anthology.
Q1: What’s your name?
Q2: What is the name of your story?
“Snowflake’s Chance in Hell”
Q3: Who is your hero?
Bodhisattva Dave. Or, what, do you mean what hero did I use for my story? That would be Snowflake, as the title would suggest.
Q4: Why did you choose them for your story?
Snowflake is clearly the pivotal element of the Protectorate. He binds the team together. Or, at least, he drives them places. I also feel like he’s a kindred soul, which is a little alarming when you stop to think about it.
Q5: Do you have a favorite carnival attraction, and if so, what is it?
Not really. I don’t think I’ve ever gone to an actual carnival. Circuses? Fairs? Amusement parks? But not really a carnival. My favorite fair attraction are the animals. My favorite amusement park ride remains the original Star Tours ride.
Q6: Did you have any music, movies, or books that you tapped for inspiration?
HBO’s Carnivale has long since implanted its eggs in my head.
Q7: What was your favorite part of the story?
I really had ridiculous fun writing the interaction between Snowflake and the little boy towards the end of the story.
Q8: If you could be a superhero, what would be your name and primary ability?
My superhero name would be Der Schmiedehammer and my power would be flight.