Horror aficionado Charlotte talks with author Tim Lebbon, whose published bibliography is extensive. Lebbon has written countless horror and dark fantasy novels, both his original ideas as well as film novelisations and franchise tie-ins.

The Silence by Tim LebbonA fan of his work, Charlotte particularly wanted to interview Tim about some of his stellar female characters. Does he consciously decide to write female characters? Does he find them tricky to write? How does he find the inspiration for such kick ass women? And in one of the best answers of all time, Tim declares that ‘It never occurred to me not to write women into my books.’ Hear, hear!

The two of them also delve into what books made Tim fall in love with horror, what it is like to have your novel adapted for the screen, and the fun you can have with inverting tropes.

Texts mentioned in this episode include:

  • The Rats by James Herbert
  • Game of Thrones A Song of Ice and Fire
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
  • Cabin in the Woods
  • Anabelle
  • The Walking Dead

Tim LebbonTim Lebbon is the author of 36 (and counting!) novels. Many of his books have been optioned for the screen but few have come to fruition. He is one of the lucky ones, doing this writing thing full time. You can find him over at his website and generally procrastinating on twitter.

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