Monday, September 20, 2010

Guest Author Interview: Ryan Mecum

Please welcome today's guest author Ryan Mecum!  Ryan is the author of Zombie Haiku: Good Poetry for Your...Brains, Vampire Haiku, and Werewolf Haiku.

EJ:  When did you begin writing?

Every day in 5th Grade, I had to write for 5 minutes in my creative writing journal.  I remember being excited when the teacher told the class that we could writing about anything.  That was the best advice... you can write about anything.

EJ:  What brought you to the paranormal genre?

Growing up on a steady diet of Stephen Spielberg and Stephen King.

EJ:  If you could be any paranormal or have any one supernatural talent, what would it be? Why?

  Not a mind reader.  Gross.  I'd like to fly.  Give me some wings, please.

EJ:  Tell us why readers will enjoy your new release.

  Because who doesn't like a disgusting werewolf mixed with poetry?  Think of it as a contemporary Beowulf that doesn't suck.

EJ:  If your book(s) were being made into a movie, who would you cast for the leading roles? Why?

Everything I write is for Steve Buscemi.

 Werewolf Haiku by Ryan Mecum.

These pages contain the heartbreaking story of a repressed man who slowly loses control of his inner beast after he’s bitten by a werewolf. As he wrestles with the monster inside, he chronicles his feelings and urges in a haiku journal. The resulting poems are gross, strange, dark and hilarious. Together, they tell the story of a mailman who is in love with a woman on his route, but has never had the courage to tell her. As the beast comes out, wreaking havoc on his life, the man learns that his werewolf side might actually be able to help him in his quest for love.

Thank you Ryan for joining us here today at From the Shadows!

To learn more about Ryan Mecum and his books, please visit his website.  You can also enjoy Ryan's Twitter Haiku at MecumHaiku.


  1. Awws that was a wonderful interview and the book sounds great!!
    Thanks for this! :)

  2. Ah, fun interview. I've seen Zombie haiku in stores. Still debated whether to get it for my son, but maybe I'll get the werewolf one for me.