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Jason Brawn

answers the Usual Questions

photograph, Jason Brawn, courtesy of the author; 220x269

Jason Brawn

Jason D. Brawn is a dark fiction author of short stories and prose poems, and now he is back to writing screenplays, after a long hiatus. His short fiction can be found in anthologies/ magazines/ webzines like The Horror Zine, The Bestiarum Vocabulum 2, and His Red Eyes Again.

Jason enjoys reading, cinema, theatre, travelling, cooking, and writing, and plans to keep writing till he dies. He is currently working on various projects, which he cannot name until it's done.

Has your interaction with fans, for example, at conventions, affected your work?

Not really.

Is there any particular incident (a letter, a meeting, a comment that stands out?

Jim Mcleod (Gingernuts of Horror) praising me as one of his best discoveries of 2012. Another one was a short story of mine (Urban London) scaring the hell out of an editor, after she read it.

Do you have a favourite author or book (or writer or film or series) that has influenced you or that you return to?

Joe Hill, Stephen King, Adam Nevill, and I'm starting to read Shirley Jackson's work, loving every moment of it.

Who is the person you would most like to be trapped in a lift with? or a spaceship?

John Carpenter or Stephen King, to learn their secrets of scaring people.

Who is the person you would most DISlike to be trapped in a lift with? Or a spaceship?

Nigel Farage or Katie Hopkins. Or anyone who chats shit.

What would you pack for space? (Is there a food, beverage, book, teddy bear, etc that you couldn't do without?)

Potatoes for food, water, and my laptop containing my library of music, films, and stories.

What is the most important thing you would like to get/achieve from your work?

A collection of my best stories, or my screenplay, They Came, making it to the big screen.

What is the special satisfaction of your work?

Scaring readers.

submitted by Jason Brawn

1 August 2014

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Just the facts:
Born: 18th August 1973, Forest Gate, London
Resides: Somewhere in London
Stranded (Standalone Novelette)
Refuge (Standalone Novelette)
They Came (Screenplay) Quarter-Finalist Screamcraft Horror Script Contest 2014

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