Friday, October 27, 2017

Happy Birthday, #BradStrickland! @bradstrick

"Coming from the South, I grew up in a family of storytellers. My aunts, uncles, and grandparents told tales of enchantment and terror involving vanishing hitchhikers, spirits of the dead wandering graveyards in the form of flickering flames, buried Confederate gold, indelible bloodstains at the site of murders … topics to make a child’s flesh creep. However, I always wanted more and never failed to listen.

"The reading audience is very special and it’s always pleasant to discover these stores’ appeal to others. I hope the young people who read my work will enjoy it half as much as I enjoy writing it, and its good to hope that perhaps some of them will go on to become tellers of tales, masters of terror, workers of wonder."

Thanks for listening, Brad, and thanks for writing. Happy Birthday from your friends and fans at Bellairsia.

Quote from Something About the Author vol. 83. © 1996.

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