Since I posted my blog about the three favorite stories I’ve ever written, a few of my author friends have taken me up on my offer to showcase their own favorites… and I hope even more of you will do it as well!
I’m proud to have one of my favorite people in the entire world I’ve never actually met in person, Billie Sue Mosiman, jump in… take it way!
Three favorite tales I’ve written. Here they are, but always subject to change.
This was a novel that was a departure from most of my writing. I’ve been known as a suspense thriller author. I branched out a little when DAW Books asked me to write a vampire trilogy and I enjoyed doing it. But BANISHED was totally my idea and something that came from a dream sequence. What if a little girl practicing voodoo and possessing all kinds of supernatural abilities was a fallen angel? What if she was the Queen of the Fallen? What would she be like, what would she do? Then what if when inhabiting a human body she mistakenly possessed the body of a girl child? I enjoyed writing it and it seems readers enjoy reading it. I like it very much.
This novel was pivotal in my career as a writer. I wrote it after being on the road for a while with my husband. The night world of truck stops and little cafes and people on the road fascinated me. After the book was published by Berkley Jove as NIGHT CRUISE it was nominated for an Edgar Award for Best Paperback. That was pretty astounding. It was a book that made my reputation and brought more readers to my work. I think it was an honest book, a book with heart even for the serial killer in it, and it remains one of my favorites.
The third thing I wrote that I have as a favorite is lost to me. I don’t remember the title anymore, where it was published (in what magazine), and I have no copy of it. (This comes from writing so many stories you lose track.) But it was a story about a woman taking care of a sick husband and losing her mind. Moles begin to grow on her body, so many of them that she goes even deeper into madness. I wish I had a copy of it. I liked it a lot just because I’m freaky and it was a freaky story. Maybe I’ll find it again one day and republish it.
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About Billie Sue Mosiman
I am a thriller, suspense, and horror novelist, a short fiction writer, and a lover of words. In a diary when I was thirteen years old I wrote, “I want to grow up to be a writer.” It seems that was always my course. My books have been published since 1984 and two of them received an Edgar Award Nomination for Best Paperback Novel and a Bram Stoker Award Nomination for Most Superior Novel.