Thursday, March 12, 2015

OFF KILTER Interview!

An Off Kilter Interview of Robert W. Walker:


Geoffrey Cain, author of the Bloodscreams Series of horror novels interviews his
illegitimate father, Robert W. Walker, author of a few books, too, and some of them
are good books. 


Cain:  Could you tell the readers a little bit about yourself?

Walker: How little? You mean my height, weight, length of index finger, toes?  Oh,
you mean like biography. We have no time here for that. Move on.


Cain:  What do you like to do when you're not writing?

Walker:  Write more. Seriously, I go watch Gotham, Sons of Anarchy, reruns of the    
Sopranos. Call it research. Been fascinated with good storytelling wherever I find it all
my life.


Cain:  What’s your favourite food?

Walker:  Dog when prepared right.  Just kidding! Stop throwing dog bones at me. 
Seriously, I truly enjoy lobster, shrimp, fish…but huge fan of Italian as well…and then
there’ BBQ ribs and Alice Springs Chicken.


Cain:  Who would be on the soundtrack to your life story?

Walker: Hmmm…not Blake Shelton or Garth Brooks; more likely Bob Marley or Bon
Jovi. Sorry…that’s just me. The WHO might fit.


Cain:  Tell us a dirty little secret?

Walker:  That Geoffrey Cain is one of Robert Walker’s alter egos. HA, REVEALED
and unmasked!


Cain:  What advice would you give to your younger self?

Walker:   I have no younger self; I am a vampire. Age has no meaning for me.
However, I do have one regret turning into an aged remorse—Wish I’d taken off for
Hollywood as a kid.


 Cain:  Characters often find themselves in situations they aren't sure they can get
themselves out of. When was the last time you found yourself in a situation that was
hard to get out of and what did you do?

Walker:  I stewed, and then I stewed, and when it was almost over, I stewed some
more. Let us say it had to do with a horribly toxic relationship. I extricated myself in
the end by moving 1000 miles away and getting a Chicago lawyer.


Cain:  Who are some of your favourite authors?

Walker:  Too many to enumerate but here goes – Mark Twain, Shakespeare, Dumas,
Dickens, Doyle, Emily Dickenson, Victor Hugo, Mark Twain again…Kipling, Robert
Bloch, Richard Matheson, Rod Serling, Dean Koontz, Stephen King, Martin Cruz
Smith, JA Konrath, David Ellis, David Morrell, John Hershey, Edgar Allan Poe,
Lovecraft, Einstein, and I know I am missing some like Aldous Huxley and the genius
who wrote Lord of the Flies, and author of All Creatures Great and Small, James
Harriot (closest thing to Mark Twain since Mark Twain). These are writers who can
move me to laughter and to tears.


Cain:  What was the last great book you read, and what was the last book that
disappointed you?

Walker:  Amazingly enough, just reread the remarkable, unbelievably wonderfully
written boy’s life—The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Terrific what Twain could
accomplish and how inspiring to learn from my spiritual mentor still after all these
years. Worst – I tried my desperate best to see what all the fuss was with James
Patterson and I was appalled  instead. Will say no more.


 Cain: What is your all-time favourite horror novel, and film?

Walker:  Novel scariest – The Exorcist which goes way beyond the film. Film scariest
has to be the original ALIEN.


Cain:  Mr. Walker, you’re working on your 60th book. What’s it going to be about?

Walker:  It will be #5 in YOUR and MY Bloodscreams Series, Geoffrey. Me writing
as Geoffrey Caine again. Last time was Bayou Wulf, almost maybe perhaps two years
ago. There were the original three published via St. Martins Press and now on Kindle –
Vampire Dreams, Werewolf’s Grief, and Zombie Eyes, followed by a Kindle Original,
Bayou Wulf. The new instalment is in the works, featuring Dr. Abraham Stroud,
archaeologist who digs too deep and comes up with objects that are supernatural every
time. He combats the giant White Wurm this go round. NYC is having serious break-
ins from subterranean house guests who’re just not wanted except wanted dead.


Cain:  Hold on—you and me…we’re one and the same?

Walker:  Sorry, I am Walker, and you are pseudo-Walker.


Cain:  This ends our interview; I am feeling a bit thin.

Walker:  Sorry…there’s no delicate way to get out of these circumstances except to say
goodnight old friend.


Other pen names Walker has used – Stephen Robertson, Glenn Hale, Evan Kingsbury.



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