As I was a huge fan of his last book, Malevolent Nevers, I was honored to be asked to help participate in the launch celebration of Tom’s most recent release, Odious Ghouls. Since contest reading and well, life itself, has been getting in the way, I haven’t had a good opportunity to start in on it just yet, though I can hear it whispering to me from across the room. I’d say that’s a good sign that it’s time is about to come. In the meantime, I asked Tom to write a bit about why he was drawn to horror and why he writes in the genre. Enjoy his beautifully demented response below!