3Q’s Special – Hunter Shea gets Cryptid!


Super excited for today’s 3Q’s guest!

Hunter Shea is a prolific author and fantastic supporter. If you’re looking for crazy creature fiction and people trying to stay alive – look no further! Hunter’s work runs the gamut from emotional to straight up brutal!

Please, do welcome Hunter!


Steve: What does your writing time look like? Do you try and write at the same time each day? Do you have a word count you attempt to hit?
Hunter: It’s basically all over the place now. For years, I had a job where I got in early and left early and would write after dinner for an hour or so. Now, on weekdays, it’s sometimes in the early morning, sometimes at night. It all depends on what’s going on that day. On weekends, who knows. I’ve learned I don’t like writing in the morning so much, so I try to wait until the afternoon. My goal is always a thousand words. But I no longer beat myself up when I miss days entirely or only get, say, 300 words down. The whole idea is to just keep moving forward. I haven’t missed a deadline yet!

Steve: You decide to host a writer’s retreat. One weekend in a luxury house on an island. What three other authors do you invite to come along?
Hunter: Wow, that’s a tough one. Since you didn’t specify living or dead, I’ll mix them up. First would be Ernest Hemingway, the man who reinvented the way fiction is written in America. When I started writing, I tried my damnedest to emulate his style – keep it lean and mean. Plus, he’d be a hell of a fun drinking partner while we party the night away on the island. That man had some stories. Next, I’d bring along Kinky Friedman, the Texas crooner and mystery writer who appreciates a cigar as much as I do. His books have brought so much joy to my life. They’re just plain irreverent and fun. And they are the embodiment of the man himself. I could listen to him talk all day. Finally, I guess I should add a horror writer into the mix. It would have to be Bentley Little. Not just because I’m a huge fan of his work. Also because he’s so reclusive. I’d give anything to have a chance to get to know him and talk about the craft. Man, that would be one hell of an island retreat. When can we make this happen?

Steve: Tell me about your newest release (novel/story/poem/novella) and why someone should read it!
Hunter: My latest is called To The Devil, A Cryptid, and it’s a hell of a monster romp. Set in Texas, where even the cryptids are bigger, it’s a tale of Satanists, scary legends, bloodthirsty beasts, talking blobs, rioting mobs, grisly deaths, mass destruction, possession, the foibles of fate, paranormal TV, love, lust, friendship, carnage, and the love of a good taco after a night of calling a demon from the pits of hell. Yep, I think that explains it all. It’s published through Severed Press and available in paperback and ebook.

Steve: Bonus Question! You receive an invitation in the mail from one of these two people. The invitation invites you to have dinner and spend the night in their home. Do you accept the invitation from Victor Frankenstein or Dracula and why?
Hunter: This is too easy. I’m no fan of Dracula. He can go suck it where the sun DOES shine. I’m absolutely going to hang with Victor Frankenstein. The man was a genius, though a bit mad. Sounds like a lot of my friends now. I think we’d get along swimmingly. And maybe I could teach his monster not to drown little girls and avoid angry mobs.


Excellent choice! Thank you so much Hunter!

To find more of his work, check the links!

Twitter: https://twitter.com/huntershea1

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Hunter-Shea/e/B007RMLXAA

Website: https://huntershea.com/

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