Sinister Reads chats to Pete Aldin

Tell us a little bit about yourself and your latest story?

I write spec fic thrillers. My latest novel “Came Monsters” (a sequel to last year’s “Doomsday’s Child”) is available for preorder at a discounted price on Amazon/Kindle. Paperback to follow.

What inspired you to write this story?

Lol: probably Book One in the series. Also, I wondered what it would be like to set a zompoc novel three and half years after the outbreak when all the zombies are “dying off”.

What’s the most important lesson you have learned about writing?

When writing a scene, come in late and leave it early. We don’t need to see the detective get out of bed and drive to the crime scene: just have him arrive and get on with it. Then don’t hang around at the end with boring dialogue or details: cut to next scene.

What does the horror genre mean to you?

Tension and honest examinations of what it means to be human and to embrace life.

Who is your favourite author and why?

At the moment it’s David Morrell who wrote the original Rambo novel. More often he writes thrillers than horror, but there are no dull moments in Morrell’s writing.

Where can people read/purchase your story/novel?

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