Interview Roland Allnach
Topics of conversation:
- Life perspective after 20 years working on a hospital night shift.
- Why do people like horror stories.
- Paranormal experiences and nightmares, writing as a way to deal with them.
- What scares a horror story writer?
- Writing and Publishing Anthologies.
Roland Allnach has been pursuing various forms of creative expression since his earliest memories. His imagination, as well as an innate do-it-yourself sensibility, led him to evolve his hobby of writing into a more serious pursuit. Always an avid reader, he enjoys blending history, classical literature, mythology, his sometimes strange experiences working the night shift in a hospital, and his imagination to create stories often following strange people into perhaps even stranger situations. His first book, Remnant, probed sci-fi landscapes, while his second, Oddities & Entities, makes a spine tingling foray into the realms of the supernatural and paranormal with flares of horror and dark humor. Along with critical acclaim, both books have received award recognition, Remnant in the 2011 National Indie Excellence Awards and 2012 Readers Favorite Awards, and Oddities & Entities in the 2012 Readers Favorite as well.
Oddities & Entities is an anthology of six tales within the supernatural,paranormal, and horror genres which explore a definition of life beyond the fragile vessel of the human body.
The stories are: Boneview, in which a young woman struggles to balance her ability to see through people with the presence of a supernatural creature in her life; Shift/Change, in which a hospital worker struggles to regain his memory as he is confronted by a series of desperate people; My Other Me, in which a lonely college student finds himself displaced from his body by his alter ego; Gray, in which a frustrated man is stunned to discover a little creature has been living in his head; Elmer Phelps, in which a brother and sister find themselves linked in a strange reality by a bat bite in their youth; and lastly, Appendage, in which a cynical mercenary is hired by his son to protect a research lab on the verge of a stunning discovery.