- Suicide Forest is available at Amazon
Could you please tell us a little about your book?
Suicide Forest is about a group of friends who decide to spend a night in the eponymous forest and get a lot more than they bargained for.
Who or what is the inspiration behind this book?
No person was an inspiration. The forest itself was. I’d heard a lot about it, especially since I’d lived in Japan for three years. It’s a really creepy one-of-a-kind place.
Your biggest critic?
In the last year have you learned or improved on any skills?
Writing (I hope!). I think people who write have to improve their craft each year. It’s like running: if you do it, you only get better. Having said that, I also believe that not every book is going to be better than the last.
Who has influenced you throughout your career as a writer?
The writers I read growing up. Their stories are what made me want to become a writer.
What is the most important thing in your life right now?
My fiancé—and my upcoming wedding!
What are you currently working on?
I have two novels complete: The Catacombs and Helltown. The next I’m working on is called Island of the Dolls.
What do you feel sets this book apart from others in the same genre?
My horror novels are part of a series called World’s Scariest Places. All the books are set in real life locations. I think this sets them apart.
You know the scenario – you’re stuck on an island. What book would you bring with you and why?
The Beach by Alex Garland. I don’t know why. I just like it.
Jeremy Bates is the author of the #1 Amazon bestseller White Lies, which was nominated for the 2012 Foreword Book of the Year Award. He has spent the last ten years traveling the world, visiting more than thirty countries. He has lived in Canada, the United States, Australia, Japan, South Korea, and the Philippines. Bates is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario with a degree in English literature and philosophy. He is an active member of Horror Writers Association, Mystery Writers of America, International Thriller Writers, Inc., and Crime Writers of Canada.
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