Aniko Answers – An Interview

As promised, I’ve put together a video response to the questions you posed via Twitter or my blog. I thank Erika, Mr. Erika, and the rest of their family for letting me hijack their Saturday evening for filming. I thank the following contributors as well: J. Aric Keith, Hunter Shea, Kasia S. , and Mari Biella.

Before you settle in with your popcorn and wine to watch my video, I recommend hopping on over to Strange Amusements. Nicholas Strange, author of the blog, has posted a review of Stolen Climates! Here’s a quote:

While there is some connection to traditional tales of ritual sacrifice, much of what unfolds is a unique hybrid of family drama, pagan horror, and other influences that combine for one of the most interesting and effective horror novels I have read in a long time.

I hope you enjoy the video. It’s just under ten minutes, and I have tried to keep it on topic and interesting. There are some places where the splicing that resulted from cutting out my rambling is a tad rough, but overall, I think it turned out well. I had fun recording, and I hope you have fun watching.


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9 thoughts on “Aniko Answers – An Interview

  1. Thanks for this video, it was great fun to watch and very interesting! I loved your answers to all the questions, and agreed with a lot of what you said. The wine-related giggling is also something I’m familiar with… 🙂

    Thanks for the plug, too!


    • I’m glad you enjoyed watching it! We had a lot of fun. You can’t tell, but we spent a solid ten minutes just laughing before we could record a version of the first question where we were (almost!) coherent. 🙂 You’re welcome for the mention – my small way of thanking you for such an awesome question!


  2. Fascinating to meet blog mates live (or at least via an interview). Some people are surprising. Some people seem very much like I would imagine them to be.

    You seem very much like I would’ve guessed. I think it must speak to your voice when you are writing here at your blog. To hear you speak and watch your mannerisms seems to make perfect sense.

    This was a lot of fun. Your last response to Mari was very interesting. I like your comments on “fear” and horror, in general. I speak to many of these things when I teach “Monsters are Due on Maple Street” and “Cask of Amontillado.”

    And the last “scare” at the end was pretty funny.

    Paul D. Dail A horror writer’s not necessarily horrific blog


    • Thanks for watching! I hope that you and the others in the Tribe will consider doing your own video posts at some point. It was a lot of fun and, I agree with you that it’s nice to get to see how someone is ‘off the page.’

      Oh, Mr. Erika had us convinced that we were going to have to redo the whole interview! There was a brief instant when I figured we’d just call the whole thing off. Luckily, it was just a joke!


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  4. This was great. Oh, and you can actually just call me Aric, everybody else does. But there are two Aric Keith’s that I know and when I published Stage and Neighbor’s Basement I hadn’t looked around yet to see there were already two prominent James A. Keith’s online, so I changed it up. And it was actually confirmed by John Locke (yeah that writer guy) himself, that I should make sure I should use my odd spelling.

    Thanks for the answers.

    It has been my plan to do video posts about all of the things I do, but I haven’t had the money for a good camera. I know that would help make my web presence a bit more solid. Besides that, my youtube account still doesn’t have my book trailers on it yet… (big ooopps)

    Love your faces at the end!


    • The ‘odd’ spelling is awesome! It’s funny; a lot of my author friends use an initial as part of their pen name, and I’m never sure whether they want me to use it always or not. Hence forth and here on out, you’ll be Aric to me, not J. Aric Keith! 🙂

      My camera is a cheap Kodak Playfull. I think it was about sixty bucks or so on Amazon last summer. Nothing fancy, and I wouldn’t use it if I were recording a web series, but it’s good for little one-off things.

      Thanks for stopping by & for letting me use your Twitter questions in the interview!


  5. This was a great idea, Aniko. And it was great seeing you answer my question. You should definitely do more of these. And yes, alcohol makes them even more fun. Just look at my Monster Men podcasts for proof of that. LOL



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