Interview with May J. Panayi Brighton, Author of Tales from the Library of a Twisted Mind


Today’s interview is with May J. Panayi, author of Tales from the Library of a Twisted Mind.

Please find it below.


-Vincent Lowry



1) What is your author name and in what state do you live (or country if not in the US)?
May J. Panayi Brighton UK
2) What is the title of your newest book and what is the genre?
My most recent book is a collection of dark/horror shorts- Tales from the Library of a Twisted Mind
3) What is the book about?
It is a collection of dark and twisted short stories
4) Where did you come up with the idea?
I have these stories running through my head near constantly. Considering I also write romance novels, my darker side is like an alter ego.
5) How long did it take you to write it?
About a year.
6) Did you learn anything from the project?
There is no idea that cannot be developed or distorted, and ideas come from everywhere. One day I was driving past an archeological site [called La Tenta] with an elderly Aunt, and she suddenly shrieked ‘don’t go to La Tenta.’ That birthed a horror story right there. Though I think her actual fear was being forced to look at old remains instead of shiny shops!
7) Do you have an author website and/or blog? How about a book video?   The blog links are on the website too.
8) Do you have any success tips to pass on to fellow authors? How about any great editors/cover artists?
Keep at it, never give up.
9) What genres do you like to read? Are you open to reading new authors and reviewing their work?
I love to read horror, any really. But I also love writers like Jodi Picoult and Joanne Harris. I read and review new authors on my kindle all the time.
10) What is your favorite book of all time and why?
The Stand- Stephen King. The world and characters he creates are so real. It has been my favourite since I first read it in 1982.
11) Fun Question: Do you have any pets? If so, what kind?
None since my cat Panpuss passed in 2011 and my heart broke. I have NSA [no strings attached] holiday cats now. I love lizards and squirrels too.
12) Fun Question 2: Do you own an electronic reading device? If so, what kind and how do you like it?
2nd iteration of kindle a paperwhite this time. I love it for travelling, but read paperbacks at home. I travel a lot so my kindle gets quite a bit of use. I usually keep about 50 to read titles on it.
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