A brief break from one kind of interview for another... Alma Katsu's THE HUNGER, historical fiction inspired by the Donner Party with a supernatural twist, is making a big splash. When Stephen King calls your book "Deeply, deeply disturbing... not recommended reading after dark," that's kind of a big deal. (I joked on Twitter it's like Picasso saying "Great cubism.")
I recently interviewed Alma for the Chicago Review of Books, covering everything from reviews (the book's getting great ones) to research (she did a lot) to the role gender played both in her version of the story and the Donner Party's real fate. Click and devour here.