After our most recent review of Larry Rodness’s novel Perverse on Literophilia (in case you missed it, the review can be found here), we were eager for a chance to explore the mind of the author. Mr. Rodness was kind enough to let us in on the secrets behind his process and, as always, we found out about his own Literophiliac tendencies as well. As if that weren’t enough, Literophilia is excited to announce that we’ll be doing a giveaway for a copy of Perverse soon, too! Read on to find out what it was like for an adult male to write from a teenaged girl’s perspective, how he made his novel stand out in the overcrowded vampire/horror genre and what’s next for the author!
Literophilia: What was your inspiration for Perverse?
Larry Rodness: It actually arose out of boredom. The kernel of the story came to me one day when I was browsing in an antique shop. I saw a sketch of a rural scene in winter. I asked myself, what would happen if I looked at the scene again and noticed footprints in the snow that were not there before. Then I asked myself, who would have made those footprints and what would she be doing there?