Do you have a favorite line or lines from your accepted pieces for The Ginger Collect?
Robert was just a shadow lurking in the shadows of men.
What inspired your piece?
I thought it would be interesting to explore the story of a female serial killer in a pulp fiction context, where women were classically portrayed as only victims or harlots. My protagonist is a woman in a man’s world trying to play a man’s game. As you can imagine, a happy ending is unlikely.
What do you want readers to take away from your piece?
Pulp won’t provide you with the meaning of life, but that’s not necessary for a story to be good. I like to offer a mood, an atmosphere, and perhaps some imagery that lingers and disturbs.
Do you keep any snacks around while you write? If so, what’s your favorite?
No snacks, just coffee.
Do you ever create soundtracks for the piece you’re writing?
More often, the music I listen to is what inspires me to write in the first place. I have written entire stories based on ideas generated from one song or even one lyric. Some of my favorites are Nick Cave, PJ Harvey, Sixteen Horsepower, and Mark Lanegan.
Do you have any future writing plans?
I have short stories and a novel in the works. My aspiration is to develop a small and loyal fan base –a group of people who enjoy what I write. If something bigger is possible, like publishing a novel with a major publisher, sure, that would be great, but I’m a realist.
You can read Natasha Leullier’s piece in Issue Four of The Ginger Collect: Black Moth.