Favorite new horror writers? Well, of course, Joe Hill—I’m allowed to be proud of him because he’s my son, but I’m also a fan. Benjamin Percy (RED MOON) is terrific, and so is Paul Tremblay, whose novel about a case of possible demonic possession (A HEAD FULL OF GHOSTS) ranks with the best of Shirley Jackson.
The book I had the most fun writing was probably THE RUNNING MAN, which was published under the name Richard Bachman. It was tight and right from the get-go, and the first draft was finished in 10 days. Of course it’s a short book and I was a lot younger then, but still—10 days! Man, I was hot!