Interview with P. J. Richards, Author of “The Lady of the Lake”

Mt. Misery Press

The following is an interview with P. J. Richards, author of the short story “The Lady of the Lake,” which appears in Neon Druid: An Anthology of Urban Celtic Fantasy (available now on Amazon in digital and paperback).

1) What inspired you to write your Neon Druid story, “The Lady of the Lake”?

I found the submissions call on Twitter, and really liked the theme but (as is always my instinct) wanted to drag it from the streets and back into nature – Central Park with its beauty and dangers sprang to mind, and when I found The Lake, everything fell into place.

2) What’s something that always seems to pop up in the stories you write?

I always end up exploring the liminal places between the mundane and the Otherworld.

3) Which book/story has had the biggest influence on your writing?

Mythago Wood by Robert Holdstock. I aspire to create…

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