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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