The following is an interview with Ed Ahern, author of the short story “Cave Canem,” 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, “Cave Canem”?
I wanted a supernatural figure with provenance who wasn’t already a beaten-to-death trope.
2) What’s something that always seems to pop up in the stories you write?
I have a snarky sense of humor and if I’m not careful I’ll stick in a zinger that spoils the mood I’m trying for.
3) Which book/story has had the biggest influence on your writing?
Several books by Ray Bradbury. He’s a little out of vogue now, but he’s able to generate a delicious sense of wonder in even scifi settings.
4) Excluding your Neon Druid story, what piece of writing are you most proud of, and…
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