Eric May has always been a strange one, but finally having the freedom to create his own worlds through writing might have been one of the worst things to ever happen in the entirety of the multiverse. The landscapes that he creates are sure to entertain, mystify and question the logic of readers, who seem to have been babied by the novel industry of late. It has now become an industry quite like today’s movie industry, that has been catering books and films that are more or less rehashes of what they’ve already read or seen before.
His novels are a sort of manifesto to this belief, that people can in fact still learn something new and be challenged through the pages of a book. Just as great writers were able to challenge the minds of readers in the 1900’s, so can reader’s minds be challenged again in this modern era. While sugaring the pages with the type of material that people are accustomed to, sucker punches can be placed in strategic areas that would challenge a reader’s logic from behind.
He also doesn’t mind making them laugh for long periods of time. “Laughter is the best medicine” as they say. Eric still lives on a cattle farm (that isn’t even his) smack dab in the middle of nowhere, in a place called Arkansas. You might have heard of it. It’s in a little part of the country called, “The Bible Belt.” Unfortunately for them, he doesn’t partake in such whimsical stories. He’d rather write them himself. He lives unmarried, with no children and plenty of animals. As for the prospect of love… Well, we won’t even go there. But rest assured, you’ll see plenty more of his insanely interesting tales to come in the future.
Check out excerpts & shorts here:
The Talented Irish Banshees! (WD3 Excerpt)
Hostages, Assassins, And Lots Of Sunshine! (WD2 Excerpt)
The Allegory Of The Sandwich (Short)
The Return Of The Krampus (A Holiday Tale)
Four Corners (Short Story)
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