ANGELIQUE: My wife asked if the Written in Red guys have tried to do the whole human centipede thing together. Who picked the order and what was the placement?
VOLPE: We have not tried the Human Centipede act, but it’s not off the table. If there were an order to our filthy conga line it would be as such. I would be number 1. My diet of fried food and shitty beer makes my movements more of a slurry, as opposed to a solid. Rowland would go next. His healthy body would heavily filter my waste, turning it into something palatable. Carver would be third. Years in the military have prepared him for this journey into the depths of perversion. And of course, Aron would be the caboose. He already looks like a train wreck, so having a face covered in human excrement would be an improvement.
ANGELIQUE: If you could be any one of your characters, who would it be and why?
VOLPE: I would have to pick Talia. All she does is fuck and kill evil people. Sounds like a good time to me.
ANGELIQUE: Who's your favorite reader and why is it Donna Latham?
VOLPE: Donna by a longshot lol. But I have many that are awesome and super supportive. My #2 fan, Mary Danner, is awesome. She reads a ton of indie horror and is so kind. Brandi, Danika, Nikki, Jason…the list could be endless. I appreciate all of them.
ANGELIQUE: Perky or floppy?
VOLPE: Why not both? Bacon is delicious whether it is perky and crispy, or a little floppy. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed both ways.
ANGELIQUE: What's the funniest thing that's ever happened to you?
VOLPE: When I was a young man there were a set of twins that I knew. Me, not being picky, decided to shoot my shot with one of them. I was clearly not paying attention and had them confused, thus eliminating my chances with either. The name confusion became a running joke amongst my friends that witnessed my self-inflicted cock block.
ANGELIQUE: What makes a horror novel perfect for you?
VOLPE: The perfect horror novel varies for me. Some days I want something batshit crazy, full of violence and sex. An old-school Edward Lee book will usually fill that void. Is it perfect? No, but it satisfies the itch. Other days I might want something a little quieter and grab a McCammon or John Saul book. All in all, I feel that the author needs to pick what feeling they’re going for and stick with it. If it starts as a ghost story with deep emotional themes and then turns into a bloodbath-erotica, you may lose some readers.
ANGELIQUE: If you were a zombie, who would you eat first?
VOLPE: I am not a picky eater and will chow down on anything. Whoever is closest and slowest is getting devoured.