Interview: Pamela K. Kinney

Pamela K. Kinney’s story “Azathoth Is Here” appears in the Summer 2009 issue of Innsmouth Free Press.

KinneyPamela K. Kinney is an author of published horror, science fiction, fantasy, horror, poetry, and the nonfiction book, Haunted Richmond, Virginia, published by Schiffer Publishing, along with Haunted Virginia: Legends, Myths and True Tales coming May 2009 from Schiffer Publishing, too. Using the pseudonym, Sapphire Phelan, she has published erotic and sweet paranormal/fantasy/science fiction romance, also poetry and a couple of erotic horror stories. She also has done acting on stage and in films. Find out more about her at: or at either of her MySpaces: and

How did you become interested in writing Mythos/Lovecraftian stories?

I grew up reading H. P. Lovecraft’s stories and stories and novels inspired by his works. I even introduced my son to the Mythos and made him a big fan of them, too. It just seemed easy to write them, though moving the setting to modern times.

What was the inspiration for your story?

I worked in a local supermarket, Ukrops, and one day thought what would happen if an ‘Old One’ appeared in a busy Saturday night in a place and grew bigger and bigger, like that. Then the story wrote itself after that.

If you were a Mythos monster, deity or character, who would you be and why?

Most likely Cthulhu, since he is so popular. Or a Deep One, since I can’t swim normally.

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