Interview With Gori Suture
Sex and Horror Author Gori Suture
How did you get interested in writing?
When I was a little girl of six or seven, the gifted and talented club I was in wrote books for one of our projects. The book I wrote was a total Scooby Doo rip off about an Indian ghost, but that was the beginning of my love of writing. After that, I would write skits and make my friends act them out, and I wrote a newspaper for my family complete with fake ads and a gossip column.
Do you come from a background of formal literary training?
When I was in high school, I initiated private lessons from the English teacher who ran the writerís workshop, which was intended to help students with papers, not fiction. But the teacher was cool, and she spent a great deal of time helping me develop my voice, even though the stories I wrote disturbed her. From there, I attended film school at NCSA as an aspiring scriptwriter, but after a while, I ran out of money and dropped out. The rest of my knowledge has been attained by self-study.
What inspired Asphyxia A Smut Saga?
In the beginning, Asphyxia was just a story about a couple of fairies that lost their wings and subsequently went mad. It was flat and uninspired. I was suffering from writerís block and depression, so in a fit of desperation, despite my being an atheist at the time, I offered my soul to any god who would make me into the writer I wanted to be. A goddess named Ishtar answered and opened my mind, directing me down my current path of occult studies. Now I have no problems tapping into the cosmic dream and telling the stories of the souls who live there.
You describe yourself as a Sex And Horror author, what is it about those areas that intrigues you?
I am a pacifist, and violence has always seemed so alien to me that I canít help but be fascinated. Like the little boy that smashes up a lizard to see what is inside, I smash up my characters to see what makes them tick. Plus the physical and mental torture my characters endure reflects my own struggles with being human. Existence really is rather vile. Sex and violence have always gone hand in hand. The entire mating ritual is invasive, intimate, passionate, and messy, much like murder. We inevitably slay the ones we love, some in a violent fit, others chisel away their loved ones bit by bit, but in the end, we are all destroyed.
Do you ever feel constrained by those genres?
I donít constrain myself to those genres. My work is really all over the place, and I wasnít sure how to sell it. Since most of my work contains elements of sex or horror, I chose that genre for marketing purposes.
Do you feel a kinship or involvement with the fetish/BDSM scene ?
Definitely. I have characters who love to be abused as well as characters who love to torture. Clothing is important to the feel of a scene, and Iím not above flipping through a bondage magazine for inspiration.
Are there any other creative mediums you work in?
I am also an artist. Thus far, in collaboration with my graphic designer, B. H. Young, I have designed all the artwork for my books, promotionals, and web pages.
What kind of music do you like?
Iíll listen to anything with balls and a soul. I own an extensive collection of vinyl, CDs, and MP3s from most genres, but my favorite type of music is deathrock. Rozz Williams and Dinah Cancer are huge inspirations to me. I love deathrock.com. DJ Mark Splatter has excellent taste. I donít care for the current popular music scene. It all sounds like a car commercial.
What do you like to do for fun?
I collect spores, molds, and fungus.
See more of Gori Suture at:
See more of Gori Suture at:
Photos by: Apothekari, Chris Young, B. H. Young, Laura Lashley