Jess Pagan

Jess Pagan

Fascinated by the abnormal and macabre, my writing always has a theme of weirdness and creepiness. I grew up reading horror stories by Graham Joyce, Stephen King, James Herbert and that's where my influence comes from. I was intrigued by Roald Dahl's adult stories and Lovecraft's weird fiction and my poetry has matured more to the weird side.


Jess Pagan in 60 seconds

When did you start writing?

1998 Doncaster

What do you love about Short Stories?

I love a world that is contained, and the twists are more punchy in a short story

Do you write in other forms?


What distracts you from writing?

Friends, University

Outside of writing, what are your other passions?

Films, Horror, Theatre, Coffee

What is your favourite book?


Who are your favourite writers?

Stephen King, Roald Dahl and H.P. Lovecraft

Where is your dream location?


What one item would you put into Room 101?


Do you have any advice for new writers?

Go out to things you wouldn't normally do, they're the most inspiring

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