Our Conversation with Mylo Carbia

Mylo, “The Queen of Horror” Carbia, is a #1 Bestselling Author and a Gallery Women in Horror Month Veteran!

Which of your achievements to date are you most proud of?

Ranked 7th in BookLaunch’s “Top 10 Horror Authors Alive Today” and Richtopia’s “Top 250 Most Influential Authors In The World”

Winner of 2016 Silver Falchion Award for Outstanding Achievement in Fiction

Hit #1 Bestseller in New Releases, Horror, American Horror and Fairy Tales on Amazon.com

What’s your favorite horror film and why?

My favorite horror film is John Carpenter’s THE THING (1982). I just love the how Carpenter used cold weather and haunting stillness to create pure horror in that movie. I also love how the writers constructed a level of paranoia among the characters that continues to be a parallel for how we live in society today.

Who is your hero in the horror world and why?

When Stephen King retires, I want to assume the throne and become the true Queen of Horror. Not only do I admire his writing style and level of success, I aspire to reach his level of respect within the horror community and more importantly, his prolificness and resulting legacy.

The field of horror fiction has never been led by a woman, and I want to be the first female horror author to sell more than a billion copies of a single title.

Share a practical tip for a woman who wants to do what you do.

Structure your life to be on auto-pilot so you can have the creative juice and precious time to write. Get a mindless job. Marry a drama-free spouse. Live well below your means so you have less financial stress. Hire a maid. Get a teenager to rake your lawn. Blow off PTA Meetings. Skip gossip coffee dates with friends. Everything you do either needs to put a roof over your head, nurture your personal relationships or contribute towards your dream of being a successful, paid, professional writer.

Inspire someone who is not where they want to be in the industry yet.

Talent alone will get you nowhere. YOU NEED A BUSINESS PLAN! Write all of your personal and professional goals in one document and follow through on those action steps. You will be surprised to see how much better life flows when you write it it down on paper first. Need an agent? Write it down. Need to learn Twitter? Write it down! Outline everything you need to do to become successful, then spend 5 hours a week knocking out action items. Before you know it, you will be that much closer to your goal.

Scare the crap out of us with something you have done or plan on doing!

The scariest thing about me is that I can see, hear and speak to dead people. It’s not something I can do on command, nor do I have clients, do it professionally, or do it for fun. It’s simply a natural skill developed from spending the first 13 years of my life in a severely haunted house. It comes in handy in paranormal situations when everyone else is FREAKING OUT, when buying a new home, or when writing paranormal movies and novels.

What projects do you have coming up?

I currently have two #1 bestselling books, THE RAPING OF AVA DESANTIS and VIOLETS ARE RED which are on sale in 30,000 bookstores around the world. The feature-film versions of both books are officially in development (whoo hoo!), and I am writing my first “science fiction horror thriller” novel called Z.O.O. — which is coming out October 2019. It’s a total mind trip and the craziest, scariest thing I have written to date. I honestly can’t wait for the world to read it!