1. What inspired the story “In the Beginning”?
I just imagined a strained relationship between a husband and wife. I wanted to test the boundaries of their love, and how far someone would go to protect the person they loved the most. To explore the causes, consequences, and eventual resolutions of the strain.
2. What inspired you to start writing?
Well, I wrote poems as a child, and I read books all the time. I read mostly horror in my teens. But it wasn’t until college that the writing bug actually hit me. I came up with an idea for a novel and got to work!
3. Tell us where you are in your writing career now and where you hope to be in the next few years.
As of now, I have some short fiction published, and I’m a spotlight interviewer for Nightmare magazine. In the next few years, I plan to have some published novels under my belt. Being on several bestseller lists wouldn’t hurt my feelings, either.
4. What are your favorite works of Black horror? Film, books, podcasts, etc?
Films: One of my favorite films is Jordan Peele’s Get Out; for breaking new ground and for its excellence. Although before Jordan’s film, there were 3 particular films that featured Black women as main characters. They not only survived, they kicked butt, too! They are some of my favorite horror films: Tales From the Crypt Presents: Demon Knight, starring Jada Pinkett-Smith; 28 Days Later, starring Naomie Harris; and Alien vs. Predator, starring Sanaa Lathan.
Books: Anything by Tananarive Due, Brandon Massey, and Chesya Burke. There are several other Black authors I love as well.
Podcasts: Well, I haven’t really listened to that many podcasts, but NIGHTLIGHT is my new favorite. 😉
5. Where can we learn more about you and your work? Do you have any work coming out soon that we should keep an eye out for?
As of right now, I have an author’s page on Goodreads and my information is there: www.goodreads.com/author/show/6692231.Tyhitia_Green. I am working on a website, and when it’s completed, I’ll add a link to my Goodreads profile.
I’m part of a speculative fiction anthology featuring all Black women writers. The title is Black From the Future: A Collection of Black Speculative Writing, which debuts on August 20, 2019.
6. Is there anything else you want to tell us?
I’m hard at work on revisions for my dark fantasy novel, and I’m working on a few short stories as well.