Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Interview with Michelle Muto is up on Black Gate

Today's blogpost is another interview on I had the privilege of getting to know Michelle Muto, author of Don't Fear the Reaper and The Book of Lost Souls. I asked her what the strangest research is she's ever had to do. Here's her answer:

Morgues, corpse timelines, and autopsies. I needed to know about the coolers bodies were kept in and the equipment used in autopsies. I also needed to know a timeline - the condition and appearance of a corpse: one who had committed suicide by slitting her wrists, and that of a body left to decay. Online research is one thing, but contacting the county morgue to verify my findings and ask about autopsy procedures for underage suicide victims felt a bit awkward. At first, I wasn’t sure if they’d think I was suicidal or even homicidal. In the end, they believed me and even offered to take me on a brief tour.
Click on over to the interview to read the rest!


  1. Another very cool interview! I don't think I would have had the guts to call up the morgue. Loved the Beezlepups as well. :-)

  2. Yeah, me neither. I always expect to be laughed at when I tell people I'm a writer - which is a bad attitude to have, but very hard to shake. And yes, who couldn't use a Beelzepup?