Meet the Board Members: Dreux Carpenter

“There are rumors that I am published under a pen name, but… that is pure fiction.“

— Dreux Carpenter

A member of the Writers’ League since 2012, Dreux lives in Austin, TX.

Scribe: Welcome, writer! Tell us — what do you write?

Dreux Carpenter: I write mostly absurd horror with a little transgressive historical fiction thrown in. I like to explore the horrific and the ridiculous.

Scribe: How did you come to join the WLT?

DC: My wife had been teaching classes for WLT and I’d been able to sit in on a few and to attend various free events. I liked the people I met and the conversations I had. So I joined.

Scribe: If you could choose one author to blurb your book, who would it be, and what would you want it to say?

DC: Charlotte Gullick. I have a feeling she’d find a way to say something that sounded positive.

Scribe: You have one book you’re allowed to push onto all of your friends, and they’re forced to read it to remain your friend — which one would you choose?

DC: My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George.

Scribe: What made you join the board?

DC: Becka first approached me about it. I like Becka. She rocks. She’s why I signed up.

Scribe: Here at the WLT, we love sharing book recommendations. What’s one book that has come out within the past few years that you couldn’t put down? (Bonus points if the book is Texas related!)

DC: I’ve only been reading vintage horror, but my wife and daughter enjoyed Less by Andrew Sean Greer.

Scribe: Is there anything else about you that you would like to share with the world? An opportunity for blatant self-promotion!

DC: There are rumors that I am published under a pen name, but… that is pure fiction.

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