I’ve been writing about the themes that play into Tanglewood Terror, and have been meaning to write about H.P. Lovecraft, the inspiration for the Max Bailey character (and really, the whole darned book). As luck would have it, this played perfectly in to the terrific author Nova Ren Suma’s series of posts by fellow authors about what scares them. Here’s my contribution, but after you read it, browse through the others — it’s a really great series. Then check out Suma’s imaginative and poignant novel, Imaginary Girls.