The Rising Son by James Glass – Author Interview

Author James Glass Today we have the elusive James Glass on the Killion Slade blog again!  Always a treat for getting tricked – muah hah ha ha!  

Featured in the new Wrapped in Black anthology by Sekhmet Press, James has a short story titled, The Rising Son, which he shares with us a dream cast of characters and other fun questions.

 Dream Cast for The Rising Son

If you received the chance to produce this short story into a movie, who would be your dream cast and why?  

First and foremost, the last time I took pictures of people I didn’t know, I ended up a fulltime writer on a website and at the mercy of a goth chick named ‘Suzi M’ for over a decade, so I shall not provide pictures. Not this time. Not ever.


That said, I would very much enjoy Rutger Hauer playing the part of Virgil Calahan, Sr. 



billy-zaneBilly Zane playing the part of (you guessed it) Billy…




…and perhaps Chris Hemsworth as Virgil Calahan, Jr.



peter-stormarePlaying Crowley would be Peter Stormare, though he could also play Calahan the father.


Almost last, but only to keep the reader reading, we come to Cherry. Everyone loves her, so the casting would have to be perfect to really capture her essence as well as her beauty. In this instance, it’s an easy choice: lauren-ambroseLauren Ambrose.


For the part of Metatron, I leave it up to providence with the firm belief that the proper person will get cast as the angel.


Have you considered your main character landing his novella or novel one day?

Funny you should ask. Virgil Calahan, Jr. has three novellas dedicated to his life beyond this short story. Two are currently available: The Murdered Metatron and The Dispossessed. The third novella, The Resurrectionist, will be available in the near future.

What should Sekhmet Press produce next? Maybe a Wrapped in Dust for stories beyond the grave?  What say you – what content topic would also spark your pen?

I suppose the only next logical book in this ride would be Wrapped in Silver for werewolf/were fiction.

What is the “must have” or “must do” before you sit down to write? 

A glass of Jack Daniel’s, neat, and a cigarette, followed by a summoning circle drawn upon the floor and candles lit.

Live Long and Pawspurr!How do you relax?

You assume I know the meaning of the word beyond the pages of a good book. I read, I write, and when I’m lucky, I have sex.

If you had a chance to live off the grid – would you do it? I already do.

What is your favorite meme?

Anything with an LOLCat.

What is your favorite mythological creature? A dragon.

What is the best killing scene you have ever written?

It is one which will never see the light of day beyond the pages of plotting. Anyone who has ever been forced to keep a roommate will understand.

Have you ever killed your boss or a co-worker in a story because you didn’t want to go to jail for actually doing it? LOL

I have never written about killing a boss or co-worker, but I did create an entirely new religious doctrine based on the movie Office Space once.

Ghost  Dragon Ruth Taylor - Deviant ArtWhat is your worst FEAR?  How do you handle it?

That Xircon’s The Lazarus Stone novella will become a reality, worse that Xircon himself will discover my new address. I handle it by moving a lot and drinking more.

Where can we learn more about James?  

James Glass enjoys his privacy, but frequently finds that he plays an unwilling host to Xircon. When not visiting red light districts of red light cities, he can frequently be found contemplating life in the seediest of libraries.





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