Bride: The rocks are from the backyard, where there used to be a great wooden screen house to which we escaped in summer. The asphalt is from a section of sidewalk that was poured by my grandfather. Maryanne, my cousin, used to let me sneak into her room and read Stephen King books (forbidden by my parents). However, it’s probably why I’m a horror writer today. We still share a strong love of horror books and films and a passion for going to the Hudson Valley Garlic Festival.