Hi, I'm Cameron Roubique and I'm a horror author / recording artist living in Colorado with my wife, Darla, and cat Penny. When I'm not writing a book or playing guitar I love to go to my local water park Water World, read old 70's, 80's, and 90's pulp horror paperbacks, and read old school silver age superhero comics. My three favorite writers and constants sources of inspiration are Stephen King, R.L. Stine, and Stan Lee.
I grew up in the suburbs north of Denver and have lived there my entire life. I started reading at age three or four, and have always been drawn to the horror genre. I can't really explain why horror has always attracted my attention so much, it's just who I am. When I was five or six I discovered my dad's secret stash of Stephen King paperbacks on a homemade shelf in the storage closet downstairs and was immediately hooked. I was forbidden to read any of them at the time, and had to be content with my R.L. Stine Goosebumps books, which I still read and re-read today.
At age nine, I started reading 'Salem's Lot, my first Stephen King book, and also started writing my own short stories (between thirty and forty pages) about me and my cousins. As a teenager, my writing evolved into full-fledged horror stories and screenplays. I also started playing guitar and writing pop punk songs in the style of my favorite band Blink 182. I spent most of high school playing guitar with my band and watching the mainstream 80's slasher movies obsessively.
After high school, I studied the slasher sub-genre and discovered a lot of lesser known slasher movies like Sleepaway Camp and Graduation Day, they became instant classics to me. I also met my wife Darla at that time.
I recorded two pop punk albums I Was A Teenage Cameron, and I Heart Me, which are also available on CD and wherever digital music is sold. I got married in 2013 and also completed my first book Kill River which is also available. Click here to check out killriver.com. Disco Deathtrap is my latest 80's slasher novel, and I got back to basics by writing the entire first draft on a typewriter.
I also paint all my cover art with Acrylic paints. No boring, modern-day CG covers for me. I believe that cover art is very important, and should be created with just as much love and devotion as the writing within.