Sophie Avett’s Sinister Stitches Dress Fitting Interview, guest-starring Joey W. Hill’s Lady Lyssa (Vampire Queen Series)
My characters are either naked or dressed to kill. Given they’re all monsters stalking the city of New Gotham’s twisted, cracked, and cobbled streets, the criminal wardrobe is part of the job description. Rockabilly princesses, corpse brides, leather queens…my city is full of them. Where do they get their menacing threads?
There is a boutique hiding out between the fractured, narrow store-fronts lining the foggy docks. The shingles are ribbed and black. Washed, peeling paint and displays offer views into wicked leather and lace-studded glam. The mannequins are ghoulish beauties stitched together from whatever was left of the last fool to cross one of the sinister witches.