Drew and the Hardy Boys, but I was introduced to Stephen King at age 11, so he probably ranks as my favorite childhood author, too.
BF: Finally, Freak, the sequel to Creep, will be released in August 2012 (I canâ€™t wait!). Can you give us any hints on what we can expect? Do you have any other projects in the works?
JH: I love writing villains, and Freak definitely has a whole bunch. In this new book, we'll get to see Dr. Sheila Tao finally settle some scores, with the help of a beloved character in Creep who also returns. I do have an idea for a new story brewing, that takes place in a cold, wintry city (maybe Toronto, maybe New York, haven't decided yet), and the villain has a very large pet cat who assists in the killings (maybe I'm joking, maybe I'm not).