As some parents learned during the pandemic, kids can be little monsters. Yes, your kids, your kids are monsters. But you still love them. Though this begs the question: What if they were really monsters? How much of a monster would your kid have to be for you to stop loving them? This is the question that’s central to Gerardo Sámano Córdova’s new novel Monstrilio (hardcover, Kindle). In the following email interview, Córdova discusses what inspired and influenced this horror fable.