In Stephen King’s 1987 novel Misery, a woman holds her favorite author hostage, and forces him to write what she wants. And at the time, it seemed like a horror story. Now? It’s a cautionary tale. But it’s also one in need of updating, and not just because the author in King’s book was a man. Enter Number One Fan (paperback, Kindle, audiobook), a horror thriller from Meg Elison who, in the following email interview, discusses what inspired and influenced this story, as well as how it’s, in many ways, more miserable than Misery.