Jo Harrington interviewed Phil Rickman concerning December and Abbey Tapes prior to the December 2011 republication by Mansion House Books.
“December was the first real idea I had for a novel. Don’t know where the idea for a rock band consisting of psychics came from. It was just there. The first few chapters were rejected, and I gave up and got diverted by working as a TV reporter, which was much more fun. Until I had the idea for Candlenight, which eventually was accepted.