Episode 48: Interview with Hailey Piper author of The Worm and His Kings
Postcards from a Dying World
For episode 48 I have a conversation with a young and upcoming voice in the rising Queer horror movement. Of course, queer horror is nothing new Clive Barker and Poppy Z. Brite were out voices as far back as the 80s and 90s but exciting new things are happening in this space and Hailey has become a leader in the movement based on the strength of Her novella The Worm and His Kings which is an early favorite for a favorite read of the year already. Hailey Piper writes horror and dark fantasy and is a member of the Horror Writers Association. Her other titles include Unfortunate Elements of My Anatomy, The Possession of Natalie Glasgow, and Benny Rose, the Cannibal King. Her short fiction appears in such places as Year’s Best Hardcore Horror, The Arcanist, Flash Fiction Online, Daily Science Fiction, Tales to Terrify, Blood Bath Literary Zine, and lots of other spaces. In this conversation, we talk about Hailey’s early and modern influences, her early books, and her new collection. Then we dive into a spoiler-free and spoiler-tastic look at The Worm and His Kings. Don’t worry there is a warning but you can listen to most of the interview without concern of spoilers. If you want to support the podcast, please like and subscribe. Write reviews and share links to interviews. I don’t ask for money but if you want to support my efforts my books are listed below and you get a book out of it. Thanks! •You can find my books here: https://bookshop.org/contributors/david-agranoff Amazon-https://www.amazon.com/David-Agranoff/e/B004FGT4ZW •And me here: Goodreads-http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2988332.David_Agranoff Twitter-https://twitter.com/DAgranoffAuthor Blog-http://davidagranoff.blogspot.com/
Hailey Piper, Author of Unfortunate Elements of My Anatomy
Hailey and I talk about genre-smashing horror, galaxy brain conceptions of gender, and her fantastic new collection Unfortunate Elements of My Anatomy. Note that there are spoilers for one story from the collection, "The Burning of the Blueberries", in the second half, but I provide a warning in advance and the rest of the episode is spoiler free. Buy Unfortunate Elements: https://bookshop.org/books/unfortunate-elements-of-my-anatomy/9781990082016
I talked with author Hailey Piper and horror short story collections, as well as her upcoming collection, Unfortunate Elements of My Anatomy and novel, Queen of Teeth Shownotes: https://booksinthefreezer.com/2021/03/09/episode-89-short-story-collections-with-author-hailey-piper/
Hailey Piper (author of The Worm and His Kings) and I had a nice chat recently about finding comfort in the infiniteness of the universe. Then I edited the recording and uploaded it to my podcast host, and this is it. This is the conversation. All you have to do is listen now. It's very easy. Buy The Worm and His Kings. Browse the books on our webstore. Support us on Patreon.
Interview with Hailey Piper, Author of The Possession of Natalie Glasgow
Hailey Piper (author of The Possession of Natalie Glasgow) and I talk about her upcoming novella The Worm and His Kings, the evolution of the possession genre, and how to "make horror gay AF." The first half of our discussion is spoiler free, and the second half has spoilers for The Possession of Natalie Glasgow.