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17 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Alma Katsu. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Alma Katsu, often where they are interviewed.

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17 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Alma Katsu. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Alma Katsu, often where they are interviewed.

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LOTF 62: Alma Katsu on Writing Historical Horror

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We are delighted to bring you this special conversation with author Alma Katsu about her most recent historical horror novel, The Deep (2020). One of Ms. Katsu’s many specialties is writing novels that combine historical fiction with supernatural and horror elements. The Hunger (2018), a reimagining of the story of the Donner Party, was named one of NPR’s 100 favorite horror stories, was on numerous Best Books of the Year lists, and continues to be honored as a new classic in horror. Her first book, The Taker (2011), was named one of the top ten debut novels of 2011 by Booklist.

In this episode, we talk to Alma about her childhood years as a voracious reader and her early writing life. She also shares stories about growing up in a spooky (maybe haunted?) old home and how that sparked her infatuation with darker tales. We loved hearing about her fascinating career in intelligence as well as why she decided to follow her writing passion. We learned so much in this conversation with Alma, and we think you will, too.

Find Alma: Website | Twitter

Oct 29 2020 · 1hr 17mins
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The Hunger by Alma Katsu (Patreon Book of the Month)

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The Drunk Guys now have a Patreon! If you enjoy the show, send us beer money over at patreon.com/drunkguysbookclub! The Drunk Guys are hungry for beer this week while they discuss The Hunger by Alma Katsu. They satisfy their hunger with: Reality Checks by Kills Boro, ET Stayed Home 8
Oct 20 2020 · 1hr 16mins

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Interview with Alma Katsu

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Join authors Robin Knabel and H. Dair Brown as they interview award-winning American author, Alma Katsu.

Sep 30 2020 · 52mins
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Alma Katsu: "The Deep"

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This is the twenty-fifth episode of "Talking with Authors" by HEC Media and HEC Books. We're a program dedicated to speaking with some of the best selling authors around, covering many different genres.

We’re very excited to be able to come back to you after an unplanned hiatus due to the Coronavirus Pandemic of 2020. Since no authors were able to travel, and our partners at the St. Louis County Library and Left Bank Books were physically closed  in the early days of social distancing, we were unable to conduct many of the scheduled interviews that we had planned.  But, after the initial weeks of the global shutdown, we were able to set up remote video interviews with many authors. And in the coming weeks, we’ll be providing you with the audio of these interviews. Now sound quality may be slightly different than our previous podcasts, but they all still contain the great content that you’ve come to expect.

Today, our author is an intelligence expert and award winning creator of 5 novels, Alma Katsu. We spoke with her via Zoom in April of 2020 about her book “The Deep” by publisher Penguin Random House.

This writer of horror and historical fiction has had her work published in 10 different languages around the world. But her career before writing for public consumption was with the NSA, CIA, and other intelligence agencies in the United States. Given that background, she knows how important it is to get facts correct. And with that in mind, before she took on her most recent book about the twin ocean liners the Titanic and the Britannic, she had to really think through what she was getting herself into. We’ll hear about that story of “The Deep”, talk a bit about her earlier work on the subject of The Donner Party, and learn more about her writing process.  Award winning author Alma Katsu joins us now on this edition of Talking With Authors from HEC Media and HEC Books.

Here’s our host this time is Victoria Babu.

HEC Media is a production company out of St. Louis, Missouri.  With the help of independent bookstore Left Bank Books and St. Louis County Library, we are able to sit down with these amazing writers and thought leaders to discuss their work, their inspiration, and what makes them special. You can watch video versions of most of our interviews at hecmedia.org.

Host and Video Producer - Victoria Babu
Video Editor - Kerry Marks
Audio Editor- Paul Langdon
Supervising Producer - Julie Winkle
Production Support - Jayne Ballew and Christina Chastain
HEC Media Executive Director - Dennis Riggs
Talking with Authors Podcast Executive Producer - Christina Chastain
Podcast Producer - Rod Milam
Podcast Host - Rod Milam

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Jul 02 2020 · 30mins

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Alma Katsu — The Deep

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You want to believe in magic.”

Zoom’s the new normal. Angie Kim returns; Miracle Creek getting lots of love from Edgars and Anthony awards. Angie and David talk The Last Dance (of course!).  Alma Katsu leans on her intel background to crush historical fiction like The Deep (add ghosts to the Titanic).  The gang ponders how they’d tell the pandemic story.

Jun 09 2020 · 48mins
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Author Interview With Alma Katsu And Your Guide to New Releases For the Week of May 12, 2020

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This episode features an author interview with Alma Katsu, author of ""The Deep"..

Immediately following The interview is your guide to new releases for the week of May 12, 2020.

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May 12 2020 · 45mins
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Episode 2.18 - Sirens of the Deep with Alma Katsu

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This week, we're excited to have the opportunity to chat with Alma Katsu, author of The Taker series, The Hunger and her new novel, The Deep. Alma is known for her work blending historical events with chilling horror, starting with the Donner Party in The Hunger and the Titanic and Britannic in The Deep. Alma is a master at transporting readers back in time and using true events to craft atmospheric horror that insidiously consumes readers' imaginations throughout the reading experience. The Deep is a truly mesmerizing book that all three of us at Ink Heist are currently falling in love with and unable to put down for very long. Alma does a great job of weaving in the suggestion of the supernatural, allowing readers imaginations to run wild and The Deep is an evocative take on the Gothic tradition. If you haven't already, definitely grab a copy of The Deep, it's the sort of novel you can lose yourself in.

During the episode, we talked to Alma about re-imagining historical events, her writing journey, Westerns, the difficulties of breaking out, launching a book during the pandemic, upcoming works including a spy series, women's rights as a theme in The Deep, which character she relates to most in The Deep, dealing with dual timelines and so much more. Check out our conversation with Alma now right here on Ink Heist or on your favorite streaming service.

Apr 21 2020 · 1hr 33mins
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The Hunger by Alma Katsu

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Apr 01 2020 · 36mins
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482 - Alma Katsu Interview

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We're back super fast with an interview with Alma Katsu! The first of hopefully many excellent interviews in 2020 for Booked. If you've been paying attention, we reviewed Alma's book The Deep in the previous episode, and dropped a little spoiler talk as well over on our Patreon. Next episode: a review of That Left Turn at Albuquerque by Scott Phillips!

Mar 10 2020 · 47mins
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481 - The Deep by Alma Katsu

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We're back with our latest review for 2020 - our second review of a book by Alma Katsu. The first one we talked about, The Hunger, was about the infamous Donner Party. This time, The Deep tells a story about passengers of the ill-fated Titanic, and how maybe something supernatural is influencing what happens on the ship. Stick around for tons more content, as we're about to drop an interview with the author herself, as well as Spoiler Talk for the review on our Patreon!

Mar 10 2020 · 44mins