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The This Is Horror Podcast is a weekly show for readers, writers, and creators hosted by Michael David Wilson and Bob Pastorella. We interview writers, artists, publishers, editors, and creatives every week. We have interviewed over 100 creatives including Joe Hill, Joe Lansdale, Charlaine Harris, Ellen Datlow, David Moody, Jennifer Lynch, Gemma Files, and Josh Malerman.

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The This Is Horror Podcast is a weekly show for readers, writers, and creators hosted by Michael David Wilson and Bob Pastorella. We interview writers, artists, publishers, editors, and creatives every week. We have interviewed over 100 creatives including Joe Hill, Joe Lansdale, Charlaine Harris, Ellen Datlow, David Moody, Jennifer Lynch, Gemma Files, and Josh Malerman.

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By Hoppinger - Nov 27 2019
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My favorite podcast on horror or writing

Not bad!

By Chipper3599$ - Sep 15 2019
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A good, broad array of topics!! A must-subscribe!

iTunes Ratings

110 Ratings
Average Ratings
105
4
1
0
0

Great!

By Hoppinger - Nov 27 2019
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My favorite podcast on horror or writing

Not bad!

By Chipper3599$ - Sep 15 2019
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A good, broad array of topics!! A must-subscribe!
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This Is Horror Podcast

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The This Is Horror Podcast is a weekly show for readers, writers, and creators hosted by Michael David Wilson and Bob Pastorella. We interview writers, artists, publishers, editors, and creatives every week. We have interviewed over 100 creatives including Joe Hill, Joe Lansdale, Charlaine Harris, Ellen Datlow, David Moody, Jennifer Lynch, Gemma Files, and Josh Malerman.

Rank #1: TIH 025: Richard Thomas on The Do’s and Don’ts of Short Story Writing

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In this podcast Richard Thomas talks about horror writing in Transylvania, sending our horror fiction and what you should and shouldn’t do when writing short stories.  About Richard Thomas Richard Thomas is the author of six books—Disintegration and The Breaker (Random House Alibi), Transubstantiate (Otherworld Publications), and two short story collections, Staring Into the Abyss (Kraken …

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Jan 06 2015

1hr 7mins

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Rank #2: TIH 022: Horror and Comedy with Jasper Bark and David James Keaton

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In this podcast we sit down with two award-winning authors, Jasper Bark and David James Keaton, to discuss horror, comedy and the link between the two. Topics [02:22] Interview starts and participants de-robe (yes, you read that right) [04:55] The physicality of horror and humour [07:38] The Thai cooking analogy [12:24] Psycho [17:45] Worst date …

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Nov 28 2014

1hr 48mins

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Rank #3: TIH 262: Adam Howe on Stephen King’s On Writing, Screenwriting, and Alcoholism

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In this podcast Adam Howe talks about Stephen King’s On Writing, screenwriting, alcoholism, and much more. About Adam Howe Adam Howe writes the twisted fiction your mother warned you about. A British writer of fiction and screenplays, he lives in London with his partner, their daughter, and a hellhound named Gino. Writing as Garrett Addams, his …

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Feb 25 2019

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Rank #4: TIH 079: Brian Evenson on A Collapse of Horses, Working With Rob Zombie, Writing Video Game Adaptations and Foreign Translations

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In this podcast Brian Evenson talks about working with Rob Zombie, his new book A Collapse of Horses, writing video game adaptations, foreign translations and teaching creative writing.  About Brian Evenson Brian Evenson is the author of a dozen books of fiction, most recently the story collection Windeye (Coffee House Press 2012) and the novel Immobility …

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Feb 13 2016

1hr 12mins

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Rank #5: TIH 250: Richard Chizmar on Cemetery Dance, Writing Gwendy’s Button Box with Stephen King, and Widow’s Point

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In this podcast Richard Chizmar talks about Cemetery Dance, writing Gwendy’s Button Box with Stephen King, Widow’s Point, and much more. About Richard Chizmar Richard Chizmar is a New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Amazon, and Publishers Weekly bestselling author. He is the co-author (with Stephen King) of the bestselling novella, Gwendy’s Button Box and the founder/publisher …

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Dec 21 2018

1hr 35mins

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Rank #6: TIH 306: Josh Malerman on Post Bird Box Success, Life Stages, and Horror Trends

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In this podcast we talk to Josh Malerman about post Bird Box Success, life stages, horror trends, and much more. About Josh Malerman Josh Malerman is the author of Bird Box and A House at the Bottom of a Lake and the singer/songwriter for the band The High Strung. A House at the Bottom of a Lake is only …

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Oct 17 2019

1hr 9mins

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Rank #7: TIH 295: Brian Keene on Writing For Market, Public vs. Private Persona, and Last Year’s Burn Accident

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In this podcast Brian Keene talks about writing for market, public vs. private persona, last year’s burn accident, and much more. About Brian Keene Brian Keene writes novels, comic books, short fiction, and occasional journalism for money. He is the author of over forty books, mostly in the horror, crime, and dark fantasy genres. Keene’s …

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Aug 19 2019

1hr 18mins

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Rank #8: TIH 264: Max Booth III on Carnivorous Lunar Activities, Horseplay, and Werewolves

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In this podcast Max Booth III talks about Carnivorous Lunar Activities, horseplay, werewolves, and much more. About Max Booth III Raised in Northern Indiana on an unhealthy diet of horror movies and Christopher Pike paperbacks, Max Booth III now lives in San Antonio, TX where he is constantly trying not to get shot. It is …

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Mar 05 2019

2hr 41mins

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Rank #9: TIH 259: Ramsey Campbell on Creatures of the Pool, The Grin of the Dark, and Demons by Daylight

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In this podcast Ramsey Campbell talks about Creatures of the Pool, The Grin of the Dark, Demons by Daylight, and much more. About Ramsey Campbell The Oxford Companion to English Literature describes Ramsey Campbell as Britain’s most respected living horror writer. He has been given more awards than any other writer in the field, including the Grand Master Award …

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Feb 11 2019

1hr 5mins

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Rank #10: TIH 313: David Moody and Chad Lutzke on Self Publishing

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In this podcast David Moody and Chad Lutzke talk about self-publishing. About David Moody David Moody first self-published Hater in 2006, and without an agent, succeeded in selling the film rights for the novel to Mark Johnson (producer, Breaking Bad) and Guillermo Del Toro (director, The Shape of Water, Pan’s Labyrinth). His seminal zombie novel Autumn …

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Dec 03 2019

2hr 55mins

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Rank #11: TIH 251: Grady Hendrix on Heavy Metal, Christmas Stories and Movies, and Supernatural Experiences

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In this podcast Grady Hendrix talks about heavy metal, Christmas stories and movies, supernatural experiences, and much more. About Grady Hendrix Grady Hendrix is a novelist and screenwriter based in New York City. His novels include Horrorstor, named one of the best books of 2014 by National Public Radio, and My Best Friend’s Exorcism, for which …

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Dec 24 2018

1hr 48mins

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Rank #12: TIH 289: Paul Tremblay on Growing Things, Short Story Writing, and Short vs. Long Stories

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In this podcast Paul Tremblay talks about Growing Things, short story writing, short vs. long stories, and much more. About Paul Tremblay Paul Tremblay is the author of the novels The Cabin at the End of the World, Disappearance at Devil’s Rock, and A Head Full of Ghosts. His other novels include The Little Sleep, …

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Jul 17 2019

1hr 9mins

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Rank #13: TIH 297: Chad Lutzke on Writing Seriously, First Story Sale, and Punk and Metal Music

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In this podcast Chad Lutzke talks about writing seriously, his first story sale, punk and metal music, and much more. About Chad Lutzke Chad lives in Battle Creek, MI. with his wife and children. For over two decades, he has been a contributor to several different outlets in the independent music and film scene, offering …

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Sep 04 2019

1hr 25mins

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Rank #14: TIH 240: Preston Fassel on Our Lady of the Inferno, Fangoria, and Working in a Police Department Evidence Room

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In this podcast Preston Fassel talks about Our Lady of the Inferno, Fangoria, working in a police department evidence room, and much more. About Preston Fassel Preston Fassel is a three-time Rondo Award-nominated journalist and author whose work has appeared in Rue Morgue Magazine, Screem Magazine, and on Cinedump.com. He was born in Houston, Texas and …

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Nov 05 2018

1hr 32mins

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Rank #15: TIH 272: [Interlude] Health Update, This Is Horror Awards, and Story News with Michael David Wilson and Bob Pastorella

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In this podcast Michael David Wilson and Bob Pastorella sit down for an interlude episode. Michael explains a little bit about his recent hospital visits, before we jump into the This Is Horror Awards, story news, and much more. Show notes [05:40] Michael David Wilson’s Health update [39:55] This Is Horror Awards [49:20] This Is …

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Apr 23 2019

1hr 20mins

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Rank #16: TIH 247: Alan Baxter on Horror as a Dirty Word, The Master of Dark Fantasy, and the Supernatural

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In this podcast Alan Baxter talks about horror as a dirty word, being the master of dark fantasy, the supernatural, and much more. About Alan Baxter Alan Baxter is an author of supernatural thrillers and urban horror. Known worldwide as The Master of Dark Fantasy. Kung Fu instructor. Personal Trainer. Motorcyclist. Dog lover. Gamer. Heavy metal …

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Dec 11 2018

1hr 28mins

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Rank #17: TIH 029: Stephen Graham Jones on Writing Fiction, Dialogue and Personal Development

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In this podcast Stephen Graham Jones talks about dialogue, what to and what not to do when writing, creating vs editing mode, daily habits and how fitness helps facilitate the creative process. You can listen to Stephen Graham Jones’ short story ‘Thirteen’ in Episode 28.  Listen to our first podcast interview with Stephen Graham Jones …

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Feb 04 2015

1hr 17mins

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Rank #18: TIH 097: John C. Foster on Fear of the Dark, Writing Novels and Hardboiled Crime

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In this podcast John C. Foster talks about his fear of the dark, writing novels and hardboiled crime.  About John C. Foster John C. Foster was born in Sleepy Hollow, NY, and has been afraid of the dark for as long as he can remember. A writer of thrillers and dark fiction, Foster was raised in …

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Jun 13 2016

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Rank #19: TIH 312: Scott Thomas on Kill Creek, Violet, and Inkshares

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In this podcast Scott Thomas talks about Kill Creek, Violet, Inkshares, and much more. About Scott Thomas Scott Thomas is the Stoker-nominated author of Kill Creek, which was selected by the American Library Association’s reader committee as the top horror book of 2017. Originally from Coffeyville, Kansas, Scott attended the University of Kansas where he …

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Nov 25 2019

1hr 11mins

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Rank #20: TIH 094: Stephen Graham Jones on Story Revisions, Endings and Audio vs. Print Books

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In this podcast Stephen Graham Jones talks about his new novel, Mongrels, story revisions, endings, audio vs. print books and much more. About Stephen Graham Jones Stephen Graham Jones is the author of fifteen novels and six collections. He really likes werewolves and slashers. Favorite novels change daily, but Valis and Love Medicine and Lonesome Dove …

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May 23 2016

1hr 6mins

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TIH 323: Jonathan Oliver on The Language of Beasts, Masters in Science Fiction, and Anthologies

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In this podcast Jonathan Oliver talks about early life lessons, publishing, reading genre fiction, and much more. About Jonathan Oliver Jonathan Oliver is the multi-award winning editor of The End of The Line, Magic, House of Fear, End of the Road, and Dangerous Games. He’s also written a couple of novels and a bunch of short …

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Jan 24 2020

1hr 11mins

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TIH 322: Jonathan Oliver on Early Life Lessons, Publishing, and Reading Genre Fiction

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In this podcast Jonathan Oliver talks about early life lessons, publishing, reading genre fiction, and much more. About Jonathan Oliver Jonathan Oliver is the multi-award winning editor of The End of The Line, Magic, House of Fear, End of the Road, and Dangerous Games. He’s also written a couple of novels and a bunch of short …

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Jan 21 2020

1hr 7mins

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TIH 321: Damien Angelica Walters on Advice for New Writers, Poetical Prose, and Foreshadowing

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In this podcast Damien Angelica Walters talks about The Dead Girls Club, Crooked Lane Books, Bookstagram and much more. About Damien Angelica Walters Damien Angelica Walters is the author of the supernatural thriller, The Dead Girls Club, about two young girls, a scary story that becomes far too real, and the tragic and terrifying consequences …

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Jan 17 2020

1hr 16mins

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TIH 320: Damien Angelica Walters on The Dead Girls Club, Crooked Lane Books, and Bookstagram

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In this podcast Damien Angelica Walters talks about The Dead Girls Club, Crooked Lane Books, Bookstagram and much more. About Damien Angelica Walters Damien Angelica Walters is the author of the supernatural thriller, The Dead Girls Club, about two young girls, a scary story that becomes far too real, and the tragic and terrifying consequences …

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Jan 14 2020

1hr 11mins

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TIH 319: Mary SanGiovanni on Cosmic Shenanigans, Becoming a Professional Writer, and Repetitive Imagery

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In this podcast Mary SanGiovanni talks about Cosmic Shenanigans, becoming a professional writer, repetitive imagery, and much more. About Mary SanGiovanni Mary SanGiovanni is an award-winning American horror and thriller writer of over a dozen novels, including The Hollower trilogy, Thrall, Chaos, The Kathy Ryan series, and others, as well as numerous novellas, short stories …

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Jan 10 2020

1hr 24mins

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TIH 318: Mary SanGiovanni on Cosmic Horror, Life Lessons, and Human Kindness

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In this podcast Mary SanGiovanni talks about cosmic horror, life lessons, human kindness, and much more. About Mary SanGiovanni Mary SanGiovanni is an award-winning American horror and thriller writer of over a dozen novels, including The Hollower trilogy, Thrall, Chaos, The Kathy Ryan series, and others, as well as numerous novellas, short stories and non-fiction. …

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Jan 06 2020

1hr 7mins

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TIH 317: Matthew M. Bartlett on Overcoming Struggles, Collaborative Writing, and Universal Monsters

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In this podcast Matthew M. Bartlett talks about overcoming struggles, collaborative writing, universal monsters, and much more. About Matthew M. Bartlett Matthew M. Bartlett is the author of Gateways to Abomination, Creeping Waves, The Stay Awake Men, and many other tales of terror. Show notes [03:35] Robert S. Wilson, via Patreon, asks about forthcoming works …

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Dec 31 2019

1hr 12mins

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TIH 316: Matthew M. Bartlett on WXXT Leeds, The Stay Awake Men, and Self Publishing

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In this podcast Matthew M. Bartlett talks about WXXT Leeds, The Stay Awake Men, self-publishing, and much more. About Matthew M. Bartlett Matthew M. Bartlett is the author of Gateways to Abomination, Creeping Waves, The Stay Awake Men, and many other tales of terror. Show notes [03:40] Life lessons growing up [12:35] First experiences with …

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Dec 23 2019

1hr 11mins

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TIH 315: Daniel Braum on The Serpent’s Shadow, Clarion Writers’ Workshop, and Night Time Logic

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In this podcast Daniel Braum talks about The Serpent’s Shadow, Clarion Writers’ Workshop, Night Time Logic, and much more. About Daniel Braum Daniel Braum’s fiction has been classified as fantasy, science fiction, and horror but he prefers the good old fashioned term of just ‘fiction’, which when he was growing up simply meant a story where …

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Dec 18 2019

1hr 14mins

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TIH 314: Daniel Braum on Monster Movies, Frightening Encounters with Nature, and Consuming Horror

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In this podcast Daniel Braum talks about monster movies, frightening encounters with nature, consuming horror, and much more. About Daniel Braum Daniel Braum’s fiction has been classified as fantasy, science fiction, and horror but he prefers the good old fashioned term of just ‘fiction’, which when he was growing up simply meant a story where …

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Dec 09 2019

1hr 3mins

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TIH 313: David Moody and Chad Lutzke on Self Publishing

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In this podcast David Moody and Chad Lutzke talk about self-publishing. About David Moody David Moody first self-published Hater in 2006, and without an agent, succeeded in selling the film rights for the novel to Mark Johnson (producer, Breaking Bad) and Guillermo Del Toro (director, The Shape of Water, Pan’s Labyrinth). His seminal zombie novel Autumn …

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Dec 03 2019

2hr 55mins

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TIH 312: Scott Thomas on Kill Creek, Violet, and Inkshares

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In this podcast Scott Thomas talks about Kill Creek, Violet, Inkshares, and much more. About Scott Thomas Scott Thomas is the Stoker-nominated author of Kill Creek, which was selected by the American Library Association’s reader committee as the top horror book of 2017. Originally from Coffeyville, Kansas, Scott attended the University of Kansas where he …

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Nov 25 2019

1hr 11mins

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TIH 311: Scott Thomas on First-Grade Stories, Horror and Humour, and Defining Art and Craft

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In this podcast we talk to Scott Thomas about first-grade stories, horror and humour, defining art and craft, and much more. About Scott Thomas Scott Thomas is the Stoker-nominated author of Kill Creek, which was selected by the American Library Association’s reader committee as the top horror book of 2017. Originally from Coffeyville, Kansas, Scott …

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Nov 20 2019

1hr 9mins

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TIH 310: Nicole Cushing on 500 Stories in 500 Nights, Horror Writing Class, and Fanaticism

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In this podcast we talk to Nicole Cushing about reading 500 stories in 500 nights, her Patreon horror writing class, fanaticism, and much more. About Nicole Cushing Nicole Cushing is the Bram Stoker Award® winning author of Mr. Suicide and a two-time nominee for the Shirley Jackson Award. Show notes [02:50] The idea that people …

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Nov 13 2019

1hr 27mins

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TIH 309: Nicole Cushing on A Sick Gray Laugh, The Half Freaks, and Witold Gombrowicz

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In this podcast we talk to Nicole Cushing about A Sick Gray Laugh, The Half Freaks, Witold Gombrowicz, and much more. About Nicole Cushing Nicole Cushing is the Bram Stoker Award® winning author of Mr. Suicide and a two-time nominee for the Shirley Jackson Award. Show notes [03:30] Conversation start [08:20] Completing her first marathon …

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Nov 05 2019

1hr 13mins

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TIH 308: Danger Slater on Impossible James, He Digs A Hole, and Bizarro

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In this podcast we talk to Danger Slater about Impossible James, He Digs A Hole, bizarro, and much more. About Danger Slater Danger Slater is the world’s most flammable writer! He is the Wonderland Award-winning author of I Will Rot Without You, Puppet Skin, and He Digs A Hole. Show notes [02:55] Conversation start/first professional …

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Oct 29 2019

1hr 18mins

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TIH 307: Danger Slater on The Guinness Book of World Records, Kurt Vonnegut, and The World’s Most Flammable Writer

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In this podcast we talk to Danger Slater about the Guinness Book of World Records, Kurt Vonnegut, being the world’s most flammable writer, and much more. About Danger Slater Danger Slater is the world’s most flammable writer! He is the Wonderland Award-winning author of I Will Rot Without You, Puppet Skin, and He Digs A …

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Oct 23 2019

59mins

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TIH 306: Josh Malerman on Post Bird Box Success, Life Stages, and Horror Trends

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In this podcast we talk to Josh Malerman about post Bird Box Success, life stages, horror trends, and much more. About Josh Malerman Josh Malerman is the author of Bird Box and A House at the Bottom of a Lake and the singer/songwriter for the band The High Strung. A House at the Bottom of a Lake is only …

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Oct 17 2019

1hr 9mins

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TIH 305: Josh Malerman on Malorie: A Bird Box Novel, Writing Movies and Adaptations, and Selling Rough Drafts

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In this podcast Josh Malerman talks about Malorie: A Bird Box Movie, writing movies and adaptations, selling rough drafts, and much more. About Josh Malerman Josh Malerman is the author of Bird Box and A House at the Bottom of a Lake and the singer/songwriter for the band The High Strung. A House at the Bottom of a Lake …

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Oct 15 2019

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TIH 304: Nik Korpon on Wear Your Home Like A Scar, Old Ghosts, and Working in a Tattoo Shop

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In this podcast Nik Korpon talks about Wear Your Home Like A Scar, Old Ghosts, working in a tattoo shop, and much more. About Nik Korpon Nik Korpon is the author of several books, including The Soul Standard, Stay God, Sweet Angel, The Rebellion’s Last Traitor, and Wear Your Home Like a Scar. Show notes [03:10] Weekly …

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Oct 11 2019

1hr 9mins

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iTunes Ratings

110 Ratings
Average Ratings
105
4
1
0
0

Great!

By Hoppinger - Nov 27 2019
Read more
My favorite podcast on horror or writing

Not bad!

By Chipper3599$ - Sep 15 2019
Read more
A good, broad array of topics!! A must-subscribe!