Archive for the 'Octoborror' Category

In this episode we take a special look at dark poetry. Host Rob Matheny recently attended the Hippocampus Press Happy Hour, a special event debuting the publisher's newest poetry collections as part of the HP Lovecraft Film Festival in Portland, Oregon. During the event Rob had a chance to interview four writers who specialize in dark poetry: Ashley Dioses, K.A. Opperman, Adam Bolivar, and D.L. Myers - also known as The Crimson Circle. Rob also interviewed Obadiah Baird and Dan Sauer of The Audient Void, a small Oregon-based zine featuring the works of The Crimson Circle among others. This episode highlights the growing dark poetry community, including short readings from each poet.

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The Audient Void, A Journal of Weird Fiction and Dark Fantasy

Ashley Dioses - K.A. Opperman - Adam Bolivar - D.L. Myers

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Interview with editor Ellen Datlow

Interview with Paul Tremblay

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Our month long celebration of horror (we call it Octoborror) comes to a close with an interview with Paul Tremblay, author of the award winning horror novel A HEAD FULL OF GHOSTS. We ask Paul about what it was like to have Stephen King tweet about his novel, how Paul uses elements like modern technology and media to add layers to his fiction, we find out what horror books and movies Paul finds the most frightening, the challenges of writing his latest novel DISAPPEARANCE AT DEVIL’S ROCK, we talk about Paul’s involvement with The Shirley Jackson Awards, as well as tips for new horror authors trying to get professionally published, and more!


 

 

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In this Octoborror edition of The Writer’s Pit, we talk twisted history with Dave Atwell, author of The Hunger series! The Hunger series is a new twist on the traditional zombie story, and Dave drops by to tell us about the first three books, ROTTING FRONTIER, REVELATIONS, and RIPPER. We talk about what’s next for the series, why it’s important for those who self-publish to make sure the interior is just as eye catching as the cover art, tips for making the most of local comic conventions to expand your readership, and more! 

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Grim Panel: Keeping it Indie

The Writer's Pit - Graham Austin-King

The Writer's Pit - Jo Zebedee

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Rob and Phil chat with editor and cult fiction author Jeff O’Brien! Combining his love for horror, comedy, and the bizarre, Jeff is the author of such titles including Bigboobenstien, Byron the Barbarian, The Halloween Orgy Massacre, and more. Topics discussed include Jeff’s fierce devotion to quality indie publishing, how his background touring in bands influenced his work ethic, author tips for expanding your audience and making the most of conventions, influential cult films, as well as an Octoborror lightning round! It’s a Halloween themed expletive laden coven of Octoborror awesome!

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Octoborror interview with zombie fiction Armand Rosamilia

Octoborror interview with horror editor Ellen Datlow

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We continue our month-long focus on horror (we call it Octoborror), and this time we’re joined by author and podcaster Armand Rosamilia! Armand is the author of multiple novels and short stories, including the popular zombie fiction series known as DYING DAYS. Armand is also the host of two podcasts, including the Arm Cast Dead Sexy Horror Podcast, as well as The Mondo Method Podcast. We chat with Armand about his success as a full-time hybrid author, the state of horror, the necessity of gore,  what influence The Walking Dead may have had towards the rise of zombie fiction, tips for attending conventions, utilizing social media, and much more! Find Armand online at ArmandRosamilia.com, and check out his podcasts at ProjectiRadio.com!

Past episodes you may want to check out:

Interview with Horror Editor Ellen Datlow

Interview with Podcaster Dave Robison

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We kick off Octoborror with the award winning short fiction editor Ellen Datlow! During our chat we talk about the process of creating anthologies, namely Nightshade Book’s latest BEST HORROR OF THE YEAR VOL.8, a compilation of 2015’s best horror stories edited Ellen Datlow. Ellen’s been editing anthologies for over 35 year (which adds up to over 100 titles!) and she just so happened to win her SEVENTH Hugo Award. We discuss why Ellen thinks we’re living in a “golden age of short horror fiction”, the differences between dark fantasy and horror fiction, tips for writers trying to break into the horror short fiction market, and more. Find Ellen on Twitter, or online at EllenDatlow.com

This interview is brought to you in part by Locus Magazine. Online at LocusMag.com.

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