Monday, December 19, 2022
E58: What if Gilmore Girls Read Horror? with Stephanie from Books in the Freezer
Friday, December 9, 2022
E 56: Vicious Mermaids, Body Transformation, and more with Desiree M. Niccoli
Thursday, December 1, 2022
E55: Possession and Religious Horror with C.S. Humble
Tuesday, November 22, 2022
E54: Turning A Famous Ghost Story into A Novel with Celso Hurtado
Thursday, November 17, 2022
E53: Tim McGregor, Comic Books, and "Taboo in Four Colors"
Thursday, November 10, 2022
E52: Rachel Harrison and the Fangs of Female Rage
Thursday, November 3, 2022
E51: The Craft of Writing Gothic Romance with Diana Biller
Monday, October 31, 2022
E49.5: Telling True Ghosts Stories - A Live Podcast Interview with Leanna Renee Hieber and Andrea Janes
Thursday, October 27, 2022
E50: Edgar Allan Poe's Enduring Appeal with Sara Crocoll Smith
Thursday, October 20, 2022
E49: Kink Positive Gothic Suspense with Briana Una McGuckin
Today I chat with Briana Una McGuckin about her kink-positive gothic suspense novel, “On Good Authority.” If you are listening to this in proximity of children and are not yet ready to answer questions about kink, I suggest you listen with ear buds. Though not explicit, this conversation is honest and it was wonderful to chat with someone who wrote about it so beautifully. You can order “On Good Authority” using my online bookshop to support the show, as well as independent bookstores nationwide. You can also help out the show by following She Wore Black on Twitter and Instagram, and leaving me a review wherever you get your podcasts. Thanks for joining us today.
Thursday, October 13, 2022
E48: The Women of Frankenstein in "Unnatural Creatures" with Kris Waldherr
Wednesday, October 12, 2022
My story in Austin Monthly Magazine! The Best Texas Horror Novels to Read This Fall
Monday, October 10, 2022
E47.5 "Ghost Stories from Black Voices" Live Podcast with RJ Joseph and Johnny Compton
Thursday, October 6, 2022
E47: Rachel Hawkins/Erin Sterling talks Witchy Rom-Coms and New Takes on Gothic Classics
Thursday, September 22, 2022
Friday, September 16, 2022
E44: Kelly Barnhill talks Dragons, Fairy Tales and Animal Spouses
Tuesday, September 13, 2022
E43.5: Tiffany Meuret Author Interview
Thursday, September 8, 2022
E43: Ruben Degollado Author Interview
Thursday, September 1, 2022
E42: Gwendolyn Kiste Author Interview
Thursday, August 25, 2022
E41: April Yates and the Sapphic Gothic Romance of "Ashthorne"
Today, I’ve invited author, April Yates to talk about her book, “Ashthorne,” a sapphic gothic romance set in a remote English manor that has hidden secrets. We talk about the recently discovered caves in England that inspired her story, as well as a desire for positive representations of gay love in gothic romances. You can order your copy of “Ashthorne” using my bookshop.org link to support the show, as well as independent bookstores nationwide. You can also help out the show by following She Wore Black on Twitter and Instagram, and leaving us a review wherever you get your podcasts.
Thursday, August 18, 2022
E40.75: The Erotic Horror of "Marionette" by Antonia Rachel Ward
Friday, August 12, 2022
E40.5: Books of Stephen King with Neil McRobert from the Talking Scared Podcast
Today, I’ve invited Neil McRobert, from the Talking Scared podcast, to talk about Stephen King. I’ve spent decades loving King’s book “On Writing,” and have always held a special place in my heart for “Stand By Me,” based on the King novella, “The Body,” but I’ve not read anything else. I also know that some of my listeners love gothic but are afraid to try other horror, so Neil is here with recommendations for readers like us. It was a real treat chatting with him and I can’t wait to hear feedback from those of you who try a King book based on Neil’s suggestions. I will have my online bookshop set up with a list based on these recommendations if you want to support the podcast, as well as independent bookstores nationwide. I've also posted a few recommendations below. You can help out the show by following She Wore Black on Twitter and Instagram, and leaving us a review wherever you get your podcasts. Thanks for joining us today!
Thursday, August 4, 2022
"Neil Gaiman and Sandman" with Randy Ham
Friday, July 22, 2022
E37.5: LIVE with V. Castro and LP Hernandez!
Thursday, July 21, 2022
E38: Elissa Grossell Dickey Author Interview and Rhonda Williamson with Safer Path Family Violence Shelter
Tuesday, July 19, 2022
37: Haunted House Novels with Paulette Kennedy
Thursday, July 7, 2022
E36: Wendy Dalrymple and "The Ghost and Mr. Moore"
Monday, July 4, 2022
E35: Birthday Bonus Episode! Spooky Summer Books
Friday, July 1, 2022
S35: Emma Stonex Author Interview
Thursday, June 23, 2022
S2E27: Gothic and Fairy Taleswith Erin Craig
Today, I’ve invited beloved YA author, Erin Craig, to discuss favorite tropes found in both Gothic and Fairy Tales. Many of you know Erin from her beautiful gothic retellings of fairy tales, House of Salt and Sorrows, and Small Favors, (links to her books are posted below) so she was the ideal person to have on for this chat, plus she was so much fun! We talk about how these genres merge and discuss several books that you can find on a list in my online bookshop here:
I mentioned Kelly Barnhill's story "Mrs. Sorensen and the Sasquatch," which you can find here.
|Mrs. Sorensen and the Sasquatch, illustrated by Chris Buzelli|
Tuesday, June 21, 2022
CROSSOVER EPISODE with Smart Bitches, Trashy Books Podcaster, Sarah Wendell
Thursday, June 16, 2022
S2E26: "The Ghost Bride" Buddy Read with Desiree M. Niccoli
Thursday, June 9, 2022
S2E24: Riley Sager Author Interview
Thursday, June 2, 2022
S2E24: Megan Collins Author Interview
Today I interview mystery author, Megan Collins. We talk about her most recent book, “The Family Plot,” a novel I had a lot of fun reading and have been sharing with all my friends. It has a spooky house, detailed and gruesome dioramas, and a family obsessed with True Crime.
In the episode, I mention Southern Gothic Dollhouse. Her website is here, but I also suggest taking a look at her Instagram and TikTok accounts. It's such a delightful gothic treat.
Here are the links to buy Megan's books through my online bookshop, which will help support the podcast as well as independent bookstores nationwide.
Monday, May 30, 2022
Bonus Episode: Book Retail and Library Q&A with Alex Woodroe
This episode is the second part of my interview with author and editor, Alex Woodroe, who is one of the geniuses behind the indie horror treasure that is Tenebrous Press. It dives right into the middle of our previous conversation. We look at the book industry from the retail and library side, and she actually interviews me with questions from other writers for most of this one. We focus on how book retailers and libraries discover your books and put them into the hands of readers. You can buy “In Somnio,” the book mentioned in the previous episode, using my bookshop.org link to support the show, as well as independent bookstores nationwide. Don't forget to follow She Wore Black on Twitter and Instagram, and leave us a review wherever you get your podcasts. Thanks for joining us today.
Saturday, May 28, 2022
Bonus Episode: Uvalde, V. Castro, and "Latinx Screams"
Thursday, May 26, 2022
S2E23: Alex Woodroe and "In Somnio"
Today, I’ve invited author and editor, Alex Woodroe, who is one of the geniuses behind the indie horror treasure that is Tenebrous Press. We talk about “In Somnio,” their collection of modern gothic short stories, as well as the innovative place they have carved out as a young publisher. I’ve divided this episode into two parts, so transitions aren’t quite the same as in a normal show. The second episode is a look at the book industry from the retail and library side. She actually interviews me for that one, so stay tuned for that show if you’re interested in finding out how book retailers and libraries find your books and put them into the hands of readers. Thanks for joining us today.
Friday, May 20, 2022
S2E22: LP Hernandez Interview
Today, I’ve invited author, LP Hernandez, who I was lucky enough to meet at Ghoulish Book Festival in San Antonio prior to our recording. We talk about his upcoming novella, "Stargazers," from Sadie Hartman's Dark Heart imprint, as well as his impressive short story collection, “The Rat King,” which has a number of stories featured on the No Sleep Podcast.
|Me and LP at Ghoulish Book Festival|
Thursday, May 12, 2022
S2E21: Anne Rice with author Josh Malerman
Today, I’ve invited horror author, Josh Malerman, to talk about Anne Rice. He has been reading through her books and wanted to chat about both her vampire and witch series. I was more than happy to oblige. We talk about her craft and world building, as well as the impact she had on horror, but we also take an honest look at some of her problematic elements both on and off the page. I am really happy with this well-rounded discussion and I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did. It was a real treat for me.
Thursday, May 5, 2022
S2E20: Carolyne Topdjian Author Interview
Thursday, April 28, 2022
S2E19: Erotic Horror with V. Castro
Friday, April 22, 2022
S2E18: Alma Katsu Author Interview
Thursday, April 14, 2022
S2E17: Mary Shelley with author Kris Waldherr
Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Bonus Episode! Book Banning with Carolyn Foote from FReadom Fighters
Thursday, April 7, 2022
S2E16: Isabel Canas Interview
Friday, March 25, 2022
S2E15: Charish Reid Author Interview
Today, I’ve invited author, Charish Reid to talk about her book, “I’ll Come Back for You,” a novel that is as scary as it is sexy. Two sisters inherit their grandmother's haunted B&B, and one sister invites a famous ghost hunting show to help purge the ghost while the other sister gets a second chance at romance with an old crush. Like I said, scary and sexy! It’s pretty obvious we had a great time, and I hope you share this joy with others by spreading the word about the She Wore Black podcast. You can also help out the show by following She Wore Black on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, and leaving us a review wherever you get your podcasts.
Thursday, March 10, 2022
S2E14: Interview with Nicole Eigener and Beverley Lee
Thursday, March 3, 2022
S2E13: Sherry Thomas Interview
Thursday, February 24, 2022
S2E12: Alex Woodroe Interview
Today, I’ve invited author and editor of dark speculative fiction, Alex Woodroe. Her writing and editing credits are too many to list in the intro, but I specifically wanted to talk to her today about her collaboration with Brigits Gate Press on their anthology, “A Quaint and Curious Volume of Gothic Tales.” We also talk about her experience as a writer from Romania and how that’s impacted her career, as well as her dreams for fellow Romanian writers. I had the best time with this interview and am so glad you all tuned in for this one. The book is available in ebook and paperback.
Tuesday, February 22, 2022
S2E11: Widow of Rose House Buddy Read with Wendy Dalrymple
Today, I’ve invited author Wendy Dalrymple back to the show for a Buddy Read on the popular gothic romance novel, “The Widow of Rose House” by Diana Biller. I wanted to round out the Valentine’s episodes with a closer look at a book known for being spooky as well as a proper romance. Since Wendy writes gothic romance, including the novella “The Ghost and Mr. Moore,” I thought she would be the perfect person to buddy read this one with me. If you want to get a copy of this book, please support the podcast by using the link to our store front on Bookshop.org here:
Thursday, February 10, 2022
S2E10: Gothic Romance with PN Hinton
On this episode, Book Riot contributing editor, PN Hinton, joins me to talk about Gothic Romance. We break down the differences between gothic and gothic romance, as well as offer recommendations.
Thursday, February 3, 2022
S2E9: Monster Romance with author Desiree Niccoli
It's February! She Wore Black is doing a few episodes that discuss the merging of gothic and horror with romance, starting with a discussion on the recent success of Monster Romance as a sub-genre of both. Desiree M. Niccoli has a vicious mermaid novel out this fall with City Owl Press, titled "Called to the Deep," and a novella, "Given to the Ghoul" out now. Thanks for listening!
Thursday, January 27, 2022
S2E8: Paulette Kennedy Author Interview
Thursday, January 20, 2022
S2E7- Femme Fatales with PJ Hoover
Listen as I talk to PJ Hoover about her crossover from middle grade and YA fantasy to adult horror with her short stories in the Castle of Horror anthologies, including their most recent collection she edited on Femme Fatales.
Thursday, January 13, 2022
S2E6: Mimi Matthews Author Interview
Wednesday, January 5, 2022
S2E5: Upcoming Books in 2022 with Book Riot's PN Hinton