Friday, July 22, 2022

E37.5: LIVE with V. Castro and LP Hernandez!


Today I’m bringing you a recording of my live podcast event with V. Castro and LP Hernandez at Lark and Owl Booksellers in Georgetown, TX. We had a great time as they answered questions from both me and the audience, and did short readings from their works. Lark and Owl does have signed copies of their books if you wish to order from them from their website at, which I hope you do since it’s important to support bookstores that support horror. I want to personally thank my dear friend Rachael Jonrowe, one of the owners of Lark and Owl Booksellers, and LP Hernandez and V. Castro for driving in from San Antonio to make this happen. I hope you all enjoy this episode as much as we enjoyed the event. If you want to buy books from my online shop to support the podcast, buy links are below. Thank you for listening and supporting She Wore Black!

Thursday, July 21, 2022

E38: Elissa Grossell Dickey Author Interview and Rhonda Williamson with Safer Path Family Violence Shelter

Content Warning for domestic violence:
Today, I’m bringing you a two-part episode to discuss “Iris in the Dark,” a new book by Elissa Grossell Dickey. The first part of the episode is with the author of this eerie suspense novel that has a touch of romance, an important element for me as I navigated the difficult topic of domestic violence in our main character’s past. The second part is with a long-time friend of mine, Rhonda Williamson, who is the director of Safer Path, the family violence shelter in Pleasanton, Texas. I wanted her input on this novel, as someone who has made it her life’s work to help women and children in these situations.

This was one of the most difficult episodes for me to make, but I'm glad I did. It's important and Elissa is such sweet person whose book is doing a lot of work, including reminding us that hope and happy endings are deserved. 

Please consider donating to Safer Path Family Violence Shelter. Donation link HERE. The donation button is in the top right corner of the page.

If you want to buy a copy of "Iris in the Dark," you can do so at my online bookshop, which helps the podcast as well as independent bookstores nationwide. Thank you for your support!

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

37: Haunted House Novels with Paulette Kennedy


Today, I’ve invited author, Paulette Kennedy, back to the show to talk about my favorite gothic trope, “Haunted Houses.” You all know Paulette’s book “Parting the Veil,” which is also a wonderful haunted house book that I encourage all fans of gothic fiction to read. You can order your books discussed on the show using my link to support the podcast, as well as independent bookstores nationwide.

Thursday, July 7, 2022

E36: Wendy Dalrymple and "The Ghost and Mr. Moore"

Today, I’ve invited author, Wendy Dalrymple, back to the show to talk about her novella, “The Ghost and Mr. Moore,” her gothic romance set in the historical town of St. Augustine, Florida. 

Monday, July 4, 2022

E35: Birthday Bonus Episode! Spooky Summer Books

Today, I’ve invited friend and contributing editor at Book Riot, PN Hinton, back on the show to talk about Spooky Summer books. This episode is a birthday treat for us both, so I hope you enjoy it. I’ll post the recommended books in my online bookshop if you want support the show, as well as independent bookstores nationwide, but here are a few of the books mentioned:

Friday, July 1, 2022

S35: Emma Stonex Author Interview

Today, I’ve invited Emma Stonex to talk about “The Lamplighters,” her mystery novel set on a lonely lighthouse in England in the 1970s. We discuss spooky history, the allure of the dangerous sea, and her experience writing salacious bonk buster books before tackling this gothic mystery.