Monday, December 19, 2022

E58: What if Gilmore Girls Read Horror? with Stephanie from Books in the Freezer


Today, I am doing something a little different. I’ve invited Stephanie Gagnon, from the Books in the Freezer podcast, to do a Gilmore Girls Read Horror episode, where we choose horror books we think various characters from the show would read. We have a lot of fun, and I want to thank Stephanie for recording the episode with me a second time after a mishap the first time around. It allowed us to revisit our answers and we both hope you enjoy the episode. Let us know your ideas too! You can find us both on Twitter and Instagram, and Books in the Freezer is also on TikTok. Thanks for joining us today.

Friday, December 9, 2022

E 56: Vicious Mermaids, Body Transformation, and more with Desiree M. Niccoli


Today I have Desiree M. Niccoli on the show to talk about vicious mermaid book, “Called to the Deep.” This book explores a woman’s journey from surviving a disaster at sea to developing a taste for human flesh in her new form as a mermaid. She also develops a taste of a different kind for the handsome sea captain who saved her. We chat about metaphor in shifters and monster romance, why writers are exploring this more prevelently, and how romance works in this context. You can buy “Called to the Deep” from my online bookshop to support the show as well as independent bookstores nationwide. That’s at You can also help out the show by following She Wore Black on social media, and rating the show wherever you get your podcast. Thank you for joining us today.

Thursday, December 1, 2022

E55: Possession and Religious Horror with C.S. Humble

Today I have C.S. Humble on the show to talk about his new religious horror book, “All These Subtle Deceits,” out now from Sadie Hartman’s “Dark Harts” series. The book feels very much like a cross between “The Exorcist” and Neil Gaiman’s “Sandman.” It follows an excommunicated priest who tries to rid people of the ghosts and demons that haunt them. One woman’s possession proves especially difficult in the first of this five part series. We chat about influences from catholicism, art, literature, and current politics. We also talk about the process of writing, and pulling from our “personal wells” as writers. It’s a rich conversation and it was a pleasure to chat with C.S. Thank you for joining us today.