Thursday, May 23, 2024

E130: THE LAMPLIGHTER with Crystal J. Bell

NEW EPISODE! Today I have Crystal J. Bell on to chat about her YA Gothic novel, THE LAMPLIGHTER, about a young woman in a coastal village where sinister things lurk in the woods, the fog, the ships, and the people of the town. It’s a book that revels in gothic atmosphere while centering new story elements. Listen wherever you get your podcasts.

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

E129: THE HONEY WITCH with Sydney Shields


Today I have debut author, Sydney Shields, and I’m releasing this episode early because she was such a delight and her book, ⁠THE HONEY WITCH⁠, hit every note that many of us need right now. I simply couldn’t wait to share this conversation with all of you. We chat about aging, wisdom, feminism, body autonomy, tattoos, and bees. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did. 

Thursday, May 9, 2024

E128: Katherine Arden and THE WARM HANDS OF GHOSTS

Today I have Katherine Arden on the show to discuss THE WARM HANDS OF GHOSTS, her lastest book that explores historical horror set during World War I. We discuss ghosts and memory, common ground with fantasy and horror, and her thoughts on the early 20th century and steampunk. 

Thursday, May 2, 2024

E127: Gwendolyn Kiste and THE HAUNTING OF VELKWOOD

Today, Gwendolyn Kiste returns to the show to discuss ⁠THE HAUNTING OF VELKWOOD⁠, her lastest book about childhood friends that return to their haunted neighborhood decades after escaping it. We discuss the brutality of youth, the gothic and stasis, as well as horror through the lens of older women.

The following are trailers to both movies discussed on the show, RIVER'S EDGE and BAD BOYS