Author: Matt Micheli

Being part of a Writing Group
Being part of a Writing Group

NEW BLOOD: Special Halloween Edition – A Conversation with Stuart Conover

NEW BLOOD: The Rebirth of Indie Horror

Special Halloween Edition – A Conversation with Stuart Conover

by Matt Micheli

 

These interviews are intended to be very candid and conversational. There is nothing off limits.

 

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Today for the special Halloween Edition of NEW BLOOD, I felt it only fitting to bring you the founder of the very platform we are reading from this moment, The Horror Tree, which has been a big force for indie horror and speculative writers… Welcome, Mr. Stuart Conover!

Stuart, before we get into the Horror Tree and where it’s headed, I wanted to talk about something that surprised me a little… You don’t just work behind the scenes helping other indie authors; you write, too, and have over 85 stories in print, your newest publication in the newly released Lockdown Fantasy #4 by Black Hare Press

 

When did you write your first story? 

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NEW BLOOD: The Rebirth of Indie Horror A Conversation with Luke Kondor

NEW BLOOD: The Rebirth of Indie Horror

A Conversation with Luke Kondor

by Matt Micheli

 

These interviews are intended to be very candid and conversational. There is nothing off limits.

 

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For Part 5 of NEW BLOOD, I have the pleasure of speaking to a man of many talents: author of horror and bizarro fiction, low-budget award-winning film maker, video-game writer, comic writer, owner of many cats (one of which is a dog), founder and producer of Hawk and Cleaver, and co-founder and host of the award-winning horror podcast The Other Stories.

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NEW BLOOD: The Rebirth of Indie Horror A Conversation with Andrew Robert

NEW BLOOD: The Rebirth of Indie Horror

A Conversation with Andrew Robert

by Matt Micheli

 

These interviews are intended to be very candid and conversational. There is nothing off limits.

 

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For Part 4 of NEW BLOOD, I am here with the founder of Horror Oasis and a fairly new press that is making waves in the indie horror world, Darklit Press—you may know him as The Book Dad on various social media platforms. It is my pleasure to present to my fellow indie horror fans, Andrew Robert!

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NEW BLOOD: The Rebirth of Indie Horror A Conversation with Mark Towse

NEW BLOOD: The Rebirth of Indie Horror

A Conversation with Mark Towse

By Matt Micheli

 

These interviews are intended to be very candid and conversational. There is nothing off limits.

 

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For the 3rd part of the NEW BLOOD series, I am here with none other than Mark Towse, author of Nana, Hope Wharf, and One Last Shindig among others. Mark is quickly becoming known as “The King of Geriatric Horror” for his sometimes funny, oftentimes gross, and always scary as hell yet fun horror stories about the elderly. Thank you for joining us for this interview! Myself and The Horror Tree are thrilled to have you!

You currently live in Australia… Where did you grow up and how did you end up in OZ as you often refer to it?

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NEW BLOOD: The Rebirth of Indie Horror

NEW BLOOD: The Rebirth of Indie Horror

A Conversation with Don Noble

By Matt Micheli

These interviews are intended to be very candid and conversational. There is nothing off limits.

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For the 2nd part of the NEW BLOOD series, I’m here with the great Don Noble, co-owner of the award-winning Rooster Republic Press, freelance artist extraordinaire, and in my opinion (for what it’s worth), one of the best cover designers out there, today. Don, you will be designing the cover to my brutal-yet-snowy little novella The White that will drop this December by D&T Publishing, which I am completely stoked about; I can’t WAIT to see what you come up with for it. But before we get into the meat of design and publishing, I want to nibble around the meat, taste the bread and fixins if that makes sense…

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NEW BLOOD: The Rebirth of Indie Horror – A Conversation with Laurel Hightower

NEW BLOOD: The Rebirth of Indie Horror

A Conversation with Laurel Hightower

By Matt Micheli

 

These interviews are intended to be very candid and conversational. There is nothing off limits.

 

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“There’s a single note that plays through all of Laurel Hightower’s Crossroads, and in that note you can hear a mother’s justified devastation, a lover’s acceptance, and the haunting displacement of a ghost. Refreshingly nuanced character, down to earth in the rightest of ways, Crossroads will sincerely move you. There is a big mind, and an even bigger heart, behind this book.” — Josh Malerman, New York Times best-selling author of Bird Box and Malorie

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