Category: Interviews

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Being part of a Writing Group

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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“The Wolf We Feed” An interview with Richard Thomas

“The Wolf We Feed”

An interview with Richard Thomas

Author of Spontaneous Human Combustion 

Keylight Books, First Edition (February 22, 2022)

INTRODUCTION

 

Earlier this year, Richard Thomas published his fourth collection of short fiction, Spontaneous Human Combustion. The author of eight books and 165 published short stories, Richard is also a prolific editor and busy writing instructor. Here, he reconnects with his grad school classmate, Jacque Day, to talk about his latest book, how he landed an agent, and writing about love and other meaningful things. 

 

INTERVIEW

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David Hankins: A Writers of the Future Winner Spills His Secrets

David Hankins: A Writers of the Future Winner Spills His Secrets

By Angelique Fawns

 

David Hankins, aka The Lost Bard, is an example of what determination, focus, a good mentor and a unique voice can achieve. A recent third place winner of The Writers of the Future contest, Hankins will be packing his bags for Hollywood and becoming one of the rarified talents learning the ropes from the best in the science fiction/fantasy world and then attending the annual awards ceremony. A member of the Wulf Pack, Wulf Moon’s writing group specifically geared to helping authors win this contest, Hankins talks about his journey and future plans.

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Ty Drago: An Author’s Journey and ALLEGORY

Ty Drago: An Author’s Journey and ALLEGORY

By Angelique Fawns

 

Ty Drago has been writing fantastic fiction and creating a home for speculative short stories for almost 25 years. With the recent release of his latest YA novel RAGS, and a career shift to full-time writing, Drago opens up about the next chapter of his life.

 

You can check out his new novel here:

http://www.tydrago.com/index.html/

 

In my own personal writing journey, ALLEGORY ezine has been a beacon of hope and encouragement. I’ve been submitting to this biannual speculative fiction market since 2018.  ALLEGORY sent me several personalized rejections which were thoughtful and encouraging. Four years later, I finally sold them my slipstream fantasy “The Guanche, the Iguana, and the Kidnapping of Anita Brown.” 

https://www.allegoryezine.com/stories/fiction/theguarche

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The Horror Tree Presents…an Interview with Elyse Russell

The Horror Tree Presents…an Interview with Elyse Russell

By Ruschelle Dillon

 

Ruschelle: This oppressive and swampy summer, The Horror Tree would like to welcome Elyse Russell. She is a writer of comics, short stories and a curator of anthologies. Her latest works include Grey Mother Mountain, Sentience and The Fell Witch. There are also a few ‘secret’ projects going on which we might be able to pry from her lips. I promise not to use the crowbar and rib spreader again. Way too messy. So, without further a-don’t, I set a seat for you, Elyse, on the chunky root next to our best bug eating toad! He’s better than any fly swatter out there when you’re visiting during summer at the Horror Tree. His name is Greg. Just don’t turn your back on him, we know where that tongue has been. Now, let’s get real. 

You have been writing since you were a wee little tadpole. Why did it take you until 2021 to dip your flippers into the murky waters of publishing ?

Elyse: Thank you for having me, Ruschelle (and Greg *pats*). Well, unlike our amphibious friend here, I can’t swim. But finally, after years of telling myself “I’d love to get published one day,” I just woke up and decided “IT WILL BE THIS DAY.” I’m not entirely sure what the impetus was, but I’ve been working my butt off ever since and it’s making me happy. 

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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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Read Our Interview With Philippa Ballantine and Clara Carija!

Today I’m excited to be speaking with Philippa Ballantine and Clara Carija, the creative minds behind Alien: Inferno’s Fall. Fans of the Alien franchise are always thrilled by the latest works delivered to us from Titan Books and I can tell you that this one is no exception!

Before we dive into the interview, the synopsis for this novel reads as follows: “As war rages among the colonies, a huge ship appears over the UPP mining planet Shānmén, unleashing a black rain of death that yields hideous transformations.

 

Monstrous creatures swarm the colony, and rescue is too far away to arrive in time. The survivors are forced to seek shelter in the labyrinth of tunnels deep beneath the surface. Already the grave to so many, these shafts may become the final resting place for all who remain.

 

Hope appears in the form of the vessel Righteous Fury. It carries the Jackals—an elite mix of Colonial Marines led by Zula Hendricks. Faced with a horde of grotesque mutations, the Jackals seek to rescue the few survivors from the depths of the planet. But have they arrived too late?

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