On Thomas Ligotti and Horror Fiction with Keith Cadieux

Keith Cadieux joins me to discuss our shared obsession, horror author Thomas Ligotti.  Subscribe to the Podcast: iTunes | Stitcher | GooglePlay | SoundCloud Episode Resources: Laird Barron’s short story “More Dark,” about a Ligotti-like figure An article on the X-Files episode (by Ligotti) that was too bleak for TV Ligotti’s great Penguin Classics omnibus edition, Songs of a Dead Dreamer and […]

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Literary Horror and Dangerous Books with Gregoire Courtois, author of The Laws of the Skies

French author Grégoire Courtois’s first novel to be translated into English is The Laws of the Skies, a brilliant, malicious and perverse horror novel in which numerous six-year-olds die mercilessly in the woods. The story begins simply, with a group of first graders and a handful of supervising adults heading into the woods on a […]

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Recent Reading for the #95Books Challenge with Ryan Fitzpatrick

Ryan Fitzpatrick and I discuss our #95books reading, and spend a lot of time with Nikki Reimer’s MY HEART IS A ROSE MANHATTAN.  You may also be interested in my essay-review of Nikki Reimer’s DOWNVERSE. In this podcast, we talk about the following books: Kayla Czaga’s DUNK TANK Saidiya Hartman’s WAYWARD LIVES, BEAUTIFUL EXPERIMENTS: INTIMATE HISTORIES OF SOCIAL […]

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Your Manuscript Format Reveals Your Mindset

As a writer, what matters more than talent, even more than hard work, is your mindset. (You need all three; in order of importance it goes mindset, hard work, talent.) Professionals can smell amateurs coming at them from a hundred miles away. Let’s look closely, very closely, at the simplest example of how this plays […]

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