In the second hour, we discuss small press publishing: Is crowdfunding a legitimate way to fund a small press?
This episode's guest is Sam Cowan, chief cook and bottle washer at Dim Shores Publishing.
And in the second hour: a discussion on Lovecraft and feminism, a fascinating new weird fiction novel THE BOYS OF SUMMER by Richard Cox, and more!
This episode's guest is Philip Fracassi, an author and screenwriter. His screenplays include films for Disney Entertainment and Lifetime Television. His books include the early literary novel, THE EGOTIST. More recently, he has focused exclusively on horror. His recent novelettes include MOTHER and ALTAR.
--Mike Griffin, author of "The Lure of Devouring Light" (http://amzn.to/1PDtj1g).
--Brian and Gwen Callahan and Niels Hobbs talk about the upcoming H.P. Lovecraft Film Festivals (http://www.hplfilmfestival.com/).
--Philip Fracassi and I and the panel discuss self-publishing, the small press, and the way some writers react to self-published authors.
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We discuss the new "Herald: Lovecraft and Tesla" tabletop roleplaying game, the "Haunter of the Dark" album by Infinite Spectrum, "Strange Aeons" magazine, the "Stranger Things" TV series, and more! (We also get into a side-discussion about "Man of Steel" and "Batman v Superman".)
This episode's topics: our thoughts on the upcoming Lovecraft anthology TV show; on the Lovecraft "Estate", and Lovecraft story copyrights and trademarks; possible Lovecraftian influences in KONG: SKULL ISLAND; the upcoming BLAIR WITCH movie; the upcoming Lovecraft Film Festival in Providence; our favorite Lovecraftian stories... and more!
With Niels Hobbs, Rick Lai, Pete Rawlik, Matt Carpenter, Kelly Young, Joe Pulver, and me, Mike Davis.
S.P. Miskowski is our guest! S.P. is the author of MUSCADINES, STAG IN FLIGHT, and many other books. And in hour two, we review STRANGER THINGS (Kelly Young and I battle to the death about this), we talk about the "25 book reviews or more" Amazon rumor, and more.
Author Mercedes Yardley is our guest! She talks about her work, how to "steal time" for writing, the disadvantages and advantages of being a woman writing horror, her thoughts as an editor on diversity, blind submissions, and much more.
In hour two, we discussed a variety of topics: PENNY DREADFUL season three, the upcoming STRANGER THINGS Netflix show, and more.
This episode's guest is James A. Moore, author of the Lovecraftian novel DEEPER, and many other books. And in the second hour, we discuss how publishing has changed, and how small press needs to change with it. With panelists Rick Lai, Pete Rawlik, Matthew Carpenter, Kelly Young, and me, Mike Davis.
This episode's guest is Paul LaFarge, author of the upcoming novel THE NIGHT OCEAN, based on the short story of the same name by R.H. Barlow and H.P. Lovecraft. We also spoke with Nic Wassell about his upcoming short film adaptation of the story. And then: there's been a lot of discussion about the small press in the past few days. In the second hour of today's show, we talk about it. With panelists Rick Lai, Pete Rawlik, Salome Jones, Kelly Young, and me, Mike Davis.
This episode's guests: Matt Leacock and Chuck Yager, creators of Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu! And in the second hour, we discussed our favorite horror movies, Kickstarter tips, and more. With panelists Salome Jones, Rick Lai, Matthew Carpenter, Kelly Young, and me, Mike Davis.
THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN is one of my favorite books -- and as most know, I'm a big fan of BUFFY and ANGEL, so I couldn't pass up the chance to chat with this author.
With panelists Rick Lai, Pete Rawlik, Matt Carpenter, Kelly Young, Joe Pulver, and me, Mike Davis.
In which we discuss: Pete Rawlik's upcoming novel REANIMATRIX, the recent Lovecraft Film Festival in CA, Philip Fracassi's ALTAR, Paula Guran's MAMMOTH BOOK OF CTHULHU, my anthology AUTUMN CTHULHU, the various ways editors choose writers for anthologies, and more. With panelists Salome Jones, Rick Lai, Pete Rawlik, Matthew Carpenter, Kelly Young, Joe Pulver, and me - Mike Davis.
If you're a Laird Barron fan, you'll find much to enjoy in this episode. My guest is Yves Tourigny; we discussed his project "Notes on the work of contemporary weird fiction author Laird Barron". Justin Steele and John Langan joined us, and later in the show Cody Goodfellow talked about the upcoming H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival. With panelists Joe Pulver, Kelly Young, Matthew Carpenter, Rick Lai, and me, Mike Davis.
With minor spoilers. In this episode, we talk about the spectacular cosmic horror collection DARK GODS, by T.E.D. Klein! This is one of my favorite Lovecraftian books. With W.H. Pugmire, Rick Lai, Pete Rawlik, Matthew Carpenter, Joseph S. Pulver, Sr., and others -- and me, Mike Davis.
This episode's guest is Jacqueline Baker, the author of the stellar book THE BROKEN HOURS: A NOVEL OF H.P. LOVECRAFT. We talked about the book, her reasons for writing a novel about HPL, and more. After that, we discussed small press book promotion, pros and cons of writer agents, and more. With panelists Pete Rawlik, Kelly Young, Salome Jones, Joe Pulver, and me, Mike Davis. Be sure to visit The Lovecraft eZine website for free Lovecraftian fiction and more!
My guest is Ellen Datlow, the editor of the upcoming anthology CHILDREN OF LOVECRAFT, as well as THE DOLL COLLECTION. She's also the editor of THE BEST HORROR OF THE YEAR series, LOVECRAFT'S MONSTERS, LOVECRAFT UNBOUND, and many other books. She talks about common mistakes writers make, what editors really do, and more! After Ellen's interview, we discuss Batman v Superman.
Author Paul Tremblay is this episode's guest. Stephen King tweeted that Paul's novel A HEAD FULL OF GHOSTS "scared the living hell out of me." We talk about the book, and more. With Rick Lai, Matthew Carpenter, Salome Jones, Kelly Young, and me, Mike Davis.
This episode, we talk about the legendary Charles Grant, who was a master of quiet horror. We discuss his books, his fictional towns of Greystone Bay and Oxrun Station, and talk with Chet Williamson, who knew him. We also talk with Chet about his new book PSYCHO: SANITARIUM, a sequel to PSYCHO by Robert Bloch. Plus: Is Nook on its way out? and an announcement about the upcoming AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS animated series, and more!
This episode's topics: An eZine fan asked for our thoughts on the definition of cosmic horror; two potentially Lovecraftian movies; is it ever too soon to publish your collection; and much more. Panelists: Kelly Young, Pete Rawlik, Joe Pulver, Matthew Carpenter, Salome Jones, Rick Lai, and me, Mike Davis.
A special edition of the podcast: Editor Salome Jones interviews a few of the authors in the new anthology CTHULHU LIES DREAMING: Lucy Brady, Mike Davis (that's me!), Lynne Hardy, Leeman Kessler, and Pete Rawlik.
Guests: Cody Goodfellow and Aaron Vanek, who are in charge of the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival in San Pedro, which will take place April 29 through May 1 of this year. A crazy, crazy show! We also discussed Cody's new book RAPTURE OF THE DEEP AND OTHER LOVECRAFTIAN TALES.
We talk with Kathe Koja, author of THE CIPHER (which won the Bram Stoker Award) and other novels. Kathe is also an immersive playwright; her play DRACULA just had a sold-out run. With panelists Pete Rawlik, Joe Pulver, Matthew Carpenter, Salome Jones, Rick Lai, and me, Mike Davis.
February is Women in Horror Month. There's no question that there are many talented women writers in weird fiction and Lovecraftian horror, and on this episode, we talk with a few of them: Damien Angelica Walters, Nadia Bulkin, and Gemma Files. With panelists Rick Lai, Pete Rawlik, Joe Pulver, and me, Mike Davis.
In which we discuss multiple topics:
Panelist Rick Lai's recent Robert E. Howard Foundation award nomination for his article "The Secret Son of Bran Mak Morn". In Rick's words, the article "deals with Worms of the Earth, an occult detective series by Jack Mann, Arthur Machen's Little People stories and the legends of fairies under the Earth. Ironically, some of this material ties into Robert Levy's THE GLITTERING WORLD."