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Interview with Valeska Griffiths of Grim Magazine and Anatomy of a Scream

Interview with Valeska Griffiths of Grim Magazine and Anatomy of a Scream

Where did the idea to start Anatomy of a Scream come from? I’ve always been pretty fascinated with the darker side of life. My mother loved horror, and I have vivid memories of both hiding from the films she used to watch and sneakily trying to see them for myself. I grew up obsessed with Stephen King novels, 90s teen horror and slashers, ghost stories, and the paranormal. AOAS began as just a quiet, personal blog, where I could practice…

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Interview with Author Baylea Hart

Interview with Author Baylea Hart

*How long have you been writing for?* I’ve been writing since I was about seven years old. I remember being given an old computer with a word processor that I would spend hours typing on in my bedroom. Around that time I also created a little book, made with paper I stapled together, that I put on my classroom bookshelf. It was about a man who killed children on their birthdays, creatively titled The Birthday Man. I coloured it in…

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Interview with author Augie Peterson

Interview with author Augie Peterson

*How long have you been writing for?* I typically say I started when I was 10, but in reality, I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember. I wrote two books when I was younger, one about the secret life of a pet dog and another about a family of talking jaguars. I also wrote poetry when I was younger and filled about three notebooks with half- written stories because I hated to end them *How many rejections…

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My interview with Bo Chappell

My interview with Bo Chappell

What is the first book that made you cry? Hmm. There is undoubtedly something I’m forgetting, but the one that popped in my head was Watchmen by Alan Moore. The unexpected connection to the isolation and dissociation Dr. Manhattan was feeling as he was losing his connection to humanity to the point of longing to abandon everyone on Earth…that hit me dead center at the time of reading it. Dealing with depression, life can too easily lose its magic. And…

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My interview with The Alexandria Archives

My interview with The Alexandria Archives

What are the 3 best things about working on The Alexandria Archives? 1. We all three work jobs that can be pretty stressful and not exactly what you’d call creatively stimulating. The podcast gives us a chance to exercise our creative roots. 2. We have an excuse to regularly collaborate with each other. 3. We get to be a part of the podcasting community, which is one of the most gracious and friendly groups imaginable. Seriously, everyone has been so great!…

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My interview with The Blood Crow Stories

My interview with The Blood Crow Stories

The Blood Crow Stories is an anthology series of horror stories. Their first season highlights the story of the S.S. Utopia, a cruise ship in the early 1900’s. Modern-day college student, Max, begins to do his thesis on the audio diaries of the passengers on the ship. What he didn’t know were the horrors that were waiting for him among the tapes, and why the ship sank so mysteriously almost 100 years ago  Below is the interview I was able…

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My interview with Nicholas Thurkettle

My interview with Nicholas Thurkettle

Nicholas Thurkettle is a writer, actor, and filmmaker, working independently in Los Angeles and Orange County with the continuing goal of bringing good work to audiences anywhere he can find them. He is also a part of Earbud Theater and I had a chance to interview him a little while back. What are the 3 best things about working in Earbud Theater? First – the creative freedom. Casey Wolfe really believes in letting storytellers follow their impulses; and I think…

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My Liberty Interview

My Liberty Interview

If you’ve not heard of Liberty, this is a serialized sci-fi tale told in comic books and audio drama stories. The community of Atrius has been closed off from mankind and gone through eons of civil war. What remains is a gleaming city and beyond the bounds of its walls, an uncivilized wilderness known as the Fringe. Liberty features many tales from this universe such as the terrifying Fringe expedition series Critical Research and standalone horror stories of Tales from…

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Interview with Aliyah Johnson author of the upcoming DeTours Series

Interview with Aliyah Johnson author of the upcoming DeTours Series

*How long have you been writing for?* I’ve actually been writing since I was ten. The start was short stories and writing didn’t become serious for me until I began my series, which will be of seven years now.   *How many rejections did you receive before you first became publishedand how did you stay motivated?* I’m not published but that’s the ultimate goal in this process. I haven’t received rejection yet but I’m sure it’ll get to that point…

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Gary Buller Interview

Gary Buller Interview

*How long have you been writing for?* I’m pretty late to the writing game. I wrote my first short story for submission last year at 33 years old. It was the first time I’d written anything creative since high school. Being published was something on my bucket list, and it sort of turned into an addiction from there. *How many rejections did you receive before you first became published and how did you stay motivated?*   I think I received…

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Interview with Cassandra Khaw

Interview with Cassandra Khaw

How long have you been writing for? I’ve been doing non-fiction work for, hrm, seven years or so now. (Wow, time flies.) As for fiction itself, I think I only got my start in the last week or so of 2014? How many rejections did you receive before you first became publishedand how did you stay motivated?Let’s see. About seven, I think. I had absolutely no idea what I was doing wrong. Not one clue. I remember scrutinising the advice…

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Interview: 'The Snare' Writer/Director C.A. Cooper on the Screenwriting Process, Building Dread, and Alternate Endings

Interview: 'The Snare' Writer/Director C.A. Cooper on the Screenwriting Process, Building Dread, and Alternate Endings

January 7th just saw the theatrical and On Demand release of  C.A. Cooper’s psychological horror/thriller The Snare, which we praised as “90 minutes of disorienting dread.” Starring Eaoifa Forward, Dan Paton, Rachel Warren, The Snare follows, “three friends headed to the seafront for a drunken weekend, only to be imprisoned on the top floor of their holiday apartment by a malevolent paranormal force.” To celebrate the film’s introduction to American audiences, we spoke with screenwriter/director C.A. Cooper about storytelling, his writing…

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Interview with Contest Winner E. Reyes

Interview with Contest Winner E. Reyes

In December, Horror Writers held its first flash fiction contest, calling for submissions 750 words or less, in the realm of horror. E. Reyes stood out from the 50+ entries with his short tale “Christmas Blues”, a glimpse into the mind of a family man on the threshold of a life-changing decision. I had a chat with him about his story, the writing process, and the horror genre.         Your flash fiction, “Christmas Blues”, earned the Grand…

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An Interview with Jackie Sonnenberg

An Interview with Jackie Sonnenberg

*How long have you been writing for?* Since I was literate! It got me at an early enough age where I was learning to read and write. Soon I was that kid that did more  reading and writing on my own time for fun outside of school work. *How many rejections did you receive before you first became published and how did you stay motivated?* Oh, geez. I think every writer can say they’ve had their share of rejections…it is…

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Interview with Bo Chappell

Interview with Bo Chappell

*How long have you been writing for?* Every since elementary school. I was told constantly by English teachers growing up I was creative and had a real talent for storytelling, which I was used to doing everyday when I was playing by myself most times. Plus factor in all the comics I was reading growing up and my love of drawing, I was always coming up with stories. I even had a teacher tell me she cried reading one of…

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