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Lisa Kroger and Melanie R. Anderson, authors of MONSTER, SHE WROTE (Quirk Books), discuss women in the horror genre.

The Monster She Wrote Podcast Lisa Kroger and Melanie R. Anderson

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    • 4.8 • 29 Ratings

Lisa Kroger and Melanie R. Anderson, authors of MONSTER, SHE WROTE (Quirk Books), discuss women in the horror genre.

    Interview with author Cynthia Pelayo

    Interview with author Cynthia Pelayo

    Cynthia Pelayo is a Bram Stoker Award® winning and International Latino Book Award winning author and poet. She is the author of Children of Chicago, The Shoemaker’s Magician, Loteria, Santa Muerte, The Missing, and Poems of My Night, all of which have been nominated for International Latino Book Awards. Poems of My Night was also nominated for an Elgin Award. Her collection of poetry, Into the Forest and All the Way Through explores true crime, that of the epidemic of missing and murdered women in the United States. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, a Master of Science in Marketing, a Master of Fine Arts in Writing, and is a Doctoral Candidate in Business Psychology. Cynthia was raised in inner city Chicago, where she lives with her husband and children. 
    To learn more about her visit: www.cinapelayo.com and follow her on Instagram @cynthiapelayoauthor and TikTok @cynthiapelayoauthor
     
    UP NEXT: We discuss Pelayo’s novel Forgotten Sisters!
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    • 35 min
    Tanith Lee's "Beauty"

    Tanith Lee's "Beauty"

    If you ever thought to yourself, “I wish Beauty and the Beast had aliens in it,” then today’s story is for you. In her short story “Beauty,” Tanith Lee takes the classic fairy tale out of the castles and forests and into the stars.
    Recommended in this episode: Ann Patchett’s Tom Lake
    UP NEXT: Interview with author Cythia Pelayo
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    • 57 min
    Gwendolyn Kiste’s The Haunting of Velkwood

    Gwendolyn Kiste’s The Haunting of Velkwood

    The mysterious Velkwood Vicinity is an occult and paranormal marvel, occupying the interest of scientists and conspiracy theorists alike. But for three friends, Talitha, Brett, and Grace, the Velkwood Vicinity is their painful past. It’s the neighborhood they grew up in, and where their families still live–as ghosts. But now, Talitha returns, hoping for answers and maybe closure. The past is never really dead, though, and it may be more than she bargained for.
    Recommended in this episode: The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo
    UP NEXT: Tanith Lee’s short story “Beauty” 
    Buy Toil and Trouble here!
     

    • 51 min
    Interview with Gwendolyn Kiste

    Interview with Gwendolyn Kiste

    Join Lisa and Mel as we talk with author Gwendolyn Kiste about her newest novel, The Haunting of Velkwood.
    Gwendolyn Kiste is the three-time Bram Stoker Award-winning author of The Rust Maidens, Reluctant Immortals, Boneset & Feathers, Pretty Marys All in a Row, and The Haunting of Velkwood. Her short fiction and nonfiction have appeared in outlets including Lit Hub, Nightmare, Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy, CrimeReads, Tor Nightfire, The Lineup, and The Dark. She's a Lambda Literary Award winner, and her fiction has also received the This Is Horror award for Novel of the Year as well as nominations for the Premios Kelvin, Ignotus, and Dragon Awards. Originally from Ohio, she now resides on an abandoned horse farm outside of Pittsburgh with her husband, their excitable calico cat, and not nearly enough ghosts. Find her online at gwendolynkiste.com
    Purchase The Haunting of Velkwood here. 
    Buy Toil and Trouble here!

    • 36 min
    Fill Your TBR Pile!

    Fill Your TBR Pile!

    This episode is a little different from our usual format, but we promise you'll love it. It's all about book recommendations and what Mel and Lisa are loving right now. 
    UP NEXT: An interview with author Gwendolyn Kiste!
    Buy Toil and Trouble here!

    • 31 min
    "Shambleau" by C. L. Moore

    "Shambleau" by C. L. Moore

    A rogue adventurer meets a woman with snakes for hair, and he falls under her seductive spell. Luckily, a friend gives our hero a heads up: don’t look in her eyes for that leads only to certain doom. No, we aren’t talking about the legend of Perseus and Medusa. This is a space adventure story set on Mars, and written by C L Moore.
    Recommended: Starling House and Never Whistle at Night
    UP NEXT: A recommendation episode!
    Buy Toil and Trouble here!

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

Cwcv ,

Compelling Listen

Horror and the women who write it hosted by women who love it! The hosts are knowledgeable and clearly love the topic. Enjoyable listen.

SMA2018 ,

Engaging, Interesting, Highly recommended

This podcast is a total gem. Really engaging hosts who'll make you care about horror lit created by women, even if you don't know you're a fan yet.

Bassy 3 ,

Totally addictive!

If you like horrors and the women who write them, you will LOVE this podcast. Engaging hosts and a fascinating body of work to uncover - highly recommend!

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