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Episode 29: Snow Dogs Allowed w/ Kim Chinquee
Dan sits down with one of the best flash fiction writers out there. Kim Chinquee, to discuss her journey as a writer, her new book Snow Dog, and how to keep writing when the world turn's upside down.
Flash Fiction: Very Short Stories: https://www.amazon.com/Flash-Fiction-Very-Short-Stories/dp/0393308839
Lydia Copeland Gwyn: https://www.pw.org/node/1078585
Kim Chinquee grew up on a dairy farm in Wisconsin, served in the medical field in the Air Force, and is often referred to as the "queen" of flash fiction. She's published hundreds of pieces of fiction and nonfiction in journals and magazines including The Nation, Ploughshares, NOON, Storyquarterly, Denver Quarterly, Fiction, Story, Notre Dame Review, Conjunctions, and others. She is the recipient of two Pushcart Prizes and a Henfield Prize. She is Senior Editor of New World Writing, co-director of Buffalo State's Writing Major, and serves as the Association of Writers and Writing Programs Northeast Regional Council Chair.
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Episode 28: A Triumphant Return w/ Ross Wilcox
A new chapter begins for the Write To Survive Podcast. Two years since our last episode, we rejoin Dan as an MFA graduate out in the world trying to figure things out the best way he knows how: talking to other people. The first guest of the new era is Ross Wilcox, a recent PhD graduate from the University of North Texas and the author of The Golden Gate Jumper Survivors Society, out now from 7.13 Books.
Check out Ross's Book: https://www.spdbooks.org/Products/9781733367240/golden-gate-jumper-survivors-society.aspx
Follow him on Twitter: @rossofthewilcox
7.13 Books: https://713books.com/
Support the show: https://ko-fi.com/danarndtwrites
Episode 27: Halloween Spooktacular II feat. Nina Alvarez
This is a JAM-PACKED episode as we reach the best single day in the entire year: HALLOWEEN!
Light the pumpkins, spice the cider, and get ready for two hours of spooky, scary goodness!
First, Dan and Brigid discuss the War on Halloween and how they're celebrating the auspicious day.
Then, an interview with Nina Alvarez from Cosmographia books on her newly curated collection: "Early American Gothic: Stories and Poems." They discuss her work as an indie publisher, what Cosmographia's "By Candlelight" series is, and just what the word "gothic" even means!
Finally, a good mix publication opportunities for writers of a more horrific persuasion, including a particularly "ruff" one for LGBT writers!
And, as a bonus, the hosts have recorded some of their favorite bits of poetry and fiction for you to enjoy throughout the episode, so be sure to listen to every spine-tingling second!
"Ghost House" by Robert Frost, read by Brigid Phillips
Music: Nocturne in C sharp minor 'Lento con gran espressione', B. 49 (Op. posth.) by Frédéric Chopin, performed by Aya Higuchi, used under Creative Commons
Poem 670 ("One need not be a Chamber—to be Haunted—")
by Emily Dickinson, Read by Dan Arndt
Background Sound: "Atmosphere Horror-4" by julius_galla via freesound.com
Excerpt from Mary Shelley's 𝘍𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘬𝘦𝘯𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘪𝘯; 𝘰𝘳, 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘔𝘰𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘯 𝘗𝘳𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘶𝘴,
read by Celia Freeman
Music: "Adagio for Strings" by Samuel Barber
Intro Music: "Halloween" by Keshco, used under Creative Commons
WTS Drabbles: Lisa Shea
We have a whole mess of stuff this week as we prepare for the BEST NIGHT OF THE YEAR: Halloween! In lieu of our normal Monday episode, we're instead bringing you back-to-back interviews with horror writers leading up to an All-Hallows-Eve special! First on the Docket is Lisa Shea, who among many hats is a writer of mystery, romance, and more. She also runs the Horror Retweet Group on twitter, helping promote her fellow authors on the platform. She and Dan discuss here newest series "Monstrous Vision of the Cthulu Call" and how she worked to make sure it would piss old Howard right the hell off! We also touch on the THREE other books she has out this month, how she keeps up a manic pace, working from home, and the secret to proper balance as a writer. Happy hauntings!
Intro Music: "Fearweaver" by Three Chain Links
Outro music: "Little Hotel of Horror" by Documentarium