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A writing podcast for everyone! Interviews with up-and-coming and established authors, writing news, and info on contests and journals. Writing doesn't begin and end with publication, and we want to cover everything else that makes up your writing life.

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A writing podcast for everyone! Interviews with up-and-coming and established authors, writing news, and info on contests and journals. Writing doesn't begin and end with publication, and we want to cover everything else that makes up your writing life.

    Episode 27: Halloween Spooktacular II feat. Nina Alvarez

    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!
    Readings:
    "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

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    • 2 hr 5 min
    WTS Drabbles: Lisa Shea

    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

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    • 34 min
    Episode 26: New Dimensions of Fear w/ Joseph Van Buren

    Episode 26: New Dimensions of Fear w/ Joseph Van Buren

    Welcome back to the Spook to Survive Podcast ghosts and ghouls! This week, we delve into the depths of horror as Dan and Brigid try to figure out just what kind of horror they like and why people like it in the first place!
    Then, Dan talks with poet and musician Joseph Van Buren, who has recently had his work appear in "Haunted Are These Houses" from Unnerving, and who has released his latest chapbook of dark poems "Mask: Persona.
    Finally, a trip into the terrifying world of erotic horror literature, a discussion of the BS "LGBT" genre, and a round of publishing opportunities picked especially for only our spookiest listeners.

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    Episode 25: The Romantic Fantasy of Self Publishing w/ C.A. Worley

    Episode 25: The Romantic Fantasy of Self Publishing w/ C.A. Worley

    0:00 Hi's Hello's and Many Meetings
    Brigid has a new job!
    7:29 Self-Publishing Discussion
    28:00 Interview with CA Worley
    https://caworleyauthor.wordpress.com/
    1:15:00 Publishing Opportunities

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    Fallow Fellow by Cullah used under Creative Commons

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Episode 24: Back To School w/ Monica Carter from Lambda Literary

    Episode 24: Back To School w/ Monica Carter from Lambda Literary

    Happy September! We're all hyped up for fall and hope you crazy kids are happy to back in school, or hype to not be in school as the case may be. This week we have an interview with Monica Carter, the head of Lambda Literary's "LGBTQ Authors In Schools" program that promotes diversity through engagement between the LGBTQ community of writers and K-12 classrooms. Plus: Dan and Brigid recommend some books to get you in that autumnal mood, then some very interesting publishing opportunities coming up very soon!
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    Fallow Fellow by Cullah used under Creative Commons

    • 1 hr 32 min
    WTS Drabbles: "Lost Highways" with D. Alexander Ward

    WTS Drabbles: "Lost Highways" with D. Alexander Ward

    Do you get scared when you're out on the road, no cars in sight, with nothing but your headlights and a few stars between you and the crushing dark around you? Then you may just like "Lost Highways," the latest collection of dark fiction and horror from returning guest D Alexander Ward, who last appeared in our Halloween special! He and Dan discuss the genesis of the whole collection and we try to figure out what makes driving so damn scary. He also gives an insight into working with an incredibly diverse group of authors, as well as getting a forward from Brian Keene...while Brian was still in the hospital!

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    "Gorgon" by Jesse Spillane is licensed under an Attribution License.
    "Fearweaver" by Three Chain Links is licensed under an Attribution License.

    • 30 min

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