LOTF 15: Tropisode #1 :: VAMPIRES :: with Natalie Ferrigno

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This is the first in a sub-series of episodes that explore specific horror tropes in detail — Tropisode #1: Vampires. We plan to do one of these episodes about once a quarter. We talk about vampires with a vampire expert, Natalie Ferrigno, who also happens to be a fellow UCR Palm Desert alumna. In addition to talking about vampires (where they've been, where they are, where they're going) we also discuss in greater detail David Busboom's new novella Nightbird from Unnerving.

Natalie Ferrigno is a horror writer, gothic fusion bellydancer, and creator of the forthcoming Atrophy Zine. You can find her and follow her creative endeavors at the handle @eris_atrophy on both Twitter and Instagram. Stay tuned for more news regarding the Indie GoGo for her zine! 

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LOTF 14: Becky Spratford, Library World's Horror Maven, Part Two

In part two of our conversation with Becky Spratford, we discuss her ongoing involvement with Stoker Con, how horror authors can do programs and conventions at their local libraries, advice for authors at the beginning of their career, how to use Halloween and the current popularity of the horror genre to your advantage when building relationships with libraries, and more! 

Becky Spratford is a Librarian [MLIS] in Illinois specializing in serving leisure readers ages 13 and up. She trains library staff all over the world on how to match books with readers through their local public library. She is the author of The Readers’ Advisory Guide to Horror, 2d edition (ALA Editions, 2012). She is under contract to write content for EBSCO's NoveList database, reviews for Booklist, is a member of the Adult Reading Round Table Steering Committee, a 5 term Trustee for her local library, and am a proud member of The Horror Writers' Association. You can follow Becky on Twitter @RAForAll

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LOTF 13: Becky Spratford, Library World's Horror Maven, Part One

Librarians may ask: why horror? And authors may ask: why libraries? Becky Spratford has the answers to these questions and more—her insight gave us a whole new perspective on ways to strengthen the horror community in libraries. We talk about what writers can do to build relationships with their local libraries, how reader's advisory works, the pros and cons of genres and subgenres, and so much more. Becky shares her philosophy on connecting authors and librarians with the ultimate goal of finding more readers for their books. 

Becky Spratford is a Librarian [MLIS] in Illinois specializing in serving leisure readers ages 13 and up. She trains library staff all over the world on how to match books with readers through their local public library. She is the author of The Readers’ Advisory Guide to Horror, 2d edition (ALA Editions, 2012). She is under contract to write content for EBSCO's NoveList database, reviews for Booklist, is a member of the Adult Reading Round Table Steering Committee, a 5 term Trustee for her local library, and am a proud member of The Horror Writers' Association. You can follow Becky on Twitter @RAForAll

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