LOTF 25: Betty Rocksteady on The Writhing Skies, Mining Dreams for Stories, & Writing Garbage First Drafts


In this episode, we chat with author and artist Betty Rocksteady. We cover creepy twenties cartoons, writing garbage first drafts, mining dreams for stories, and her new novella, The Writhing Skies. Betty Rocksteady writes sex scenes that shouldn’t exist and is obsessed with 1920s cartoons. The Writhing Skies combines both. Learn more and check out her art and fiction at www.bettyrocksteady.com.

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LOTF 24: I'm Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid, with Guest Host Stephanie from Books in the Freezer


In this episode, we are joined by Stephanie from Books in the Freezer podcast for an in-depth conversation about Iain Reid’s novel I’m Thinking of Ending Things.

Back cover synopsis:

“In this deeply suspenseful and irresistibly unnerving debut novel, a man and his girlfriend are on their way to a secluded farm. When the two take an unexpected detour, she is left stranded in a deserted high school, wondering if there is any escape at all. What follows is a twisted unraveling that will haunt you long after the last page is turned.”

“In this smart, suspenseful, and intense literary thriller, debut novelist Iain Reid explores the depths of the human psyche, questioning consciousness, free will, the value of relationships, fear, and the limitations of solitude. This edgy, haunting debut is tense, gripping, and atmospheric. It pulls you in from the very first page…and never lets you go.”

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LOTF 23: Tropisode #2 | Haunted Houses with Kathryn E. McGee

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In this special Halloween episode, we are thrilled to bring you our second Tropisode! Today’s episode is all about Haunted Houses. As you know, with these episodes we invite a guest with some expertise on the trope we’re exploring. Today, we’re happy to welcome Kathryn E. McGee BACK to the show.

Our listeners might remember Kathryn from LOTF 03, in which we talked about the highlights from StokerCon 2018. As you know, we met Kathryn in grad school. We’ve brought her back on the show today because during her time in our MFA program, she established herself as a Haunted House expert. We think you’ll find her expertise valuable!

Show Notes:

  • Kathryn’s early writing, and how her career as an architectural historian fueled her interest in haunted houses.

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