LOTF 27: Hereditary feat. Bob Pastorella


In this episode—our last of 2018!—we discuss our first MOVIE, Hereditary. And as a special treat, we brought on Bob Pastorella as a guest host!

Bob Pastorella is the author of the weird crime novella, Mojo Rising, and the zombie western short story, ‘To Watch Is Madness’. Bob is featured in Warmed & Bound: A Velvet AnthologyThe Booked. AnthologyIn Search of a City: Los Angeles in 1000 Words, and Borderlands 6. His fiction has been published widely both online and in print, and he is a former columnist for ManArchy Magazine and Revolt Daily. Bob lives in Southeast Texas, and is currently working on several projects.

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Thank you so much for all the love and support in 2018. It has meant everything to us. We can’t wait to see what’s in story for 2019. HAPPY NEW YEAR!

LOTF 26: Dino Parenti on Dead Reckoning & Writing Short Stories to Improve Craft


In this episode, we chat with author Dino Parenti. This interview is extra special because not only is it Dino’s first podcast interview, but when Mackenzie interviewed him a couple years ago for Gamut it was his first interview! So we are keeping this cool streak going.

We get into so much cool stuff with Dino in this chat. We talk about his early writing life, how he got into horror, why he needed a time out to focus on writing short stories, why he plots everything he writes, and so much more. Enjoy!

Dino Parenti is a writer of dark literary and speculative fiction. He is the winner of the first annual Lascaux Review flash fiction contest and is featured in the Anthony Award winning anthology Blood on the Bayou.  His work can be found in Pantheon Magazine, Menacing Hedge, Pithead Chapel, as well as other anthologies. His short-fiction collection, Dead Reckoning and other stories, was released with Crystal Lake Publishing on October 5th, 2018.

When not purging his soul into a laptop thanks to a far-too-early exposure to Stephen King, Scorsese movies, and Camus, he can be found photographing the odd junk pile, building furniture, or earning a few bucks as a CAD drafter. He lives in Los Angeles.

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  • Dino’s early writing life and horror influences

  • Dino’s superpower(s)—there are more than one!

  • The one classic book Dino doesn’t plan to read (listen to find out.)

  • Find Dino: Website | Twitter | Facebook

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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