LOTF 44: Scott Thomas on Developing Your Craft

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This episode of Ladies of the Fright is brought to you by Inkshares. This October experienceViolet, the second novel of Stoker-nominated Kill Creek author Scott Thomas. Violet follows Kris Barlow, who after the death of her husband returns to a long-abandoned lake house.  She soon finds that the town of Pacington, Kansas is not as it seems, and that a presence has been awaiting her return. Bird Box author Josh Malerman calls it a "master class in immersion." Jason Heller of National Public Radio calls it "indelible" and says that the "sheer, skin-crawling fright is masterful."  Available in bookstores nationwide and Amazon.

Before we get into today’s episode, we want to remind you that we now have a Patreon! We would like to give a special shoutout to our higher tier patrons SM Fedor and Eli Ryder at the Satanic Panic level, and Kenesha, Nathan Blixt, and Nina Nahvi, Bjorn Svartalfson, and Jocelyn Codner at the Demon Possession level.

We’re offering cool rewards we’re offering at every tier, the most exciting of which is our Patrons-only podcast, LOTF After Dark which is accessible to every single patron.When we hit our first 20 patrons, we’ll be doing a patrons-only giveaway!

Show Notes

It was a complete delight to chat with Scott Thomas about his early interest in horror, the importance of nurturing childhood passions, his experiences writing for television, and the unique process by which his first novel, Kill Creek, was brought into the world. We are so delighted with his most recent novel, Violet, and were thrilled to have him on the show. 

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LOTF 43: Ellen Datlow | Echoes, the Saga Anthology of Ghost Stories

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Hey folks! Don't forget we now have a Patreon! We would like to give a special shoutout to our higher tier patrons SM Fedor and Eli Ryder at the Satanic Panic level, and Kenesha, Nathan Blixt, and Nina Nahli and Viðarrbjörn Svartalfson at the Demon Possession level.

We’re offering cool rewards we’re offering at every tier, the most exciting of which is our Patrons-only podcast, LOTF After Dark which is accessible to every single patron. And when we hit our first 20 patrons, we’ll be doing a patrons-only giveaway! 

Show Notes

Alright, onto episode 43. We had a blast chatting with Ellen Datlow about how she doesn't believe in ghosts (but has had one maybe unexplainable experience?) and the process of putting the anthology together. We talked about some of the individual stories (no spoilers!), sleep paralysis, and more.

Buy ECHOES!!

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LOTF 42: Daniel Kraus on Finding Beauty in the Grotesque

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Hi, folks! Don't forget we now have a Patreon! We would like to give a special shoutout to our higher tier patrons SM Fedor and Eli Ryder at the Satanic Panic level, and Kenesha, Nathan Blixt, and Nina Nahli at the Demon Possession level.

We’re offering cool rewards we’re offering at every tier, the most exciting of which is our Patrons-only podcast, LOTF After Dark which is accessible to every single patron. And when we hit our first 20 patrons, we’ll be doing a patrons-only giveaway! 

Show Notes

Alright, onto episode 42. We were so inspired listening to Daniel Kraus talk about how writing without the intention to publish helped him cultivate joy in his craft, his trademark style of using gorgeous language to describe the grotesque, his collaborations with Guillermo Del Toro, and what it was like to collaborate posthumously with filmmaker George A. Romero.

Find Daniel: WebsiteTwitter