LOTF 08: Josh Malerman on Unbury Carol and the Bizarre Optimism of Horror

In this episode, Lisa and Mackenzie talk to Josh Malerman about his latest novel, Unbury Carol.

Josh Malerman is the author of Bird BoxUnbury Carol and others, including short stories, novellas, and plays. He's also one of two singer-songwriters for the Detroit rock band The High Strung, whose song "The Luck You Got" can be heard as the theme song for the hit Showtime show "Shameless." He lives in Michigan with his artist fiancee Allison Laakko.

LOTF 07: Ellen Datlow on Wonderland & Ocean Terror

Ellen Datlow has been editing science fiction, fantasy, and horror short fiction for over thirty-five years as fiction editor of OMNI Magazine and editor of Event Horizon and SCIFICTION. She currently acquires short fiction for Tor.com. In addition, she has edited more than ninety science fiction, fantasy, and horror anthologies, including the annual The Best Horror of the YearThe Doll CollectionBlack Feathers, and Mad Hatters and March Hares

 Forthcoming are The Devil and the Deep: Horror Stories of the Sea and Echoes: The Saga Anthology of Ghost Stories.

She's won multiple World Fantasy Awards, Locus Awards, Hugo Awards, Stoker Awards, International Horror Guild Awards, Shirley Jackson Awards, and the 2012 Il Posto Nero Black Spot Award for Excellence as Best Foreign Editor. Datlow was named recipient of the 2007 Karl Edward Wagner Award, given at the British Fantasy Convention for "outstanding contribution to the genre," and has been honored with the Life Achievement Award by the Horror Writers Association and by the World Fantasy Convention. 

 She lives in New York and co-hosts the monthly Fantastic Fiction Reading Series at KGB Bar.  More information can be found at www.datlow.com, on Facebook, and on Twitter as @EllenDatlow.

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LOTF 06: BONUS EPISODE! John Palisano + Eric J. Guignard (2 Interviews for the Price of 1)

Interview with John Palisano, Vice President of the Horror Writer's Association. His short fiction has appeared in many places. Check out: Dark Discoveries, Horror Library, Darkness On The Edge, Lovecraft eZine, Phobophobia, Terror Tales, Harvest Hill, Halloween Spirits, the Bram Stoker Award® nominated Chiral Mad, Midnight Walk, Halloween Tales, and many other publications. NERVES was his first novel. He is working hard on its sequel, as well as many other upcoming works.

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Interview with Eric J. Guignard, a writer and editor of dark and speculative fiction, operating from the shadowy outskirts of Los Angeles.

He’s won the Bram Stoker Award (the highest literary award of horror fiction), been a finalist for the International Thriller Writers Award, and a multi-nominee of the Pushcart Prize. His stories and non-fiction have appeared in publications such as: Nightmare_MagazineBlack StaticShock_TotemBuzzy_Magazine, and Dark_Discoveries_Magazine. As editor, Eric’s published the anthologies, Dark_Tales_of_Lost_Civilizations,  After_Death…, and +Horror Library+ Volume 6 (April, 2017). Read his novella, Baggage_of_Eternal_Night (Journalstone), and watch for forthcoming works, including the novel, Crossbuck ’Bo (TBP 2017).

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