Jason Sizemore of Apex Publications sits down with Brian, Mary, and guest co-host Maurice Broaddus for a fascinating discussion on publishing, editing, the importance of libraries, and advice for those wishing to start a small press. Plus: Kip Winger’s SONGS FROM THE OCEAN FLOOR. Rick Hautala archived. A double shot of Bryan Smith. Horror writers invade DC Comics. The Twilight Zone emerges from development hell. Eli Roth’s children’s movie. Dave and Phoebe’s hospital adventure. Dungeonmaster 77.1’s new pet. And the Ghost Town Writer’s Retreat winner!
In what may be our greatest episode yet, Maurice Broaddus sits down with Brian, Dave, Mary, and Phoebe to discuss ghost-writing for celebrities, reconciling religion and faith with genre writing, being a trailblazer for writers of color, his friendships with Wrath James White and Chesya Burke, and much more. Then, his co-editor Jerry Gordon joins the discussion to talk about the art of crafting the perfect anthology, and Maurice’s son reveals an embarrassing story about his father. Also in this episode — a chance to win a complimentary pass to The Ghost Town Writers Retreat!
Brian, Dave, and DungeonMaster 77.1 open the listener mailbag and answer all your questions. Plus the success of the #FreeRTRiley campaign, the launch of the Splatterpunk Awards, another DarkFuse update, THE OUTER LIMITS returns to Blu-Ray and DVD, the Ghost Town Writers Retreat, SHARKNADO 5, and Dave gets punched at an Iron Maiden concert.
Chaos ensues as the hosts of Grindcast invade The Horror Show studio for a very special crossover episode. And speaking of invasions, Wrath James White returns from his invasion of Germany. And speaking of chaos, the latest on the FRIDAY THE 13TH video game woes. Plus a follow-up to last week’s Dark Fuse news, new books from Molly Tanzer, Michelle Garza, and Melissa Lason, the latest on THE BLOB remake and the third film in the CLOVERFIELD franchise, Michael Bailey turns tragedy into triumph, and Bryan Smith’s movie gets a release date.
Somer Canon joins Brian and Dave Thomas in the new studio to discuss growing up without a library, the influence of Ruby Jean Jensen, discovering Jack Ketchum for the first time, life after Samhain, and juggling a writing career while raising two kids. Plus – Richard Buckler in remembrance, changes at Dark Fuse, the TWIN PEAKS revival, small presses of yesteryear, and Jeremy Maddux: Listener of Hate.
Brian and Dave discuss comic book writer Mark Waid’s history of bullying and threatening fellow creators and fans. Plus, the Permuted Press dumpster fire flares up again, Cullen Bunn returns to prose, Rio Youers is lovely, LOVECRAFT COUNTRY is coming to television, and good news for New York City freelancers.
Craig Spector’s Guide To Convention Etiquette, the 2016 Shirley Jackson Award finalists, Christopher Golden’s ARARAT, Tom Monteleone and John Maclay’s writing workshop, Chaosium’s positive turnaround, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2, ALIEN: COVENANT, and a good week for Stephen King fans
Life’s unexpected curves can be detrimental to creatives. Kelli Owen joins Brian and Dave in studio for a frank discussion on grief, depression, and how they impact writing. They also talk audiobooks, rejection, the Nicholas Kaufmann Curse, the future of Buttercup of Doom, and role-playing games as a release. Plus — gambling on the Bram Stoker Awards, the Marvel mayhem continues, William Hjortsberg in remembrance, M. Night Shyamalan’s next film, and more!
Time management for married creatives is the topic as Armand and Shelly Rosamilia join Brian and Dave in studio. They also discuss podcasting, how to pitch a show to the Project Entertainment Network, and Armand’s brewery book-signing tour. Plus — the WGA strike looms, Marvel Comics sales plunge continues, Dave and Lombardo are now part of the ALIEN franchise, and a memorial service for a chicken.