Major props to Mike Davis and his team for a fun and engaging conversation at the Lovecraft eZine Podcast. You can catch the episode here. Despite a minor (and temporary) connectivity glitch on my end, we were able to discuss a number elements which comprise The Skeleton Melodies, as well as some of the formative drivers of my fiction. Among the mentions: the influential novel Summer of Night, the effect of creature-feature host, Sammy Terry, and little name-dropping (among others) on my colleagues Adam Golaski and C.M. Muller.
The Fall, 2020 issue of South Magazine contains my interview with columnist Kaylin Brian titled, “Cooking Up Horror.” In addition to discussing The Skeleton Melodies (Hippocampus Press, 2020), our conversation covers my occupation and culinary vocations, a bit of my writing background, and the relationship between the craftsmanship of cooking and the disciplines of storytelling.
“The themes [in The Skeleton Melodies] include a lot of reflection about being a father and husband. Those are things that were on my mind during the creation of the stories. I’d also say there is a bit more conscience; I’ve really tried to push the characters to not so much be working on themselves but to work on rectifying problems with each other.”