Artist Vernon Short’s depiction for Horace Liveright’s Broadway production of Dracula, 1927.
I recently had an opportunity to speak with author Gordon B. White over at Hellnotes; the basis of out discussion being my recently released novella, When It’s Time For Dead Things To Die. A veteran writer, reviewer, and literary raconteur, Mr. White is pursuing new format on the Hellnotes site, with this particular interview-review structure being a first in an intended series for the “quick reads” of novellas and chapbooks.
Gordon B. White is a 2017 graduate of the Clarion West Writing Workshop, and his fiction’s appeared in venues such as Daily Science Fiction, Tales to Terrify, and the Bram Stoker Award winning anthology Borderlands 6. Recently, you can find his chilling and poignant story, “Birds of Passage,” in C.M. Muller’s anthology, Twice-Told: A Collection of Doubles. Get to know the man a bit better: www.gordonbwhite.com
In the meantime, check out the Hellnotes interview, then pick up a copy of When It’s Time For Dead Things To Die.
So here’s a first for me: one of my (early-published) short stories, “Don’t Let the Bedbugs Bite” (originally appearing in the summer, 2011 installment of the British Fantasy Society Journal), has been refashioned in the form of an audible episode at Max Ablitzer‘s engrossing endeavor, Horror Tales.
Horror Tales has produced a series of top-notch episodes from writers Caleb Stephens (“The Wallpaperman”), G.D. Watry (“The Mosaic”), Timothy G. Huguenin (“The Unknown Thing”), and T.E. Grau (“Transmission”).
Each episode is expressly created by Ablitzer, who invests calculating care into the crafting of each story’s transition. All tales are accompanied by the ambient underscore of music, and textured with the swaying draperies of eerie sound effects.
According to Ablitzer, seven episodes have been planned, with an eighth under consideration. As of early November, 2018, Horror Tales continued to chart around the world, entering Great Britain’s “top fifty” in iTunes; and the podcast also recently attained the following impressive international iTunes standings:
- Paraguay: #1 (Arts)
- Singapore: #2 (Literature)
- Costa Rica: #4 (Literature)
- United States: #30 (Literature)
The Horror Tales Podcast submission guidelines are found here.