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Are you interested in reading or writing horror? If so, this is the podcast for you. Splatterpunk award-winning horror author Aron Beauregard, Daniel J. Volpe, Carver Pike, and Rowland Bercy Jr. come together to talk writing and publishing horror. Sharing their career successes and failures, Written in Red is a free resource to the horror community.
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Join your intrepid host, Vincent Midgard, as he interviews writers and filmmakers who produce works in dark literature and film, including horror, noir, gothic, as well as nonfiction and documentaries on dark subject matter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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Clare Castleberry is a writer of femme domme erotica, southern gothic, and transgressive horror. She has an MLIS from Louisiana State University and a background in I.T. She joins Vince on his show to discuss her recent collection of short fiction entitled "Dark Feminine Energy: Tales of Vengeance." They discuss their childhood experiences with the…
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Kristopher Rufty is one of the O.G. splatterpunks, having written over 20 novels. His notable works include “All Will Die,” “The Devoured and the Dead,” “Desolation,” “The Lurkers,” and “Pillowface.” He is lauded for his ability to seamlessly blend horror with the everyday and continues to maintain a prolific output. He joins Vince on the show to d…
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Blaine Daigle is a writer of folk horror and southern gothic horror. By day, he educates young minds as a high school English teacher, but by night, he immerses himself in the eerie tales and fears that shape our world. He joins Vince on the show to discuss his latest work entitled, "A Dark and Endless Sea." They delve into the dangers of the Berin…
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Daniel J. Volpe is the splatterpunk maestro behind "Talia" and "Left to You." He joins Vince on the show to discuss his recent work"'Through the Eyes of Desperation: The Black Version," and his latest work "For the Better." They discuss the backstory of "Shadows Casino," the sordid psychology of "The Black Widow," the minutiae of the morally gray c…
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Ligia Cushman is a Dominican-American writer who explores themes of romance, betrayal, and magick through narratives centered on women of color, defying traditional fantasy tropes while offering a refreshing perspective in the genre. She joins Vince on the show to discuss her first work in the Mose Chronicles "Rise of a Dark Throne." They discuss t…
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Wrath James White is a name synonymous with visceral horror and unflinching narratives. Formerly a world-class heavyweight kickboxer and a master of martial arts, Wrath has transitioned from physical battles in the ring to the psychological skirmishes on the page, crafting stories that push the boundaries of horror literature. He joins Vince on the…
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Sabrina Voerman is a writer of novels and short stories from Vancouver Island, who has a passion for fairy tales and all things witchy but puts her own dark aesthetic spin on them. She joins Vince on the show to discuss her latest novel, "Ashen Heart." They delve into the challenges of marketing, spontaneous character development, motorcycles, life…
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Christa Carmen, a Bram Stoker Award-nominated author from Rhode Island, draws inspiration from the ghosts of the past and the hidden depths of nature. She joins Vince on the show to discuss her newest work of gothic horror, "The Daughters of Block Island." They delve into her personal and indirect experience with addiction as a substance abuse coun…
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Kristopher Triana, an acclaimed author whose pen churns out not only horror but also gripping crime fiction. Titles like "Full Brutal," which snagged the 2019 Splatterpunk Award for Best Horror Novel, "Gone to See The River Man," "Shepherd of the Black Sheep," and "The Thirteenth Koyote" have set benchmarks in the genre. He joins Vince on the show …
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Award-winning splatterpunk author Aron Beauregard hails from Central Falls, Rhode Island. With a writing style that knows no limits, he has firmly established his presence in the horror community through his ABHorror brand. In this episode, he joins Vince to delve into his latest work, "Through the Eyes of Desperation: The Red Version." They discus…
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In this episode, we dive into the world of Jack Moody, a prolific author whose literary footprint spans the unsettling realities of "Crooked Smile," and the existential ponderings of "The Monotony of Everlasting." As we eagerly anticipate the 2024 release of his latest works, "The Absence of Death" and "Miracle Boy," we take a closer look at Moody'…
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Chance Noir is a writer of dark speculative fiction and a connoisseur of strategy games. He joins Vince on the show to discuss his recent collection of short stories, "Death In Small Doses." They explore the meaning and essence of existence, the concept of being the architects of our own extinction through nuclear warfare, as well as the research a…
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In this episode, we delve into the life and creative process of Rob Weldon, the mastermind behind "The Omnist Series." Residing in Los Angeles as a post-modern monk, Rob's decision to live without internet or cable has fueled his imagination, giving birth to the expansive universe of his series. Despite his solitary lifestyle, Rob's affinity for cr…
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Boris Bacic is a prolific writer whose horror novels have dominated both traditional and self-publishing platforms, claiming the coveted #1 bestselling ranks. He joins Vince on the show to discuss his recent work "Mirror World." They discuss the multiverse theory of the universe, the research he does in order to write from the point of view of a yo…
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Merrill David is a Rhode Island native turned Texan who draws upon his experiences as a law enforcement officer, where he faced the travails of human depravity, to craft splatterpunk masterpieces. He joins Vince on the show to discuss his recent novella "Lasagna" as well as his latest short story "Bloodcum." They delve into his writing process, his…
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Jon Cohn is a true aficionado of all things terrifying. Born and bred in San Diego, Jon's path took a detour through LA's film industry before leading him back to his hometown, where he embarked on a career as a professional board game designer. In 2019, Jon plunged into full-time writing, crafting chilling short stories published in renowned antho…
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In this episode, we delve into the literary realm of Matthew Stokoe, a visionary author renowned for his boundary-pushing urban horror and gritty noir. With his works translated and celebrated globally, Stokoe has captivated audiences with his uniquely dark perspective on modern life. He joins Vince on the show to discuss his recent work "Colony of…
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Tim, hailing from Bronxville, NY, is a multifaceted creative force, excelling as a writer, director, and producer. He honed his skills at the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned acclaim for his screenplay, crowned with the title of Best Undergraduate Screenplay. Now based in New York, he furthered his education at NYU's esteemed Filmmaking …
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Mark Towse is a writer of short stories and novellas within the horror genre. He began writing at the age of 45 and has been published in over 200 anthologies and periodicals. He joins Vince on the show to discuss his recent collection of novellas "The Naughty Corner," as well as his upcoming first full-lenth novel "Chasing the Dragon." They discus…
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Erin Louis is a former adult entertainer turned writer who began her career with nonfiction works, recounting her experiences as a stripper for over 20 years, as well as her involvement in the secular humanist community. She joins Vince on the show to discuss her recent novel "South of Heaven" and her latest work "Colleen." During their conversatio…
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Jack Wells is a writer of noir novels and gothic short stories. He brings a unique flair to these classical genres and a genuine feel by conducting meticulous research. He joins Vince on the show to discuss his new collection of short stories entitled "Jack of All Trades." The orchestral structure of the collection, the combination of "Jack the Rip…
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Marie Lanza is a writer of short stories and novels, a former radio producer and personality on XM Satellite Radio, and currently a ghostwriter of biographies, thrillers, and everything in between. She joins Vince on the show to discuss her 4-book epic dystopian series “Fractured,” as well as her previous and upcoming work. They discuss her writing…
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Tobin Elliott, a former English teacher and author, describes his works as "ugly stories about bad people doing horrible things." He has contributed multiple short stories to various anthologies and is the author of the six-book "Aphotic Series." Tobin joins Vince on the show to discuss "Bad Blood: The First Book of the Aphotic." Their conversation…
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Blaine Daigle is an author of folk horror, and a high school English teacher. He blew the minds of critics with his debut novel "The Broken Places," set in the Yukon, and has since shifted his storytelling to his native Louisiana. He joins Vince on the show to discuss his most recent novel, "A Dark Roux." They explore the myth and reality of Voodoo…
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Heather Daughrity an editor, writer, and book reviewer. She is the author of the novel "Knock, Knock," the short story collection "Tales My Grandmother Told Me," and has had short stories published in numerous anthologies. Marie Lanza is a writer of both novels and short stories. She is the author of the 4-book post-apocalyptic series "Fractured" a…
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Clare Castleberry is a writer of horror and erotic fiction, and her work has appeared in numerous zines and anthologies. She also does voice-over work, produces her own locally-sourced honey, holds a Masters degree in Library and Information Science from Louisiana State University, and has written multiple novels in the genres of horror and femme-d…
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Red Lagoe is a novelist, short story writer, editor, amateur astronomer, artist, and the owner of Death Knell Press. She has authored three horror collections and has worked as a staff writer for Crystal Lake Publishing's "Still Water Bay" series. She joins Vince on the show to discuss her recent short story collection, "Impulses of a Necrotic Hear…
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Garrett Godsey is an author of epic prose that defies the confines of genre. He blends aspects of fantasy, sci-fi, and cyberpunk into a seamless and captivating tapestry of storytelling. He joins Vince on the show to discuss his recent novel, "The Rivener." They discuss Garrett's rough upbringing, his writing process, his psychedelic experience, an…
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Andrew Najberg is a poet and a writer of dark poetry and prose, who also teaches literature at the University of Tennessee. He incorporates theoretical physics, vivid imagination, and thorough research to create immersive worlds that captivate the reader. He joins Vince on the show to discuss his latest novel "Gollitok." They discuss "Gollitok's" h…
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Brandon Christensen a writer and director known for crafting films that delve into the chilling realms of demonic possession and the harrowing depths of insanity. His storytelling prowess and cinematic expertise produce films that are not just terrifying, but also remarkably captivating. He joins Vince on the show to talk about his recent film "The…
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David Blair is a talented creative who wears multiple hats as a writer, director, and cabaret performer. He joins Vince on the show to discuss his debut novel, "Firebug," a riveting tale that explores the depths of the human psyche and the complexities of pyromania. They discuss the challenges of portraying addiction in literature, the process of b…
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N.J. Gallegos navigates the high-stakes world of emergency medicine by day and then ventures into the shadows, crafting dark tales that assault the psyche. She joins Vince on the show to discuss her latest work, “The Broken Heart,” in a conversation that is as darkly humorous as it is insightful. Website: https://njgallegos.com Goodreads: https://w…
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Kenneth Wenger is the senior director of research and innovation at Core Avi and CTO at Squint AI. His pioneering work at the nexus of AI and determinism challenges the boundaries of what's possible, making neural networks reliable and safe for critical systems. He joins Vince on the show to discuss his new non-fiction book, "Is the Algorithm Plott…
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Robert P. Ottone is the Bram Stoker Award-winning author of "The Triangle." Known for his terrifying narratives that often delve into transgressive territory, his works span the gamut from dystopian tales to suburban folk horror. He joins Vince on the show to discuss his recent novel, "The Vile Thing We Created." They talk about the birthing proces…
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William F. Gray is an author known for his dark, supernatural horror that delves into the shadowy facets of humanity. He joins Vince on the show to discuss his latest book, "The Devil Within Us All." They delve into the symbolism behind the antagonist's appearance, vehicle, and the rules that govern him. They also touch upon his debut work and the …
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Jennifer Reeder is a writer/director who is fearless in vision and evocative in storytelling. She produces stunning visuals while weaving a narrative that's both hauntingly surreal and deeply human. She joins Vince on the show to discuss her newest film "Perpetrator," as well as her previous film "Night's End." They discuss her love of casting acto…
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Rebecca Jones-Howe is a writer known for her dark, gothic short stories. Rebecca's tales are steeped in shadow and intrigue, drawing readers into worlds where every whisper hides a secret and every corner might conceal a specter. These stories are not merely tales; they serve as windows into the human psyche, delving deep into our darkest fears, de…
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Andrew Adams is a writer who melds an array of genres, grim atmospheres, and psychological nuance in his collection of novels and short stories. He joins Vince on the show to discuss his recent novel, "Serial Publication," as well as his upcoming collection of short stories, "Symposium of the Reaper," the final installment in the Symposium trilogy.…
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Briana Morgan, a prolific author specializing in dark, speculative fiction with a supernatural flair, masterfully blends elements of sci-fi, romance, legal thrillers, and police dramas—each imbued with rich psychological turmoil. She joins Vince on the show to discuss her latest novella, "The Reyes Incident." Their conversation explores a myriad of…
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EPISODE CONTAINS SPOILERS Nico van den Brink is a Dutch filmmaker with a penchant for folk horror. He joins Vince on the show to discuss his recent film "Moloch." They discuss the obstacles he faced while shooting on location in a rural area, his research into the notorious Canaanite god Moloch, as well as the history of the folk tales that the mov…
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Larry Fessenden is and underground filmmaker that founded and has been operating the independent film production company "Glass Eye Pix," since 1985. He writes, directs, and edits his films as well as starring in his seminal film "Habit. He is also an actor in films outside of his own with an extensive filmography. He joins Vince on the show to dis…
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Blaine Daigle is an English teacher, and a writer of folk horror, and southern gothic. He joins Vince on the show to discuss his recent work of folk horror entitled "The Broken Places," as well as his upcoming work "A Dark Roux." They discuss his choice of setting, the imagination and reality of the story, the calculated dread of southern gothic li…
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Kealan Patrick Burke is a Bram Stoker award-winning author that crosses multiple subgenres of horror. He's also an actor, editor, screenwriter, and book cover designer. He joins Vince on the show do discuss his recent novella "Guests." They discuss his interest in the psychology of grief, his experience playing the lead in the dystopian film "Slime…
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Craig Randall is a writer of poetry and prose. His writing his centered around his own travails with depression and anxiety and--initially meant as therapy for his own healing, he now writes poetry and novels to bring mental health awareness and healing to others. He joins Vince on the show to discuss the first novel in "The Northwest Trilogy" entt…
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Lashane Arnett is a writer of poetry and prose. She blends romance and psychic phenomena into gripping paranormal thrillers. She joins Vince on the show to discuss her recent work "The Magic Man," the much-anticipated sequel to her debut novel "The Pain Eater." They discuss Sadie and Adrien's character development from the first novel, the genesis …
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David Simms is a writer, therapist, and teaches special-needs children. He joins Vince on the show to discuss his popular work that has stood the test of time entitled "Fear the Reaper." They discuss the actual historical events that his fictional work of horror is based on which is centered around the American Eugenics Movement in the 1930's. They…
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Stephanie Parent is a writer of gothic poetry and prose. She is also an editor and a dance instructor. She joins Vince on the show to discuss her debut gothic, horror, novel "The Briars," which is based on Stephanie's experience of working in a commercial dungeon in L.A. as a submissive and dominatrix--referred to as a "Switch." They discuss the po…
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Jeff Oliver is a poet and novelist that writes dark poetry, and poetic narravites that are often illustrated by visual artists such as photographers and graphic artists. Dan Verkys is a writer of dark prose, and a graphic artist of dark, surreal, sensual, artwork, that is reminiscnent of H.R. Giger, but in a class all its own. They join Vince on th…
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Paula D. Ashe is a writer of short stories, and novellas within the transgressive horror genre. Her short stories have been published in mulitple anthologies and she is a Bram Stoker award finalist as well as recently winning a Shirley Jackson Award. She joins Vince on the show to discuss her collection of short stories and a novella entitled "We A…
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Spencer Keller is a video editor by day, and an indie-horror filmmkaker by night. He has six films to his credit that have been made with a low budget, and his incredible production skills. He joins Vince on the show to discuss his recent film "In the Dark," as well as his previous works. They discuss his process, obstacles he's had to overcome whi…
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