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Video Interview with Lois Gresh

Video Interview with Lois Gresh

Author and editor Lois Gresh on writing from your heart, World Horror Conventions, the HWA, advice for new writers and her nugget of HWA wisdom!

LOIS H. GRESH is the New York Times Best-Selling Author (6 times), Publishers Weekly Best-Selling Paperback Author, Publishers Weekly Best-Selling Paperback Children’s Author, and USA Today Best-Selling Author of 27 books and 55 short stories. She has 1 million books in print in 22 languages. Current books are DARK FUSIONS: WHERE MONSTERS LURK! (editor, PS Publishing, Nov 2013), dark story collection ELDRITCH EVOLUTIONS (Chaosium 2011, BookViewCafe ebook 2012), and THE DIVERGENT COMPANION (St. Martin’s Press,

Video Interview with Lisa Manetti

Video Interview with Lisa Manetti

Lisa Mannetti on first con experiences, the value of networking and being an HWA member, learning and mentoring:

Lisa Mannetti’s debut novel, The Gentling Box, garnered a Bram Stoker Award. Her latest books include Deathwatch, a collection of two thematically linked novellas, including the Bram-Stoker nominated “Dissolution,” and “The New Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn.” She has authored a macabre gag book, 51 Fiendish Ways to Leave your Lover, as well as non-fiction books, and numerous articles and short stories in newspapers, magazines, and anthologies. Recent and upcoming works (2010) include “Resurgam” in Dead Set:

Video Interview with Jason V Brock

Video Interview with Jason V Brock

Author, editor, publisher and filmmaker Jason V Brock on how to make the most out of conventions, networking, serving on panels, Awards, advice for writers, and the value of a thick skin!

Jason V Brock is an award-winning American author, artist, editor, and director. He is the CEO and co-founder (with his wife, Sunni) of JaSunni Productions, LLC, whose documentary films include the controversial Charles Beaumont: The Short Life of Twilight Zone’s Magic Man, The AckerMonster Chronicles!, and Image, Reflection, Shadow: Artists of the Fantastic.

He is also the author of Totems and Taboos, a compilation

Video Interview with Eric J. Guignard

Video Interview with Eric J. Guignard

Eric J Guignard, Bram Stoker Award (R) Winner this year, talks about the value of writers’ organisation such as the HWA, attending conventions and his work:

Eric J. Guignard writes dark and speculative fiction from the outskirts of Los Angeles. His stories and articles may be found in magazines, journals, anthologies, and any other media that will print him. He’s a member of the Horror Writer’s Association, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Of America, and the International Thriller Writers.

Video Interview with Kate Jonez

Video Interview with Kate Jonez

Kate Jonez, Bram Stoker Award nominee® talks conventions, her books, and why a new horror writer should join the Horror Writers Association:

Kate Jonez writes dark fantasy fiction. Ceremony of Flies published by DarkFuse is available in limited edition hard cover and ebook.Her Bram Stoker ® Award nominated novel Candy House is available at Amazon in print and ebook. She is also chief editor at Omnium Gatherum a small press dedicated to publishing unique dark fantasy, weird fiction or literary dark fiction in print and ebook. Three Omnium Gatherum books have been nominated for Shirley Jackson Awards.

Video Interview with Yvonne Navarro

Video Interview with Yvonne Navarro

Bram Stoker Award® winning author, Yvonne Navarro discusses the very first World Horror Convention, advice for first time nominees, the importance of networking, and the HWA:

Yvonne Navarro is the author of Concrete Savior, Highborn, AfterAge, deadrush, Final Impact, Mirror Me and a bunch of other books, plus Buffy the Vampire Slayer novels and tie-in novels for Hellboy, Elektra, and others.

David Gerrold: An Interview

David Gerrold: An Interview

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Today I am pleased to interview science fiction legend David Gerrold, who has recently joined the HWA. David is the author of more than 50 novels, 12-plus television episodes, and several hundred articles, columns, and short stories. His credits include two of the most popular episodes of the original Star Trek series (“The Trouble with Tribbles,” “The Cloud Minders”), plus episodes of the Star Trek Animated series, LAND OF THE LOST, TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE, LOGAN’S RUN, and others. His on-going novel series, War Against the Chtorr, is nearly required reading for any science fiction fan, and …

Know a Nominee Part Thirty: Kami Garcia

Know a Nominee Part Thirty: Kami Garcia

And so we’ve come to the last edition in this year’s “Know a Nominee” interview series. Thank you to everyone who has followed along, and my deepest gratitude to all of the nominees who have generously shared their time and insights — I hope you’ve enjoyed reading them as much as I have. Today’s update features Kami Garcia, nominated in the category of Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel for Unbreakable (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers).

 

 

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DM: Can you please describe the genesis for the idea that eventually became the work for which you’ve been nominated?…

Know a Nominee Part Twenty-Nine: Paul Tobin

Know a Nominee Part Twenty-Nine: Paul Tobin

 

 Thanks for joining us for this edition of “Know a Nominee,” the interview series that shows you the darkest reaches inside the minds of this year’s Bram Stoker Award nominees. Today’s featured nominee is Paul Tobin, who’s nominated for Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel for Colder (Dark Horse Comics).

 

 

DM: Can you please describe the genesis for the idea that eventually became the work for which you’ve been nominated? In download (38)the case of a work wherein you’ve written multiple stories (like a collection) please choose your favorite part and discuss.

PT: Colder evolved after editor Scott …

Know a Nominee Part Twenty-Eight: Michael Bailey

Know a Nominee Part Twenty-Eight: Michael Bailey

 
Welcome to the latest edition of “Know a Nominee,” the interview series that puts you inside the minds of this year’s Bram Stoker Award nominees. Today, we feature Michael Bailey, who’s nominated for Superior Achievement in Short Fiction for “Primal Tongue” (Zippered Flesh 2, Smart Rhino Publications).

 

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DM:  Can you please describe the genesis for the idea that eventually became the work for which you’ve been nominated? In the case of a work wherein you’ve written multiple stories (like a collection) please choose your favorite part and discuss.

MB:  “Primal Tongue” is about communication. Do we need words? …

Know a Nominee Part Twenty-Seven: Cat Winters

Know a Nominee Part Twenty-Seven: Cat Winters

Welcome to the latest edition of “Know a Nominee,” the interview series that gets you up-close and personal with this year’s Bram Stoker Award nominees. In this post, we catch up with Cat Winters, who’s nominated in the category of Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel for In the Shadow of Blackbirds (Harry N. Abrams).

 

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DM: Can you please describe the genesis for the idea that eventually became the work for which you’ve been nominated? In the case of a work wherein you’ve written multiple stories (like a collection) please choose your favorite part and discuss.

CW: When …

Know a Nominee Part Twenty-Six: Eric J. Guignard

Know a Nominee Part Twenty-Six: Eric J. Guignard

 
Welcome back to “Know a Nominee,” the interview series that gets you uncomfortably close to this year’s Bram Stoker Award nominees. If you’ve been reading along from the beginning, thank you for sticking with us—we’re in the home stretch now. Today’s featured practitioner of the dark arts is Editor Eric J. Guignard, nominated for Superior Achievement in an Anthology for After Death (Dark Moon Books).

 

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DM: Can you please describe the genesis for the idea that eventually became the work for which you’ve been nominated? In the case of a work wherein you’ve written multiple stories (like a …

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