Spooklights #21 Chop Talk with Matthew M. Bartlett

Matthew M. Bartlett joins us once again to talk about writing, social media use, substances (including coffee!) and writing, editing, networking, Twin Peaks, True Detective Season 2 sucks, and a whole lot more! Sean M. Thompson stays in the slot for most of the show, and I decided to cut out my buzzed, half-hearted defense of some of the elements in the Star Wars prequel films because I’m not a total monster.

Music by Terrortron: terrortron.bandcamp.com/

Things that we went and did in 2016

We had a great year in 2016.

Creeping Waves by Matthew M. Bartlett

cover_204-16_originalMy favorite book of the past several years, horror or no. Yeah, yeah, I’m biased and all, but it’s really, really good. A tableau of nightmare imagery; a mix of pulpy decadence and existential terror; gleeful, mean-spirited stories of a witch-cult spreading its madness through a Satanic radio station. Bartlett manages to impress thrill-seekers and literary folks alike.

But don’t take my word for it:

“Bartlett is a visionary. He actually reinvented the wheel here, with his idea of a collection.¬† His stories are woven into intricate quilts of passage and prose, stitched through catalog entry or radio editorial, want ads and personal¬† ads. Black and white pictures. You get an entire world between the covers.¬† It’s not a pretty one.” – Ginger Nuts of Horror
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Spooklights #10 J.R. Hamantaschen

J.R. artworkWe spoke with J.R. Hamantaschen, the author of You Shall Never Know Security and With a Voice that is Often Still Confused But is Becoming Ever Louder and Clearer, about why he writes and the stories behind his books.

You can listen to the podcast on iTunes, Soundcloud, and YouTube.

J.R. also co-hosts The Horror of Nachos and Hamantaschen, a podcast that is at least twice as zany, irreverent, and full of whimsy as Spooklights.