Ready for the Zombie Outbreak?

Do you think you’re ready for a zombie virus outbreak? Why not test your mettle at Panic Mountain, the first annual “Stop the Infection” Zombie Apocalypse LARP (live-action role play) to be held at Pali Mountain. The LARP is an overnight adventure that challenges participants with a series of obstacles and puzzles leading to the […]

How To Date Zombies – A Valentine’s Day Special Post

If all the men in the world turned into zombies, how would a girl go about improving her love life? Heck, what would she do on Valentines Day!? Well, Hattie Cross, the protagonist of Lynn Messina’s new book within a book, The Girl’s Guide to Dating Zombies, has an answer: date zombies! Now, I don’t […]

Most Memorable Podcasts of 2011

Looking back over the past year, my first full calendar year of “airing” The Genre Traveler Podcast, I’ve found that I’ve had some very memorable conversations. Listed below, in as close an order of preference as I could manage, are the top 10 most memorable podcasts I posted this year. This is very personal list. […]

Andrea Cremer coming to SoCal

Today, when I went to the mail box I found a surprise … a big package containing the first and third books in Andrea Cremer’s Nightshade series. (Of course they wouldn’t send the middle one! Erg.) The series, which tells the story of Calla, the alpha female of a shape-shifting wolf pack, started with Nighshade […]

Podcast Episode 65: Horror, Humor and the Love of Slime

This week I chat with horror writer Mark McLaughlin about the re-release of Monster Behind the Wheel, Partners in Slime (an anthology he did with Mike McCarty and a couple of Scream Queens), the appeal of “slime” in his titles, horror and humor, killer plants, bringing the dead back to life, failed TV shows, B […]

Podcast Episode 64: Paranormal Prediction

This week I chat with paranormal consultant Fiona Broome about what the heck that term means, as well as predicting paranormal activity; whether ley lines cause paranormal activity or the other way around; theories behind paranormal occurrences; the relationship of UFOs, Big Foot and ghosts; the connection between serial killers and the paranormal; and more. […]

Podcast Episode 63: Using Fear in Fiction

This week I chat with award-winning author Andrew Pyper about his work, translating novels into scripts or other forms of media, the use of fear in fiction, the differences between literary and genre fiction, developing an idea into a novel, the differences between Canadian and other English speaking readers, and more. Podcast Powered By Podbean […]

Podcast Episode 58: The Belle of the Ball

This Halloween episode features The Genre Traveler‘s conversation with Hollywood director/writer/producer and celebrity columnist Edward Bass. He has an interesting sense of humor and catches me off guard quite a few times! (Not so much because I believed what he was saying, but because he was so dead pan, I thought he might believe what […]