Spooky Fun in Massachusetts – Part 2: Year-Round

In Friday’s post, I highlighted some events taking place in Massachusetts in October for the Halloween season. But you can have spooky fun all year round in that sate. Here are a few being promoted by the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism (MOTT). Ghosts and Gravestones Tour, Boston Walk amongst the dead in burial […]

Spooky Fun in Massachusetts – Part 1: This October

I know its kind of late notice, but if you’re going to be in Massachusetts this month, you might want to check out some of the following fun events being promoted by the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism (MOTT). Factory of Terror, Fall River Voted the #1 Haunted House in New England, the Factory […]

Podcast Episode 55: Anthologies and Historical RPGs

This week I chat with author and editor Jennifer Brozek. We chat about various aspects of her work, from editing anthologies to writing for role playing games (RPGs), touching on the processes of editing and pulling together anthologies, improving your stories, writing for RPGs, her most rewarding and challenging projects, researching historical information, and more […]

Podcast Episode 54: Bits of Stuart Jaffe’s Brain

This week I chat with short story writer Stuart Jaffe. In this episode we talk about his short story collection, 10 Bits of My Brain, his podcast, The Eclectic Review, schlock films, unusual casting, his upcoming novels, genre writers in the South, what’s going on in publishing these days, and more. Podcast Powered By Podbean […]

Podcast Episode 50: The Intersection of Horror and Religion

The Genre Traveler Celebrates One Year of Podcasting!   This week I chat with Matt Cardin about religion and horror. Along the way our conversation touches on the role religious motifs play in the horror genre, the nature of horror vs. fear, the connection between religious experience and fear, gnosticism, the evolution of religious beliefs, […]

Podcast Episode 49: Going with the Marketing Flow

Today I chat with Richard Lee Byers, the author of more than 30 fantasy and horror novels, including some set in the Forgotten Realms universe. Our discussion touches on writing in your own world vs. writing in someone else’s, Dungeons & Dragons, how he got started writing in Forgotten Realms, his new book, The Imposter, […]

Review: Film Festival in a Box – Zombies

Back in October or November, right about the time of ZomBcom, IndiFlix sent me a copy of their Zombie Film Festival in a Box. It is one of a line of interactive movie games they have that feature short independent films focused on some central theme … in this case zombies. It took me awhile […]

Is “Young Adult” a Genre?

Throughout this week’s podcast episode, Allyson references the term “young adult” as a genre. But is that really what it is? The term “genre” means “A category of artistic composition, as in music or literature, characterized by similarities in form, style, or subject matter.” So, since young adult fiction always features a young adult as […]

Podcast Episode 46: A Line in the Ice

This week I chat with Haley Stokes who, as Pepper Espinoza, is half of the writing duo that goes by the pen name Jaime Craig. Craig’s latest book is the science fiction/horror/romance novel A Line in the Ice, which was released last month. We talk about the plot, Shakespearean and Buffy/Angel influences, collaborating with a […]

Podcast Episode 45: The Self-Evident Truth

This week I chat with Canadian author A.P. Fuchs. Along the journey we talk about how he got into writing genre fare, how he became a publisher, the genesis and evolution of the Axiom Man superhero series, superheroes as a metaphor, zombies as the ultimate super-villains, zombies as metaphors, and more. Note: There was a […]