Category Archives: 3. Horror

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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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