Chatting with Ben Eads

As many of you know, I'm the host of the weekly podcast The Martin Lastrapes Show Podcast Hour. At its heart, the podcast is intended to be a show that celebrates creative writing, storytelling, publishing, and everything in between.  

That said, I feel like I’m at the height of my powers as a podcaster when I’m chatting with a fellow author. I recently got that opportunity when I chatted with horror author Ben Eads, author of the novella Cracked Sky (Omnium Gatherum, 2015). 

Kealan Patrick Burke, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of The Turtle Boy, said this about Cracked Sky:

"When a writer's work leaves you angry at yourself that you've never read it before, and filled with the determination to never let that be the case again, it's the highest form of compliment. Ben Eads is one of those writers. With Cracked Sky, I found myself at turns moved and terrified. This guy knows his horror, and pulls off the deft trick of utilizing genre conventions while simultaneously adding his own unique twists to the mix. Get in on the ground floor of Eads' work, folks. His career is destined to be a long one."

That’s some pretty high praise from a highly respected voice in the horror community, which is all the more reason why I was so excited to chat with Ben. If you haven't already listened to my conversation with Ben Eads, just scroll to the top of this post and press play...