Am I a horror writer?
Well, it's not a very straightward answer and I spent about an hour meditating on that question—and horror in general—on Episode 59 of The Martin Lastrapes Show Podcast Hour (press PLAY below to listen for yourself).
Technically, the answer is yes.
Yes, I am a horror writer.
But, do I consider myself a horror writer?
It becomes a tricky dance with nuance, I think, because at this point in my young career as a novelist, I’ve only published one novel, Inside the Outside, which is without question a horror novel. So, technically that makes me a horror writer. But, that said, I don't think of myself as a horror writer. Anyway, you can listen to me wrestle with that idea on Episode 59.
But, that's not all you'll hear on Episode 59. You'll also hear an interview that my buddy Tim Chizmar conducted with horror icon Tony Todd.
Big thanks to Icons of Fright Editor-in-Chief Jerry Smith, Tim Chizmar, and the Official Comic Book Expert of The Martin Lastrapes Show Podcast Hour Anthony Ray Bench for sharing that audio with me and letting me share it with my podcast listeners.