A Meditation on Horror

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 generalon 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 novelInside 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.

Tim's interview was on behalf of Icons of Fright. In the interview, Tony Todd is promoting his latest film, Vanish, which also stars Danny Trejo.

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.