On Episode 64 of The Martin Lastrapes Show Podcast Hour, my guest was author, blogger, and all-around great gal, Amanda Headlee. Amanda, when she's not working on her forthcoming debut novel, writes articles about the craft of creative writing for The Sarcastic Muse, which is a terrific website for anybody interested in creative writing.
During my conversation with Amanda Headlee we covered a series of topics, including:
- How living in the middle of the woods affected Amanda's imagination
- Writing techniques for scaring readers
- Amanda talks about working on her first novel
- Pantser or plotter?
- The influence H.P. Lovecraft on Amanda's writing
- Traditional Publishing vs. Independent Publishing
While you wait for Amanda to finish her debut novel, you can get a sample of her fiction in the anthology Somewhere in the Middle of Eternity, which was published by Firebringer Press in July 2014. Here's a synopsis:
In eternity, all stories are timeless. Devastated by war, a young couple finds healing through the intervention of a magical fox... A man obsessed with a burlesque dancer discovers she may not be the beauty she seemed from afar... Desperate to save his dying wife, an exiled scientist makes a discovery that could change the fate of a galaxy... An Irishman finally confronts the specter of death that has tormented him since childhood... An ex-con's hearing aid picks up a vintage radio show that never aired, leading her to a confrontation with the unexpected... These are but a few of the imaginative tales awaiting you within these pages as chronicled by Daniel Patrick Corcoran, Michael Critzer, Phil Giunta, Amanda Headlee, Susanna Reilly, Stuart S. Roth, Steven H. Wilson and Lance Woods.
So, if you haven't listened to it already, go on and enjoy my conversation with Amanda Headlee.
You won't regret it.