Chatting with Michael McCarty

On Episode 69 (don't worry, I got to the adolescent jokes before you did) of The Martin Lastrapes Show Podcast Hour, I chatted with award-winning author Michael McCarty, whose latest book is Modern Mythmakers: 35 Interviews with Horror & Science Fiction Writers and Filmmakers.

Here are a few of the topics we covered:

  • Where Cary Grant died
  • The Amazing Kreskin
  • Interviewing horror and sci-fi icons
  • Being a journalist
  • Gushing over Elvira
  • Co-writing novels

This is what Tanja Jurković of The Gothic Imagination had to say about Modern Mythmakers:

"We all grew up eagerly absorbing the works of Ray Bradbury, Richard Matheson, John Carpenter and the likes, allowing their words and actions to shape our lives, and our character. They all taught us to appreciate literature, film and art in any other form. We witnessed the birth of the dark and the weird, and we realized that our nightmares can come to life and haunt us through novels, short stories, feature films and representations on the big screen. Modern Mythmakers is a thorough account of life’s works of some of the most famous and legendary writers, directors and actors presented in 35 interviews (with 5 additional interviews included in the eBook edition). It raises nostalgia in the minds of science fiction and horror fans and has the ability to create a generation of new fans and followers, in that way continuing to build a long lasting tradition and showing appreciation for some of the classics of science fiction and horror, that helped us form a new way of looking at the world in which we live in."