Chatting with Kevin Lucia

On Episode 76 of The Martin Lastrapes Show Podcast Hour, I chatted with Kevin Lucia, author of Through a Mirror, Darkly. Kevin is also Submissions Reader for Cemetery Dance Magazine and his podcast "Horror 101" is featured monthly on Tales to Terrify.

Here are a few of the topics we covered:

  • Writing stories in familiar geographical settings
  • The horror writer community
  • Speculative fiction
  • Being a high school teacher
  • Kevin's negative review from Publisher's Weekly

This is what Josh Black of Horror Novel Reviews had to say about Through a Mirror, Darkly:

"Aside from the scare factor, one thing I’d be remiss to mention is the sheer emotional weight of the story, especially when all of its puzzle pieces come together. One pivotal late scene is arguably the scariest part of the whole thing, even though you know what’s coming, and there’s nothing bloody or supernatural about it. The candid, natural-sounding dialogue of the “big reveal” is remarkably well-worded. Without spoiling anything, I’ll say there’s some absolutely heart-wrenching stuff in here that bleeds off the page and into your mind. This is the kind of story that can give you chills in one moment and bring you to tears in the next, and I’m willing to bet that it will. Kevin Lucia has been a rising star on the horror scene for a while now, and his writing just keeps getting better."