We talked about influences, the Horror genre and its sub-genres, music, social media and more. My thanks to Brian for the opportunity! While you’re checking out Brian’s blog, you should also check out some of the previous interviews in the series.
I was recently interviewed by Gordon B. White, and the finished interview has just been posted on hellnotes.com
We talked a lot about my new collection, The Human Alchemy, and more specifically about my focus on sensory detail and setting, particularly locations in Oregon. I thought Gordon’s questions were especially interesting and gave me a lot to think about.
“The Human Alchemy is a thing of beauty, a showcase for a writer who is in possession of a startling array of skills.”
Paul gives the book a careful look, discussing every story in the collection at some length. It’s the most detailed and positive review The Human Alchemy has received so far! My thanks to Paul and This Is Horror for the coverage.
Today is the official release day of The Human Alchemy.
Some people who preordered direct from Word Horde have received their copies a few days early, and I’ve really enjoyed seeing photos of those paperbacks (and in one case, a Kindle screen) posted on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. I’m not sure why, but somehow seeing the book in the hands of a specific reader makes the connection seem so much more real than when someone just says “I bought a copy.” All the support is appreciated!
This week The Human Alchemy will be out… well, this weekend, at least. Official release date is June 30. So then, assuming you want to get your hands on a copy, where can you get it? Here are some ideas.
The first part of my interview with Michael David Wilson and Bob Pastorella of This Is Horror is now available for everyone, not just Patreon contributors, HERE.
The whole conversation was a lot of fun, and this represents just the first half, so there will be more in another week our so. In this part we talk about focusing on creative work, and sometimes taking a break from it, differences between music-making and writing, and the nuts and bolts of assembling a short story collection… among other things.
A couple weeks back, I spent a few hours recording an interview with Michael David Wilson and Bob Pastorella for their This Is Horror Podcast.
This Is Horror Patreon subscribers will have earlier access to the interview, while everybody else will get part one on Monday June 25 and part two on Monday July 2. I’ll post direct links when those are generally available, but for now you can check out the podcast HERE.
If you’re a Patron subscriber, you can start HERE. I had a lot of fun recording this interview, and want to thank Michael and Bob. The podcast is always worth a listen, so it was fun to have my chance to participate.
Publishers Weekly just came out with their review of The Human Alchemy, and they seem to think you ought to buy it and read it.
Here’s a little snippet of the review:
Griffin (The Lure of Devouring Light) creates characters who have experienced deeply personal losses that make their quests to rise above circumstances seem a poignant effort to deny that “everything and everyone… might vanish before its time.” His stories are fantastical and horrific, and their outcomes are refreshingly unpredictable.