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Scary Scribes tonight: Huldufolk high-jinx; Crabapples exclusive peek!

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We’re pleased to feature Rob Watts, author of Huldufolk—the first in his quartet of paranormal books called The Crooked Roads through Cedar Grovetonight at 6 p.m. on Scary Scribes. We’ll not only learn all about those hidden creatures of Iceland, we’ll get an exclusive sneak peek of the second book in the Cedar Grove quartet, Crabapples!

Rob grew up in Boston, Massachusetts, and has degrees in Culinary Arts and Hotel/Restaurant and Travel Management. After a long career in the culinary industry, he spent a lot of years researching and writing on the subject of Boston’s historical music scene. Rob is also a musician—and he’s combined his music and love of travel to places such as Switzerland, Sweden, France, Iceland, Denmark, Kiribati, Mexico, The Caribbean, all over the U.S. and Canada and so on—with his thriller writing, and thus each book in his series The Crooked Roads through Cedar Grove will feature an accompanying CD of original music. Find out more at www.robwattsonline.com.

Our interview with Rob will begin at 6 p.m. ET on Sunday, June 24. Listen in here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/paranormaleh/2012/06/24/scary-scribes-ep-6-1

Rob Watts in Iceland

Rob Watts in Iceland

Miss the Twist? Spin your Sunday: Daniel Pearlman on Scary Scribes here!

Daniel Pearlman joined us for a reading of his creepy short story “The Fetal Position” on May’s episode of Scary Scribes! Pearlman re-casts ordinary objects and has a knack for giving historic events an unexpected twist or two. If you’re looking for an interesting ride, his stories are the ticket.

You can listen anytime here:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/paranormaleh/2012/05/27/scary-scribes-episode-5

Or right from this post by clicking here:

Scary Scribes Ep 5 – Daniel Pearlman, 05-27-2012

This author of two novels and several collections of short stories lived in Spainfor years, and his fantastical stories and novellas began appearing in 1987 in magazines and anthologies such as New England Review, Quarterly West, The MacGuffin, Nemonymous, Amazing Stories, Synergy, and Simulations. In 1995 he founded CLF, Council for the Literature of the Fantastic, whose object was to promote recognition of ignored work of literary quality in fantastic fiction. The project lasted through 1999, but has subsequently been taken up at other websites. He’s an active Member of the SFWA (Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America).

Pearlman re-casts ordinary objects and has a knack for giving historic events an unexpected twist or two. If you’re looking for an interesting ride, his stories are the ticket.

Twisting the Ordinary: Daniel Pearlman on tonight’s Scary Scribes

Daniel Pearlman

Daniel Pearlman knocks back a cold one at The Mews in Wakefield, Rhode Island, August, 2010.

Want to twist up your Memorial Day weekend? Join Scary Scribes for a reading of Daniel Pearlman’s “The Fetal Position” tonight at 6 p.m. on the Paranormal, Eh? Radio Network here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/paranormaleh/2012/05/27/scary-scribes-episode-5

This author of two novels and several collections of short stories lived in Spainfor years, and his fantastical stories and novellas began appearing in 1987 in magazines and anthologies such as New England Review, Quarterly West, The MacGuffin, Nemonymous, Amazing Stories, Synergy, and Simulations. In 1995 he founded CLF, Council for the Literature of the Fantastic, whose object was to promote recognition of ignored work of literary quality in fantastic fiction. The project lasted through 1999, but has subsequently been taken up at other websites. He’s an active Member of the SFWA (Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America).

Pearlman re-casts ordinary objects and has a knack for giving historic events an unexpected twist or two. If you’re looking for an interesting ride, his stories are the ticket.

Daniel Pearlman’s Website (includes a comprehensive list of all of his books)

A Giant in the House & Other Excesses

Free Work Online

“Flies,” a story at Infinity Plus

“The Ground Under Man,” story at IFiction

“Unlike the Burbs,” a short-short at The Montreal Review

Don’t skip your “Vitamins”—hear the story by T. J. May on this month’s episode of Scary Scribes here any time!

Writer T.J. May

Writer T.J. May

Scary Scribes is over-the-moon excited to present “Vitamins” by horror writer and graphic novelist T.J. May. If you like Poe’s Unreliable Narrator, love “Flowers for Algernon,” and remember Dean Koontz’ Watchers, this story is for you! And afterwards, we talk about scary stuff, graphic novels and why reading is on the rise.

You can listen here:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/paranormaleh/2012/04/29/scary-scribes-episode-4

Or directly from this blog here:

Scary Scribes Ep 4 – T.J. May, 04-29-2012

You can also find us on I-Tunes and Stitcher!

Need a horror boost? Take T.J. May’s “Vitamins” tonight on Scary Scribes!

Scary Scribes is over-the-moon excited to present “Vitamins” by horror writer and graphic novelist T.J. May. If you like Poe’s Unreliable Narrator, love a little bit of “Flowers for Algernon,” and remember Dean Koontz’ Watchers, this story is for you!

T.J.’s short stories are rich in allusion, creating classic theme and motif mash-ups that are destined to become classics themselves.  He’s a writer of dark fiction daylighting as a behavior therapist to children with autism. He is a regular contributor to Shroud Magazine, co-founder of SUMM Publications—which publishes horror and speculative comics and graphic novels—an active member of the HWA and an alternate on the committee for the New England Horror Writers. He and his wife, Brooke, are raising 4 sons deep in the darkest forests of New England.

You can tune in and listen live at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 29 to hear this great story (and if you miss it, don’t worry, you know it’s always downloadable everyplace forever) here! http://www.blogtalkradio.com/paranormaleh/2012/04/29/scary-scribes-episode-4

Want to check out T.J. everyplace else before or after you listen? You can visit our Guest Books and Links Page. Want to know him personally? You can hook up here:

T.J.’s Website: http://www.tjmay.net

Twitter: tjmayhorror

Facebook

T.J. May Author page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/TJ-May/144709262243261

T.J. May personal: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1620017313

What chilled YOUR childhood? John Grover might know—Scary Scribes’ March Episode is here!

After reading his stories “3:15” and “The Tie That Binds,” Scary Scribes sits down with Creatures and Crypts writer John Grover and talks Kill Baby Kill, demonic possession, the nature of man as inherently evil (or not?), and scary images from the past—there’s a reason we’ve dubbed him the King of Childhood Chills! Join us and think about what scared YOU the most when you were young. Listen any time or download it for your listen-later pleasure right from this blog here:

Scary Scribes Ep 3 – John Grover, 03-25-2012

You can also listen on BlogTalk here:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/paranormaleh/2012/03/25/scary-scribes-episode-3

Don’t forget, we’re also on I-Tunes!

Scary Scribes Bonus: John Palisano answers Twitter listener questions!

Scary Scribes Episode 2 taught us we need to have a Twitter feed directly into the studio—our guest John Palisano, author of Nerves, got a few questions from listeners! John was nice enough to answer them for us after the fact, and we’re presenting them here as a bonus.

Questions

Did Hell Raiser or Clive Barker inspire your work?

Clive Barker is an enormous influence on my work. He’s a huge inspiration: when I read his stories, it makes me want to explore my own imagination to its fullest. I love how he straddles genres, like fantasy and horror. Of course, his writing is gorgeous. Hellraiser was not a direct influence on Nerves, although it is one of my favorite horror films and stories of his that I’ve read. If anything, I would say Nerves would be closer to Clive’s Weaveworld and/or Imajica.

Who would you want to play the main character on screen?

While I was writing Nerves I pictured a young John Malkovich as Josiah, complete with no hair, super-pale skin, and red eyes. I think Jackie Earle Haley would be amazing in the role. He’d really nail the anger and loneliness. As far as Horace? I always saw Ron Perlman, who I bet would be properly intense and troubled. I bet Doug Jones would make an amazing Ogam. He’d be charming and manipulative, but would then be able to turn on the pure, unhinged evil when the time is right.

Will the book be on the iBook store?

The e-book versions of Nerves will be released within 90 days of publication. It will be available in iBooks, Kindle, Nook, and any other format you may like. I’ll post the news on my site when it breaks (www.johnpalisano.com) and you can monitor Bad Moon, as well. (www.BadMoonBooks.com)

Thank you so much for these great questions. I hope you all enjoy your journey into the world of Nerves.

Miss Episode 2? You can listen here: Scary Scribes Ep 2 – John Palisano, 02-26-2012

Get your nerve to go: listen to Scary Scribes Episode 2 here!

Writer John Palisano.

If you missed John Palisano and an exclusive presentation of his newly-released novel Nerves on Scary Scribes, you can grab it to go here:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/paranormaleh/2012/02/26/scary-scribes-episode-2

or here:

Scary Scribes Ep 2 – John Palisano, 02-26-2012

The book was released on the day the show aired, so we truly did get the jump! Don’t miss it!

Think you’ve got nerve? Then don’t miss John Palisano on today’s Scary Scribes!

Get an exclusive listen to the first few pages of John Palisano’s Nerves, now available TODAY from Bad Moon Books, today on Scary Scribes! You’ll be able to tune in live at 2 p.m. EST here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/paranormaleh/2012/02/26/scary-scribes-episode-2

Writer John Palisano.

Going to miss it? No problem! We’ll have archives available soon after so you can get your Scary Scribes to go!

You can read more about John Palisano here:

www.JohnPalisano.com

To watch the Nerves trailer, head here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mN87D1oVgJE

Think you’ve got nerve? Then don’t miss John Palisano on February’s Scary Scribes!

Writer John Palisano.

At last, John Palisano’s debut novel, Nerves, is due to be released by Bad Moon Books later this year, and Scary Scribes listeners will get an exclusive sneak peek on the February 26 episode!

A visceral tale with unique—and I do mean unique—vampiric undertones, in Nerves, something strange has changed in Josiah—he suddenly has power to give life to the dead, and he isn’t the only one with an amazing new ability: halfway across the world, his brother Horace discovers his very presence can kill. The brothers’ powers are not a secret to everyone, however—and that is where the battle begins…

Scott Nicholson, author of The Red Church, has heralded Nerves as “Inventive dark fantasy from a fresh talent. Action, horror and high emotional stakes make this a winner.”

Palisano is well-known to readers of Horror Library, Darkness On The Edge, Phobophobia, Harvest Hill, Halloween Spirits, the Bram Stoker-nominated Midnight Walk, and many other dark publications.

After the show, we’ll chat with John about his new work in depth. I’m absolutely thrilled he’ll be joining us on Scary Scribes. You’ll be able to listen live on Canada’s Paranormal, Eh? Radio Network at 6 p.m. Sunday, February 26.

You can read more about John Palisano here:

www.JohnPalisano.com

To watch the Nerves trailer, head here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mN87D1oVgJE

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