Book Reviews & Author Interviews

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My Interviews

Interview with C. M. Rosens on Rebecca F. Kenney’s Patreon – free to view
Interview with C. M. Rosens on Romancing the Gothic’s Patreon/YouTube – free to view
Video Interviews reposted on my blog – free to view
Interview with C. M. Rosens on Self Publisher’s Showcase (coming soon)

Author Interviews

Podcast Interviews

Author Interviews on my podcast!

Feb 2021: L. B. Shimaira ~ podcast episode | transcript ~ Erotic Gothic Horror novel MY LORD and LGBTQ+ in horror fiction

Mar 2021: Stefanie Simpson ~ podcast episode | transcript ~ Cosmic Horror novel WITWORTH DOOM BABY, romance in horror, kink in romance, and disabled romance protagonists

Apr 2021: Ezra Arndt [then as Nita Pan] ~podcast episode | transcript ~ Spooky by Association Horror anthology (now titled THE UNCANNY AND THE DEAD), LGBTQ+ in horror, horror and aesthetics

May 2021: Maria DeBlassie ~ podcast episode | transcript ~ zombie short story HUNGRY BUSINESS, the Ordinary Gothic and the Hopeful Gothic, transcending generational trauma in dark fiction

Jun 2021: Lyndall Clipstone ~ podcast episode | transcript ~ YA Gothic fantasy novel LAKESEDGE and its influences, Gothic Horror monster boyfriends and the girls who like to kiss them

Jun 2021: Johannes T. Evans ~ podcast episode | transcript ~ Queer Monster Hour discussing Johannes’ body of work but mainly focusing on his POWDER AND FEATHERS serial, but looking at disabled protagonists, toxic relationships, queer monsters, kink and erotic fiction, and a whole range of things!

Jul 2021: April-Jane Rowan ~ podcast episode | transcript ~ Gothic fantasy novel LOVELORN, body horror and LGBTQ+ publisher, GurtDog Press

Oct 2021: S. T. Gibson ~ podcast episode | transcript ~ Gothic fantistorical novella, A DOWRY OF BLOOD, vampires and Dracula lore, and dark romance

Nov 2021: Allie Pino ~ podcast episode | transcript ~ Unbound project, A GOTHIC COOKBOOK and its influences, food in Gothic fiction and horror films

Dec 2021: Magen Cubed ~ podcast episode | transcript ~ Southern Gothic series starting with LEATHER AND LACE, intersections of class and identity in a US American context

Jan 2022: Mason Hawthorne ~ podcast episode | transcript ~ Gothic short story LEADBITTER HOUSE, Australian Gothic influences and themes, the process of writing short fiction

Feb 2022: Ally Wilkes ~ podcast episode | transcript ~ Arctic horror novel ALL THE WHITE SPACES

Mar 2022: THE UNCANNY AND THE DEAD Anthology Author Panel feat. Ezra Arndt, Frank Rudiger Lopes, Allie Pino and Hester Steel ~ podcast episode | transcript

Blog Posts

Werewolf Talk Series

Author Interviews on werewolves in the Paranormal and Horror genres!

#1: Werewolves in the Paghamverse
#2: Interview with Richard Brown
#3: Interview with Kara Jorgensen
#4: Interview with Tom & Nimue Brown
#5: Interview with Becca Lyn Mathis
#6: Interview with Mari Hamill

Book Reviews

Murder During the Hundred Years’ War

This is a chapter-by-chapter breakdown of Melissa Julian-Jones’s Murder During the Hundred Years’ War (2020), my own nonfiction, true crime book published with Pen & Sword.

#1: Nonfiction Spotlight: Murder During the Hundred Years’ War
#2: Medieval Murder ~ The Discovery of a Body 1375
#3: Medieval Murder ~ The Victim
#4: Medieval Murder ~ The Indicted Suspects
#5: Medieval Murder ~ The Money Motive
#6: Medieval Murder ~ Motive: Affairs of the Heart
#7: Medieval Murder ~ Communal Revenge or Communal Vengeance?
#8: Medieval Murder ~ Justice, Law Enforcement & Cross-County Networks
#9: Medieval Murder ~ The Trial’s Outcome & Aftermath
#10: Medieval Murder ~ Source Material in the Appendix


Welsh Gothic Review Series

This is the chapter-by-chapter breakdown of Jane Aaron’s Welsh Gothic (2013), with added historical context and, where possible, links to the texts cited/reviews and other related articles.

#1: Welsh Gothic by Jane Aaron: The Introduction
#2: Cambria Gothica (1780s-1820s): Chapter 1 and Texts
#3: Cambria Gothica (1780s-1820s): A Selection of Welsh Ghost Stories and Folklore pre-1830
#4: Welsh Gothic Fiction (1830s-1900s): Chapter 2: Historical Context
#5: Welsh Gothic Fiction (1830s-1900s): Chapter 2: An Underworld of One’s Own
#6: Haunted Communities (1900s-1940s): Chapter 3: Gothic Dissent
#7: Haunted Communities (1900s-1940s): Chapter 3: Industrial Gothic
#8: Wales, Land of the Living Dead (1940s-1997): Chapter 4: Context and Poetry
#9: Wales, Land of the Living Dead (1940s-1997): Chapter 4: Zombies and Zombification
#10: Wales, Land of the Living Dead (1940s-1997): Chapter 4: Vampire Lore and Vampire Lit
#11: Post-Devolution Welsh Gothic (1997-2013): Epilogue
#12: Welsh Gothic Tropes: Death Omens
#13: Welsh Gothic Tropes: The Witch
#14: Welsh Gothic Tropes: The Druid
#15: Welsh Gothic Tropes: The Cwn Annwn
#16: Welsh Gothic Tropes: The Sin Eater

Gothic Studies

Body Gothic by Xavier Aldana Reyes

Pulp Gothic Fiction Reviews

Echo in a Dark Wind by Julia Withers

Fantasy/Paranormal Gothic

The Pendragon Legend by Antal Szerb
Stoker’s Wilde by Steven Hopstaken and Melissa Prusi
The Truth in Lies by Gemma Cartmell
Spectred Isle by K. J. Charles

Weird/New Weird Fiction

Cold Hand in Mine by Robert Aickman
The Divinity Student by Michael Cisco
From the Dust Returned by Ray Bradbury
Widdershins by Jordan L. Hawk
The Great God Pan by Arthur Machen

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