Author Interview, Gothic Fiction, Longread, undead, vampires, werewolves

Author Interview ~ Magen Cubed

Author Bio Magen Cubed is an Eisner-nominated writer, essayist, and occasional critic, best known for her queer monster-hunting urban fantasy/paranormal romance series SOUTHERN GOTHIC. She has appeared in the critically acclaimed TWISTED ROMANCE comics anthology from Image Comics and has bylines on the award-winning Women Write About Comics. Magen lives in Florida with her girlfriend… Continue reading Author Interview ~ Magen Cubed

Longread, TV/Film Review, vampires

Halloween Special: 1931 Dracula

In this Halloween Special, I'm watching Tod Browning's Dracula (1931) and doing the commentary for it. It's just over an hour long, so if you want to watch along with me, grab yourself a copy, and I'll count you in - 3, 2, 1, GO! listen now Stream it If you want to leave… Continue reading Halloween Special: 1931 Dracula

Author Interview, Gothic Fiction, Longread, Podcast, undead, vampires

Author Interview Transcript: S. T. [Saint] Gibson

In this episode of the podcast, I got to chat to S. T. / Saint Gibson, author of A DOWRY OF BLOOD. The interview discusses the themes of DOWRY, the novel DRACULA and its various adaptations, including the infanticidal nature of the brides in those versions, and may contain spoilers for films like Van Helsing… Continue reading Author Interview Transcript: S. T. [Saint] Gibson

folklore, Gothic Fiction, Longread, Pagham-verse, Podcast, undead, vampires, world building

The History of Pagham-on-Sea ~ Bonus Episode Transcript with Guillaume Velde

Listen here: This month's bonus episode is with the elusive Guillaume Velde, who researches the wrecking coasts of England and joins the show to chat about Pagham-on-Sea's museum collections, its smuggling and wrecking history, fairy lights and folklore, and the real trouble with fossils (among other things!) Introduction CMR: Hello, and welcome to the… Continue reading The History of Pagham-on-Sea ~ Bonus Episode Transcript with Guillaume Velde

amwriting, Pagham-verse, undead, vampires, werewolves, world building

Saints & Sinners Part 1

Introduction to Pagham-on-Sea This month's #WiPWorldBuilders card is on saints and sinners, looking at beliefs and belief systems in our fictional worlds. Let's talk about some of the belief systems in Pagham-on-Sea first. For context, the town's population is around 12,000, while the population of the commuter estate (Queen Mary's and Jubilee) on the other… Continue reading Saints & Sinners Part 1