Great Lakes Horror Company
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The Great Lakes Horror Company is a horror and speculative fiction themed podcast with a focus on writers and the written word, founded by members of the Ontario Chapter of the Horror Writers Association and now produced by LibraryoftheDamned.com. Expect exciting guests, rotating hosts, interviews, round-table discussions, reviews, news, writing tips and more on this monthly talk show.
||ExplicitGreat Lakes Horror Company - Ep. 036 - Gregory Lamberson||It's no secret that a lot of publishers, especially small press, struggle to keep their doors open for business. Jason White talks with Gregory Lamberson about Medallion's recent closure and how this will affect his body of work, what his future plans are, and whether or not they are still available. As Gregory is also a film maker, they also discuss Amazon's ban of Killer Rack along with the making of Johnny Gruesome.||12/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGreat Lakes Horror Company - Ep. 035 - Women in Horror Month Special 2018||It's Women in Horror Month! This year, we gather journalist Leslie Hatton, HWA President Lisa Morton, and author Morgan Sylvia around the table for our annual look at the state of women in the genre.||2/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGreat Lakes Horror Company - Ep. 034 - Remembering Jack Ketchum||On this very special memorial episode, Great Lakes Horror Company co-hosts Sephera Giron and Monica S. Kuebler look back at the life and career of horror author Jack Ketchum. From his must-read works to personal convention stories, we turn the spotlight on this influential and beloved scribe and tell you why you really should seek out his work if you haven't already.||2/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGreat Lakes Horror Company - Ep. 033 - On Mentoring, with Linda Addison||On this month's show, Jason White talks to four-time Bram Stoker Award-winning author and poet Linda Addison, who also took home the Mentor of the Year award at this year's banquet. Linda joins us to discuss mentoring and mentorships and the rewards of both, as well as her experiences working with developing writers.||12/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGreat Lakes Horror Company - Ep. 032 - Interview with Grady Hendrix||GLHC's Monica S. Kuebler in conversation with Paperbacks From Hell author Grady Hendrix about horror fiction of the '70s and '80s, in advance of the Toronto Paperbacks From Hell Live! event. Get tickets at: https://www.universe.com/events/paperbacks-from-hell-live-tickets-VFYTW1?ref=universe-discover||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGreat Lakes Horror Company - Ep. 031 - Weird Fiction Special||GLHC's Jason White in conversation with acclaimed weird fiction authors Laird Barron and John Langan.||10/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGreat Lakes Horror Company - Ep. 030 - Plagiarism and Copyright||Danann Hawes, Sephera Giron and Monica S. Kuebler tackle the thorny issues of plagiarism and copyright in this round-table discussion that seeks to demystify the legal issues surrounding borrowing text and ideas from other creators, with a particular eye to the horror genre and the various scandals it's endured.||8/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGreat Lakes Horror Company - Bonus Episode - Pride Month Special Pt.2||In part two of our special Pride Month edition of the GLHC podcast, Andrew Robertson interviews queer horror writer J. Daniel Stone, who writes from NYC where he was born and raised. He is the author of the urban horror novels The Absence of Light and Blood Kiss, and the forthcoming collection of dark short stories Lovebites and Razorlines.The two discuss The Exorcist, book collections, Caitlín R. Kiernan, Mark Z. Danielewski, cover art, Villepede Publications, music for writing and the struggle to get genuine queer characters into mainstream horror.||6/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGreat Lakes Horror Company - Bonus Episode - Pride Month Special Pt.1||Our first-ever bonus episode! Pt.1 of our Pride Month Special features host Andrew Robertson in conversation with author/journalist Michael Rowe.||6/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGreat Lakes Horror Company - Ep. 029 - Stoker Award Winners Special 2017||Our annual Stoker Awards special! The 2017 edition features Jason White in conversation with Best First Novel winner Tom Deady (Haven) and Monica S. Kuebler in conversation with Best YA Novel winner Maria Alexander (Snowed).||6/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGreat Lakes Horror Company - Ep. 028 - Rejection Letters||This month we discuss the pains and perils of rejection letters with our panel of experts, including Sephera Giron, Julianne Snow, Danann Hawes and Andrew Robertson. Also! Jason White in conversation with author John Palisano.||5/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGreat Lakes Horror Company - Ep. 027 - Sex and Slaughter||Welcome to our Sex and Slaughter episode, featuring a round-table discussion with erotic horror authors Sephera Giron, Nancy Kilpatrick and Megan Hart, plus Jason White puts Lucy Taylor and Nancy Kilpatrick in the hot seat in a pair of one-on-one interviews.||4/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGreat Lakes Horror Company - Ep. 026 - Women in Horror Month Special||Join us for our 2017 Women in Horror Month Special, featuring a topical round-table discussion with female horror authors Julianne Snow, Nancy Kilpatrick, Sephera Giron, Suzanne Church and Crystal Bourque, and an interview with artist Arinn Westendorf, courtesy of Brian Clement.||2/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGreat Lakes Horror Company - Ep. 025 - Holiday Special||Join us for our first ever Winter Fiction Special, featuring "Three Weismen" by Lou Rera and "Santa Is Dead But Not Buried" by Bill Snider, and an excerpt from No Escape (Book 2 of The Book of Eve Series) by Crystal Bourque. Hosted by Andrew Robertson.||12/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGreat Lakes Horror Company - Ep. 024 - Interview with Mitch Markowitz||Bill Snider in conversation with The Hilarious House of Frightenstein's Mitch Markowitz. Plus: A horror comedy segment courtesy of MonsterMatt Patterson.||11/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGreat Lakes Horror Company - Ep. 023 - Interview with Lisa Morton||Andrew Robertson in conversation with author and HWA president Lisa Morton. On this special Halloween episode, Lisa takes us on a tour of the spookiest holiday of the year, including a spirited discussion about its traditions and popular misconceptions. Also: Updates on StokerCon 2017, upcoming HWA anthologies, and more. Happy Halloween from the Great Lakes Horror Company. It's the best day of the year!||10/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGreat Lakes Horror Company - Ep. 022 - Branding for Authors (Part 2)||Round-table discussion with Sephera Giron, Monica S. Kuebler, Andrew Robertson, Bill Snider and Crystal Bourque about cover art. What elements make for a good cover? How about a bad one? Our group of authors looks at how cover art is determined in the small press versus at big publishing houses and gives some valuable advice to self-publishers on a tight budget.||10/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGreat Lakes Horror Company - Ep. 021 - Branding for Authors (Part 1)||Round-table discussion with Sephera Giron, Monica S. Kuebler, Andrew Robertson, Bill Snider and Crystal Bourque about how to best "brand" yourself as a writer. Website, blog, social media - how important are they? How can they best be utilized to connect with fans and readers and potential readers? Tune in and find out.||9/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGreat Lakes Horror Company - Ep. 020 - Interview with Kelley Armstrong||Kelley Armstrong, New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling author is interviewed by Andrew Robertson in this weeks podcast. They discuss http://fanexpocanada.com/, writing, horror, fantasy and more. Check us out at http://libraryofthedamned.com/great-lakes-horror-company/ and see Kelley online at http://www.kelleyarmstrong.com/. Find the Great Lakes Horror Company on twitter at @GLHorrorPodcast and let us know what you think!||8/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGreat Lakes Horror Company - Ep. 019 - Interview with Brian Clement||Ghost Cats! Brian Clement is our guest for this podcast in interview with GLHC host Andrew Robertson. Brian is a film-maker, author and co-creator of the comic Ghost Cats, as well as a member of the Horror Writers Association Ontario Chapter, He speaks about The Final Transmission, Assimilation Protocol, Damnation Books, Cryptkeeper Films, mutants, cults, the power of cats, making films on a shoestring budget, VHS tapes and much more!||7/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGreat Lakes Horror Company - Ep. 018 - Interview with Jasper Bark||Bill Snider in conversation with Jasper Bark.||7/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGreat Lakes Horror Company - Ep. 017 - Pride Month Series Part One||Pride Month Series Part One: Our guest is Andrew Wolter, author, LGBT activist and Richard Laymon Award Winner. Wolter talks with Andrew Robertson about the Rainbow Awards, Bret Easton Ellis, Billy Martin, Game of Thrones, Edgar Allan Poe, extreme horror, and more!||6/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGreat Lakes Horror Company - Ep. 016 - Grants, Patreon and Crowdfunding||Grants, Patreon and Crowdfunding, featuring a round-table discussion on how to do it, when to do it, and what not to do, with Andrew Robertson, Sephera Giron, Bill Snider, Crystal Bourque and Monica S. Kuebler||6/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGreat Lakes Horror Company - Ep. 015 - Diversifying Your Writing||Diversifying Your Writing - How horror writers can make a living doing what they love most, featuring a round-table discussion with Andrew Robertson, Sephera Giron, Bill Snider, Crystal Bourque and Monica S. Kuebler||5/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGreat Lakes Horror Company - Ep. 014 - Stoker Awards Special #6||Stoker Awards Special #6: Andrew Robertson interviews Michael Knost. The horror author, writer, editor, and columnist discusses mentorship, the horror writers community, inspirations, and winning the HWA Silver Hammer Award as a part of StokerCon 2016.||5/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGreat Lakes Horror Company - Ep. 013 - Stoker Awards Special #5||Stoker Awards Special #5: Andrew Robertson interviews John McIlveen.||5/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGreat Lakes Horror Company - Ep. 012 - Stoker Awards Special #4||Stoker Awards Special #4: Bill Snider interviews Nancy Kilpatrick.||5/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGreat Lakes Horror Company - Ep. 011 - Stoker Awards Special #3||Stoker Awards Special #3: Suzanne Church interviews Ellen Datlow.||4/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGreat Lakes Horror Company - Ep. 010 - Stoker Awards Special #2||Stoker Awards Special #2: Andrew Robertson interviews Patrick Frievald. Frievald discusses sharing the 2015 HWA Richard Laymon Award, being nominated for Superior Achievement in a Novel at StokerCon 2016, as well as being the social media moderator for the HWA on Facebook.||4/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGreat Lakes Horror Company - Ep. 009 - Stoker Awards Special #1||Stoker Awards Special #1: Bill Snider interviews Brad C. Hodson.||4/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGreat Lakes Horror Company - Ep. 008 - Comedy and Horror||A look at combining laughs and scares||3/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGreat Lakes Horror Company - Ep. 007 - Visual Storytelling||How to create your world, help readers see and experience it, and how to keep all this world-building straight in your own head.||3/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGreat Lakes Horror Company - Ep. 006 - Children of the Night||A look at how we came to horror.||3/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGreat Lakes Horror Company - Ep. 005 - Is there such a thing as too much horror?||On balancing plot and scares. And what, if anything, is too far.||3/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGreat Lakes Horror Company - Ep. 004 - Writing Horror 101||This month we discuss WIHM.||2/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGreat Lakes Horror Company - Ep. 003 - Women in Horror Month (Part Two)||This month we discuss WIHM.||2/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGreat Lakes Horror Company - Ep. 002 - Women in Horror Month (Part One)||This month we discuss WIHM.||2/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGreat Lakes Horror Company - Ep. 001 - Intro to the HWA||This month we discuss WIHM.||2/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Variety is a Slice
Horror guests share their expertise across the world and aren't restricted to members of the HWA. Each episode has a unique slant.
Essential for anyone even vaguely interested in the horror genre.
Insightful interviews and lively discussions about this under-appreciated genre, full of wit and expertise.
Entertaining and Informative!
I love how this podcast switches between formats. One episode might be a round table, the next an Interview. Topics are always relevant and provide and interesting and fresh take on the horror genre. Can't wait to see where this podcast goes next!