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“Bridged”

Published December 29, 2016 by glgiles

Goddess Be with Ye, 2016! (A year of challenges with lots of brilliant artists of many kinds passing, et cetera. Yet, it was also a year of wonderful new beginnings for me~~~)

Hel-o, 2017! (Speaking of Goddesses, I have been fond of the Norse Hel for some time) So looking forward to you, New Year~~~

 

 

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***I have titled this piece I painted “Bridged.” It is symbolic of bridging the old year with the new, etc.~~~

***2017 is also the year that my fun-filled ‘gap years’ come to a close, as I am excited to be inspired again creatively, so 2017 will (hopefully) be the year that the fictional world inside my head is successfully bridged by real world publication again.

***In addition, there are also plenty of hilarious high jinks already ensuing with me playing around on the illustrating side of things thanks to my new iPad Pro (I so dig it!)

Love, Light & Darkness,

GL Giles

 

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Interview with the Darkly Delightful Wendy Potocki!

Published May 31, 2014 by glgiles

Wendy Potocki lives and writes in NYC. If that isn’t scary enough, she writes in the genre of horror. She feels creating good horror is an art form. She religiously devotes herself to pursuing it over hill and dale — and in the crevices of her keyboard.

Named one of the Top Ten “New” Horror Authors by Horror Novel Reviews, she has seven self-published novels. Book trailers for many of her works may be found on her official website http://www.wendypotocki.com/. Her newest frightmare is THRILL. It’s a non-stop chillfest and has been attracting a lot of attention. Her next planned projects are The Witch’s Stone, The Virgin, and ZaSo, a Gothic tale of horror. Please subscribe to her mailing list for updates and giveaway information.

http://bicameralwriting.wordpress.com/join-my-mailing-list/

In her spare time, she loves to go for long walks, drink Starbucks Apple Chai Lattes, make devotional offerings to her cat named Persephone and be stilled by the grace, beauty and magic of ballet” (Amazon).

 

 

 

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You recently held a successful event/giveaway on Facebook, et cetera. Please tell readers about it, and do you plan on having another one this year? Or, in 2015?

Yes, I hosted a fantastic event entitled The Danse Macabre Giveaway. Here’s the link to it on Facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/events/436950353115235/

The event was centered around my paranormal mystery called Black Adagio. The book combines horror and ballet into a scary, suspense-filled thriller.  I had a number of brilliantly insane authors participate and give away free copies of their books. I also gave away book swag, t-shirts and skull necklaces. Since skeletons feature prominently in Black Adagio, skulls fit perfectly into the theme.

Yes, I am planning on hosting a new giveaway come October. It’ll be called Halloweenpalooza II. I hosted Halloweenpalooza I last year, and it was so much fun that I decided to do it again. Last year, the participating authors wrote blogs on their scariest paranormal experience. We got some great stories. This year we’re back with another theme. I’m not going to say any more about it other than Halloweenpalooza II will be bigger and better. Here’s a link to the Halloweenpalooza I blog:

http://halloweenpalooza.blogspot.com/2013/10/halloweenpalooza-31-days-of-halloween.html

And Halloweenpalooza I Official Event page on FB:

https://www.facebook.com/events/164385847097718/

The links will give the readers that didn’t attend a chance to sample what you’re in for if you do join our next party. And please read the blog. Some of the personal experiences with ghosts and the supernatural are mind bending! I had no idea I’d get that kind of response, but the authors were very forthcoming in dishing up true encounters.

I was happy to have been included in your event—with the group of “brilliantly insane authors!” *cue crazy-sauce laughter here* Plus, I know that you and I share a love and respect for felines. My cats are certainly some of my muses. Is your cat, Persephone, one of yours?

Of course! Cats provide the perfect dichotomy needed to write. By that I mean, they’re very grounding, but in giving us sure footing, they allow us to soar. I use this unique combination to my advantage. When writing, I constantly glance over at my Persephone. The sight of her all curled up on the couch or kitty condo (yes, she does have her own carpet-covered home inside the one I provide for her), centers me. It gives me a pleasure that all is right in the world, and the relaxation derived from that sense of well-being is used as momentum to get back to work and stop ogling my beautiful furball.

I do have an upcoming series of books where Persephone comes out of the shadows and onto centerstage, but that’s all I’ll say about it right now. Persephone, honey, I’m gonna make you a star!

Can’t wait to read that series! Please tell readers about the wonderful work that the Golden Paw Society of NY is doing to help rescue animals. And, where can readers go to learn more about the Golden Paw Society?

So happy you asked me about this! *drags over soapbox*

Golden Paw Society of NY is a rescue organization that I’ve come to know through Facebook. The have a unique positioning and I believe their mission statement says it all. It is: www.goldenpawsociety.org — GPS: Helping Shelter Cats Find Their Way Into Forever Homes.

To break that down, it means that every few weeks they perform something called “Shelter Runs.” It involves members of GPS going to municipal shelters and pulling animals that have either been housed there for too long a time or that are at risk in terms of being euthanized or succumbing to untreated health issues.

Can I tell you that these Shelter Runs are my favorite times of the month? I get so delighted and have kicked in a few dollars to aid them in getting these abandoned kitties (and sometimes dogs), out of harm’s way. They always post pictures of the animals rescued on these runs. You can find many those pictured on their FB page: https://www.facebook.com/goldenpawsociety/info.

The other thing I love about Golden Paw is that they’re very proactive in posting updates so you can see the before and after shots of these rescues. The difference a little love, nutrition and needed medical treatment make is astonishing. These animals flourish and blossom in such short periods of time. Once the animal reaches a state of good health, they’re put up for adoption … and here’s where the real magic comes in. I simply love, admire and respect the matches Golden Paw makes. I don’t know how they do it, but they do not put the animal through the trauma of giving them to just anyone who asks. The process is way more selective and they seem to weed out those who would only dump the animal after a few weeks. Instead, the matches made are solid, lasting, and, yes, forever! There are tons of updates on the little furballs in their new homes after a few weeks, months and years of arrival! These animals have found safe, loving homes and people who care. For me, that’s what it’s all about!

Four paws up for Golden Paw Society of NY! They’re the best of the bestest!

 

So AWESOME! Please go into more detail about helping our canine friends, too. Please tell readers about the wonderful work that the Big Dog Ranch Rescue is doing. And, where can readers go to learn more about the Big Dog Ranch Rescue?

Big Dog Ranch Rescue is another organization I found through Facebook. Here’s a link to their page:

https://www.facebook.com/bigdogranchrescue

I admire BDRR for the same reasons I do GPS. BDRR is also very transparent. They post pictures of new arrivals as well as after shots of the dog once it’s been cleaned up and fed decent food for a few days. Because you get to bond with the dog in this way, it’s very emotional when they announce the dog has been adopted! It’s always accompanied by a nice picture of the new family with their new four-pawed baby. Often these families will send BDRR photos of how the dog is adjusting to having a home. Usually it’s very well. Who wouldn’t like their own space, tons of love and good food? Then there’s the couch privileges! Pictures of the dogs sprawled out on their doggie bed or going for a walk on the beach for the first time are so precious! I love that BDRR makes such great matches. In fact, I love that GPS and BDR make such successful matches so much so that put together a video that pays tribute to them and all organizations that show compassion and kindness to our four-pawed friends! Here’s the video for those that are interested:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTvgI5xFy78

That’s great…thanks for sharing! Switching gears, when were you named one of the ‘Top Ten New Horror Authors’ by Horror Novel Reviews? Congratulations, by the way!

Thank you! It was quite the honor. I had run across Horror Novel Reviews while web surfing. I loved the site so I read their review policy. I decided to go ahead and send my chiller-diller THE MAN WITH THE BLUE HAT to them, but was unsure if they’d even review it. Believe me, I would have been happy with only that.

Well, a few weeks later, I’m on Twitter and I see a tweet from Matt Molgaard of Horror Novel Reviews and it’s directed at me. I RT’d it. I automatically RT these kind of things so I hadn’t really digested what the tweet was about. I guess I just assumed it was about the review. I went off of Twitter and was opening my email when I did a double take. I’m guessing the morning coffee kicked in at that point! Sometimes it takes a while. Anyway, it was like … duh! What did that tweet say? I scrambled back to Twitter and looked through my Notifications and sure enough, the tweet was something about me being named one the Top Ten New Horror Authors. I was like … wha’?!!! So I punch in the link to Horror Novel Reviews and find the article and … *drum roll* … I’m in it! Yes, there I am named as one of the Ten Best of the 2013. I can’t tell you the thrill that elicited, and the carpet still bears traces of my happy dance.

How many novels have you written? And, are they all classified as horror reads?

I’ve written over ten novels, seven of which can be classified as horror. The others are written under pen names. They include mysteries and fantasy thrillers.

I’d also like to state that although the seven books (THRILL, Black Adagio, The Man with the Blue Hat, Adduné: The Vampire’s Game, Adduné: The House of Cards, The White Lady Murders and The Horns of September) tuck into the horror genre, some do cross over into other categories. For instance, Black Adagio neatly fits into paranormal mystery. Also Black Adagio and my latest frightmare THRILL are suitable for both Adult and YA audience. I don’t write for YA’s, but it just worked out that way.

I know that I’ve been reading a lot about “narrative flow” recently. So, how important do you think it is to good storytelling?

It’s everything. If you don’t have a flow, you don’t have a book—you only have an idea or outline for a book. It’s like comparing a bunch of dots to a drawing where the dots are connected. By drawing that stick figure, the picture begins to emerge. But compare that stick figure to a finished painting.  There’s quite a difference—a depth that adds richness and complexity. It’s in the shading, use of nuances and colors that the true beauty comes into focus and can be considered art and it’s the same with the written word.

I’ve always written to a rhythm that runs through my head when penning a tale. No one told me to do this, it came naturally to me. I don’t know if it’s because of my dance background that this happened, but each story I write has its own unique tempo. Therefore, the way I write each story is different and adheres to this pace.

I experimented with this rhythm in Adduné: The House of Cards. It’s the second book in my vampire trilogy. In one chapter, I literally choreographed the words and action to a song. I must have written that passage over at least thirty or forty times until I got the timing right and the crescendo matched the one in the music.  I was so happy that I nailed it. When I read the final version, I cheered and knew it was worth the effort.

I love that musical connection. So, what’s in the works for the rest of 2014?

Right now, I’m in the midst of editing a new frightmare. It’s called Trillingham and can’t wait to publish it. I hope to have it released this summer. After that, it’s back to working on the third and final entry in the Adduné vampire trilogy. The Reckoning will complete the tale begun with The Vampire’s Game and continued in The House of Cards. The Reckoning has a very complicated storyline and I’m taking my time in getting it right. I am making sure all the questions are answered and that Miranda Perry’s journey into the dark world of vampires leaves readers glad that they were part of the adventure.

Where can readers go to connect with you (social networking sites, blog, et cetera)?

Oh, cheesh! Where can’t they find me? I’m all over social media!

They can twitter me at @WPotocki. They can also find me on Facebook so please show me some love and like my page:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wendy-Potocki-Author/100285326834525?ref=hl

I have several blogs:

http://bicameralwriting.wordpress.com/

http://legendofthingsonsticks.wordpress.com/

http://wendypotocki.wordpress.com/

I also have a mailing list that you can join so you won’t miss out on anything.

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I love to hear from readers, so don’t be shy. And thank you, Gia, for allowing me this opportunity!

My pleasure! Love what you’re about!

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Interview with Tracey Edges, Radio Host at Siren 107.3 FM!

Published January 14, 2014 by glgiles

To say that Tracey Edges is a multifaceted artist is truly an understatement, for she is a visual artist, writer and has her own radio show at Siren 107.3 FM! She vividly explains how her visual artwork will oftentimes organically flow into her pieces of written work at her blog with, “I am a fine artist who primarily paints. My work is based upon the reality of my external experiences. I then abstract this reality to varying degrees. As an Artist I continuously observe and these observations sometimes materialize into the written word. This blog is a mixture of my personal reality and my imagination…” (http://www.traceyedges.blogspot.co.uk/).

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GL: So great to be ‘e-viewing’ (e-mail interviewing) you, Tracey!

TE: It is lovely to be e-viewed, thank you!

GL: Please tell readers about your ‘Sunday Girl’ show at Siren 107.3 FM.

TE: Sunday Girl is 2 very packed hours where I feature an eclectic range of music from any decade, any genre, right up to the latest in the charts. I also make sure I play lots of indie artists as I love to promote them and get their great music ‘out there’. I have an Artist of the Week, where I play two tracks and inform my listeners about the Artist. I also have a Book of the Week feature and The Sunday Girl Triple Play which are three back to back tracks with some connection. As I make up the connection it can either be quite obvious – such as the colour ‘blue’ or be a bit weird – such as ‘songs with titles I particularly like’! I tend to think of the connection first and then try to find tracks to fit it. That can throw up tracks I’ve forgotten about or, alternatively, frustrate me when I don’t have suitable ones and have to think up something else. I also feature famous people who have birthdays on the day of the show and there is always the Quirky Question – just for a bit of fun! I work really hard at my research, listening to all the music and writing all the features so it is rather time consuming but I do love doing it so that makes it easier. Although an eclectic mix I try to make my playlist flow as much as possible and tie tracks in to the features or people mentioned. It is a privilege being trusted to have total control over a show. It is definitely my baby and I do my best to look after it and it is great to watch it grow!

GL: Does it air every Sunday morning between 9-11 a.m.? It’s based out of the UK, so when and how can USA listeners tune in?

TE: Yes, it is 9-11am but UK time so GMT or BST(GMT+1) depending on the time of the year. You can listen direct from my show page on the radio station’s website: http://www.sirenonline.co.uk/section/shows/sunday-girl or via the free TuneIn or Radioplayer apps on any mobile device (or online). If within the Lincoln, England, area you can also listen in on 107.3FM

GL: Besides featuring cool bands and their music—like Blondie, Erasure, etc.—you also feature a Book of the Week and an Artist of the Week. How do you choose the featured book and the featured artist?

TE: Whether I am doing my Art, my writing or my radio show, I work in a very organic way this happens with the Artist and the Book features as well. Often people will message me on Facebook or Twitter and send me mp3s or books. I have accumulated both book and music mountains! I may have a book or track for months and then something will remind me of it and I will go in that direction. Sometimes it happens that, for example, a musician will send me tracks just as I am thinking about writing that week’s feature and, if I think they are good, I will go with them. I will often get my Kindle out for a flick-through to see what books I have on there. For any e-book Authors who think that a cover isn’t important – I beg to differ. A good, or intriguing, cover can get my attention and make me want to explore within the pages and possibly feature it. A bad cover will have the opposite effect. It’s the very same as to why one book displayed in a bookshop will shout to you and make you pick it up over its quieter neighbours. I also have two anthologies called Off The Record. The first one is based on Record titles and the second, movie titles. Each book contains brilliant stories from about 40 different Writers. I often will go and have a delve in those to choose someone to explore further. I have to admit to having a short story in At The Movies and it is called ‘Memento’. It is also on my short story blog and can be read here: http://bit.ly/1hTx3Od I have another blog which is a continuous story called PI GY. It explains what that means in the first part “The Beginning” which can be read here: http://bit.ly/19mi8WH These stories really need to be read in order. My first experience with Siren FM was when I recorded the first 8 episodes of PI GY for a radio series. That can be heard here: http://bit.ly/WnwZJO With typical Tracey-Timing, I had a really bad fluey cold when I recorded those and lots of coughing, croaking and sneezes had to be edited out!

GL: I love your organic and timely unfolding process, and I look forward to reading everything! Switching gears, have you ever had any negative feedback from your so-called “cringeworthy jokes?”

TE: No, I have been very lucky (or it may be due the permanent cotton wool stuffed into my ears so I don’t hear any!) It tends to be more cringeworthy connections, than jokes as I will often connect tracks to features and they can be rather eye-rolling/tenous ones!

GL: I love that you employ humor like that! Now, what kind of local events do you cover? I know that you’re a bit ‘canine-crazy’, like me, so are any of them animal adoption events?

TE: It tends to be events such as gigs/workshops/exhibitions and city-centre things to do. I did cover a request for people to take their animals to see how intelligent they were. The university (where Siren FM is based) was doing a research project about what dogs ‘read’ from their environment/your face etc. As much as I love ‘causes’ I try to keep the content light as it goes out on a Sunday morning. 2 of my 3 dogs are rescues and I feel very strongly about that issue. If I won the Euromillions I would love to open a rescue home for dogs.

GL: Awesome! I think I’d swim ‘across the pond’ to be able to hang out in a cool canine rescue home like that! I know that you’re also a great exhibiting artist. Where has your artwork been displayed? Which mediums do you work in?

TE: I have had work displayed in Galleries both locally and nationally and had several solo exhibitions. I have received fantastic feedback from them so that is definitely one achievement ticked off my bucket list from being young. My Grandfather was an Artist so I grew up with the smell of oil paint. I am far too impatient for oils though, even though I do like using them. I find I use a mixture of high quality heritage emulsion paints and acrylics plus whatever I feel is going to enhance a painting as I am doing it. I may suddenly start scribbling over the paint with pencil or throw ink at it. I just go with the flow and what feels right at that moment. I usually start off from an experience that I have photographed. I mess about with the photograph on my computer and take it away from the visual reality. I then use this photograph as a start to my painting. I always know where I am starting from but never how it is going to finish, or when – it may be in 5 minutes or 5 weeks. I am the same with my writing – I let the story unfold as I go along. I did an interview for Estuary Radio and a slideshow of a smaller exhibition – called Eclectic and this can be seen here: http://bit.ly/UwF1on

GL: Where can readers go to connect with you and your wonderful work?

TE: All of my work is in my photo albums on my Facebook profile which is: Tracey Edges. I have a page for my radio show: http://www.facebook.com/traceyedgespresenter and I have a woefully out of date website at: http://www.traceyedges.co.uk All my links can be found on my http://www.about.me/traceyedges page.

GL: What’s on the horizon for 2014?

TE: Firstly, to update my website! I also need to sort out my time management skills so that I have time to put into all 3 of my main projects: Art/Writing/Radio. I’ve tried to sideline one or two but I just can’t do it – I love doing them all and have wanted to do all since my schooldays. If anyone has a day-stretcher please let me borrow it. I wouldn’t sleep or eat if I didn’t have to. Lots of Art, Radio and Writing ahead – watch this space!

GL: Thanks so much, Tracey! Truly my pleasure!

TE: You are welcome and thank you very much for asking me.

‘Tis the Season to Face Your Fears! Interview with the Awe-inspiring William D. Prystauk!

Published October 11, 2013 by glgiles

William D. Prystauk is a darkly delightful screenwriter, novelist, poet and reviewer—and, that’s just for starters!

His horror-infused screenplay “Ravencraft” won third place in the AWS Screenplay Contest (2011), and his horror script “Red Agenda” won First Place at the International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival (2008) and was a Top-Five Finalist at Screamfest!

Some cool places he can be found:

His horror podcast: “The Last Knock” on iTunes
His horror blog: crashpalaceproductions.com

For your viewing pleasure:

His horror short: http://vimeo.com/54583103
His dramatic short: http://www.productionhub.com/video/view.aspx?item=11974

 

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Photo Credit: Hub Wilson

GL: So great to host an interview with you here, especially since it’s “Horror Month!” I’m going to start off with a fun question. On your Twitter page at https://twitter.com/crashpalace you mention that you’re a “Writer. Producer. Consultant. Horror aficionado. Zombie Killer…”, so what are five items (that you can carry with you) you’d choose to have in the event of a zombie apocalypse? And, why?

WP: Hmm… Great question. In the midst of a zombie apocalypse, society will have collapsed, therefore, I have to keep things basic and simple for guerrilla style warfare.

Shotgun: I’ve learned that I’m solid with a shotgun, especially with the extremely accurate and durable Franchi SPAS-12. And I’m talking slugs, not birdshot. This will allow me to keep zombies at a distance.

Handgun: I’d have a large bore handgun, preferably a .41 magnum Ruger Redhawk with a seven inch barrel, for close encounters. A .41 has great stopping power and won’t rip through the undead to possibly strike down the living. This is also a revolver, which won’t have a tendency to jam.

Body Armor: Yes, I’d create my own damn armor. Looking like a modern knight isn’t bad – and it sure beats getting bit by hungry as hell zombies.

Night Vision Goggles: I want to see in the dark to not only avoid walkers, but to make certain I don’t take a wrong step and get hurt. Without working hospitals and such, as well as medical evacuation, even a small injury can ultimately prove fatal.

First-Aid Kit: Self-repair is the key in the field. Additionally, another oxygen breathing life form may need some help, and a compact kit can do the trick to keep people living to fight another day.

Of course, the list goes on, but those are my top five.

GL: Great answer! Next, please tell readers about the movie you produced (title, actors, plot, etc.). How is it being distributed?

WP: I wrote and produced my short horror film TOO MANY PREDATORS late last year with advanced film students from the New Jersey Film School in New Providence, New Jersey. I had originally written the short script for an online contest. Chris Messineo, the man behind NJFS, liked the script and wanted his students to film the short because they were interested in making a horror film.

The script is about Claudia (Ella West) and Marissa (Shannon Kelly) who find themselves hungry and trapped in a warehouse – even as hungrier forces try to dine on them.

Location is key, and I had a great place at the ready, but the owner developed cold feet and backed away, leaving us to create a warehouse-like venue at the school, which added to the twelve-hour shoot. We cast two professional actresses and hired special effects makeup artist, Paul J. Mason, who worked on The Walking Dead. We even obtained composer Justin R. Durban to write the score. After 100 hours of work, from preparation to editing, we ended up with a three-and-a-half minute film. And I’m not kidding about the 100 hours.

The shoot was fantastic and the students worked like diligent professionals. And what we all created paid off: TOO MANY PREDATORS is an official selection at this year’s New Jersey Horrorfest as well as the Twisted Tails Film Festival in Texas. The short also took third place in an open genre short film contest at MoviePoet.

I hope the short will attract investors because I would like to expand the story into a fullblown feature film.

Right now, the best place to see the film is via my blog at Crashpalaceproductions.com or on Vimeo.

GL: That’s truly awesome! And, speaking of Crash Palace Productions, it’s no secret that I love to hang out at the Facebook site, too! You keep up with some great, though sometimes undervalued, horror movies and actors there. What inspired you to create Crash Palace Productions? What other, perhaps blood-splattered, gems does the Crash Palace Productions site offer?

WP: Well, Crash Palace Productions goes back to my days in graduate school at Slippery Rock University. I had been rear-ended by another vehicle and a friend, Saint Martin, asked if I was okay. When I told him that was my 23rd accident and I was used to it, he called me “Crash.” I had called my non-descript, cell-like dorm room a “Palace,” and I’ve used the “Crash Palace” copyright for all my tales ever since.

The Facebook page was developed to get people to the Crash Palace Productions site. On the site, one can find links to other great horror pages and contests, learn about filmmaking (including a diary of my experience in making TOO MANY PREDATORS), find links to my THE LAST KNOCK podcasts as well as interviews. There are also horror film reviews, “best of” lists, and comments about the horror genre in general. The goal is to indulge in an analytical approach to horror where I can apply literary elements to the material, such as imagery and theme. After all, the horror genre is treated as a joke by many, and I want to prove it has merit.

And you know I love it when you visit!

GL: Love listening to “The Last Knock.” Please tell readers about its inception and what topics are discussed.

WP: Everything has come about thanks to my beautiful wife again (editor, engineer, chef, writer, and everything else under the sun). She prompted me to create the Crash Palace site (she did all the work in set up), and to get together with our mutual friend, Jonny Numb to conduct our horror podcasts. In fact, Jonny came up with the name, THE LAST KNOCK after the classic tale where a person knows they’re the last living soul on Earth – only to hear a knock at the door. And that’s probably one of the greatest writing prompts if there ever was one.

Jonny and I choose a theme each week. For instance, we’ve had shows based on werewolves, zombies, vampires, or specific movies like The Day, or our new “Directors of Doom” segments (we’ve covered Stuart Gordon and John Carpenter thus far). We invite listeners to not only leave comments on iTunes about THE LAST KNOCK, but to let us know what horror ground they’d like to see us explore. To date, we haven’t turned down one fan request, and our fan base is really growing, so please let us know.

GL: You had the truly amazing Denise Gossett of the Shriekfest Horror Film Festival on “The Last Knock” earlier this year. Which upcoming guests should we be on the lookout for there?

WP: Denise is such a sweetheart! She’s beautiful, intelligent, and an amazing patron of the arts. Though an actress, she is co-founder and director of Shriekfest, Los Angeles’s biggest genre festival. I’ve also had the pleasure of interviewing inspiring and passionate filmmakers, David Paul Baker, who is filming one movie a month for a year, and Michael Dougherty, who is raising money to film Z*CON. What’s to come? I can’t say. It’s not because I don’t have guests lined up, but I have to wait for the stars to align so they can take breaks from filming to be interviewed. Rest assured, more filmmakers are on the way, among others in the horror business.

GL: How are your novels coming along? And, where can readers pick up copies of your previously published works?

WP: My crime thriller, Bloodletting, about a masochistic punk detective looking for a killer in New York City’s BDSM underground is with two publishers right now, and the script should be filmed by LGG Digital Motion Pictures in 2014. My new crime horror is based on my award winning script, Red Agenda, which won First Place at the International Horror and Science Fiction Film Festival in 2009. In that tale, Detective Bobby Keagan is a member of Philadelphia’s Paranormal Crimes Unit, and he must stop the vampire terrorist group, Red Agenda before they assassinate the president. That is currently with a New York agent. As for previous material, my short noir story, “Mara” was published in Criminal Class Review (http://www.criminalclasspress.com/products/criminal-class-review-volume-5/). People can also visit Crashpalaceproductions.com for any links.

GL: Where can readers go to connect with you and your darkly delightful work?

WP: People can follow me on Twitter at #crashpalace, visit my site at Crashpalaceproductions.com, and listen to THE LAST KNOCK on iTunes. October is “Horror Month,” so I hope they take a look, and leave a comment or two – I love to hear from other horror fans. And thanks for being a fan as well, GL. You’re fabulous!

GL: Many thanks, and I’d love to have you back here anytime!

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New Review Today & Back on Television Tomorrow!! :)

Published August 5, 2013 by glgiles

So happy to read the words ‘That Crafty Lunch Lady’ whipped up regarding my WATER VAMPS at:  http://thatcraftylunchlady.com/?p=436

And, for those in the Greater Charleston Area (SC), I’ll be back on “Lowcountry Live” (WCIV-TV ABC Channel 4) tomorrow (August 6th) sometime between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. EST—talking about my WATER VAMPS (2nd ed.) this time. Looking forward to it! 🙂

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