A riveting literary interview with Florida-based fiction writer Catherine Shields. Her short story "My Phantom Ovaries" was published in June of 2019 and remains in the top ten reads of the international online journal Ariel Chart. She was nominated for the 2019 Pushcart Prize for Fiction by that same publication.
Episode 95: Guest Haus Edition w/John Patrick Robbins --- Vision vs Delusion / Mailbag 2 / Question the Quiet
In the last Guest Haus episode of the year 2019, John and I explore the writer syndrome that makes writers lose their path by forgetting the precepts of Art. For a the 2nd segment we answer a few questions each in the second edition of Mailbag and finally we talk a bit about my paperback book release "Question the Quiet" Selected Writings 1999 -2019.
Episode 94: The Mechanics of Muse: What is Discipline
In the third and final installment of The Mechanics of Muse, Discipline is redefined becoming much more than robotic gestures and slick time management but rather a mental toughness, emotional maturity and personal honesty that allows a creator to firmly evaluate their path of a regular basis.
Episode 93: Guest Haus Edition w/John Patrick Robbins -- Flaws of Our Heroes / Writer's Burnout
Last Guest Haus Editor for the calendar year 2019 and John and I dive into deep waters (what's new) and discuss the flaws of our heroes, the influences of the imperfect and the enviable burnout that happens to writers, especially to editors who are usually juggling a few things at the same time. As always John brings his humor and insight to make this a special episode.
Episode 92: Classic Spotlight -- Thoughts on Clive Barker
Another visit to the classics, in this case, a modern classic, Clive Barker, one of the first of many (I hope) that bring a literary flare to horror writing. We will discuss his Books of Blood, movies Hellraiser and Nightbreed and the joint interview book he did with Stephen King.