Arm Cast Podcast: Episode 46 – Rosamilia And Rosamilia


While me and my New Bride are out having a honeymoon adventure (which will involve large sums of food), you’re stuck here. In this terrible place without as much food. Why not make the best of a bad situation and enjoy a special edition of Arm Cast Podcast?

A few listeners sent in some questions for me to answer, and Shelly Rosamilia (I like the sound of that) reluctantly asked not only your questions, but a few of her own… (spoiler alert: I won’t be taking out the garbage anytime soon)

Let me know what you think and maybe it will become a semi-regular addition to the already wonderful podcast

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Arm Cast Podcast: Episode 45 – Moncrieff And Strand


On this week’s stellar edition of the Arm Cast Podcast, two great authors join the crew…

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J.H. Moncrieff

Raised in the far north, amid Jack London’s world of dog sleds and dark winters, J.H. Moncrieff has been a professional writer all of her adult life.

During her years as a journalist, she tracked down snipers and canoed through crocodile-infested waters. She has published hundreds of articles in national and international magazines and newspapers.

When she’s not writing, J.H. loves to travel to exotic locations, advocate for animal rights, and muay thai kickbox. To get a free eBook and find out about her new releases, sign up for her newsletter: http://bit.ly/1Ek5RTO

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Jeff Strand

Jeff Strand was born in Baltimore, Maryland, but moved to Fairbanks, Alaska when he was six months old, so his memories of Baltimore are hazy. He grew up in the cold, where he desperately wanted to be a cartoonist. Then he wanted to make video games. Then he wanted to write movies. Actually, he still wants to do all of those things, but for now he’s quite happy writing lots of demented novels.

He was nominated for the Bram Stoker Award in 2006, 2008, 2010, and 2012. His novel PRESSURE has been optioned for film; he’s hoping the movie will be made soon so he can scream “My baby! What have you done to my precious baby?!?”

His novels are usually classified as horror, but they’re really all over the place, from comedies to thrillers to drama to, yes, even a fairy tale.

Because he doesn’t do cold weather anymore, he lives in Tampa, Florida with his wife and a deaf cat.

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State of Horror: Illinois Audio Book Edition with Jay Seate


Originally posted on Charon Coin Press:

State of Horror: Illinois audio book feature author Jay SeateAUDIO BOOK: State of Horror: Illinois
RELEASE: February 2015
TODAY’S AUTHOR FEATURE: Jay Seate
STORY: “Seek No Longer the Beloved”

Charon Coin Press:  What do you think about your story being translated into an audio format?
Jay Seate: It’s been done once before with one of my stories and I liked that result.
CCP:  What aspect of your story do you feel is enhanced by being heard as opposed to read?
JS:Like books on tape, it’s nice to relax and let someone tell you the tale.
CCP:   What books have most influenced your life?
JS:Many of the classics and most of Stephen King’s stuff as I generally write about the macabre.
CCP:   Do you have a favorite monster/horror character?
JS:Probably the Jekyll and Hyde personality. Good guy/Bad guy/Crazy guy. The premise allows you to go in many directions.
CCP:   What…

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State of Horror: Louisiana Volume II – J. Lamm


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State of Horror: Louisiana Volume II feature author J. Lamm

JayLammFeatured Author: J. Lamm
Story: The Bells of Rue La Barriere
State of Horror: Louisiana Volume II

Born in Baton Rouge, LA, in 1976, Jay Lamm began his foray into writing when he published his first essay, The Dark Tunnels of the Bone Box: the Astonishing Story behind the Music of Mr. Doctor in 2003.  After receiving a BA in Criminal Justice and English from Southeastern Louisiana University in 1999 he pursued a life of music, releasing one solo album of planetarium/new age music and two studio albums with his mercurial metal band, Cea Serin.   He has been a featured performer and touring musician with Cirque Dreams, and also provides session work as a bass player, keyboardist, and vocalist for other studio albums.  Jay Lamm has also written and recorded original music for movies, television, web series, and planetariums.  Lamm maintains a steady blog schedule on his personal website where he writes…

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State of Horror: Louisiana Volume I – Amanda Hard


Originally posted on Charon Coin Press:

State of Horror: Louisiana Volume I feature author Armanda HardAmanda Hard bio pictureFeatured Author: Tommy B. Smith
Story: Stealing Sight
State of Horror: Louisiana Volume I

Amanda Hard is a former journalist and magazine editor who received her BFA in creative writing from the University of Evansville, in Evansville, Indiana. She is a member of the Horror Writers Association and her horror fiction has appeared in (or is forthcoming from) Ruthless Peoples Magazine, 22 More Quick Shivers from the Daily Nightmare, State of Horror: Louisiana, and State of Horror: Tennessee, both from Charon Coin Press. She lives with her husband and son in the cornfields of southern Indiana, where she practices necromancy and knits socks with deliberately placed holes.

Synopsis: “The Pea Farm” from State of Horror: Louisiana Volume I
In 1936, The Pea Farm is a harsh prison farm. It is divided into a men’s prison and a woman’s prison.   The inmates are expected to raise and prepare their own food, and if…

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State of Horror: Illinois Audio Book Edition with Herika R. Raymer


Originally posted on Charon Coin Press:

State of Horror: Illinois audio book author feature Herika R. RaymerAUDIO BOOK: State of Horror: Illinois
RELEASE: February 2015
TODAY’S AUTHOR FEATURE: Herika R. Raymer
STORY: Piasa Remains

Charon Coin Press:What do you think about your story being translated into an audio format?
Herika R. Raymer:I think it is a marvelous idea! I adore audio books, especially during travel.
CCP:What aspect of your story do you feel is enhanced by being heard as opposed to read?
HRR:There must be a nostalgic component to it, making one feel oddly comfortable. Think about when most of us are children, our parents read to us. During this there was a connection with family, a feeling of safety, and of a shared treasure. Perhaps, in some subconscious way, a listener revisits this sensation when listening to an audio book.
CCP:What books have most influenced your life?
HRR:Traveler In Black by John Brunner, Dragonsinger by Anne McCaffery, and Callahan’s Bar by…

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