Advertising on Arm Cast Podcast and Arm N Toof: Dead Time Podcast


Since the switch of Arm Cast: Dead Sexy Horror Podcast to Project iRadio listenership has soared. I went from a decent amount of loyal listeners so many, many new ones and I couldn’t be happier.

I’m also excited to be one-half of the team for an upcoming second podcast on Project iRadio, Arm N Toof: Dead Time Podcast with author Mark Tufo.

Jess at Project iRadio (along with author Brian Keene) will be taking advertising for each show. We’ll either be reading spots inside the show itself or adding your radio-ready spots to the episode. Get in touch with them for what you need to do. There are many podcasts attached to Project iRadio besides these two new ones, so you can also advertise on multiple ones if you want. Just sayin’.

Interested in seeing what the rates are? Go HERE for all of the information and to ask for more info, too. Let them know I recommended you, please and thank you.

Most shows will only have up to three ads per episode, so space is very limited. Act now. Don’t delay.

Hopefully Mark Tufo and I will be reading your ad on a future episode!

ARM CAST: DEAD SEXY HORROR PODCAST

Podcast devoted to interviewing horror authors, publishers, editors, artists, filmmakers, narrators, and anyone else in the arts and entertainment fields. We also like M&Ms. Armand Rosamilia is your host.

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ARM N TOOF’S DEAD TIME PODCAST

Two hosts for the price of one. Authors Armand Rosamilia and Mark Tufo interview authors, publishers, filmmakers and anyone else they want to chat with. Not only zombie and apocalyptic peeps, either… literally anyone they want to talk to. Coming Wednesday July 8th to Project iRadio.

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Guest Post: Dev Jarrett


What’s your favorite monster?

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 In Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, Alice says: “Do you know, I always thought unicorns were fabulous monsters, too? I never saw one alive before!”

Upon hearing that, the Unicorn says in return, “Well, now that we have seen each other, if you’ll believe in me, I’ll believe in you.”

A unicorn? A monster? Hmmm… Maybe we should look at the definition of the word. <<Google, google, google…sigh.>> Well, damn. Turns out, everyone defines it differently. One source says, “Imaginary creature that has combined human and animal features.” Another says, “A strange or horrible imaginary creature.” Another: “Something that is extremely or unusually large.” Still another says, “A creature that is often hideous and may produce fear and physical harm.”

Still seems a bit of a stretch for a unicorn.

I had a great opportunity to meet and speak with Peter S. Beagle (the author of The Last Unicorn) some months ago, and he absolutely seems to agree with Lewis Carroll’s Alice. He said he never saw unicorns as they are portrayed now, farting rainbows and fairy dust. They were, he says, monsters. Those horns were serious business.

So to him, unicorns were monsters. To any eight-year-old today, they’re happy little horses with horns who dance in the clouds. Ick. That’s pretty scary in itself.

Which brings up another point…perspective.

To the frogs who live in the pond by my daughter’s apartment, I must be a monster. In a splashy panic, they leave the shallows and go for deeper water every time I walk past. To the many thousands of mosquitos I’ve swatted in my life, I suppose I’m a terribly hideous monster.

So now we’ve got two shaping criteria. How you define a monster, and your perspective. The question: what’s your favorite monster?

According to much of the popular media today, zombies are at the top of most everyone’s list. A million Walking Dead fans must mean something, but I’ve never been all that impressed with zombies, in their most common habitat. Shamble, shamble, shamble, eat a brain or two, etc. Kinda tedious. Make them do something new and meaningful, and you might find a new zombie fan sitting in my desk chair.

Zombies are really just one of the most recent steps in a dance that has gone around and around forever. In the late 80s, primarily due to Anne Rice, vampires were number one. Her vampires, in my opinion, may very well be one of the primary reasons the Twilight books and movies came about. Back in the 50s, the king of the monsters was one form or another of an irradiated beast changed from something docile and small to a huge ferocious city destroyer. Mankind had harnessed the destructive power of the atom, and everyone was scared of that.

Personally, my answer changes often. I like new monsters, and human monsters, and the old archetypal monsters pretty evenly. In my opinion, if a writer or a cinematographer gives me some new item to add to the mythos of an old monster, I’m pleased. In that sense, I do disagree with the saying, “It is the tale, not he who tells it.” Reading Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Stephen King’s Salem’s Lot, and John Skipp and Craig Spector’s The Light at the End, you get three vampire stories. Vampires: archetypal blood-sucking monsters. But reading one can in NO way preclude reading the other two. Their vast differences in time, in voice, and in style overall make them completely different stories, all incredible in their own ways.

Today, I’m thinking werewolves are my favorite. The reason? I’m in the middle of writing a new werewolf story. I’m thinking that maybe I’ve got something great to add to the mythology. Hopefully, I’ll get to share it with the world soon.

So, again, what’s your favorite monster?

Whatever the answer for you might be today, it may be something totally different tomorrow. And whatever the answer, never forget what the Unicorn said to Alice: “If you believe in me, I’ll believe in you.” My take on that line is this: keep believing in your monsters, and they’ll keep coming around, doing their best to frighten you.

About the Author:

Dev Jarrett is a writer, a father, a husband, and a soldier in the US Army. He’s a “recovering redneck” who’ll probably never get all the red Georgia clay out of his pickup truck’s undercarriage. He’s a Chief Warrant Officer 4 who’s lived all over the world but is currently stationed in the heartland at Fort Riley, Kansas. During the day, he works to defeat terrorists.

At night, the other monsters come out.

He’s had many short stories published, both online and in print, and Dark Crescent, available now from Permuted Press, is his second novel. His first novel, Loveless, is available through your favorite retailer or directly from Blood Bound Books.

Dev’s next novel, Casualties, is coming in 2016 from Permuted Press.

You can find Dev online on Facebook, Twitter, and (if you want to see all the gory details) here:

http://devjarrett.weebly.com/

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Scrivener Soapbox Interview: TJ Redig Chats With Armand Rosamilia


TJ Redig swears he had an oh-so-metal discussion with Armand Rosamilia, the author of the Dying Days series, the Keyport Cthulhu series, theFlagler Beach series, the Metal Queens series, and God-only-knows how many other things.

TJ Redig does not lie… 

http://www.tjredig.com/scrivenersoapbox/2015/5/16/2015-06-10-61-armand-rosamilia

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Arm Cast Podcast: Episode 50 – World Horror Convention Part 2


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I had a blast at World Horror Convention in Atlanta, GA

I also got to meet and interview a few cool people, too!

On this episode:

Author Carl Alves

Authors T. Fox Dunham, Brick Marlin and Richard Lee Byers together!

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Arm Cast Podcast: Episode 49 – World Horror Convention Part 1


I had a blast at World Horror Convention in Atlanta, GA

I met a few cool people and interviewed them as well!

 

On this episode:

 

Patrick Beltran (Cutting Block Books)

John Palisano (author of “Dust of The Dead”)

Doug Murano and D. Alexander Ward (co-editors of “Shadows Over Main Street” anthology)

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Arm Cast Podcast: Episode 48 – Gregory And Lund


On this week’s exciting Arm Cast Podcast you’ll hear two authors being interviewed by me. Pretty much like the previous 47 episodes had, more or less…

Samantha Gregory

Samantha Gregory was born in Northern Ireland in 1985. She is the author of several series of books including Daemon Persuasion, which was published by Mockingbird Lane Press.
She loves horror movies, reading and archery. All of her works are available to purchase through Amazon.

David Lund

Dave Lund’s Winchester Undead series combine the zombie apocalypse with practical tactical skills, prepper knowledge, conspiracy theories, intrigue, secret government agencies and characters that quickly pull you into the story. Accuracy in detail defines the background of the Winchester Undead series, with many of the themes, objects, weapons, and tactics used in the Winchester Undead series are based on the author’s experience in survival camping, prepping, law enforcement, and training. Many of the locations visited by the characters in the series are real, although often artistically changed to fit the needs of the characters and plot. There is no cache site in Maypearl that we know of, and the presence of any secret underground government facilities really depends on whom you ask, as it is regarding the presence of Chemtrails.

Now published by Winlock Press (Permuted Press), the Winchester Undead series continues to grow with more releases currently in the works. You can find the first book of the series, Winchester: Over here: http://www.amazon.com/Winchester-Over-Undead-Book-ebook/dp/B00STNF97E (just copy and paste into your browser’s URL bar). Dave Lund’s writing style and attention to detail will pull readers into the story, cheering for the good guys, and worrying about the bad, non-stop reading that puts the human condition at the front of an undead war.

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