“Our first ever returning guest Mike Thorn is back to talk about his new short story collection Peel Back And See. This book is an incredibly raw and truthful horror collection that was mostly written during the unprecedented times we’ve been living in for the last 2 years.”
“When you have the wide open world of a fictional medium, you can allow yourself to explore, to be a little bit reckless and go to some really uncomfortable places. Peel Back and See probably goes further, in terms of my discomfort as a writer, than either of my previous books. We’ll see how readers feel about that, but it was liberating for me.”
Bob Pastorella and Michael David Wilson sit down with Mike Thorn to discuss his three 2021 releases, Jim Thompson, Kathe Koja, writing horror within academia, and much more.
What first attracted you to horror writing?
Reflecting on my earliest childhood encounters with horror, I remember being initially attracted to the genre’s visual iconography, above all else. It seems impossible to separate my desire to write horror from my interest in reading horror. These two things are inextricably bound.
Mike Thorn will appear on This is Horror on Sunday, October 10.
“When it comes to horror literature, there are a few names that instinctively come to mind. Clive Barker, H.P. Lovecraft, Stephen King, Edgar Allan Poe…
As a big reader (and an author myself), I’m always on the hunt for someone new. So when I get a call from my mate, Jamie Blanks, telling me to check out Mike Thorn, I knew he would be the next big name in the horror genre.
After being put in contact with Mike, he was only too happy to oblige this Aussie fan with an interview.”