“It’s almost Halloween and so I’ve brought in an expert on scaring the hell out of you. On this episode, horror author Mike Thorn joins me to talk his latest short story anthology, the darkly powerful Peel Back and See, out on October 29th from Journalstone Publishing. We also talk about horror on film, salvia trips, sleep paralysis, and a whole lot more.”
“Was there a pivotal moment when you decided to be a writer?
I can’t remember a time before I started writing. For better or worse, it has been a lifelong impulse. I was always drawn to reading, which is probably where my interest in writing originated. As a kid, I was excited by fantasy and horror (J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis and R. L. Stine when I was quite young, and then Stephen King when I got a little older).”
Sadie “Mother Horror” Hartmann reached out and asked if I’d like to share my list of 100 favorite books on Night Worms, and I was happy to do so.