Welcome to the Ink Heist podcast, which is devoted to dark genre fiction, featuring hosts Rich Duncan and Shane Douglas Keene and a whole bevy of authors and other interesting guests for your listening and enlightening pleasure. We are a very irreverent, often linguistically explicit broadcast so we highly recommend you use discretion when listening around easily influenced young ones or anyone who is easily offended. We would like to thank the band Secret Smoker for allowing us to use their song “Crushed by Air” to kick-off and finish the podcast.
This week, we had a busy weekend recording new episodes for you guys. We have two new episodes for you this week, featuring great conversations with debut novelist Shaun Hamill and crime author Angel Luis Colón . We had a great time talking with Shaun about A Cosmology of Monsters, which is a remarkable debut that follows the Turner family over the period of many decades as they are hunted by forces outside of their comprehension. Shane and I both fell in love with this book from the opening line and it truly is a magical reading experience and one of the year’s best novels. In our conversation, we talk to Shaun about his writing background, the power of a great first line, symbolism in A Cosmology of Monsters, and what he’s working on next. We had a great time recording with Shaun, who’s an incredibly talented writer that we’re sure you will be hearing about A LOT in the years to come. Check out our conversation with Daniel now right here on Ink Heist or on your favorite streaming service.