Episode 1.18 – A Looming Darkness with John F.D. Taff

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 are sharing our fourth conversation with horror author John F.D. Taff as part of our recurring “In This Episode…” series focused on The FearingEach book in The Fearing will have its own episode where we take a deep dive into the events of the story and uncover some behind the scenes insight from John. This time around, we take an in-depth look at Book Three, Air and Dust. This time around, we talk to John about the progression of Mark and Monday’s relationship, the introduction of human threats, the arrival of The Darkness, how The Fearing has influenced some of Taff’s upcoming works, and much more. We go pretty deep into Air and Dust, but we also kind of go off script and just talk to John about things he’s working on and writing in general. It’s always a fun time when we sit down to record these episodes with John and if we could, we’d have him on every week! We had a blast talking to John as always and if you missed our previous conversations, you can check it out at the link below or through your favorite podcast service. The Fearing is proving to be the reading event of the year and we hope you will continue to join us as we sit down with Taff soon to talk about the culmination of The Fearing with Earth and Amber, which releases this Tuesday.

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