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 Fearing. Each 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 the final installment of The Fearing, Earth and Ember. As we wrap up our podcast series on The Fearing, we talk to John about the overall themes throughout the series, the resolution of numerous character arcs, the climactic meeting of Monday and Adam, the influence of the show Hellier, and much more. We are also honored to share some exciting and exclusive news from Taff himself about an upcoming project. Those who follow John on social media probably know that John had an idea for a sequel to The Fearing. Well in this episode, John gives listeners an exciting behind the scenes look at what that sequel is going to look like and some of the ideas that it explores. Trust us when we say this sounds incredibly exciting and if you enjoyed this journey, you’re going to love what Taff has in store for you. 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! Now that we have wrapped up our series on The Fearing, we are already scheming up ways to have John on again as soon as possible. We’d like to take this time to thank John for asking us to take part in these episodes to discuss The Fearing. It was an honor to help promote this awesome book that holds a special place on our bookshelves. 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.