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 is a special one as we are joined by our new co-host, Laurel Hightower! We’re excited to have Laurel join the Ink Heist podcast and she’ll be joining us when she can in the future. This week, we sit down with author Samantha Kolesnik. Samantha’s debut novel, True Crime, comes out tomorrow through Grindhouse Press and it’s a novel you don’t want to miss. It’s been garnering well deserved praise in the Horror community and is a jaw-droppingly good novel that explores the darkness that lurks within humanity and reminds us a bit of Jack Ketchum’s work. We talked to Samantha about the character-driven nature of True Crime, how to navigate what people want from art, how she connected with Grindhouse Press and the philosophical questions of good and evil. We had a blast talking with Samantha and urge you to pick up a copy of True Crime. Trust us, this is a special novel you don’t want to miss. Check out our conversation with Samantha now right here on Ink Heist or on your favorite streaming service.