Welcome to the Ink Heist podcast, which is devoted to dark genre fiction, featuring hosts Rich Duncan, Shane Douglas Keene, Laurel Hightower 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’re excited to have the opportunity to chat with horror author Hailey Piper, who wrote the outstanding novellas The Possession of Natalie Glasgow and Benny Rose, The Cannibal King. Hailey’s work is excellent and highly imaginative with The Possession of Natalie Glasgow featuring one of the most unique takes on the possession genre we’ve ever read and Benny Rose, The Cannibal King putting a splatterpunk spin on urban legends. We had a lot of fun talking to Hailey and as always, we take away some very valuable writing advice. During this episode, we talk about urban legends, possession stories, exploring different subgenres, the dangers of nostalgia, keeping momentum in a story, diversity in publishing, her upcoming debut novel, and so much more. She also has a funny yet handy descriptor of Dark Fantasy that we totally want to use from now on! Check out our conversation with Hailey now right here on Ink Heist or on your favorite streaming service.