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 V. Castro, who recently released her new novel Hairspray and Switchblades through Unnerving as part of their Rewind or Die series. Violet’s book is an absolute blast to read and had all three of us hooked from the first page. She puts a fresh spin on familiar horror tropes, conjures up plenty of unsettling scenes and crafts a memorable cast of badass characters. We had a lot of fun hanging out with Violet this week and talking about horror and laughing together. During this episode, we talked about the origin of Hairspray and Switchblades, Eddie Generous and the Rewind or Die series, her early experiences with horror, erotic horror, the importance of inclusion in publishing and so much more. We also talked quite a bit about some of her upcoming projects and you definitely don’t want to miss that part of the conversation. She is working on so many cool sounding things that we can’t wait to get our greedy hands on! Check out our conversation with V. Castro now right here on Ink Heist or on your favorite streaming service.