Episode 2.17 – What Lurks in the Shadows with Tim Meyer

meyerWelcome 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 Tim Meyer, author of Kill Hill Carnage, The Switch House, Dead Daughters, and so many more books. Dead Daughters is his new novel with Poltergeist Press and hits shelves on April 16th. This was a book that we all loved here at Ink Heist and definitely became one of our favorites. Dead Daughters begins with a father discovering a picture depicting the murder of his daughter in his mailbox. Only he knows it can’t be her, because he just put her to bed a few minutes ago. From there, Meyer takes readers on a terrifying journey into a family’s worst nightmare with plenty of twists and turns that make it one of the most addictive reads of 2020. Trust us when we say if you think you know where this story is going, prepare to have your expectations blown out of the water. If you haven’t already, pre-order a copy of Dead Daughters – you won’t regret it.

During the episode, we talked to Tim about getting his writing start with comic scripts and screenplays, The Switch House script, difference in adaptations, Goosebumps and Animorphs, the inspiration for Sharkwater Beach, Jaws, the genesis of Dead Daughters, working with Poltergeist Press, buying so many books his tire light went on, author collaborations, hating Tom Brady, and so much more. Check out our conversation with Tim now right here on Ink Heist or on your favorite streaming service.

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