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 welcome Adam Cesare to the show to talk a little bit about his upcoming YA novel, Clown in a Cornfield, which comes out August 25th through HarperTeen. Clown in a Cornfield is one of the most anticipated Horror novels of the year and after reading it and getting a chance to talk to Adam about the origin of the story, the hype is VERY justified. This novel is Cesare’s unique take on the Slasher genre and rest assured, he holds nothing back in this one. It’s got a great cast of characters Cesare runs through a gauntlet of brutal, bloody mayhem. Trust us, this is one of the most entertaining horror novels of the year and is the perfect addition to your reading list as summer starts its transition to fall. As always, we had a blast chatting with Adam who is one of the nicest people in Horror, and we hope to have him on the show again in the future.
During the course of the episode, we discussed Mercy House, his love of Slashers, YA Horror, the theme of generational issues, the inspiration for Frendo, writing in a set piece/cinematic style, his Project Black T-shirt Youtube channel, Temple Hill optioning Clown in a Cornfield, the differences between pitching his YA book and his other books, what meme the book would be, his future writing in YA, the differences in writing shorts vs novels, convention stories, Project Black T-shirt and self-publishing, and so much more. Check out our conversation now right here on Ink Heist or on your favorite streaming service.