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 welcome Tim McGregor to the show to celebrate the release of his latest novel, Hearts Strange and Dreadful, which will be out February 15th through Off Limits Press! Hearts Strange and Dreadful is a beautifully written and engaging horror novel about a mysterious traveler who arrives in the small town of Wickstead, followed by a mysterious plague that rips through the pious town. As conditions worsen, the townspeople begin to turn on each other, they also begin to seek salvation in old superstitions. McGregor crafts an eerie atmosphere that serves as a perfect backdrop for this novel of historical small-town horror and is sure to keep you reading late into the night.
Throughout the course of the episode, we talked about possibly living with a ghost, historical horror, Hearts Strange and Dreadful, working with Off Limits, working in film, death superstitions, discovering indie horror, the malleability of horror, self-publishing, book recommendations, and so much more. We had a lot of fun recording this episode and hanging out with Tim. We hope you guys enjoy the conversation as much as we did!