In this jam-packed extra hilarious episode of Books and Booze we chat with Tony McMillen about everything from David Lee Roth to Teen Wolf, but in between we discuss Tony's novel, Nefarious Twit, and the familiar yet foreign feel of the book, the humor, the fancy, the made-up cultures, and why Tony might go down in history as a jerk who once wrote a great book.
In Books and Booze episode 82, we throw caution to the wind and welcome the Flash Fiction Offensive team in to talk AT THE SAME TIME. Joe Clifford and Tom Pitts talk about their special friendship, their projects, editing, the best burritos in San Francisco, and how Bruce Springsteen doesn't sing "Little Pink Houses."
In Books and Booze episode 81, our interview with Joseph Lapin goes absolutely everywhere. We cover Jewish tradition, Catholic guilt, the difference between whisky and bourbon. We go on to discuss mental health, why you need to talk to your grandparents, and why Joseph is no longer allowed in Joe Clifford's house.
We also have a special musical treat, a cover of Wrecking Ball by the up and coming band Beebs and Her Money Makers, so be sure to listen to the end.
In Books and Booze episode 80 we interview Nick Mamatas. He schools us on the rise of anthologies and shares his favorite thing about being an editor. We talk about his novel, Love Is The Law, and some of the things that come with it: Alastair Crowley, demon pacts, smoking crack, the death of the "discovery moment" in music, and why he doesn't mind when people compare the protagonist of Love Is The Law to Lisbeth Salander of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.
In Books and Booze episode 79 we forgo an interview and spend some time talking about the 5th Annual Women In Horror Recognition month. We talk about the women who changed horror, the amazing women horror writers we've had on the show, scream queens, scary ladies, women directors and screen writers and more.
The Women Of Horror Who Are Also "Of" Books and Booze:
In Books and Booze episode 78 we are joined with Elwin Cotman to discuss his collection Hard Times Blues. His collection is the only place you'll find conversational fodder to include social issues, fairy stories, folk lore, references to The Bible, music, and history. We also talk about Elwin's influences (and exactly how From Dusk Til Dawn affected him), book tours, Four Loko, drunken self-tattooing, and, as always, more!
In Books and Booze episode 76, the queen of Undead America, Leah Rhyne is back to talk about the second book in her series, No Angels. In the midst of lots of fun zombie talk, we discuss necromancy, how terrible children are, Nazis, strippers, and Hitchcock! We also spend some time talking about what it's like to kill characters in a series, writing about PTSD, and the themes that make Undead America stand out from the zombie hordes...
BOOK GIVE AWAY! This is THE LAST WEEK to enter our Mr. Bad Example giveaway! Go to our LISTENER GROUP and look for the thread posted by Renee titled "BOOK GIVEAWAY", then, tell us your absolute worst or absolute craziest first date, one night stand, or break up. Then next week, Jessica, Renee, and guest J. Travis Grundon will pick the best story to win a copy of his book, Mr. Bad Example!
In Books and Booze episode 75 Jessica and Renee are on their own with nothing but your listener questions and a year of bad decisions to share (kidding) (sort of). What IS the meaning of life? What are our regrets? What do we really think of Elton John? We reflect on the short but illustrious life of Zima, plus our favorite reads of the year and more!
BOOK GIVE AWAY! Go to our listener group and look for the book giveaway thread, tell us your worst first date/one night stand/break up/divorce and in a couple weeks Jessica, Renee, and J. Travis Grundon will vote on the best story, and if it's you, you'll win a copy of Mr. Bad Example!
In Books and Booze episode 74, we hang out with the one and only Craig Clevenger. This episode is made up almost entirely of YOUR listener questions, and we cover everything from the writing basics, writing female characters as a male author, desert living, giant bugs, and, of course, hiding bodies.
WIN A FREE BOOK! Go to the Books and Booze Discussion Group on Facebook and tell us about your worst date or one night stand by January 13th. When author, J. Travis Grundon appears on Books and Booze that week, we'll announce the winner as voted by Jessica, Renee, and J. Travis Grundon to win a copy of his book Mr. Bad Example. If you don't have a great date disaster story, feel lucky, and click the banner below to buy a copy.