TIH 050: Paul Tremblay on The Horror of Consequence and A Head Full of Ghosts

Paul Tremblay Podcast

In this podcast Paul Tremblay talks about the horror of consequence, A Head Full of Ghosts, short stories, basketball and much more.

About Paul Tremblay

Paul Tremblay is the author of A Head Full of Ghosts, The Little Sleep, No Sleep till Wonderland, Swallowing a Donkey’s Eye, and Floating Boy and the Girl Who Couldn’t Fly (co-written with Stephen Graham Jones). He is also the author of the short story collection In the Mean Time, has co-edited four anthologies and is currently on the Board of Directors for the Shirley Jackson Awards.

Show notes

  • [01:15] Stephen Graham Jones references and co-writing
  • [10:20] Two-book deal
  • [12:45] Short stories
  • [23:38] The horror of consequence
  • [26:15] Reinventing classic horror tropes and monsters
  • [27:20] Basketball/ Paul Tremblay issues an open challenge to other writers
  • [32:20] Productivity hacks
  • [41:40] Movie references
  • [44:00] Intimidating writers
  • [44:45] Morning routines and rituals
  • [46:00] New up-and-coming writers
  • [47:45] Connect with Paul


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