TIH 114: John F.D. Taff on Good and Bad Editors, I Can Taste The Blood and Grey Matter Press

John F D Taff Podcast 114

In this podcast John F.D. Taff talks about good and bad editors, I Can Taste The Blood, working with Grey Matter Press and much more.

About John F.D. Taff

John F.D. Taff is a Bram Stoker Award-Nominated author with nearly 30 years experience in all sorts of writing…public relations, marketing, sales, journalism and creative.  He’s a published author with more than 80 short stories and seven novels in print. His writing tends to be categorized as horror, though most of it has a weird, pulpy Twilight Zone vibe to it.  He also writes fantasy, suspense and some science fiction.  Over the years, six of his short stories have been awarded honorable mentions in Datlow & Windling’sYear’s Best Fantasy & Horror.

Show Notes

  • [04:10] Interview start/first experiences with story
  • [07:40] Lessons learnt through non-fiction writing such as marketing, sales, PR and how these lessons were applicable to fiction writing
  • [10:05] Traits of good and bad editors
  • [12:50] Small press
  • [20:25] Pre-submissions steps
  • [26:10] Working relationship with Grey Matter Press and Tony Rivera
  • [31:10] I Can Taste The Blood
  • [48:10] Adrian Shotbolt, via Patreon, asks about I Can Taste The Blood and whether it’s deliberately more of a straightforward horror story

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