TIH 133: David Bowles on Chupacabra Vengeance, Kaiju, and Lords of the Earth

In this podcast David Bowles talks about Chupacabra Vengeance, kaiju, Lords of the Earth, and much more.

About David Bowles

David Bowles is a Mexican-American author, poet and translator from South Texas, where he teaches at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. In 2016, his YA fantasy novel The Smoking Mirror was selected as a Pura Belpré Honor Book by the American Library Association, and his collection of Mesoamerican verse Flower, Song, Dance: Aztec and Mayan Poetry won the 2014 Soeurette Diehl Fraser Award for Best Translation. Bowles is author of several other books, including Border Lore, Shattering and Bricolage, Mexican Bestiary, and The Seed.

Show notes

  • [02:30] Interview start/moment decided to become a writer
  • [09:55] Retelling classic folktales in school
  • [15:05] The joy of writing
  • [17:15] Themes connecting Chupacabra Vengeance collection together
  • [24:00] Starting point to David Bowles’ work
  • [27:30] Blending science and myth, reality and folklore
  • [31:30] Favourite kaiju/variety within collections
  • [52:45] Grant Longstaff, via Patreon, asks about movies and books that inspired Lords of the Earth
  • [57:40] Jake Marley, via Patreon, asks about outlining vs discovering
  • [01:01:30] Grant Longstaff, via Patreon, asks about favourite short stories
  • [01:16:00] Advice to eighteen-year-old self
  • [01:19:20] Connect with David Bowles
  • [01:23:35] Final thoughts
  • [01:32:00] Outtakes

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