TIH 097: John C. Foster on Fear of the Dark, Writing Novels and Hardboiled Crime

TIH 097 John C. Foster on Fear of the Dark, Writing Novels and Hardboiled Crime

In this podcast John C. Foster talks about his fear of the dark, writing novels and hardboiled crime. 

About John C. Foster

John C. Foster was born in Sleepy Hollow, NY, and has been afraid of the dark for as long as he can remember. A writer of thrillers and dark fiction, Foster was raised in the wilds of southern New Hampshire (read: not wild) before hauling stakes for the ersatz glow of Los Angeles. He has since relocated to the relative sanity of New York City where he lives with his lady, Linda, and their dog Coraline. Foster is an enthusiastic amateur cook, partially to offset all the griping that results from pushing his increasingly decrepit body through the rigors of martial arts training.

Foster’s stories can be found in issue #8 of Shock Totem and Dark Visions – Volume 2 from Grey Matter Press, as well as anthologies such as the Big Book of New Short Horror, Under the Stairs, Book of Horror 2, Dead Worlds 7: Undead Stories and Book of the Dead 6: Forever Dead, among others. His first novel, Dead Men, was released in July of this year by Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing.

Show notes

  • [04:00] Interview start/music and writing
  • [11:52] Timeframe to write a novel
  • [23:30] Publishing experiments and self-publishing considerations
  • [27:20] Paula Limbaugh asks about fear of the dark and motivations for getting into the horror genre
  • [35:30] Best fiction and non-fiction book read lately
  • [42:00] Hardboiled crime
  • {44:45] Differences writing Dead Men and Mister White
  • [52:50] Connect with John C. Foster

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