In this podcast Jon Padgett talks about Thomas Ligotti, writing lessons, impostor syndrome and much more.
About Jon Padgett
Jon Padgett is a professional—though lapsed—ventriloquist who lives in New Orleans with his spouse, their daughter, and two cats. Padgett is the founder and longtime administrator of Thomas Ligotti Online, and has been the first publisher for a number of Ligotti’s prose works, including My Work is Not Yet Done and Crampton. Padgett has work out or forthcoming in Pseudopod , Lovecraft eZine , and Xnoybis. His first short story collection, The Secret of Ventriloquism with Introduction by Matt Cardin, is also available from Dunhams Manor Press.
- [04:50] First experiences with story
- [18:40] Friendship with Thomas Ligotti
- [27:35] Thomas Ligotti misconceptions
- [33:30] Writing lessons learnt from Thomas Ligotti
- [54:40] Conquering the fear of being a fraud and keeping writing