TIH 170: Nicole Cushing on The Sadist’s Bible, Mr. Suicide, and the Bram Stoker Award

TIH 170 Nicole Cushing on The Sadist's Bible, Mr. Suicide, and the Bram Stoker Award

In this podcast Nicole Cushing talks about The Sadist’s BibleMr. Suicide, winning the Bram Stoker Award, and much more.

About Nicole Cushing

Nicole Cushing is the Bram Stoker Award® winning author of Mr. Suicide. She has also written the Stoker-nominated short story collection The Mirrors and three stand-alone novellas (including her Shirley Jackson Award-nominated book Children of No One). Her latest novella, The Sadist’s Bible, is out now from 01 Publishing.

Show notes

  • [02:25] Latest novella, The Sadist’s Bible, and working with 01 Publishing
  • [05:20] Bible belt setting
  • [20:30] Withdrawing from church and religion
  • [30:10] Writing about broken characters
  • [35:50] Mr. Suicide Stoker Award
  • [48:20] Commonly given writing advice that disagrees with
  • [54:30] Forthcoming novel
  • [01:01:20] Advice to eighteen-year-old self
  • [01:08:30] Connect with Nicole

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