TIH 252: Gwendolyn Kiste on Identity Issues, The Abandoned Horse Farm, and The Supernatural

TIH 252 Gwendolyn Kiste on Identity Issues, The Abandoned Horse Farm, and The Supernatural

In this podcast Gwendolyn Kiste talks about identity issues, the abandoned horse farm, the supernatural, and much more.

About Gwendolyn Kiste

Gwendolyn Kiste is the author of the Bram Stoker Award-nominated fiction collection, And Her Smile Will Untether the Universe, from JournalStone; the dark fantasy novella, Pretty Marys All in a Row, from Broken Eye Books; and her debut novel, The Rust Maidens, from Trepidatio Publishing. Her short fiction has appeared in Nightmare Magazine, Shimmer, Black Static, Daily Science Fiction, Interzone, LampLight, and Three-Lobed Burning Eye as well as Flame Tree Publishing’s Chilling Horror Short Stories anthology, among others. A native of Ohio, she currently resides on an abandoned horse farm outside of Pittsburgh with her husband, two cats, and not nearly enough ghosts.

Show notes

  • [05:35] Interview start/early life lessons growing up
  • [18:00] Outsiders finding their place in this world
  • [19:00] First experiences with story
  • [22:00] First experiences with film
  • [31:15] Identity issues in The Thing and The Fly
  • [36:10] Abandoned Horse Farm and ghosts
  • [39:40] Personal beliefs with regards to the supernatural
  • [41:10] Supernatural Experiences
  • [43:00] Writing origin story
  • [45:30]Bad Ridley
  • [49:10] Poetry recommendations
  • [58:30] Looking at markets and podcasts round campfires

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