TIH 267: Ray Cluley on Early Life Lessons, Radio Plays, and Biggest Creative Struggles

TIH 267 Ray Cluley on Early Life Lessons, Radio Plays, and Biggest Creative Struggles

In this podcast Ray Cluley talks about early life lessons, radio plays, biggest creative struggles, and much more. Stick around for the Water For Drowning audiobook giveaway and ten-minute preview at the end of the episode.

About Ray Cluley

Ray Cluley is a British Fantasy Award winner with stories published in various magazines and anthologies. Some of these have been republished in ‘best of’ volumes, including Ellen Datlow’s Best Horror of the Year series and Nightmares: A New Decade of Modern Horror, as well as Steve Berman’s Wilde Stories: The Year’s Best Gay Speculative Fiction, and Benoît Domis’s Ténèbres. He has been translated into French, Polish, and Hungarian, with a Chinese version of his award-winning ‘Shark! Shark!’ due soon. Probably Monsters, his debut collection, is available from ChiZine Publications. You can pick up Water For Drowning, narrated by RJ Bayley, on audiobook here if you’re in the US and here if you’re in the UK. 

Show notes

  • [02:35] Moving away from horror
  • [07:30] Early life lessons growing up
  • [30:50] Big Brother and reality tv
  • [38:35] Brian Asman, via Patreon, asks about Tommy Wiseau’s Big Shark movie
  • [40:30] Biggest creative struggles
  • [43:30] Working on multiple projects/current projects
  • [46:00] Gaming novel
  • [55:30] Radio plays
  • [59:15] Legacy, career, and future aspirations
  • [01:02:30] What’s coming out next from Ray
  • [01:04:50] Connect with Ray

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Water For Drowning by Ray Cluley, narrated by RJ Bayley

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