TIH 280: Robert S. Wilson on Charitable Anthologies, Navigating Childhood Trauma, and Trigger Warnings

TIH 280 Robert S. Wilson on Charitable Anthologies, Navigating Childhood Trauma, and Trigger Warnings

In this podcast Robert S. Wilson talks about charitable anthologies, navigating childhood trauma, trigger warnings, and much more.

Trigger warning! In the first half of the conversation, we talk about child abuse, paedophilia, and domestic abuse. Skip to the 27-minute mark to avoid these topics.

Robert S. Wilson

Robert S. Wilson is the author of The Quiet, the Empire of Blood dystopian vampire series, the Lifeline cyberpunk/noir series, the long fiction collection ​Long Shadows: Volume 1, and the new serial ​Hex: A Novel of Cosmic Horror. He is the Bram Stoker Award-nominated editor of ​Ashes and Entropy, Blood Type: An Anthology of Vampire SF on the Cutting Edge, Horror for Good: A Charitable Anthology, and Nightscapes: Volume I, and Co-Editor in Chief and co-owner of ​Nightscape Press alongside his wife, Jennifer Wilson. He lives in Middle Tennessee with his family, an equally adorable and obnoxious dog, and a few psychotic cats skilled in the martial arts.

Show notes

  • [03:30] Early life experiences growing up
  • [17:10] Navigating childhood trauma
  • [26:50] Trigger warnings
  • [39:00] Jack Ketchum
  • [41:50] Horror For Good and other charitable endeavours

Further notes

  • Each charitable book-length release can make between $2,000 to $10,000 from a limited hardcover run not $5,000 to $10,000 as stated in the conversation.
  • Nox Pareidolia is Robert’s next anthology.
  • The Caribbean Cabal is now postponed until 2020 and Stephen Graham Jones and Ellen Datlow have been added to the bill alongside Laird Barron and John Langan.
  • The Broker of Nightmares by Jon Padgett has sold out and raised $1,000 for the ACLU and If It Bleeds by Matthew M. Bartlett has sold out and raised $1,000 for the Dakin Humane Society.

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