TIH 294: Gemma Files on Spectral Evidence, Mortality, and Structuring Short Story Collections

TIH 294 Gemma Files on Spectral Evidence, Mortality, and Structuring Short Story Collections

In this podcast Gemma Files talks about Spectral Evidence, mortality, structuring short story collections, and much more.

About Gemma Files

Born April 4, 1968, in London, England, Gemma Files is the child of two actors (Elva Mai Hoover and Gary Files) and has lived most of her life in Toronto, Canada. Previously best-known as a film critic, teacher, and screenwriter, she first broke onto the horror scene when her short story “The Emperor’s Old Bones” won the International Horror Guild’s 1999 award for Best Short Fiction. Her books include the Hexslinger series, Experimental Film, and Spectral Evidence.

Show notes

  • [03:25] Spectral Evidence/people who don’t fit in or belong
  • [21:15] How much free will do we really have
  • [34:00] Discarding whiteness
  • [45:50] V Weather, via Patreon, asks about structuring short story collections and lessons doing four
  • [50:50] Dark Is Better
  • [51:50] Dino Parenti, via Patreon, asks about horror cinema and the written word
  • [01:00:15] Traci Kenworth, via Patreon, asks about writing an unpopular heroine in Experimental Film
  • [01:08:00] The terrible knowledge of mortality/cosmic indifference.
  • [01:12:00] Dealing with death
  • [01:14:50] What Gemma hopes people say about her when she’s not in the room
  • [01:20:20] Connect with Gemma
  • [01:22:00] Final thoughts

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