TIH 318: Mary SanGiovanni on Cosmic Horror, Life Lessons, and Human Kindness

TIH 318 Mary SanGiovanni on Cosmic Horror, Life Lessons, and Human Kindness

In this podcast Mary SanGiovanni talks about cosmic horror, life lessons, human kindness, and much more.

About Mary SanGiovanni

Mary SanGiovanni is an award-winning American horror and thriller writer of over a dozen novels, including The Hollower trilogy, Thrall, Chaos, The Kathy Ryan series, and others, as well as numerous novellas, short stories and non-fiction. Her work has been translated internationally. She has a Master’s degree in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University, Pittsburgh, and is currently a member of The Authors Guild, The International Thriller Writers, and Penn Writers. She is a co-host on the popular podcast The Horror Show with Brian Keene, and hosts her own podcast on cosmic horror, Cosmic Shenanigans. She has the distinction of being one of the first women to speak about writing at the CIA Headquarters in Langley, VA, and offers talks and workshops on writing around the country. Born and raised in New Jersey, she currently resides in Pennsylvania.

Show notes

  • [04:20] Early life lessons growing up in New Jersey
  • [08:00] One week of terror
  • [16:55] Parenting
  • [18:40] Becoming aware the world is a dangerous place
  • [29:20] Cosmic horror
  • [37:20] Cosmic Shenanigans
  • [42:40] Human kindness, love, and belief
  • [52:20] First experiences with story
  • [01:03:00] Listener assignment: make that quotable happen!

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