TIH 319: Mary SanGiovanni on Cosmic Shenanigans, Becoming a Professional Writer, and Repetitive Imagery

TIH 319: Mary SanGiovanni on Cosmic Shenanigans, Becoming a Professional Writer, and Repetitive Imagery

In this podcast Mary SanGiovanni talks about Cosmic Shenanigans, becoming a professional writer, repetitive imagery, 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

  • [02:55] When did Mary know she wanted to be a professional writer
  • [30:15] Lucas Milliron, via Patreon, asks why cosmic horror is so versatile in today’s markets
  • [35:30] Kev Harrison, via Patreon, asks whether Mary’s characters occupy the same universe in terms of lore, laws, and rules as Lovecraft’s
  • [43:20] Cosmic Shenanigans / Silent Hill
  • [53:30] SM Fedor, via Patreon, asks if there are subjects or themes cosmic horror excels in examining
  • [01:02:20] Traci Kenworth, via Patreon, asks about being a lead woman in horror
  • [01:10:35] Roger Venable, via Patreon, asks about repetitive imagery
  • [01:18:20] Connect with Mary
  • [01:19:00] Final thoughts

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