TIH 332: Christopher Golden on Of Saints and Shadows, Collaborative Writing, and Breaking Insomnia

TIH 332 Christopher Golden on Of Saints and Shadows, Collaborative Writing, and Breaking Insomnia

In this podcast Christopher Golden talks about Of Saints and Shadows, collaborative writing, breaking the insomnia cycle, and much more.

About Christopher Golden

Christopher Golden is the award-winning, bestselling author of such novels as The Myth Hunters, Wildwood Road, The Boys Are Back in Town, The Ferryman, Strangewood, Of Saints and Shadows, and (with Tim Lebbon) The Map of Moments. He has also written books for teens and young adults, including Poison Ink, Soulless, and the thriller series Body of Evidence, honored by the New York Public Library and chosen as one of YALSA’s Best Books for Young Readers. He is also known for his many media tie-in works, including novels, comics, and video games, in the worlds of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Hellboy, Angel, and X-Men, among others.

Show notes

  • [02:45] Growing up in Massachusetts
  • [07:30] Telling stories from an early age
  • [12:35] Doc Savage
  • [18:55] First horror story wrote in high school
  • [26:50] Of Saints and Shadows from writing to publication
  • [32:50] Formative convention
  • [44:10] Don’t expect anything from anyone
  • [48:20] Collaborative writing: ‘the team up’ / reading The Talisman by Stephen King and Peter Straub
  • [56:00] Gravitating towards the solitary
  • [01:02:30] You can do anything you want but you can’t do everything you want
  • [01:03:00] Therapist’s one piece advice to break insomnia

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