TIH 337: Alan Baxter on The Roo, Kangaroos Terrorising Towns, and Things That Kill You in Australia

TIH 337: Alan Baxter on The Roo, Kangaroos Terrorising Towns, and Things That Kill You in Australia

In this podcast Alan Baxter talks about The Roo, kangaroos terrorising towns, things that kill you in Australia, and much more.

About Alan Baxter

Alan Baxter is a multi-award-winning author of horror, supernatural thrillers, and dark fantasy. He’s also a martial arts expert, a whisky-soaked swear monkey, and dog lover. He creates dark, weird stories among dairy paddocks on the beautiful south coast of NSW, Australia where he lives with his wife, son and hound. Check out the Alan Baxter website or find him on Twitter @AlanBaxter and Facebook.

Show notes

  • [04:05] ‘Exquisite’/ empathy and sociopaths
  • [20:15] The Roo origin story BEFORE a word had been written/fighting kangaroos
  • [29:15] Strategies for fighting kangaroos
  • [35:15] Traci Kenworth, via Patreon, asks if it’s true that a million things can kill you in Australia
  • [37:15] Spiders in Australian homes (see photo below in ‘resources’)
  • [48:50] Writing about a writer and avoiding or embracing cliches
  • [55:10] Parenting, working, and isolation
  • [01:04:40] Traci Kenworth, via Patreon, asks about the rules for writing action scenes
  • [01:07:40] Improving stigmas against horror
  • [01:19:50] Final thoughts

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