Charon Coin Press is excited to announce several recent interviews of State of Horror authors on ArmCast: Dead Sexy Horror Podcast by host Armand Rosamilia. One unique aspect of the State of Horror anthologies is the project knows no boundaries as each book brings writers together, not only from the US but also across the globe. Writers are able to explore a particular state and create tales of terror, weaving details and aspects of the state, into their stories in a creative, entertaining way. These wordsmiths need not have been from the state to write an authentic horror story meeting the theme of State of Horror, with a little research, stories can be crafted giving an authentic feel. The goal is that locals can recognize areas where the stories take place.
Armand Rosamilia, the creator behind the original State of Horror anthology, is also an alumni of the series. Earlier in 2014, he embarked on a project of a weekly horror-based podcast titled, ArmCast: Dead Sexy Horror Podcast available on iTunes and Stitcher His guests have included an impressive list of horror writers like Mark Tufo, Joe McKinney, Robert Chazz Chute, and fellow State of Horror author, Frank J. Edler, just to name a few. On the podcast airing first on November 7, 2014, Rosamilia sat down with two authors, Dianne Arrelle and Margie Colton, who are in State of Horror: New Jersey and another author, Eric Dean, who is in State of Horror: Illinois, to discuss aspects of writing, editing, the process of State of Horror, as well as other topics.
Meet the Authors
Dianne Arrelle is the veteran writer of the group with over 200 stories published in the past couple of decades. She gives great insight into the changes in writing and publishing. She also discussed her draw to the State of Horror anthologies and the states she is looking forward to writing stories for submission. One of these anthologies is the currently open State of Horror: California, which is open until December 31, 2014. Arrelle’s experience comes through over the course of her interview.
Margie Colton is not only an author in State of Horror: New Jersey with her story “Sweets for My Sweet”, but Editor-in-Chief here at Charon Coin Press who is currently leading multiple anthology projects of her own. She gave some insight into the inner workings of Charon Coin Press as well as discussed upcoming states in the series.
Eric Dean is a first time published author with his story “My Porcelain Monster” in State of Horror: Illinois. His enthusiasm for the series is infectious and it is fun to listen to him discusses getting into writing and his plans for the future.
Take a listen to these interviews about State of Horror and catch up on the all the previous podcast from the great names in the horror industry. Check back soon for even more State of Horror authors making an appearance.
State of Horror: New Jersey and State of Horror: Illinois are currently available. Recently, State of Horror: Tennessee closed the open call for submission, but join these authors and more by submitting for State of Horror: California which is open until the end of 2014. Charon Coin would like to ask—“What is your state of horror?”