Interview with Creator and Horror Hostess of HorrorAddicts.net, Emerian Rich.
Interviewed by Kate Nox, Blog Editor
Nox: Emz, the new podcast season is about to begin. On April 24th we can all tune in and hear the show. I imagine this is an exciting time for you?
Emz: Exciting and busy. The staff and I are all working hard to collect information and create new content for the listeners.
Nox: And how many seasons have you been doing this?
Emz: This will be our 16th season.
Nox: Share with us the theme for this season and some of the reasons it was chosen
Emz: We wanted to really highlight POC voices this year, so we made a call to share with us horror in cultures from around the world. We’ve got some really great authors involved and we’ll be covering horror from all different countries. We made it a goal to populate our bookings with 50-75% POC voices and we ended up surpassing that with over 79%.
Nox: Can you let us in on any of the exciting items the season holds for our listeners?
Emz: We have three anthologies to highlight. SLAY from Mocha Memoirs Press, Haunts and Hellions coming out in May from HorrorAddicts.net Press, and ON TIME from Transmundane Press. We’ll have readings from the authors of those books. We’ll also be hosting a Wicked Women Writer’s All-Star competition for our 200th episode, so the listeners will get to hear from the winners of our contests over the years.
Nox: I’ve heard rumors you have new theme music this year?
Emz: Yes! Our favorite band, Valentine Wolfe, has returned to theme our show with their song, “I Felt a Funeral”
Nox: What will the audio drama be this year?
Emz: The Deadbringer, an audio dramatization of E.M. Markoff’s novel. It’s sure to be exciting!
Nox: Remind our listeners when they’ll be able to tune in for the first episode.
Emz: The first episode premieres April 24th and we’ll start with the black vampire theme. Authors from Mocha Memoirs’ SLAY will be reading their work for us. A full list of themes and guests can be found at: HorrorAddicts.net and you can also listen on all the podcasty things including iTunes, I❤Radio, Stitcher, and more. I can’t wait to talk to my addicts again!