S6 E10 How Do You Navigate Conventions? Featuring Author Scott Goudsward

Welcome to The 9th Story Podcast! We discuss the big questions that writers want to know with the help of guest authors, and experts. This week our special guest is author and New England Horror Writers Association Coordinator Scott Goudsward.

We discussed the topic “How Do You Navigate Conventions as an author?” We delve into how to best promote your work, and what you can expect from a convention.

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Ep 104: A Light in the Attic: Lemp Mansion and Other Hidden Monsters

Once upon a time a very rich beer brewer had a son and locked him away in the tippy top floor of his mansion. He didn’t let him play with other boys or girls. He didn’t let him out into the sunlight. He didn’t eve let him exist in any official records. No, this boy was a secret, but one day, he would make himself known. This is the story of the Monkey Faced Boy of Lemp Mansion, but it’s not the only one of its kind. Join us this week as we explore the hidden history of hidden rooms and the unfortunate souls allegedly hidden within them. From Monster of Glamis Castle in Scotland; to the Chuas of Gujarat; the newly horrifying disappoint rooms of aristocratic America; we will explore hidden places and practices and the people for whom they were created. 

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S6 E09 It’s NaNoWriMo Time! Immortal Alexander & Jeanette Andromeda

Welcome to The 9th Story Podcast! We discuss the big questions that writers want to know with the help of guest authors, and experts. This week we are discussing what we did to prepare for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). Are you taking the NaNoWriMo Challenge of writing a fifty thousand word novel in a month?

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Ep 103: Money For Nothin: Benevolent Billionaire

Picture it. You come upon a vehicle, maybe a limo, marooned alongside the highway. You offer your assistance, just because you’re a nice person. Sometime later on you receive a letter saying that you’re mortgage has been paid off; or a check with your name on it is dropped off at your house; or you learn you’ve been named in the will years later. The person you helped was incredibly wealthy, and they were incredibly grateful. Sounds like an 80s movie, doesn’t it? Join us this week as we take a look at the MTV generation and their love affair with capitalism. We’ll also learn about Reagan’s use of Hollywood to amplify his messages to America. Of course, no story of eccentric tycoons is complete without Howard Hughes. We’ll discuss the rise and fall of the un-spruced goose, who defined the darkness of power in America.

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S6 E08 Your First Novel, Expectations Vs Reality. Featuring Author Darren Shan.

Welcome to The 9th Story Podcast! We discuss the big questions that writers want to know with the help of guest authors, and experts. This week our special guest is author Darren Shan who wrote the best selling young adult horror fiction series Cirque Du Freak (The Saga of Darren Shan) along with many other books. We are discussing the topic “expectations vs reality when you finish writing your first novel.”

After our conversation with Darren Shan we talk about our adventure in Lititz Pennsylvania last weekend where we attended the Lititz Storytelling Festival with our good friends Dan Foytik of The Lift Podcast, and Lane Lloyd of the Sable Podcast.

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Ep 102: What’s in the BOX?! – Dybbuk Boxes & Conjured Chests

Can objects be cursed? Haunted? Possessed? Can they kill people just by being nearby? 

Join us this week as we dive into two urban legends that begin in two very unlikely places. First, we’ll go back to a time when Jennifer Love Hewitt was America’s sweetheart and the biggest national debate we had going was over Backstreet Boys or *NSYNC, it was a kinder, gentler era. It was the internet infancy moment that allowed a spooky eBay listing to make the news, and spawned the legend of the Dybbuk Box. Then we will travel to mid century Kentucky, and speak to Mama about the history of some of the family antiques and gives a terribly verifiable list of people the curse has killed. This legend starts with a letter sent with a chest of drawers she ships to her daughter. We’ll finish up curse month with an announcement of our magical mystery winner. Happy Halloween!

*Just a heads up, we’re going to discuss sexual abuse in this episode, near the end. After the Conjure Chest (about the last 15 min) is all you’ll need to skip if you’d like to avoid that discussion* 

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EXTRA!: The Hex of Axe Murderer Jake Bird

Is there more to the story of the Sacrifice Sect and Clementine Barnabet? Join us for this extra from our Patreon show where we dive into the story of the Axe Murder Jake Bird. Could he have been the Human Five? ***Please listen to episode 101 prior to this Extra****

 

 

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S6 E07: How Do You Create Magic With Words? Featuring Author Gail Carson Levine.

Welcome to The 9th Story Podcast! We discuss the big questions that writers want to know with the help of guest authors, and experts. This week our special guest is author Gail Carson Levine who wrote Ella Enchanted, Writing Magic: Creating Stories That Fly, and many more titles. We are discussing the topic “How Do You Create Magic With Words.” We delve into how Gail creates stories that evoke the feeling of true magic.

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Ep 101: Marie Laveau, Voodoo Queen, Way Down Yonder in New Orleans

Somewhere between the bayou and the Bywater; somewhere between Congo Square and the Cathedral; somewhere between Bourbon Street brochures and Big Chief’s secrets, between what you imagine the Crescent City to be and what you cannot even imagine, hiding in Pirate’s Alley, or buried in St Louis No 1, through wrought iron and sweet jasmine, clinging to a long, low note from a clarinet… yes, somewhere down yonder in New Orleans, there is Marie Laveau, and she is somewhere between the lady and the legend. Join us this week as we discuss the history of Voodoo in Louisiana, its reputation and evolution, as well as crimes which have been erroneously linked to the practice. Of course, we could not talk about New Orleans Voodoo without mentioning Queen Marie Laveau, and her place in the history of the city. We are so excited to share a little of our local lore with you on this special episode of Just A Story!

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Ep 100: Vodou Crossroads Our 100th Story

As we celebrate a true milestone moment, our 100th episode, we would like to invite you all to join us in exploring a cultural crossroads that has inspired our love of stories from the beginning. Join us this week as we discuss Vodou, the lore and legend which surrounds it and it’s deep connections to the island of Haiti. Did the revolution truly begin with a blood sacrifice? Are zombies real? What’s a lwa? Was Duvalier a dictator or something more terrible still? Did Vodou have something to do with the 2010 earthquake? We can’t promise we’ll have all the answers, but we will certainly have some fantastic stories, and they’re certainly not Just A Story. 

Guest Story Teller: The Curator of Audio Dime Museum https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/audio-dime-museum-carnivale/id1096211271?mt=2

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Ep 99: Like a Wolf, but Not a Wolf: The Loup Garou

It’s ‘I Put a Spell on You’ Month all October! Happy Halloween??

There is an ancient legend that proclaims: “Darkness falls across the land/ The midnight hour is close at hand/ And whosoever shall be found/ Without the soul for getting down/ Must stand and face the hounds of hell/ And rot inside a corpse’s shell/ The foulest stench is in the air/ The funk of forty thousand years/ And grizzly ghouls from every tomb/ Are closing in to share your doom/ And though you fight to stay alive/ Your body starts to shiver/ For no mere mortal can resist/ The evil of the thriller.” Or maybe that’s a Michael Jackson song, I can never remember. At any rate, prepare to stand and face the hounds of hell, this week we are talking werewolves! That’s right from Lycanthropy, to the Beast of Gevaudan, to Rabies and the scientific superhero Louis Pasteur; we will be asking if this legend’s bark is as bad as its bite. 

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