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Angelique Fawns is a journalist and speculative fiction writer. She's researching publishing, promoting others, and sharing everything! angeliquemfawns.substack.com

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Angelique Fawns is a journalist and speculative fiction writer. She's researching publishing, promoting others, and sharing everything! angeliquemfawns.substack.com

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42 Memo from the Jolly Overlords & R.J.K. Lee

3/19/2024
Jingle, Jingle. Any time of year is a good time for Christmas Horror. R.J.K. Lee not only reads his own story, "Memo From the Jolly Overlords", but also sticks around for a candid interview. Are you addicted to short stories? Desperately trying to figure out how to make money writing? Yup. Hang out for the chat afterwards. Memo From the Jolly Overlords was first broadcast on the Weird Christmas Podcast in December of 2020 and then published in Book #1 of the HorrorLite Anthologies CURSED AND CREEPY. R.J.K. Lee immigrated to Japan in 2005 from Oregon. He's puttered along train tracks to meet quotas for the overlords ever since, currently as a teacher, proof reader, and voice narrator, while churning out fiction. Ryland and I have shared a few Table of Contents, including DreamForge, Parsec's Triangulation anthology, The Seven Day Weekend, and Space & Time Magazine. Grab a bag of sugar plums. Oh. And make sure to meet your quota... Get full access to Angelique’s Substack at angeliquemfawns.substack.com/subscribe

Duration:00:28:13

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41 The Garden Party & Shannon Fox

3/16/2024
You never know what you might find-- or lose-- in an antique shop. Our episode today features Shannon Fox and her short story "The Garden Party." I bought this tale for Book #1 of the HorrorLite Anthologies CURSED AND CREEPY. "The Garden Party" was originally published in September 2019 in the anthology Cursed Collectibles. If you are interested in learning about a great writing conference and the pros and cons of indie versus trad publishing, you will enjoy the interview after the story. Shannon writes as both Shannon Lynn Fox and S.L. Fox. Her short stories have appeared in DreamForge Anvil, Air & Nothingness Press, and Third Flatiron among others. She also has a short story in the Monsters, Movies, & Mayhem Anthology, alongside Johnathan Maberry, Rick Wilber, and Hailey Piper. Edited by Kevin J. Anderson, it won the 2021 Colorado Book Award for Best Anthology. Shannon is the owner of Minute Marketing, a marketing company based in San Diego, CA, that helps Realtors and other housing industry professionals save time with their marketing. You can check out more about her company here. Karen Shute is our voice actor for this episode. Learn more about her here. Grab your significant other's hand, double-check your life insurance, and let's go shopping... Get full access to Angelique’s Substack at angeliquemfawns.substack.com/subscribe

Duration:00:50:57

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40 Minny and the Mutant Tomato

1/26/2024
This tomato is spicy! "Minny and the Mutant Tomato" is an original story written by Angelique Fawns for the anthology Cursed and Creepy. Minny Brown wants to win the local fair and she’ll do anything to make sure her tomatoes are the biggest on Pelee Island. Including stealing her dad’s ultra-secret growth serum. The new formula works too well. A mutant tomato pops up and he's not about to fill a bottle of ketchup. Can Minny stop the tomatopocalypse? Bill Wiesner is our reader for this episode. Bill Wiesner is a Toronto-based technical and creative professional. He is a promotions and commercial producer/director/writer, post-production editor, and voice actor. Grab your trowel, put on some gardening gloves, and prepare to meet the next generation of killer tomatoes. Get full access to Angelique’s Substack at angeliquemfawns.substack.com/subscribe

Duration:00:11:57

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39 A Cold Slither Killing

11/21/2023
Not all snakes are reptiles. "A Cold Slither Killing" first appeared in Heavy Metal Nightmares anthology by Phobica Books March, 2023. This story is voiced by Kristi Stewart. She is a regular performer for Read Me A Nightmare. Her career has taken her from the newsroom, as an associate producer, a promotions director in country radio as well as a public relations manager for a not for profit, and, sponsorship manager for Rogers TV Toronto… all the while keeping her fingers in the entertainment field. She found a second love, as a voice actor. Learn more about the Horror Lite Anthologies here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0CMM44YPZ Put on your best concert gear, hide your beer in a paper bag, and let’s listen to some heavy metal. Get full access to Angelique’s Substack at angeliquemfawns.substack.com/subscribe

Duration:00:23:38

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38 Zaggamung & Interview with James Hancock

8/21/2023
If you go into the woods today... Beware the Zaggamung. James Hancock is a writer/screenwriter of comedy, thriller, horror, sci-fi and twisted fairy tales. A few of his short screenplays have been made into films, and he has been published in print magazines, online, and in anthology books. He lives in England, with his wife and two daughters. And a bunch of pets he insisted his girls could NOT have. Zaggamung is a short atmospheric horror story written byJames Hancock and performed by Karen Shute. In our interview, James Hancock talks about the differences between screen writing and the short story world. We also hit on the importance of writing groups. Here are some links if you want to learn more: https://twitter.com/JimHank13 Bring Out the Wicked Dark Day Collection of Drabbles Get full access to Angelique’s Substack at angeliquemfawns.substack.com/subscribe

Duration:00:50:36

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37 A Review of Bondi Beach & Interview with Pete Lead

7/28/2023
So you're a shark, and you are looking for the best place to hang. What if there was a Trip Advisor for sea life? On today's episode, Pete Lead, a fellow author and improv actor presents his own story, "A Review of Bondi Beach, written by Henry the Shark." Pete Lead is a writer, narrator, and facilitator who currently calls New Zealand his home. You can learn more about him at www.petelead.com Stay tuned after the reading for a conversation about looking at writing as a business and strategies for success. Grab your towel, some sunscreen, a sharp harpoon, and let's dive into this review. Get full access to Angelique’s Substack at angeliquemfawns.substack.com/subscribe

Duration:00:30:24

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36 Peking Man & Interview with Robert J. Sawyer

6/16/2023
What is the secret behind the skull of the Peking man? Plus, how does one become the most famous sci-fi writer in Canadian history? Robert J. Sawyer is our guest today and he reads his award-winning story, "Peking Man." Robert J. Sawyer is one of only eight writers — and the only Canadian — to win all three of the world's top Science Fiction awards for best novel of the year: the Hugo, the Nebula, and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award. He’s also won more Aurora awards than anyone in history. He recently received the L. Ron Hubbard Lifetime Achievement award in April at the 39th Annual Writers of the Future Awards Gala. His varied career includes script writing and television series production, including ABC’s Flash Forward which aired in 2009-2010. You can find his latest print novel, The Oppenheimer Alternative, a science fiction reimagining of history, on Amazon: The-Oppenheimer-Alternative The interview that follows the story is full of good advice for authors at any stage of their careers and some cautionary warnings about the advent of AI. Dim your lights, grab your nail file, and let's curl up for the award-winning horror-tinged tale, "Peking Man." Get full access to Angelique’s Substack at angeliquemfawns.substack.com/subscribe

Duration:01:00:04

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35 The Woman in the Churchyard & Interview with Amanda Cecelia Lang

6/5/2023
Who is the ghost you see everyday? A gothic cautionary tale. This episode features a flash fiction piece by Amanda Cecelia Lang called "The Woman in the Churchyard". It was first presented by Manawaker Studio’s Flash Fiction Podcast in June 2020. Our retelling is brought to life by Karen Shute, one of the biggest horror experts I know, and a regular performer on this podcast. Amanda Cecelia Lang is an author and aspiring recluse from Denver, Colorado. She writes weird novels and short fiction, tales of horror laced with whimsy, magic, and mayhem. When she isn’t plotting her next imaginary murder, she sleeps all day and plays all night—but probably isn’t a vampire since she thinks hickeys are seriously gross. You can learn more about her at https://www.amandacecelialang.com. Grab your warmest shawl and curl up for this creepy ghost story. Get full access to Angelique’s Substack at angeliquemfawns.substack.com/subscribe

Duration:00:06:54

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34 Superstition and Interview with Jody Lynn Nye

5/20/2023
How do you win Writers of the Future? Coordinating Judge Judy Lynn Nye answers a selection of questions put together by the Wulf Pack writing group. ADDED BONUS. Jody Lynn Nye also reads her story "Superstition." Superstition first appeared in Furry Fantastic an anthology featuring otherworldly animals published in October 2006. You can also find this story in her collection Cats Triumphant. Jody Lynn Nye is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of fantasy and science fiction books and short stories, many of them with a humorous bent. Before breaking away from gainful employment to write full time, Jody worked as a file clerk, book-keeper at a small publishing house, freelance journalist and photographer, accounting assistant and costume maker. For four years, she was on the technical operations staff of a local Chicago television station, WFBN (WGBO), serving the last year as Technical Operations Manager. In 2016, Jody joined the judging staff of the Writers of the Future contest, the world’s largest science fiction and fantasy writing contest for new authors. She is now its Coordinating Judge. Learn more here: https://jodynye.com/ Enter the writing contest here: Writers of the Future Check out the latest anthology here: L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Vol. 39 Grab your favorite black cat, and let's curl up for a dark story with Jody Lynn Nye. Get full access to Angelique’s Substack at angeliquemfawns.substack.com/subscribe

Duration:00:55:39

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33 Browsers & Interview with Mark Leslie

5/18/2023
Beware! If you enter this bookstore... Plus how can you build a career and sustainable income with short stories? This episode features a short horror story by Mark Leslie called Browsers, read by Eric Bryan Moore. Mark Leslie has published more than 25 books. He has a comedy horror series featuring a Canadian Werewolf, several standalone thrillers and horror novels, a set of paranormal non-fiction books, and guides that help authors navigate publishing. You can find him at markleslie.ca After the reading, Mark Leslie talks about how he found a path to a profitable career as a writer. There is INVALUABLE advice in this chat. We Mention: Stark Publishing The Canadian Mounted Draft2Digital Findaway Voices Public Lending Rights The Relaxed Author Grab your favorite pen, collect your old short stories, and let's enter a mysterious bookstore. Get full access to Angelique’s Substack at angeliquemfawns.substack.com/subscribe

Duration:00:53:09

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32 The Last Quest of Corbin the Coward & Interview with David Hankins

5/3/2023
How do you win Writers of the Future? What are the steps to growing a successful writing career? PLUS how do you retire from dragon slaying? David Hankins has returned from the Writers of the Future Awards Gala. His story "Death and the Taxman" was a winner and can be found in L. Ron Hubbard presents Writers of the Future Vol. 39 . For this episode we are presenting another story of his. "The Last Quest of Corbin the Coward" is written and performed by David Hankins and was originally published on May 31, 2022 by Factor Four Magazine. David Hankins is an award-winning author who writes from the thriving cornfields of Iowa where he lives with his wife, daughter, and two dragons disguised as cats. He devotes his time to writing, traveling, and finding new ways to pay his mortgage. You can find him at davidhankins.com Stay tuned after the episode when we chat about his experience at the gala, military life, and strategies for success. We mention: The DreamCasters Wulf Moon Dean Wesley Smith Grab a dragon's tooth, sharpen your pencil, and let's learn what it takes to conquer Writers of the Future. Get full access to Angelique’s Substack at angeliquemfawns.substack.com/subscribe

Duration:00:38:26

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31 "The Guanche, the Iguana, & the Kidnapping" PLUS Interview with Brandon Case

4/20/2023
Anita Brown has just met the sexiest man in London. Why has he given her an Iguana? "The Guanche, the Iguana, & the Kidnapping of Anita Brown" was first published by Allegory Ezine in their Spring/Summer 2022 issue. This episode features an interview with Brandon Case, author and erstwhile government cog, who fled reality to live in unsettling worlds of science and magic. He has recent work in Escape Pod, Death Knell Press, and Air and Nothingness Press, among others. You can catch his alpine adventures on Twitter and Instagram @BrandonCase101. "The Guanche, the Iguana, & the Kidnapping of Anita Brown" is voiced by Kristi Stewart. She is a regular performer for Read Me A Nightmare. Pack your bags, grab the pet of your choice, and prepare for the end of the world. Get full access to Angelique’s Substack at angeliquemfawns.substack.com/subscribe

Duration:01:11:56

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30 Killer RV & Eda Obey

1/20/2023
There's nothing quite like a bucket list with a body count. TRIGGER WARNINGS: Profanity, violence, vigilantism. Eda Obey (pen name EH Obey) reads the first two chapters of her novella KILLER RV. Buy From Amazon Baltimore housewife Delilah is thrilled to make friends with her new neighbor Peggy, who has terminal cancer, a vicious little dog, and an RV with a gimp drawer. https://www.lastgirlsclub.com Stay tuned after the reading for a candid chat with Eda. This is our third interview on this podcast, and, as always, it goes some interesting places. Ready for a road trip? Get full access to Angelique’s Substack at angeliquemfawns.substack.com/subscribe

Duration:00:53:37

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29 Kutulu in the Desert & Interview with Jane Noel

1/13/2023
Cosmic Horror lurks in Arizona. Can one ex-military recluse save the world? "Kutulu in the Desert" first appeared in DreamForge Magazine's Halloween edition Dark Visions on October 17th, 2022. This episode features an interview with Jane Noel, the designer who created the art work for this story. Jane talks about fiction as an inspiration for art, and her journey with DreamForge Magazine. We get into the weeds with technology and techniques. Jane Noel is the artist and designer at DreamForge whose work as Art Director assured the success of early Dungeons & Dragons computer game titles like Menzoberranzan and Ravenloft: Stone Prophet, along with award-winning original titles like Anvil of Dawn. Learn more about DreamForge: https://dreamforgemagazine.com "Kutulu in the Desert" is voiced by Kristi Stewart. She is a regular performer for Read Me A Nightmare. Her career has taken her from the newsroom, as an associate producer, a promotions director in country radio as well as a public relations manager for a not for profit, and, sponsorship manager for Rogers TV Toronto… all the while keeping her fingers in the entertainment field. She found a second love, as a voice actor. Tuck a cigarette in your pocket, load your gun, and let’s go for for a ride in the Sonoran Desert. Get full access to Angelique’s Substack at angeliquemfawns.substack.com/subscribe

Duration:01:02:21

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28 Till Death Do Us Part & Interview with James Hancock

12/12/2022
How far would you take your wedding vows? "Till Death Do Us Part" was written by James Hancock and first published in the anthology Broken Promises. He narrates his own story. James Hancock is a writer/screenwriter of comedy, thriller, horror, sci-fi and twisted fairy tales. A few of his short screenplays have been made into films, and he has been published in print magazines, online, and in anthology books. He lives in England, with his wife and two daughters. And a bunch of pets he insisted his girls could NOT have. In our interview, James Hancock talks about the differences between screen writing and the short story world. We also hit on the importance of writing groups. Here are some links if you want to learn more: https://twitter.com/JimHank13 https://shooterlitmag.com/2022/08/08/greed/ https://www.amazon.co.uk/Marie-supernatural-deceit-mystery-murder/dp/B096TRSV7Y/ https://t.co/EHaGU3ASvf https://www.amazon.co.uk/One-About-Sheep-Other-Stories/dp/1739630505/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXa5wiGySYw Grab a blanket, cuddle up with a loved one, and get ready for FOREVER. Get full access to Angelique’s Substack at angeliquemfawns.substack.com/subscribe

Duration:00:39:22

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27 MgS04 and Christmas Horror with Karen Shute

12/5/2022
Try Floatation Therapy. It will be relaxing. We promise. "MgS04" was written by Angelique Fawns and first broadcast on The Other Stories in March 2020. If this story doesn't scare you, Karen Shute's true life experience in a floatation chamber will 100 % -- stay tuned after her reading to hear a story so unbelievably frightening that I wish I wrote it! Karen Shute is an editor, producer, voice actor, and all-round horror fan. We also talk about the BEST horror Christmas movies available for your holiday viewing. Included are: Black Christmas 1974 Black Christmas 2006 Black Christmas 2019 Gremlins Trancers Violent Night Die Hard Christmas Horror Story Cobra The Children Rare Exports Strip down to your undies, dim the lights, and prepare to immerse yourself in MgS04. Get full access to Angelique’s Substack at angeliquemfawns.substack.com/subscribe

Duration:00:30:45

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26 Ogri Trips the Light Fantastic

11/14/2022
Ogri is an Osset from Oberon. His dream is to be a dancer. But his destiny is in the rodeo ring... "Ogri Trips the Light Fantastic " was written by Angelique Fawns and published November 15, 2022 on dreamofshadows.co.uk. Dream of Shadows is a London based website that features monthly horror and fantasy stories. Ogri Trips the Light Fantastic is a science fiction flash that features an extraterrestrial creature who finds a way to makes lemonade when he’s given lemons. Bill Wiesner is our voice actor for this episode. Bill Wiesner is a Toronto based technical and creative professional. He is a promotions and commercial producer/director/writer, post-production editor and aspiring voice character actor. The artistic impressions of Ogri were created by Devin Towrie. Put on a cowboy hat, grab a feather boa, and let's dance with Ogri. Get full access to Angelique’s Substack at angeliquemfawns.substack.com/subscribe

Duration:00:09:43

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25 A Time To Forget & Interview with Alec Cizak

9/23/2022
How far would you go to live in a crime-free world? And what are you willing to forget? "A Time To Forget" was written by Angelique Fawns and first published in the anthology Pulp Modern: Tech Noir by Pulp Modern and publisher Alec Cizak. AN ENSEMBLE CAST PERFORMANCE (in order of appearance) Frank- The CFO - Kelly Pidgeon Betty - The Scientist - Karen Shute Honour - Pleasure Provider - Kristi Stewart Isla - Rescue Worker - Brooke St. Onge Angus - Paramedic - Luke Fawns Emily - The Wife - Rachel Luttrell Dave - The Husband - Peter Ruprecht Samar - Social Worker - Bill Wiesner Stay tuned after the interview for a chat with Pulp Modern creator Alec Cizak about his imprint and the world of pulp and noir fiction. Links: Alec Cizak Author Page The Independent Fiction Alliance Pulp Modern Issues Get full access to Angelique’s Substack at angeliquemfawns.substack.com/subscribe

Duration:00:36:18

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24 Meet Honour, Pleasure Provider in a Noir Future

9/13/2022
In a Solarpunk world, some pay a high price for Utopia. Honour is about to learn a sordid secret... Kristi Stewart reads our tease and introduces us to Honour. Honour first came to life in the pages of Pulp Modern:Tech Noir. The story "A Time To Forget" as originally presented will be performed by a cast of all Read Me A Nightmare's voice actors in the next episode! Kristi has worked in the communications and media industry most of her professional career. With a love of theatre and performing, she first stepped on stage at the tender age of 14, in the role of Little Mary in the longest running melodrama production “The Drunkard” -in her hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma. She says performing brings her joy and, keeps her young and, she has no plans to stop anytime soon! Turn off the lights, close your eyes, and let's meet our dark heroine, Honour. If you want to learn about the next episode of Honour's reimagined adventures, sign up for my newletter at www.fawns.ca. Get full access to Angelique’s Substack at angeliquemfawns.substack.com/subscribe

Duration:00:06:38

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Why Ride A Broom? & Interview with Sandra Ruttan

8/5/2022
Looking for a short story guaranteed to make you laugh? Or snort? Only 6 minutes long! "Why Ride A Broom" was written by Angelique Fawns and can be read free at Dark Dispatch. This stallion is about to learn some manners.... the hard way. Sandra Ruttan is the publisher of Dark Dispatch and she chats with us after the reading about success with novel writing, running an e-zine, and her interest in banned books. WARNING: This flash fiction has some salty language. Kelly Pidgeon reads for us today and he is a professional voice actor and musician. Learn more about this band Boats Against The Current. You can listen to them here: SPOTIFY YOUTUBE Grab a whip, slide on some chaps and prepare for a wild ride. For more info visit www.fawns.ca Interview with Kelly about his band. Get full access to Angelique’s Substack at angeliquemfawns.substack.com/subscribe

Duration:00:24:18