LOTF 26: Dino Parenti on Dead Reckoning & Writing Short Stories to Improve Craft


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In this episode, we chat with author Dino Parenti. This interview is extra special because not only is it Dino’s first podcast interview, but when Mackenzie interviewed him a couple years ago for Gamut it was his first interview! So we are keeping this cool streak going.

We get into so much cool stuff with Dino in this chat. We talk about his early writing life, how he got into horror, why he needed a time out to focus on writing short stories, why he plots everything he writes, and so much more. Enjoy!

Dino Parenti is a writer of dark literary and speculative fiction. He is the winner of the first annual Lascaux Review flash fiction contest and is featured in the Anthony Award winning anthology Blood on the Bayou. His work can be found in Pantheon Magazine, Menacing Hedge, Pithead Chapel, as well as other anthologies. His short-fiction collection, Dead Reckoning and other stories, was released with Crystal Lake Publishing on October 5th, 2018.

When not purging his soul into a laptop thanks to a far-too-early exposure to Stephen King, Scorsese movies, and Camus, he can be found photographing the odd junk pile, building furniture, or earning a few bucks as a CAD drafter. He lives in Los Angeles.

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