LOTF 45: Lisa Kröger & Melanie R. Anderson | Monster, She Wrote


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Show Notes

Lisa Kröger and Melanie R. Anderson are the authors of the new book, Monster, She Wrote: The Women Who Pioneered Horror and Speculative Fiction. Lisa is a writer who lives on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, where she enjoys a life of reading, writing, and scaring the wits out of her husband, who doesn’t fully understand her love for all things horror. Sometimes she uses her Ph.D. in Gothic literature to teach, but mostly she uses it to write horror stories–and to raise two of her own little monsters, her sons. Melanie holds a Ph.D. in American Literature from the University of Mississippi. She is an assistant professor of English at Delta State University in Cleveland, MS, where she teaches courses in American literature. She researches and writes about the American Gothic and supernatural literature (with occasional forays into pop culture). Lisa and Mel (along with their pal Matter) are the hosts of The Know Fear Cast, a podcast about horror and all the things that scare us.

This is one of our most rowdy chats yet, with so many laugh out loud moments! We loved chatting with Lisa and Mel about their origin story, the inception of their latest book, the process of writing Monster, She Wrote, women in horror, and so much more!

Find Lisa Kröger: Website

Find Melanie R. Anderson: Website

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