LOTF 62: Alma Katsu on Writing Historical Horror

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Show Notes

We are delighted to bring you this special conversation with author Alma Katsu about her most recent historical horror novel, The Deep (2020). One of Ms. Katsu’s many specialties is writing novels that combine historical fiction with supernatural and horror elements. The Hunger (2018), a reimagining of the story of the Donner Party, was named one of NPR’s 100 favorite horror stories, was on numerous Best Books of the Year lists, and continues to be honored as a new classic in horror. Her first book, The Taker (2011), was named one of the top ten debut novels of 2011 by Booklist.

In this episode, we talk to Alma about her childhood years as a voracious reader and her early writing life. She also shares stories about growing up in a spooky (maybe haunted?) old home and how that sparked her infatuation with darker tales. We loved hearing about her fascinating career in intelligence as well as why she decided to follow her writing passion. We learned so much in this conversation with Alma, and we think you will, too.

Find Alma: Website | Twitter

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