Sley House Publishing Presents LitBits
Episode 35: 2022 Spring Movie Review

Episode 35: 2022 Spring Movie Review

June 10, 2022

This week, the guys dissect the movies that came to theaters this past spring. From movies like The Batman to Everything Everywhere All At Once (which Jeremy abbreviated to EEAAO and prompted dying cat sounds) to X to Umma and more, listen as they discuss the movies you saw, you wanted to see, and you should have seen, and you are glad you saved your money by not seeing. 

Episode 34: An Introduction to the Victorian Ghost Story

Episode 34: An Introduction to the Victorian Ghost Story

June 5, 2022

This week, the guys are joined by guest host Michael Kellermeyer, editor and owner of Old Style Tales Press. In this episode, they want to introduce readers to Victorian ghost stories by focusing on two particular stories: "The Mystery of the Semi-Detached," by Edith Nesbit and "Lost Hearts" by MR James. 

Episode Thirty Three: Our Adventure to StokerCon 2022

Episode Thirty Three: Our Adventure to StokerCon 2022

May 27, 2022

This week, the guys rehash their recent road trip through Kansas on their way to Denver, Colorado for 2022's StokerCon. They talk about books they bought and authors they met and how the first StokerCon that Sley House has attended faired for them. (Spoiler Alert: It went well.) Oh, and next year, the guys have decided to fly. 

Episode Thirty Two: Interview with Old Style Tales Press Owner and Editor Michael Kellermeyer

Episode Thirty Two: Interview with Old Style Tales Press Owner and Editor Michael Kellermeyer

May 22, 2022

This week, the guys sit down with editor, writer, and owner of Old Style Tales Press Michael Kellermeyer. If you haven't checked out Old Style Tales, you should. Kellermeyer publishes editions of classic horror that are insightful and beautiful to look at. Providing academic and scholarly notes and beautiful illustrations that set his collections apart from all other anthologies, Kellermeyer talks with us about his passion and what goes into creating, contextualizing, and publishing these works. 

Episode 31: SA Barnes Interview

Episode 31: SA Barnes Interview

May 12, 2022

Just in time for StokerCon 2022, we interview SA Barnes about her new novel, Dead Silence. We talk about the importance of literacy, and how to engage and draw young people to reading. 

Episode 30: Dialogue Code-switching and the Maltese Falcon

Episode 30: Dialogue Code-switching and the Maltese Falcon

May 6, 2022

There are few things that are truly American. Blues, Jazz, McCarthyism, and the hard-boiled detective novel define 20th Century America, all born and evolving out of the Great Depression and the South and exploding globally. One of the defining figures of literature at that time, Dashiell Hammett, gave us the paragon of detective fiction and serves as an iconic figure of this era. Today, the guys examine the themes Dash Hammett tackles and the craft he manipulates so effortlessly through arguably his most recognizable novel: The Maltese Falcon. 

Episode 29: Fairies, Mummies, and Ghosts: The Weird Fiction of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Episode 29: Fairies, Mummies, and Ghosts: The Weird Fiction of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

April 29, 2022

In this week's episode, the guys take on Doyle's weird fiction. Best known as the author of Sherlock Holmes, Doyle frequently dabbled in the supernatural and the occult, and this week our hosts look at three of his best known stories: "The Captain of the Pole-Star," "Horror of the Heights," and "Lot 249." 

Ep 28: A Look at Ray Bradbury

Ep 28: A Look at Ray Bradbury

April 22, 2022

This week, the guys are joined by KM West as they discuss Ray Bradbury. A science fiction and horror author, Bradbury was an influential author in the 20th Century who wrote prolifically. The group focuses in on "The Veldt" from The Illustrated Man as an exemplary piece of Bradbury's fiction. 

Ep 27: Interview with K.M. West

Ep 27: Interview with K.M. West

April 15, 2022

In this episode, Jeremy, Trevor, and Curtis meet with artist and author K.M. West to discuss her latest novel, Wild Things Will Roam.

Ep 26: Interview with Alma Katsu

Ep 26: Interview with Alma Katsu

April 8, 2022

This week, the guys have the pleasure of sitting down with best-selling and award-winning novelist Alma Katsu, author of The Hunger, The Deep, Red Widow, and the soon to be released The Fervor. They talk craft of writing, her time spent in Intelligence, historical horror, and more in this fun and illuminating interview with one of the best writers working in the profession today. 

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