Earlier this January, I talked with We Need Some Milk, a podcast discussing local politics and urban policy. Since the hosts and I shared such a wide-ranging and fun conversation, they decided to make my appearance a two-part episode.Continue reading
In addition to beginning my second book, a biography on author H.P. Lovecraft and his time in New York City, I undertook two new writing projects this fall.Continue reading
Over the past several weeks and months, I’ve cryptically alluded to new projects on the blog. (I’ve been more forthcoming on social media.) Last month, I signed a publishing contract for a biography on the seminal horror writer H.P. Lovecraft and his years in New York City with Fordham University Press.Continue reading
Every October, I celebrate the Halloween season by reading a collection or two of ghost stories. I fell in love with such tales during my childhood.
Recently, I happened upon an excellent documentary on the author H.P. Lovecraft. In this film, John Carpenter, famous for directing Halloween and other genre classics, recollected first encountering the writings of Lovecraft. Carpenter’s father gave him a copy of Great Tales of Terror and the Supernatural, an anthology containing several Lovecraft stories. Continue reading