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On this article, I’ll break the fourth wall a bit to speak with you about two thrilling behind-the-scenes updates from Oldstyle Tales Press.
The primary is to share that I used to be honored and excited to be invited to take part in two episodes of the Sley House Publishing podcast, “Bed Bits.”
Sley House is a new rising press which focuses on sci-fi, fantasy, horror, thriller and thrillers, and their podcast dives deep into examples of the Speculative Fiction style starting from Edith Wharton and Bram Stoker to The Maltese Falcon And Bride of Frankenstein, bringing a delicate and well timed critique to those classics. In addition they interview dwelling authors and publishing business personalities, so please follow them and listen to them!
Earlier this yr they have been beneficiant sufficient to ask me for 2 episodes which aired a couple of months in the past. The primary was about what Oldstyle Tales Press is: why and the way I do what I do. We get into its origin story, its scope and goal, and tons of behind-the-scenes processes (like how I do these white-on-black illustrations). If you wish to hear extra about it straight from the horse’s mouth, you’ll be able to take heed to me discuss it with the fellows right here:
Within the second episode, we took an in depth have a look at the Victorian ghost story, its cultural context and tropes, and used two case research from my first guide The Finest Victorian Ghost Storethat is to sayto discover these points: The macabre “misplaced hearts” of MR James And Edith Nesbit’s bloody movie “The thriller of the semi-detached”. We focus on the completely different interpretations of those tales and why they could shock us with their subversiveness and emotional energy. If you wish to hear us dive deeper into the general Victorian ghost story style in addition to these two examples, you’ll be able to examine them out right here:
(Sley Home Publishing’s evocative background banner might simply have come from the scene of a Victorian
ghost story – particularly “Misplaced Hearts”)
The second replace I wished to present you, briefly, is to thanks all to your endurance as we reshape and reimagine what Oldstyle Press will do sooner or later. Due to your help, I used to be capable of make this my full-time supply of earnings final September, which allowed me to remain at house with my two-year-old daughter.
It is coming a yr from now, and I am going to write extra about it quickly, however as I really feel the work/house stability I will discover for my second yr as a full-time stay-at-home dad or mum/editor, I respect your endurance as weblog posts and books may arrive a bit slower.
In fact, there are tons of tasks which can be at the moment underway:
New traditional horror books and anthologies within the works
Expanded second editions of not less than two earlier titles
A brand new line of traditional journey novels (e.g. treasure island)
Three new ghost tales I wrote for Halloween
A complete assortment of my very own supernatural tales obtainable for buy in paperback
And several other thrilling modifications to the web site and our operations
Anyway, though I have been quieter than standard currently, issues are shifting actually quick right here, and I am unable to wait to share with you all what I am engaged on. Within the meantime, if you would like, pay attention to those podcast episodes (if solely to listen to what I am like and be taught a bit extra about what obtained me so annoyed that I made a decision to make this website! ) , and meet our great new friends at Sley House Publishing. That they print for a very long time.
Leaving and stepping again behind the fourth wall once more, I stay very grateful to you,
— Michel Grant Kellermeyer
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