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The Shades & Shadows Podcast

We are Los Angeles's only regularly occurring genre fiction reading series. Each episode, we will introduce three authors who write the kinds of works you won't hear about anywhere else. Debuting, emerging, and established authors in the fields of horror, science fiction, fantasy, noir, and anything else that slips through the cracks, is hard to identify, or plays with the things that go bump in the night.
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Sep 18, 2016

On October 21st, 2015, Marty McFly arrived in the--wait, no, wrong story. We recorded our special show as part of L.A. Lit Crawl.

This special episode is unedited and presented in its entirety. 

If this is your first time listening, please be aware that we feature content that may contain adult themes and language. We do not censor the authors who read for us.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:

Robert Payne Cabeen is a screenwriter, artist, and purveyor of narrative horror poetry. His screenwriting credits include Heavy Metal 2000, for Columbia TriStar, Sony Pictures, A Monkey’s Tale, and Walking with Buddha. Cabeen’s latest book, FEARWORMS: Selected Poems, was a 2015 Bram Stoker Award nominee. For more about FEARWORMS, visit fearworms.com.

Nicole D. Sconiers is an author and screenwriter living in the sunny jungle of L.A. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Antioch University, where she began experimenting with speculative fiction from a womanist perspective. Her debut short story collection Escape from Beckyville: Tales of Race, Hair and Rage was born there and took on a life of its own after she graduated. Her work has appeared in Neon V Magazine, The Absent Willow Review, Clutch Magazine, DrPhil.com and Possibilities: A State of Black Science Fiction Anthology.

Derek Kirk Kim is an award-winning writer, artist and filmmaker. He is the writer of the “Tune” series, the writer and director of the spin-off webseries, “Mythomania,” and the lead character designer of “Adventure Time”. He won all three major comics industry awards, the Eisner, the Harvey, and the Ignatz Award for his debut graphic novel, “Same Difference and Other Stories.” He won a second Eisner Award for his work on “The Eternal Smile,” a collaboration with National Book Award nominee, Gene Luen Yang. He eats chips with chopsticks.

Thomas Voorhies received a BFA in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design. He writes and paints out of a loft in downtown Los Angeles, and together with Lex Hrabe he has written the Quarantine novel trilogy, published by Egmont USA, under the pen name Lex Thomas.

Tiffany Tang is related to neither an ancient Chinese nor a powdered orange drink dynasty. She believes in writing true things and is most proud of the work she has done with the San Diego-based storytelling pioneers of So Say We All. Tiffany is an arts contributor to the San Diego Union-Tribune and a writer for Intrepid Theatre Company. Since the publication of creepy little death poems, she has also become an honorary member of the horror genre, which is surprising considering she spends most of her time avoiding anything attached to the words “scary,” “haunted” or “zombie.” This is Tiffany’s first book. tiffanyanntang.com.

Special thanks to Blastoff Comics for hosting us.

For more information, and to purchase the books you heard on this podcast, go to our website, www.ShadesAndShadows.org, and click on the "Podcasts" tab. The books will be linked on the post for the episode the author appears in.

While you're there, you can sign up for our mailing list, follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, and donate to support us. Shades & Shadows is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and everything you donate goes right back into making the show even better.

Thanks for listening, and we'll see you soon!

 

 

Sep 1, 2016

Welcome back to the Shades & Shadows Podcast! This episode features authors recorded live at our anniversary show in September of 2015. If this is your first time listening, please be aware that we feature content that may contain adult themes and language. We do not censor the authors who read for us.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHORS: 

MALLORY REAVES is an Eisner-nominated writer from Southern California. She has been writing professionally since 2005, her most recent novel being Eternity’s Wheel (published in May 2015.) She currently lives in Corona with a theater major, another writer, a snake, and several cats. Her hobbies include coffee.

TANANARIVE DUE (pronounced tah-nah-nah-REEVE doo) is the recipient of the American Book Award, NAACP Image Award, and the Carl Brandon Kindred Award. The author of twelve novels and a civil rights memoir, she has been inducted into the Medill School of Journalism’s Hall of Achievement at Northwestern University. A leading voice black speculative fiction, in 2004—alongside such luminaries as Nobel Prize-winner Toni Morrison—Due received the “New Voice in Literature Award” at the Yari Yari Pamberi conference co-sponsored by New York University’s Institute of African-American Affairs and African Studies Program and the Organization of Women Writers of Africa. A former Cosby Chair in the Humanities at Spelman College, where she taught screenwriting, creative writing, and journalism, she also teaches in the creative writing MFA program at Antioch University Los Angeles. Due has a B.S. in journalism from Northwestern University and an M.A. in English literature from the University of Leeds, England, where she specialized in Nigerian literature as a Rotary Foundation Scholar. While working as a columnist in 1992 for the Miami Herald, she he wrote an article that was part of a Pulitzer Prize-winning series on Hurricane Andrew. Due and her husband, author Steven Barnes, live in Southern California with their son, Jason.

AIMEE BENDER is the author of five books, including the bestseller The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, and Ny Times notable book The Color Master. Her fiction has been published in Granta, The Paris Review, Harper’s and more, as well as heard on This American Life.www.flammableskirt.com

 

For more information, and to purchase the books you heard on this podcast, go to our website, www.ShadesAndShadows.org, and click on the "Podcasts" tab. The books will be linked on the post for the episode the author appears in.

While you're there, you can sign up for our mailing list, follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, and donate to support us. Shades & Shadows is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and everything you donate goes right back into making the show even better.

Thanks for listening, and we'll see you soon!

 
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