Paul Duncan is a film historian whose TASCHEN books include The Star Wars Archives, The James Bond Archives, The Charlie Chaplin Archives, The Godfather Family Album, Taxi Driver, Film Noir, and Horror Cinema, as well as publications on film directors, film genres, and movie stars. I had the pleasure of interviewing Paul about his books, and we went into great detail about James Bond, Stars, and Rocky. You can watch the full interview below. Enjoy!
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Interview: A Nightmare On Elm Street Documentary Creator Paige Troxell
I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Paige Troxell, the creator, director, editor, and producer of FredHeads: The Documentary. Following several hardcore A Nightmare on Elm Street fans and featuring stories from hundreds of others of all ages from across the globe, FredHeads explores just how much fans love the franchise and how it has changed their lives by inspiring them to conquer their fears (a.k.a. their “Freddys”), find themselves, and follow a new path in life. Cast, crew, and others involved in the franchise also offer insight into the legacy of A Nightmare on Elm Street. You can watch my interview with Paige below. Enjoy!
Murder, She Wrote Author Interview: Terrie Farley Moran
Terrie Farley Moran is the co-writer, with Jessica Fletcher, of the fabulous Murder, She Wrote mystery novels based on the long-running television series. Her newest book is Murder, She Wrote: Death on the Emerald Isle. I had the pleasure of interviewing Terrie, and during our discussion, she revealed big news: the title of the next Murder, She Wrote book! Watch the entire video interview below to find out what the title is. During our discussion, Terrie shared insights on how she got this incredible gig, her thoughts on Angela Lansbury, her creative process, and much more. Enjoy!
Stephen Jones On Clive Barker, Stephen King, & The Art of Horror
Stephen Jones is a Hugo Award nominee, the winner of four World Fantasy Awards, three International Horror Guild Awards, five Bram Stoker Awards, twenty-one British Fantasy Awards, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Horror Writers Association. I had the pleasure of speaking with Stephen about his career as a horror writer, and his time as a publicist for the first three Hellraiser movies, Nightbreed, and more. We discussed Clive Barker, Stephen King, and his Art of Horror books. You can watch the full interview below.
Murder, She Wrote Head Writer Discusses Angela Lansbury & Stan Lee
Thomas B. Sawyer is the former Head Writer of Murder, She Wrote. Before breaking into television, he was an illustrator and worked for Stan Lee at Marvel. Tom is a good friend, and I had the chance to catch up with him to discuss his diverse career as an artist, TV writer, and author. We talked about what it was like writing for Angela Lansbury in her iconic role as Jessica Fletcher, the early days of the comic book industry, and much more. Watch my video interview with Tom below and pick up a copy of The Art of the REAL Tom Sawyer, a book celebrating his career as an illustrator. Enjoy!
Author Interview: Steven James Discusses Storytelling, James Bond, Halloween Ends, & More
Steven James is a national bestselling novelist whose award-winning, pulse-pounding thrillers continue to gain wide critical acclaim and a growing fan base. His latest book is The Art of the Tale: Engage Your Audience, Elevate Your Organization, and Share Your Message Through Storytelling. I had the pleasure of interviewing Steven, and we spoke about a wide array of topics, including storytelling, the future of his famous protagonist Patrick Bowers, what it’s like writing young adult fiction compared to thrillers, why the Halloween Ends movie failed to deliver on its promise to fans yet the James Bond film No Time to Die did, and much more. It was a great discussion with one of the most creative and compelling authors I’ve ever met or read. Buy a copy of his excellent book, The Art of the Tale, on Amazon, and watch our full video interview below. Enjoy!
Author Interview: Douglas E. Winter Discusses Stephen King & Clive Barker
Today, Clive Barker’s Dark Worlds is available: a new book celebrating the life and career of Clive Barker, an incomparable artist who recently turned 70. A similar book was released 20 years ago, Clive Barker: The Dark Fantastic by Douglas E. Winter. In addition to his authorized biography of Clive Barker, this author is famous for the biography of Stephen King that he wrote at the height of King’s career entitled Stephen King: The Art of Darkness. Yesterday, I had the distinct pleasure of speaking with Douglas E. Winter at length about Clive Barker, Stephen King, horror, video games, and more. Watch my full video interview with Douglas E. Winter below. Enjoy!
Author Interview: Bev Vincent Discusses Stephen King’s Work, Life, & Influences
I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Bev Vincent, the author of Stephen King: A Complete Exploration of His Work, Life, and Influences, a book published shortly after Stephen King’s 75th birthday. This book is receiving rave reviews, and I can attest that it’s beautifully designed and packed with fascinating information. During our conversation, we discussed the parallels between Stephen King and Clive Barker, why Stephen King doesn’t think James Patterson is a good writer, Stephen King getting hit by a car, and much more. It’s a revelatory interview where we get into the nitty gritty about all things Stephen King. Bev Vincent is the foremost expert on Stephen King, he’s friends with the icon, and he collaborated with him on a book; so, you can rest assured that this is an interview you cannot miss. Watch my video interview with Bev Vincent below, and buy his new book, Stephen King: A Complete Exploration of His Work, Life, and Influences, on Amazon.
Author Interview: Christina Farley Discusses Kindle Vella, The Dream Heist, Gilded & More
I recently interviewed the tremendously talented author Christina Farley. We spoke about her great success on the Kindle Vella platform, her new book The Dream Heist, her popular Gilded series, audiobooks, our mutual love for chocolate, and more. Watch the full video interview below.
Interview: Self-Published Author Makes $400,000 in 12 Months; Reveals Secrets to Success
Dan Padavona may not be a household name as a mystery and thriller writer, but he’s amassed thousands of devoted fans. A self-published author, he has released nearly 50 books since 2014 and become one of the best-selling writers on Amazon. Dan’s hard work has resulted in nearly $400,000 in income from his Wolf Lake series alone over the past 12 months.
In the following video interview, Dan and I spoke at length about how he achieved this monumental success. We got into a wide array of financials, including revenue generated from paperback sales, Kindle bookstore sales, and Kindle Unlimited. We also talked about Audible, the ACX program, Dan’s creative process and former career, and a whole lot more. If you’re an aspiring author or just getting started in the industry, this is an interview you want to watch. If you’re an avid reader, my conversation with Dan provides you with a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into creating the books you love and the life of a self-published author. Enjoy!Continue reading