The Girl in the Video is out now! Attend the Live This Is Horror Podcast and Launch Party

The Girl in the Video by Michael David Wilson

Today marks the release of my debut novella, The Girl in the Video. Ever since I was a kid I’ve dreamed of having my own book out and now it’s finally happened. And what a looker it is, too, thanks to the wonderful cover art from Pye Parr.

I’m so happy that it’s received so much support so quickly—seriously check out links to The Girl in the Video media coverage here. By all means, please keep checking back as I update the links.

My one ask: if you’ve read The Girl in the Video could you please leave a review on Amazon? 

I know a number of you have already left a review on Goodreads which is awesome, but I’d love for the book’s Amazon presence to be boosted with a number of reviews.

Now onto the LIVE THIS IS HORROR PODCAST party …

This is going down later today or tomorrow depending on your time zone. Conversation, readings, book giveaways, and an interactive chatroom with This Is Horror Podcast hosts, Michael David Wilson and Bob Pastorella. But it would be neither much of a party nor a launch without the help of some very special guests. Joining This Is Horror hosts will be our dear friends and super-talented writers and podcasters, Lisa Quigley and Mackenzie Kiera of The Ladies of the Fright.


28 April 2020. 5–7 pm (Pacific). 7–9 pm (Central). 8–10 pm (Eastern).
29 April 2020. 1–3 am (UK). 9–11 am (Japan).


Head over to for the full experience including the live chatroom. You can sign up for mixlr or you can login via Facebook. We recommend logging in ahead of time so you don’t miss any of the show.

You should also be able to listen to it above but we recommend the link with the chatroom.

Meet The Guests

Michael David Wilson 2020Michael David Wilson, the author of The Girl in the Video, the very book in which we’re launching. He is also the founder of the popular UK horror website, podcast, and publisher, This Is Horror (hang on, that’s this website). A professional writer, editor, and podcaster, Michael’s work has appeared in various publications including The NoSleep Podcast, Dark Moon Digest, LitReactor, Hawk & Cleaver’s The Other Stories, and Scream. His second novella, House of Bad Memories, lands 2021 via Grindhouse Press. You can connect with Michael on Twitter @WilsonTheWriter. For more information visit

bob pastorellaBob Pastorella is the author of the weird crime novella, Mojo Rising, and the zombie western short story, ‘To Watch Is Madness’. Bob is featured in Warmed & Bound: A Velvet AnthologyThe Booked. AnthologyIn Search of a City: Los Angeles in 1000 Words, and Borderlands 6. His fiction has been published widely both online and in print, and he is a former columnist for ManArchy Magazine and Revolt Daily. Bob lives in Southeast Texas, and is currently working on several projects including a collaborative novella with Michael David Wilson, Peeper Ritual.

Lisa Quigley Hell's Bells Ladies of the Fright Podcast hostLisa Quigley is a writer, mother, wife, and irreverent witch living in New Jersey. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of California Riverside’s low residency program in Palm Desert. She reads and writes horror and dark fantasy because that’s what makes her feel the most raw. Her work has appeared on The Manifest Station and Dwarf + Giant. She has a background in magazine publishing, and she is a professor of literature. Her debut novella, Hell’s Bells will be out in May 2020.

Mackenzie Kiera Ladies of the Fright horror podcast hostMackenzie Kiera is the author of 30+ articles, essays and short stories. She has been a contributing author for Gamut Magazine and The Last Bookstore’s Dwarf+Giant, where she reviewed books and interviewed various authors. Currently she is working on her second novel and is a contributor to The Mighty. If she’s not writing or reading Mackenzie is either running with her rescue dogs or she and her husband are saving the world from zombies. Mackenzie’s work can be found at

‘Last Christmas’ on Hawk & Cleaver’s The Other Stories Podcast and other news

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Friends, it has been a while but today it’s time to deliver a bumper edition of news and updates.

Last Christmas on The Other Stories Podcast

Last Christmas by Michael David Wilson The Other Stories

Firstly, my festive-themed story ‘Last Christmas’ just went live over on Hawk & Cleaver’s The Other Stories. This is an exciting moment for me on numerous levels. I’m a longtime listener, admirer, and fan of The Other Stories podcast and think they’re up there with the best horror stories podcasts. I especially like the production and way they bring these tales to life rather than just opting for a straight narration. This is doubly exciting because this is the first time I’ve heard an audio version of one of my own stories. I’d love to capture and hold onto the exhilaration that I’m feeling in this moment having just finished listening to it. Anyway, if you like your horror dialogue-heavy, humorous, profanity-laden, and absolutely not suitable for children, this may well be the story for you.

Listen to ‘Last Christmas’ by Michael David Wilson (via Acast) 

Listen to ‘Last Christmas’ by Michael David Wilson (via iTunes) 

Listen to ‘Last Christmas’ by Michael David Wilson (via Player FM) 

The Girl in the Video

Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing

The astute amongst you may well have noticed this line in my bio over at The Other Stories, “His forthcoming novella, The Girl in the Video, will be published in 2019 by Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing.” Watch this space for more on that very soon.

The Black Room Manuscripts Volume Four

The Black Room Manuscripts Volume Four edited by J.R. Park and Tracy Fahey

Back in October I wrote the foreword to The Black Room Manuscripts Volume Four edited by J.R. Park and Tracy Fahey. It’s the final book in the anthology series and I’m honoured to have played a small part. Support the wonderful people at Sinister Horror Company and follow the link to buy The Black Room Manuscripts Volume Four and if you want to learn more about the anthology and editors then please do check out the two-part conversation that Bob Pastorella and I recorded for This Is Horror Podcast.

TIH 236: J.R. Park and Tracy Fahey on The Black Room Manuscripts, Irish Folklore, and Real Life Horror

TIH 237: J.R. Park and Tracy Fahey on Anthologies, Story Obstacles, and Collaborations

This Is Horror Podcast and Patreon

This Is Horror Podcast

Over on This Is Horror Podcast we are aiming to reach 200 patrons by the end of the year. At the time of writing, we’re at 152 patrons but given we gained thirteen patrons in the first thirteen days of December and are continuing to grow I reckon we can come close. There are so many reasons to join us: submit questions for guests, listen to episodes ahead of the crowd, our patron-exclusive podcast Story Unboxed: The Horror Podcast on the Craft of Writing, and our videocast On Camera/Off Record.

Join This Is Horror Podcast on Patreon

But if you haven’t listened to the podcast yet, may I suggest you either peruse the This Is Horror Podcast archives and see which of your favourite authors we’ve spoken with (you can use the search bar up in the top right-hand corner, too) or jump in with some of our favourite and most popular episodes below.

TIH 245: Ramsey Campbell on Life Lessons Growing Up, August Derleth, and Liverpool

TIH 166: Joe R. Lansdale on Hap and Leonard, Growing Up in East Texas, and Bubba and the Cosmic Blood-Suckers

TIH 182: Kathe Koja on The Cipher, Christopher Marlowe, and Strangest Story Ever Written

TIH 188: Laird Barron on Growing Up in Alaska, Applying Life Lessons to Writing, and Dealing with Despair

TIH 173: Nadia Bulkin on Unpacking Tropes, Japanese Horror, and Writing About Topical Themes

TIH 214: Paul Tremblay on Shirley Jackson, Supernatural Turn-Offs, and Ambiguity in Horror Fiction

All right, friends, that does it for today. Let me know what news you have, tell me how you got on with my story ‘Last Christmas’, ask me anything, or just connect with me in the comments or over on twitter @wilsonthewriter.

Have a great day!