‘Things We Say’ on The NoSleep Podcast, ‘Free Will’ on The Other Stories, 2019 Goals, and other news

NoSleep Podcast

Things We Say

In terms of writing, acceptances, and publications, 2019 has started wonderfully. My short story ‘Things We Say’ (originally published in Dark Moon Digest 30) was performed in audio on The NoSleep Podcast S12E10The NoSleep Podcast are probably my favourite audio podcast—the quality of productions, sound design, and voice actors really are at the top of their game. Speaking of which, the actors really did my story justice—it was a delight to hear Ian McQuown and Jordan Cobb play the roles of Jack and Bea so wonderfully. If you get the chance to work with either McQuown or Cobb you absolutely should. Thanks to Jeff Clement who produced the episode and the eerie score from Brandon Boone.

If you want to listen to ‘Things We Say’—and you absolutely should for the wonderful performances, production, and score—then you can pick up episode S12 E10 below for just $1.49. That will get you over two hours of audio stories, including ‘Bolts’ by John F.D. Taff.

But do also consider buying a season pass. The NoSleep Podcast are producing wonderful work and are one of the best audio podcasts out there.

Buy The NoSleep Podcast S12E10 includes ‘Things We Say’ 

Buy The NoSleep Podcast Season Pass 12 

Free Will by Michael David Wilson

Free Will

You may remember at the end of last year my story ‘Last Christmas’ aired on Hawk & Cleaver’s The Other Stories Podcast. Well, I’m delighted to share that ‘Free Will’ is now available on The Other Stories, too. It’s the second in their ‘haunted hotel’ series and was wonderfully narrated by Persephone Rose with music by Myuu and Thom J Robson.

Listen to ‘Free Will’ on The Other Stories 37.2

Other Sales & Miscreations

If you’re interested in my fiction (and if not, why have you got this far in a news piece about my fiction?) then you’ll want to subscribe to Hawk & Cleaver’s The Other Stories Podcast (honestly, you should subscribe to them anyway—they’re great) as my story ‘Off Track’ is part of season 38 ‘Folktales’. You can subscribe via Acast, iTunes, or wherever podcasts are found. Speaking of Acast, I’m off to their studio soon as part of a super secret podcast project. Stay tuned for more soon …

2019 Goals

This year has been a hectic one and I haven’t actually stated my 2019 goals yet, so why not go for it in March as is tradition … or something like that.

  1. To have at least ten stories published
  2. To reach 300 This Is Horror Podcast patrons
  3. To develop a daily meditation practice
  4. To surpass 30,000 This Is Horror Podcast monthly downloads
  5. To have a novel accepted for publication

How about you wonderful people? What are your goals for the year? How many stories have you had published and accepted this year? How are you feeling about 2019? Leave a comment or catch me on Twitter @WilsonTheWriter.

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

Hawk & Cleaver The Other Stories Podcast banner

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!