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The Occult Detective’s Last Writes with… Freeman & Lilith Presson

December 11, 2020

TODAY’S DEPARTING: I met Freeman Presson through twitter some ten years back. It started as most twitter interactions do — a bit of back and forth banter regarding our shared interests in the esoteric. We “followed” one another and began to converse more and more. Then, shortly after, we were invited by Weiser Books’ Lisa […]

The Occult Detective’s Last Writes with… Edward M. Erdelac

December 4, 2020

TODAY’S DEPARTING: Another Hoosier born author, Ed Erdelac hangs his hat in the LA area these days, where he’s set up camp with his wife, kids, and an assortment of feline companions. I discovered Ed through my pal Greg Mitchell who turned me on to Ed’s Weird Westerns, The Merkabah Rider series. Ed’s a multi-genre […]

The Occult Detective’s Last Writes with… Lee Thomas

November 27, 2020

TODAY’S DEPARTING: I met Lee Thomas in 2011 at Mo*Con VI, a small Inter-Faith Convention that explored the themes of horror literature and spirituality. I was a paneled guest, sitting alongside Cullen Bunn and Lucien Soulban, to discuss alternate avenues for writers. Lee, a Bram Stoker Award and Lambda Literary Award Winner, was there as […]

The Occult Detective’s Last Writes with… David J. West

November 20, 2020

TODAY’S DEPARTING: Another friend discovered through Howard Fandom, David J. West, who also writes under the name James Alderdice, pens savage tales of sword & sorcery, wonderfully weird westerns, grim and dark fantasy, and the like. West and I share similar values, being family men and patriots, but we also have a common affinity, not […]

The Occult Detective’s Last Writes with… Matt Cowan

October 30, 2020

TODAY’S DEPARTING: It’s Devil’s Night, Hallowe’en Eve, and who better to turn to when mischief, mayhem, and the macabre are in full bloom than the founder of Horror Delve, author Matt Cowan. Matt is a skilled writer of the sort of fictions we crave all too much around here, and he is a connoisseur of […]

The Occult Detective’s Last Writes with… Paul Hodson

October 23, 2020

TODAY’S DEPARTING: One of the best things about social media is making connections with people half a world away, blokes who, if you lived in the same time zone, would be lifelong friends. Such is Dragon Prow Shadow author Paul Hodson of rural West Lancashire. We share a common fascination for archaeology, ancient history, and […]

The Occult Detective’s Last Writes with… Bob Ford

October 2, 2020

TODAY’S DEPARTING: I met author Robert Ford long before I read his fiction. Bob is one of those free-spirited guys — you know, quick with a smile and in possession of a heart of gold (I hear he keeps it in an old mayonnaise jar, buried under the black Pennsylvanian earth). He’s got wit and […]

The Occult Detective’s Last Writes with… Amber Petty

September 25, 2020

TODAY’S DEPARTING: You may know Miss Amber Petty as a presenter, or perhaps from her stint on Australia’s Celebrity Survivor, her turn on SAFM, or as Princess Mary’s best friend and Royal Bridesmaid, but I met Amber through a strange confluence of events regarding a tarot card. Showing that she has tremendously good taste, Amber […]

The Occult Detective’s Last Writes with… Shawn Hebert

September 18, 2020

TODAY’S DEPARTING: It’s a strange thing to build relationships with people whom one’s never met up close and personal and yet this is the world we’ve manifested for ourselves and I am thankful for it. Otherwise I may never have been blessed to call Shawn Hebert a friend. Shawn is the proprietor of what I […]

The Occult Detective’s Last Writes with…Woelf Dietrich

September 11, 2020

TODAY’S DEPARTING: I stumbled upon author Woelf Dietrich online through our mutual love of the writings of Robert E. Howard. We followed the same people. Commented on the same threads. Soon, I was an avid reader of his blog, particularly his essays on Writers of Past Renown. Outspoken. Opinionated. Woelf is cut from the same […]