While researching Sarah Lotz, author of The Three, I came across a particularly disturbing piece of information. You see, Lotz also writes under the pen name S.L. Grey with Louis Greenberg. And according to his bio, Louis Greenberg has a master’s in Vampire Fiction and a doctorate in Religious Apocalypse Fiction.
Those are supposed to be my things! I didn’t know you could get degrees in them!
The advice my Creative Writing professor gave me before graduation was to go to graduate school. Instead I got a job closed-captioning and became an expert in deciphering rap lyrics and a master of watching episodes of reality television over and over without dying. Now these are useful skills, especially in Los Angeles. But when I read about his background, I couldn’t help but reflect on the road not taken. I mean, I could be a doctor of Left Behind!
On the other hand, one of my college professors also told me it was good I was writing small genre things that I could share with my friends. You know, because no one else in the world likes monsters and aliens and serial killers except for me and my co-host.
Point being, I was encouraged by people who should have known better not to do a lot of things. And here’s one of them!
Books discussed this episode include: Echopraxia by Peter Watts, The Litany of Earth of Ruthanna Emrys, The Three by Sarah Lotz, and Dataclysm by Christian Rudder.
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Next up… The Lesser Dead.