Media Interviews

Author interviews, guest blog posts, and appearances

In September 2018, Sinister Reads interviews me about my latest release, the horror novel Contrition.

In September 2018, Breach Magazine interviews me about my writing, horror tropes, and indie publishing in Australia.

In my September 2018 Q&A with Writers Victoria, I discuss a range of topics including the inspiration behind my newest title (the noir-horror novel Contrition), and the different approaches I use for screenwriting and prose fiction.

I was a guest on the Deadman’s Tome Podcast on Friday September 7th at 9.30 pm (CST USA), which was Saturday September 8th at 12.30 pm (EST Australia). We chatted about horror in general, my writing, and my latest release from IFWG Australia, the horror novel Contrition.

In September 2018, author Clare Rhoden interviews me about my latest release, the horror novel Contrition.

[August 2018] My short story “Stagecoach from Castlemaine”, first published in my award-winning collection Perfect Little Stitches and Other Stories, is included in the upcoming horror anthology DeadCades. One of the editors, Stephanie Ellis, interviews me about my story and its inspiration.

In June 2018, UK book reviewer and blogger Kerry Parsons of Chat About Books interviews me about my writing; my latest release, the dark collection 300 Degree Days and Other Stories; and my upcoming horror novel Contrition.

In 2018, I was a guest on the Deadman’s Tome Podcast on Friday May 25th at 9.30 pm (CST USA), which was Saturday May 26th at 12.30 pm (EST Australia). Mr Deadman’s weekly podcast features interesting guests, exploration of the paranormal, discussion of conspiracy theories, and the occasional angry rant.

In May 2018, writer, editor and book reviewer Lisa Haselton interviews me about my short story writing and my latest release, the dark literary collection 300 Degree Days and Other Stories.

In April 2018, Bookworms Corner Blog Spot features me in their Author Spotlight, which includes an author interview and terrific reviews of my two latest horror releases, the novella Thylacines and the collection Perfect Little Stitches and Other Stories.

In April 2018, Speculative Fiction Showcase interviews me about writing dark fiction.

In March 2018, MaMa’s Book Corner invited me to write a guest post. “On writing monsters” explores some of the techniques I use to conjure up creatures for my horror fiction.

In March 2018, UK writer Alyson Faye interviews me for the Horror Tree.

In February 2018, Tarran Jones, Australian writer and book publicist, invited me to write a guest blog post on how I like to include Australian fauna in my horror stories.

One of IFWG Publishing Australia’s newest authors, Andrew Cull, has a “Writers on Writing” weekly feature on his Facebook page. In January 2018, my contribution is a snippet of advice on how to better your chances of getting your short story collection picked up by a publisher.

In December 2017, I’m interviewed by Fiona Mcvie of Author Interviews.

In December 2017, the Women In Horror blog publishes my essay, “The horror of family”, which explores why stories about dysfunctional families resonate with both readers and writers.

In October 2017, writer/director Andrew Cull started a “Writers on Writing” weekly feature on his Facebook page. My contribution is a snippet of advice on workshopping groups.

In September 2017, I’m interviewed by Risingshadow about my collection, Perfect Little Stitches and other stories.

In July 2017, the Women in Horror Blog publishes my mini-memoir on body horror: https://womeninhorrorblog.wordpress.com/2017/07/04/body-horror-with-deborah-sheldon/

In January 2017, Claire Fitzpatrick interviews me for the Women In Horror blog:  https://womeninhorrorblog.wordpress.com/2017/01/31/in-the-words-of-deb-sheldon/

In January 2017, Risingshadow, one of the largest science fiction and fantasy book databases, invited me to submit a guest blog post on my horror writing:  http://www.risingshadow.net/articles/guest-posts/707-guest-post-from-idea-to-story-by-deborah-sheldon

In December 2016, Helen Lowe, award-winning NZ poet and fantasy author, invited me to write a guest blog post on world-building for my monster horror novel, ‘Devil Dragon’:  http://helenlowe.info/blog/2016/12/02/guest-post-deborah-sheldon-on-worldbuilding-for-devil-dragon/

In November 2016, Tarran Jones, Australian writer and book publicist, invited me to write a guest blog post on the inspiration for my monster horror novel, ‘Devil Dragon’:  https://taliesin13.wordpress.com/2016/11/12/guest-post-deb-sheldon-devil-dragon/

Ginger Nuts of Horror is the largest independent horror review and news website in Europe, with viewing figures in excess of 100,000 a month. Adrian Shotbolt interviewed me in August 2016: http://gingernutsofhorror.com/interviews/deborah-sheldon

In May 2016, Canadian author, Allison Cosgrove, interviews me on her blog: https://stanbrookshire.com/2016/05/13/qa-with-deborah-shelton/

In March 2016, horror guru and editor, Simon Dewar, interviewed me on his blog for Women in Horror Month:
https://simondewar.wordpress.com/2016/02/29/women-in-horror-month-interview-with-deborah-sheldon/
You can also read the interview on his Goodreads blog:
https://www.goodreads.com/author_blog_posts/10000116-women-in-horror-month-interview-with-deborah-sheldon

In December 2015, my author interview about my short story, ‘Will o’ the wisp’, is released on the Black Beacon Books’ Facebook event page for the ‘Lighthouses’ anthology: https://www.facebook.com/events/1212559078760635/permalink/1231552453527964/

Cohesion Press had a booth at the Melbourne Supanova 2015, Melbourne Showgrounds in Flemington, Saturday April 11th and Sunday April 12th 2015. I was there on both days, signing copies of my novella, ‘Dark Waters’, alongside Cohesion Press editor-in-chief Geoff Brown, and fellow authors Kaaron Warren, Robert Hood and Gerry Huntman.

In February 2015, I’m interviewed by Satalyte Publishing in the lead-up to the release of my collection ‘Mayhem: selected stories’: http://satalyte.com.au/2015/02/interview-author-deborah-sheldon/

In February 2015, Kaaron Warren interviews me for the April 2015 issue of Midnight Echo magazine, ‘Sinister’. The webpage is long gone, but my interview read:

[What does Sinister mean to you?] ‘Sinister’ evokes dread, escalating tension, the threat of something terrible about to happen. It is Nosferatu’s shadow on the wall, rather than his bite.

[What was the ‘spark’ for your story? i.e., where did the idea come from?] As a medical writer, I often squirrel away facts about diseases and conditions as inspiration for pieces of fiction. The black market in body parts has intrigued and horrified me ever since I first heard of it many years ago. In response, I became an organ and tissue donor – with enough voluntary donors, the black market would cease to exist – but I have long wanted to write a story about this macabre, criminal trade. When I saw Kaaron’s prompt (‘Sinister’) on the Midnight Echo website I knew immediately that I would write that story and make it a slow, atmospheric burn.

From January 23rd to February 6th 2015, I am asked to be the featured author at Alfie Dog Fiction UK: http://alfiedog.com/featured-author

In December 2014, I’m interviewed by Fiona McVie of Authors Interviews UK: http://wp.me/p3uv2y-2pg

In November 2013, I’m interviewed by Josh of the book blog, Just A Guy That Likes To Read: http://justaguythatlikes2read.blogspot.com.au/2013/11/interview-deborah-sheldon-author-of.html

I’m interviewed by The Fringe Magazine, December 2010. http://thefringemagazine.blogspot.com/2010/12/author-interview-deborah-sheldon.html

I’m the featured writer for the month of December 2010 at Australian Reader.

I was a guest on 3WBC 94.1FM radio program ‘Poets, prose and jazz’ on Friday September 17th, and Friday December 3rd 2010.

On May 26th 2010, I was a guest on Red River Radio, a program out of Florida US about writers and writing, on Blog Talk Radio. The host is Dellani Oates and the other guests were Lawrence D. Elliot and Dianna Graveman. Here’s the link for the podcast: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rrradio/2010/05/26/whats-write-for-me

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