Bestseller Josh Malerman makes his third appearance on the podcast with Daphne. His latest paranormal thriller, he uses expert character development and scarily accurate depictions of anxiety to make the novel truly come alive. Josh is a NYT bestselling author well known for his debut novel, Bird Box, which was adapted for film by Netflix. To preorder Daphne, which releases tomorrow, follow the link below.
Josh Malerman is a New York Times best selling author and one of two singer/songwriters for the rock band The High Strung, whose song “The Luck You Got” can be heard as the theme song to the Showtime show “Shameless”. His book Bird Box was made into a Netflix film of the same name, starring Sandra Bullock and John Malkovich. He has been nominated for 8 Bram Stoker Awards and has written 36 books, many of those (14) prior to the publication of Bird Box, his debut. Daphne will be his 11th published book. He lives in Michigan with his fiancee, the artist/musician Allison Laakko.
In this episode, you’ll discover:
- Why Daphne started as a novella
- How he avoided bloating the novel
- How to synthesize your interests when writing
- How he plays with time and setting
- The importance of death in Daphne
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Josh Malerman – https://joshmalerman.com/
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Music by Nicorus – https://cctrax.com/nicorus/dust-to-dust-ep
Audio production by Geoff Emberlyn – http://www.emberletter.com/
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