Tales from the Trunk


Episode 31: Elsa Sjunneson - The Livelong Night

This time around, I had the pleasure of talking to Hugo-award-winning author and editor Elsa Sjunneson (@snarkbat)! Elsa reads an excerpt from her terrific currently-trunked novel, The Livelong Night, which launches us into a conversation about representation, trunking (the bad kind), disability, and her forthcoming memoir, Being Seen, which releases this October!


Things we mentioned this episode:

Worldcon 76

Burying your gays (trope) 

Mad-Eye Moody 

Gideon the Ninth, by Tamsyn Muir

The Book of Eli 


The ghost of Peter Stuyvesant 

Reviews of Being Seen from Kirkus and Booklist 

Scream (TV show)

I Belong Where the People Are: Disability & The Shape of Water," by Elsa Sjunneson

Children of a Lesser God 

Me Before You 

"The Home Front," my 9/11 essay

"Blind Women Get Married Too," by Elsa Sjunneson

RSD - Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria

Ready or Not 

The Invisible Man (2020)

The Chair 

The Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver


Beowulf, audiobook, translated by Seamus Heaney


Join us again next month, when my guests will be Rem Wigmore and Freya Marske!


Shelter in Place 18: Sarah Hollowell - A Dark and Starless Forest

This time around, we're joined once again by Sarah Hollowell (@sarahhollowell) whose debut, A Dark and Starless Forest comes out September 14th! Sarah reads an excerpt of her book that leads us into a fun conversation about the terrible faces that cats make, natural disasters, and probably some stuff about the book, too.


Things we mention in this episode:

The Wee Free Men, by Terry Pratchett


The 12 Dancing Princesses 

"Crow's Eye," by Sarah Hollowell

The geology of Indiana 

The Airborne Toxic Event 

Duck and cover 

This Poison Heart, by Kalynn Bayron

The Ones We're Meant to Find, by Joan He

Each of Us a Desert, by Mark Oshiro

Beneath the Rising, A Broken Darkness, and And What Can We Offer You Tonight, by Premee Mohamed

Annihilation, by Jeff VanderMeer

Sarah's insta and website 

Sarah Gailey 

R. K. Duncan 

Kate Lechler 


Join us again in two weeks with my guest, Elsa Sjunneson!

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