Tales from the Trunk


Episode 34: Victor Manibo - ”The Casket”

This time around, I'm joined by the amazing Victor Manibo (@VictorManibo), author of The Sleepless, coming out in June of 2022 from Erewhon Books! Victor reads his trunked Poe retelling before we launch into a discussion of life after NaNoWriMo and how he went from never having heard of the event to getting his book onto store shelves.


Things we mention in this episode:



"The Cask of Amontillado," by Edgar Allan Poe


The Luminous Dead, by Caitlin Starling

"There is no there there"

Publishers Weekly (PW)

Nina Niskanen 

Mary Robinette Kowal 

Viable Paradise 

Rubber ducky debugging 

Jennifer "Macey" Mace 

Valerie Valdez 

Brass Goggles 


Fae's purrs 


Cowboy Bebop (anime and live-action)


Animal Crossing: New Horizons 

The Expanse 

Victor's website and insta 

Obviously, Aliens, by Jennie Goloboy

Queen of Swords Press 


Join us again next month, when my guests will be Jennie Goloboy and Sam J. Miller!


Shelter in Place 21: Cassie Alexander - AITA?

This is a spicy one, folks, so put those headphones in! This time around, it was my absolute delight to talk to Cassie Alexander (@CassieY4), author of many fine, spicy books. This time around, we're talking about her newest, AITA? and the fugue-state that Cassie wrote this book in!


Things mentioned on this episode:

AITA? (subreddit) 

Schitt's Creek 

Her Ex-boyfriend's Werewolf Lover, by Cassie Alexander

Blood of the Pack, by Cassie Alexander

Sons of Anarchy 

Chuck Tingle 

Quiver & Quill, by A. M. Kore

Mothman (cryptid)

Cassie's website and TikTok 


Stick around for next time, when Victor Manibo will be joining the show!

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