Tales from the Trunk


Episode 34: Victor Manibo - ”The Casket”

December 17, 2021

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!

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