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The Monster She Wrote Podcast

Jul 23, 2024

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Jul 23, 2024

Mothers come in all shapes and sizes. Some are good, caring, and loving. And some are a bit more complicated. Sometimes it feels like a mother can be out to absolutely destroy your world–the mother at the heart of Gwendolyn Kiste’s story “Your Mother’s Love is an Apocalypse” (from the Mother Knows...

Jul 9, 2024

SPOILERS ABOUND! This novel contains a TWIST you don’t want to ruin, so listen at your own risk. 

Vesper Wright left home at eighteen to escape her family, who has been entrenched in a religious cult community for decades, and she hasn’t looked back. That is, until she gets a wedding invitation for her childhood...

Jun 25, 2024

Tananarive Due’s “Summer” (from her story collection Ghost Summer) is set in her fictional town of Gracetown, Florida, where the humid and murky swamps hide bodies and demon leeches. It’s not a place to raise a baby–or maybe it is. 

Recommended in this episode: Shirley Jackson’s Sundial and Netflix’s...

Jun 11, 2024

Sisters Anna and Jennie live in a big house right on the Chicago river, where they are dealing with the grief following the aftermath of a family tragedy and the dead bodies that keep floating to the surface of the water. So join us as we discuss Cynthia Pelayo’s Forgotten Sisters, a novel that is part ghost story,...