The Chamber Magazine: the strange and dark and beautiful--the author interviews
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The Chamber Magazine occasionally publishes interviews with authors of dark fiction and poetry from around the world and of all genres. At this time, all interviews are written, i.e. a set of written questions is sent to the interviewee, who will respond in writing. The guidance for responses is as follows:

  • There is no rush or deadline, but the sooner I can get it back, the sooner it will be published.
  • If you don’t want to answer a question, answer it with DELETE and I will remove it from the interview.
  • Say as much as you like or as little as you like.
  • Send a photo less than one megabyte in size (preferably jpeg or jpg) along with the responses.
  • I will let you know when the interview will be published. It may be a month or more.

If you would like to conduct an interview and send it in for possible publication, please query with your idea for an interview first to see if it fits in with The Chamber’s plans and taste. All submitted interviews must be of an author, poet, or playwright who writes dark material and has at least one full-length manuscript (whether a novel, poetry collection, full-length play, etc. ) published by a second party (i.e. it should not be self-published and it must not be a work of the reviewer).

Interview with Author Thomas White

Thomas White has a triple identity: speculative fiction writer, poet, and essayist. His poems, fiction, and essays have appeared in online and print literary journals and magazines in Australia, the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. He is also a Wiley-Blackwell Journal author who has contributed essays to various…

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Interview with Author and Poet Alan Catlin

Alan Catlin is primarily known for poetry but that doesn’t prevent him for mixing and matching prose and poetry as the subject allows.  He has published dozens of full length book and chapbooks, mostly poetry, over the years. Although he is not a genre writer he has somehow managed three…

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Interview with Author John Ryland

Although he has had ten short stories published in wonderful journals, having two of his novels accepted for publication by traditional presses is his greatest accomplishment so far, says John Ryland. These two books, Peripheral (World Castle publishing) and The Man with No Eyes (Moonshine Cove press) will both drop on 2022.

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Interview with Author James Hanna

James Hanna is a retired probation officer and a former fiction editor. Due to his background, the criminal element figures strongly in much of his writing. James’ stories have appeared in over thirty journals, including Sixfold, Crack the Spine, and The Literary Review. His books, four of which have won…

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Interview with Author Titus Green

I was born in Canada in the early seventies and moved back to the UK with my parents at the age of two. I graduated with a degree in Communication Studies in 1993 and then, via the occupation of teaching English as a foreign language, went on a twenty- six…

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Interview with Author Thomas Elson

Thomas Elson’s short stories, poetry, and flash fiction have been published in numerous venues such as Calliope, The Cabinet of Heed, New Feathers, Pinyon, Lunaris, New Ulster, Lampeter, Selkie, and Adelaide. He divides his time between Northern California and Western Kansas.   

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Interview with John Tustin

What is your greatest accomplishment as a writer so far?

Writing productively almost every night the last two years. For the first time since I began writing again I feel I’ve gotten to the point that I often actually say what I want to say when I write.

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Interview with Author Steve Carr

The Chamber published Mr. Carr’s story “Catacombs of the Doomed” on April 23. Tell us something about your life. I was born in impoverished conditions in Cincinnati, Ohio and joined the military for seven years, three in the Army, four in the Navy, right out of high school. During my…

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Interview with Author Garrett Rowlan

Born in San Francisco in 1948, raised in LA, graduate in History at Cal State LA in 1971. Read Krisnamurti’s Thing on These Things and decided to follow my heart and do what I loved, basically read and write. Lived in Sacramento four years doing factory work and moved back…

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Interview with Author/Poet John Ormsby

Bio: I grew up in Toronto where upon graduating university I landed a job as a copy editor for a legal publisher. The work was poorly paid and mind-numbingly forensic with no room whatsoever for any creativity; we were basically word accountants. Upping sticks, I moved to the UK where…

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Interview with Author Olivia Arieti

Bio: I was born in Pisa, Italy, spent my childhood in Miami Beach, my teen years in Detroit and Milan, graduated from the University of Pisa and settled in Torre del Lago Puccini where I live with my family and my four dogs. Being bilingual (English and Italian) I have…

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Interview with Marcelo Medone

Marcelo Medone (Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1961) is a medical doctor, lyric tenor singer, painter, journalist, fiction writer, poet and screenwriter. His fiction and poetry has received awards and has been published in reviews and editions in various languages in more than 20 countries, in Latin America, USA, Canada, Spain, France,…

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Interview with Author Joe Pawlowski

Bio: Joe Pawlowski is the author of four books: The Vermilion Book of the Macabre (where “The Intruder” originally appears), The Watchful Dead, Dark House of Dreams, and, most recently, The Cannibal Gardener. He is a retired journalist living in the Minneapolis area with his wife, Debbie, and rescue dog, Lucy. He is a U.S. Army…

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Interview with John DeLaughter, Author and Essayist

John A. DeLaughter M.Div., M.S., is a Data Security Analyst and Lovecraft essayist, horror, and fantasy author. He lives in rural Pennsylvania with his wife Heidi. His work has appeared in The Lovecraft eZine, Samsara: The Magazine of Suffering, Tigershark eZine, Turn To Ash, and The Eldritch Literary Review Journal. John is presently editing his…

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Interview with Author Niles Reddick

Biography I was born in Southern Georgia to a working-class poor family. I started working when I was 12, mowing grass. I was a custodian and then worked in hotels through high school and college. I worked for the Air Force as a civilian, worked as a counselor, and landed…

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Interview with Clay Waters

The Chamber Magazine is embarking on a new feature of conducting written interviews with authors whose work has been published on this website. Today’s interview is with Clay Waters, whose story “Frozen Dinners” was published on January 8. Clay Waters has had short stories published in The Santa Barbara Review, The…

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