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With horror writer Chuck McKenzie reading his short story "Eight-Beat Bar"

Introduced by master of ceremonies Stephen Studach

DOWNLOAD AND LISTEN TO "EIGHT-BEAT BAR" AND CHUCK’S INTERVIEW HERE

"Eternity is a heck of a long time. With the right soundtrack, it can feel even longer... "

Chuck McKenzie was born in 1970, and died in 2032. Feel free to note these dates in your diary, folks. His short genre fiction has been nominated for various awards, but has never actually won anything - not such a bad situation, as it keeps the expectations of Chuck’s readers extremely low. Like most writers, Chuck is currently working on a novel, and hopes to finish reading it by sometime next week.

Chuck’s works include:

Worlds Apart (Hybrid Publishers, 1999)
AustrAlien Absurdities: Comic Tales of SF, Fantasy & Horror by Australian Writers (as co-editor, Agog! Press, 2002)
Confessions of a Pod Person (Collection, MirrorDanse Books, 2005)

Andů

Sales of short fiction to Aurealis, AntipodeanSF, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, Agog Fantastic Fiction, Borderlands, Daikaiju! Giant Monster Tales, Elsewhere, Passing Strange, Planet Relish, Orb Speculative Fiction, and Simulacrum.

 

After the reading, Chuck joins us for a short interview.

Master of Ceremonies Stephen Studach is known as the ideas man of dark fiction. A writer, poet, editor, and reviewer, he has recently appeared in The Willows, The Harrow, Black Box, and Borderlands and has two stories in the Paroxysm Press anthology Ten Years of Things that Didn’t Kill Us. His fiction appears in the premier number of Midnight Echo as well as a series of groundbreaking interviews entitled "New Blood;" Stephen will also be guest editing the third issue.

Stephen reviews books at ChiZine and books, films and the occasional magazine at HorrorScope. This year his story "The Dead End" placed in the top four entries in the AHWA short story competition. He has also received honourable mentions in The Writers of The Future competition and placed in the top eight works in last year’s 13th Chiaroscuro Short Story competition. He has received several honourable mentions in The Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror.

Interviewee: Chuck McKenzie
Host: Paula B
Date: October 29, 2008
Running time: 27:56
File size:  14 megabytes
Rating: PG Some profanity
Chuck McKenzie’s Web site: members.optusnet.com.au/chuckmck1/
The Australian Horror Writers Web site: www.australianhorror.com/

LISTEN TO CHUCK READ HIS OTHER STORIES ON THE WRITING SHOW:

“Predatory Instincts”
“The Shadow Over Bexley”(with interview)
“Retail Therapy”(with interview)

LISTEN TO STEPEHEN STUDACH'S 2007 STORY here

LISTEN TO STEPHEN STUDACH'S 2006 STORY AND INTERVIEW here