Twitchy Kids & Dungeon Synth: An Interview with Justin A. Mank

Austin James: So word on the street is that you write books? Justin A. Mank: Yeah man, guilty as charged. Done more poetry than prose up to this point, but I just had a novella come out so I'm taking the full stab at prose. Oh yeah? When did you start writing poetry? I started [...]

Welcome to Leeds! (And Please Ignore the Quiet Weeping in the Woods): An Interview with Matthew Bartlett

When I asked Matthew Bartlett if he'd like to do an interview with Silent Motorist Media, I hadn't read his work. Other writers I admire kept mentioning him, so I knew he'd be a good fit. I wasn't prepared, however, for the binge read Gateways to Abomination would inspire. Bartlett's work is unsettling, unique and [...]

Alienation & Validation: 10 Questions with Author Elle Nash

Any author worth their salt will tell you that to craft a good first novel, you have to labor like you’re working the coal mines. It’s an emotional and oft-Sisyphean task that takes time, energy and a whole lot of pain. Most of those authors are also full of shit. The hubris that attends your [...]

I Suck at Being Interesting: An Interview with James Jakins

Austin James: Wanna be interviewed for Silent Motorist Media? James Jakins: Sure! I suck at being interesting in interviews, but that never stops me. Why’d you add “in interviews” to that sentence? Because I wanted to pretend that I’m interesting some of the time. Yeah, making people want to read this will be tough. Might [...]

A New Voice in Bizarro Land: An Interview with Christopher Rigel

I picked up Christopher Rigel's debut novella, Oval Orifice, almost entirely by chance. I knew Chris from college and was delighted to discover he had written a book. He had always been one of the sharp students in my literature courses, and I was certain his work would be worth a glance. When I discovered [...]

Unlikeable Characters: An Interview With Jessica McHugh

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing yet another accomplished, talent writer: Jessica McHugh. No additional introduction is needed, so let’s jump right in! -Austin James "I never realized how quickly children want to put visually unappealing things into their mouths." -Jessica McHugh Austin James: So, I’ll start off with a generic question that might [...]

Psychedelic Flapper: An Interview with Madeleine Swann

Madeleine Swann is a psychedelic flapper, weird fiction writer, creepy stuff lover, and hideous face puller. And she’s a lot of fun to interview! -Austin James "I wanted to be a writer, an actress (but not a famous one), and every single animal in existence." -Madeleine Swann Austin James: First off, thanks for chatting to me... [...]