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 [...]

T. E. Grau’s I Am The River: A Review

You don't come back from a war alone. Anyone who knows a combat veteran will confirm this. The past, provided it suffers sufficient agitation, is a restless entity, forever disrupting the causal linearity most of us take for granted. “Every love story is a ghost story,” David Foster Wallace wrote in his final novel, The [...]

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... [...]

Sweat Drenched Author: An Interview with Zak A. Ferguson, Part Two

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is part two of Zak's interview, separated for the reasons stated in part one. We pick up exactly where we left off, as per the dictates of reason. If you haven't read part one, do so now. Otherwise, you will find yourself hopelessly at sea. Zak A. Ferguson: I don’t know, Austin, [...]