Getting to chat with Erika T. Wurth on Dead Headspace about heavy metal, historic Denver, and what she finds profoundly terrifying was a dream!
Let’s dive in!
Erika T. Wurth on Dead Headspace – February 2023
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On this episode, we started by chatting about Erika’s path of getting into horror by using darkness to create the magic that is horror literature. Shouting out the importance of reading various other genres to focus on differences in language, depth of theme, dialogue and inner monologue, complex characterization, and more.
Just two questions in, and I was already absolutely awestruck by Erika’s answers!
Throughout the rest of the episode, I got to ask Erika about heavy metal, a question I was itching to ask ever since reading this book. We chatted about the downsides of social media, the importance of reading and writing what you really love, and what Erika finds profoundly terrifying.
My favorite question that I got to ask was:
Listening to you on other podcasts, I thought that it was really interesting that, well, I should specify the two I listened to was Talking Scared and Terrifying Tomes of Terror. I listened to both of those today to get ready for this recording. I really liked that both of those hosts commented on your ability to write like really really good, gritty reality stories, obviously mixed with the paranormal and spooky stuff which is always great. But you definitely don’t shy away from going into darker topics. So I was just curious if there’s a particular scene or element of White Horse that you wrote and you sat there thinking, I really hope readers FEEL this one?
Of course, Erika’s answer here was incredible. I can’t wait for you all to hear it!
Toward the end of the show, I also got to thank Erika for breaking my dry spell with Book Of The Month when her book popped into the monthly picks!
Related Reading –
White Horse by Erika T. Wurth is a tale of secrets that refuse to stay buried…
I highly recommend this story to fans of slow-burning tales that make you switch back and forth between loving and hating the main character, before settling in on how you feel about them right at the end.
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