April 15, 2022
James K. Moran returns to share his latest work, the anthology of retold fairy tales Burly Tales, and tease his upcoming Fear Itself. Along the way we talk about love, loss, joy, horror, fairy tales, and the life of a writer and editor.
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Mentioned in this episode:
- Burly Tales: Fairy Tales for the Hirsute and Hefty Gay Man at Lethe Press
- Pre-Order Fear Itself at Lethe Press
Ottawa author James K. Moran’s speculative fiction and poetry have appeared in Canadian, American and British publications including Icarus, On Spec and Glitterwolf. His poetry recently appeared in Another Dysfunctional Cancer Poem Anthology (Mansfield Press) and Bywords. Moran’s articles have appeared via CBC Radio, Daily Xtra and Rue Morgue.
As an editor, he proofread Burly Tales: Fairy Tales for the Hirsute and Hefty Gay Man (Lethe Press, August 2021). His upbeat post-pandemic story, “Three, to the Swizz’!” is original to the anthology.
Lethe Press published his horror novel, Town & Train. Moran’s first short-story collection, Fear Itself, is due out from Lethe Press in 2022.
In 2012, he founded the Little Workshop of Horrors, an Ottawa-based writers’ group that carves speculative and literary work into the shape it is meant to be. Moran also runs Queer Speculations, a writers’ group that workshops queer-themed stories from far and wide. He blogs at jameskmoran.blogspot.ca.
Moran lives on the unceded Territory of the Anishinabe Algonquin Nation, now called Ottawa, a word derived from the Algonquin adawe, meaning “to trade”.
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July 28, 2017
This week James K. Moran joins us to discuss his novel, Town & Train, blogging and short fiction, why speculative fiction characters need to mirror real people, and starting his own writer’s group.
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Ottawa author James K. Moran’s fiction and poetry have appeared in various Canadian, American and British publications, including Glitterwolf, Icarus, On Spec and The Rolling Darkness Revue. A longtime contributor to what is now Daily Xtra, Moran’s articles have also appeared via CBC Radio, the Ottawa Citizen and Rue Morgue. In 2012, he founded the Little Workshop of Horrors, an Ottawa-based writers’ group. The workshop carves speculative and literary work into the shape it is meant to be. He blogs at jameskmoran.blogspot.ca. Town & Train (published by Lethe Press in November 2014) is his debut horror novel.
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