Jon Bassoff is the author of nine novels. His mountain gothic novel, Corrosion, has been translated into French and German and was nominated for the Grand Prix de Litterature Policiere, France’s biggest crime fiction award. His psycho-noir novel, The Disassembled Man, has been adapted for the big screen with a filming date set to begin within the next hundred years. He also wrote the screenplay for Bizarre Love Triangle, which was named a semi-finalist at the New York Cinematography Awards and a finalist at the Seattle Film Festival for best short film.
His work has been featured several times in New York Magazine and has garnered the attention of fellow authors such as Craig Johnson, author of the Longmire series, SA Cosby, author of Razorblade Tears, and Paul Trembley, author of A headful of ghosts, and many others.
For his day job, Jon teaches high school English where he is known by students and faculty alike as the deranged writer guy. He is a connoisseur of tequila, hot sauces, psychobilly music, and flea-bag motels.
His latest novel Beneath Cruel Waters from Blackstone Publishing is available now.
We asked Jon about breaking down Gothic Noire, as his writing has been described and how those influences show up in his work. We also ask Jon about reoccurring themes that show up in his writing.
Brenda and Joy try to unpack the impact that Beneath Cruel Waters has had on both of them. We discuss the themes, the deep characters, the well-played twists, and the devasting beautiful darkness of the novel.
Jon shares his experience with writing screenplays and behind the scenes of making novels, or not, into movies.
Jon can be found here: https://www.jonbassoff.com/
Beneath Cruel Waters can be purchased here: https://amzn.to/3nxmEkC or at Bookshop.Org
Brenda is here: https://brendatolian.com/
Joy is here: https://www.joyyehle.com/
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