In this episode, we chat with Adrianne Montoya.
Adrianne writes literary horror with a folkloric and historical flavor. She has studied and worked in fields as varied as anthropology, archaeology, literature, languages, linguistics, and education. She specializes in developing long-form literary fiction, thrillers, horror, and historical fiction, but also enjoys taking on non-fiction projects. She is the curator of the paused Southwest Gothic podcast.
We cover tropes and ghost stories of the Southwest, the function of oral tradition in the West, and how to make these timeless stories accessible to readers. We ask Adrianne about her opinion of women horror writers taking back tropes and using horror as a platform for catharsis. She was also kind enough to read from one of her works in progress inspired by the tale of La Llorona.
* Veiled Sentiments: Honor and Poetry in Bedouin Society. By Lila Abu-Lughod. 1986/2016,University of California Press.
* Mexican Gothic-Silvia Moreno-Garcia.June 30,2020, Penguin Random House
*The Only Good Indians - Stephen Graham Jones. July 14, 2020 through Saga Press and Titan Books.
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