Ever wanted to hang out with legends like Ray Bradbury, Richard Matheson, and Dean Koontz?
This is your chance to read fun anecdotes and career advice from a wide range of Horror, Science Fiction, and Fantasy authors and filmmakers.
Modern Mythmakers is a collection of 35 interviews from horror and science fiction's most influential writers and filmmakers, including…
- Ray Bradbury
- Dean Koontz
- Richard Matheson
- John Carpenter
- John Saul
- Graham Masterton
- Joe McKinney
- William F. Nolan
- Peter Straub
- The Night of the Living Dead crew (including John Russo, Kyra Schon and Russ Streiner)
- Whitley Strieber
- Christopher Moore
…and many more.
Just look at this line-up: Foreword by Alan Dean Foster; Forrest J. Ackerman; C. Dean Andersson; Adrienne Barbeau; Ray Bradbury; Ramsey Campbell; John Carpenter; Dan Curtis; Elvira; Rusty Fischer; Neil Gaiman; Mick Garris; Laurell K. Hamilton; George Clayton Johnson; Jack Ketchum; Dean Koontz; Herschell Gordon Lewis; Thomas Ligotti; Bentley Little; Graham Masterton; Richard Matheson; Joe McKinney; Christopher Moore; Night of the Living Dead Crew: John Russo, Kyra Schon, & Russ Streiner; William F. Nolan; Ingrid Pitt; Linnea Quigley; Fred Olen Ray; John Saul; David Snell; Darce Stoker; Peter Straub; Whitley Strieber; Timothy Zahn; Afterword by The Amazing Kreskin.
Whether you're an author looking for career advice, a fan of classic films and authors, or looking for true stories of inspiration, this is the book for you.
Proudly brought to you by Crystal Lake Publishing – Tales from the Darkest Depths.
Interview with the author:
So what makes MODERN MYTHMAKERS so special?
Michael McCarty: Although there are celebrities and famous people interviewed in the book (such as Elvira, Ray Bradbury, Dean Koontz, H.G. Lewis, Richard Matheson, John Carpenter, John Saul, Joe McKinney, Peter Straub, Linnea Quigley, Laurell K. Hamilton, Adrienne Barbeau, Christopher Moore and more), this isn't a book of celebrity interviews. It is a book about the art and craft of writing horror and science fiction. It is also the same for the film business of the same genres. We got down to the bare bones of the book and film business with people who have mastered their craft and enjoy sharing their knowledge in the book.
Why should readers give MODERN MYTHMAKERS a try?
Michael McCarty: The book is bursting at the seams with great interviews. You'll walk away knowing more about the interviewees but also about the horror and science fiction publishing and film industry.
Which interview did you enjoy the most and why?
Michael McCarty: I get asked that often and it is a hard question to answer. I had done over 150 interviews with some of the top names in horror and science fiction and I pared down all these interviews to the crème de la crème for this book. Of all the interviews in the book, the interview with Ray Bradbury is the one I enjoyed doing the most because I did the interview with all my heart, and surprising, Ray Bradbury did, too.
Modern Mythmakers eBook categories:
- Science fiction & fantasy interviews
- Horror legends
- Films and Television
- Films and screenplays
- Performing Arts