Shivers and Sighs Week: Interview: Caitlin Kittredge

Today, we talk to Caitlin Kittredge, urban fantasy and paranormal romance author. Her Nocturne City series focuses on the adventures of werewolf and cop Luna Wilder, and her relationship with fellow shape-changer Dmitri Sandovsky. Her young adult novel The Iron Thorn, inspired by Lovecraft’s work, is out this month.

IFP: How did you happen to try your hand at urban fantasy?
CK: I stumbled into it completely backwards. I didn’t know that my first novel was “urban fantasy”, …

IFPShivers and Sighs Week: Interview: Caitlin Kittredge

Shivers and Sighs Week: Interview: Leanna Renee Hieber

Leanna Renee Hieber is an author of paranormal romances, with an interest in historical fiction. Her Strangely Beautiful Gothic Victorian series has won two 2010 Prism Awards for Best Fantasy Romance and Best First Book. Her Magic Most Foul series, set in New York City in the year 1880, debuts this year.

IFP: What attracts you to historical fiction?

LRH: Growing up in rural Ohio, feeling a bit displaced in time and sensibility – my obsession with the Victorian Era …

IFPShivers and Sighs Week: Interview: Leanna Renee Hieber

Shivers and Sighs Week: Interview: Dianne Duvall

Paranormal romance writer Dianne Duvall is the author of the Immortal Guardians series. She’s come to talk romance. And vampires!

IFP: Hi, welcome to Innsmouth!

Thank you for having me! It’s great to be here!

IFP: Can you introduce yourself to our readers and tell us what the Immortal Guardians series is all about?

I’m a paranormal romance author and a longtime lover of romance novels, particularly those with a paranormal bent. My series – Immortal Guardians – takes a …

IFPShivers and Sighs Week: Interview: Dianne Duvall

Shivers and Sighs Week: Giveaway: Nina Bangs novels

Paranormal romance author Nina Bangs will be with us February 14, to close off Shivers and Sighs week. Oh, and she will have goodies for Innsmouth readers! Two lucky people can win a complete set (three books) of the Gods of the Night series, or a complete set (four books) of the Castle of Dark Dreams series. You pick which set you want! And that’s not all. Nina has graciously offered to sign the books.

What do you have to …

IFPShivers and Sighs Week: Giveaway: Nina Bangs novels

Interview: Supernatural: Cindy Sampson

Today, we introduce one of the “new” actors of season six, Cindy Sampson, who plays Lisa Braeden. We talked to her on Friday the 13th about Supernatural, her career, dancing, being a Canadian actress, and being a dedicated saltgunner:

[There are spoilers below for Supernatural, as well as the film, The Shrine]

IFP: Are you in Vancouver?

CS: No, I had an eight-day break because they sent me home for a bit, so I’m leaving on Sunday …

IFPInterview: Supernatural: Cindy Sampson

Supernatural Fridays: Interview: Jennifer Aspen

Today, we sit down to chat with actress Jennifer Aspen, who appears in the upcoming Supernatural Jensen Ackles-directed episode, “Weekend at Bobby’s” (6.04), about her role as Marcy Ward, her work on Glee, her love of theatre and the show True Blood, and why Stephen King is her favourite author [some spoilage, obviously, ahead]. She’s currently on location filming a Lifetime movie of the week based on Garth Brooks’ song, “Unanswered Prayers”:

IFP: How did you get …

IFPSupernatural Fridays: Interview: Jennifer Aspen

Supernatural Fridays: Interview: Michelle Harrison

Today on Supernatural Fridays, we sit down with Michelle Harrison, who played Dean’s sinister and very personal psychiatrist, Dr. Cartwright, in the episode “Sam, Interrupted”. Michelle talked with us about her Supernatural role as Dr. Cartwright; her new, Lovecraft-tinged film, Altitude; and her lead role as Kate on the CBC series, Wild Roses:

IFP: How did you get into acting?

MH: I was always really interested in theatre as a child. I spent a lot of time doing …

IFPSupernatural Fridays: Interview: Michelle Harrison

Supernatural Fridays: Interview: Joe Schreiber

Today, as part of Supernatural Fridays, we’re talking to Joe Schreiber, author of recent Supernatural tie-in novel, The Unholy Cause (which we reviewed a few months back). Joe was kind enough to answer our questions about his career and give us some more insight into what’s turned out to be quite a popular entry in the show’s tie-in series:

IFP: How did you start out as a writer?

JS: I’ve been writing seriously since I was thirteen years old. That’s …

IFPSupernatural Fridays: Interview: Joe Schreiber

Interview: Amy Guidry

Amy Guidry creates bizarre, beautiful images with a photo-realistic bent. Guidry’s work has been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the country, and featured in numerous publications, such as American Artist magazine. Today, we chat about her paintings and she reveals what artist she would like to have dinner with, and what would be on the menu.

IFP: Your work would be labeled as “surrealist”. But what would you call it?

AG: I would say surrealist is an accurate description. …

IFPInterview: Amy Guidry

Interview: Gwabryel

Today, we are happy to introduce Swiss artist Gwabryel, who very graciously decided to talk Lovecraft with us. Gwabryel is a lover of all things horror and his work has appeared in several of Centipede Press’s collections. His collection of images featuring gigantic Lovecraftian structures would make good old Cthulhu proud. Without further ado, say, “Hello” to our newest ami:

IFP: Your subject matter tends to be related to horror literature. What attracts you to horror?

G: For …

IFPInterview: Gwabryel

Interview: Jennifer Brozek

Jennifer Brozek has edited several horror anthologies, including Close Encounters of the Urban Kind and the upcoming Beauty Has Her Way. She’s also a writer and runs the zine The Edge of Propinquity. She works in the RPG industry and won the 2010 Origins Award for Best Roleplaying Game Supplement. Jennifer is super-busy, but she graciously stopped by Innsmouth to discuss her latest horror collection:

IFP: You have a new horror collection. What is it called and …

IFPInterview: Jennifer Brozek

Interview: Brad Abraham

Today, we talk with screenwriter, Brad Abraham, who wrote the SyFy Channel’s Stonehenge Apocalypse, starring Misha Collins, Peter Wingfield and Torri Higginson. Stonehenge Apocalypse repeats tomorrow at 7pm on SyFy:

IFP: How did you get started in writing? What got you into screenwriting?

BA: Throughout public school, I was always writing short stories and plays, more for myself than anyone else. When I studied film at Ryerson University, I, like most of my classmates, wanted to direct and I …

IFPInterview: Brad Abraham