I’m super excited to share the audio recording (podcast) of my Halloween short story “Jack and the Bad Man” at Pseudopod! The story just went up. You can listen to it for free right from the Pseudopod website by pushing the play button at the bottom of the post there.
This was the first short story I ever had published, and I’m still really proud of it. Rikki LaCoste did a superb job narrating this tale. (He also happens to be a very nice guy who worked with me to pronounce my last name right, so if you’ve ever wondered, now’s your chance.) There are sound effects and everything – just the right amount. All together it makes for a pretty special podcast. I’m absolutely thrilled with how it turned out.
Back when “Jack and the Bad Man” appeared in Underneath the Juniper Tree, artist Ken Lamug illustrated the tale. I’ve put one image above, but you can visit the October Issue to see all four of his exquisite illustrations. (I recommend listening first, since some of Ken’s art contains spoilers.) Art and audio? Boy am I one lucky writer.
The podcast is only ten minutes long, and it’s bound to get you into the Halloween spirit. I really hope you’ll go listen to it, and if you enjoy it, please share!
Because Pseudopod doesn’t have comments – and my All Hallow’s Read book giveaway is still going on – feel free to come back here to comment. You can be entered to win once per blog post up through the 30th, including this one. (This will be the last post before the giveaway results are announced on Halloween.)
I hope you enjoy listening to “Jack and the Bad Man” as much as I have. (Have I mentioned that I’m excited? I’m excited.) Happy, happy October to you all,