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166 – Sam Rebelein & You Had Me At Tongue-Monster!

Sam Rebelein’s Edenville has more crammed into it than your average three novel series. There is backstory upon backstory, a cosmic framework, and enough different monsters to fill Guillermo del Toro’s minibus. Yet somehow Sam corrals it all into a whimsical horror romp – a well-organised riot.

We talk about ideas… about thinking them up, letting them evolve and, most crucially, getting them on paper. We talk narcissistic writers, the power of dreams, the unique eeriness of the Hudson River Valley and the questionable nature of curses.

This conversation is a call to arms for writers. It’s a weary acceptance that maybe, just maybe, sitting your arse in the chair is the most important thing you can do all day.


Edenville was published October 3rd by Titan Books and HarperCollins

Books mentioned:

  • Echo (2022), by Thomas Olde Heuvelt
  • Camp Damascus (2023), by Chuck Tingle
  • Hannibal (1999), by Thomas Harris

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