#043: Gemma Amor – Funding horror through Kickstarter, keeping things simple, and the joy of creation.
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Gemma Amor is a Bram Stoker Award-nominated horror fiction author, podcaster illustrator, and voice actor based in the UK. Her books include Cruel Works of Nature, the award-nominated Dear Laura, White Pines, and Till the Score is Paid. She's also the co-creator, writer and voice actor for horror-comedy podcast Calling Darkness, starring Kate Siegel.


Gemma's stories feature on the NoSleep podcastShadows at the Door, Creepy and the Grey Rooms podcast. You can find her in a number of horror anthologies, too.

In this episode we go deep into:

  • The influence of Stephen King’s “Cujo."
  • How Gemma cut her teeth in writing
  • The power of actually finishing a story
  • The short story medium and getting yourself published
  • Playing with various mediums of art to satisfy the creative ache
  • Using Kickstarter to create, publish, and launch your book
  • The power of keeping things simple when writing a story
  • How draining it can be to give a story your all
  • The best ways to deal with criticism
  • Why does Gemma write

Gemma answers questions from Patrons:

  • Ian J Middleton: what Must Read books would you put on a horror writers reading list?

Find out more about Gemma:




Links from the show:

Stephen King’s “Cujo” https://books2read.com/u/boEy60

Gemma’s Kickstarter page: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/whitepines/white-pines-a-novel-and-audiobook-from-author-gemm

White Pines on Amazon: https://books2read.com/u/mqrXVO

Special thanks to:

Intro vocals: Persephone Rose

Show theme: Karl Hughes

Become a Patron of the show! Get exclusive bonus content, find your tribe, and get early access to all episodes.

Thank you to my patrons:

David Hines

Harley Christensen

Jon Cronshaw

Jenn Mitchell

Innes Richens

Ian J Middleton

PT Hylton

Michael Anderle

Mark McClure

Katie Forrest

Yanni Jade

H.B. Lyne


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