Silverthought Press is pleased to present the second installment of “Breakfast with the Author,” an episodic, guerrilla-media-style video podcast show featuring independent writers, critics, and industry professionals having breakfast with Mark Brand and talking shop.
About our guests:
Lawrence Santoro: A regular author/narrator on Great Britain’s StarShipSofa.com, Lawrence Santoro began writing darkly fantastic tales at age five. As associate producer of the syndicated television series, Hyde & Seeke, he wrote, directed and supervised production during the comedy/mystery series’ first season. In 2001 the Horror Writers Association nominated Larry’s novella God Screamed and Screamed, Then I Ate Him for a Bram Stoker Award. In 2002, his audio adaptation and production of Gene Wolfe's The Tree Is My Hat, gave him a second Stoker nod. His Stoker-recommended short story Catching received Honorable Mention in Ellen Datlow’s 17th Annual YEAR’S BEST FANTASY AND HORROR anthology in 2003. In 2004, his So Many Tiny Mouths was cited in the anthology’s 18th edition. In the 20th, his novella, At Angels Sixteen, from the anthology A DARK AND DEADLY VALLEY was similarly honored. Larry’s first novel, Just North of Nowhere, was published in 2007. In 2009, Larry was the recipient of two Sophie Awards from The Starship Sofa. They were for Best Narration and for Best Short Fiction with his Then, Just a Dream. His short novel, Lord Dickens’s Declaration was released in both print and audio versions in England in 2010. A collection of his short fiction, Drink for the Thirst to Come, will be released by Silverthought Press in June, 2011. Larry lives in Chicago and is working on a new novel, Bright Dreams.
Davis Schneiderman is a multimedia artist and writer whose works include the current or forthcoming novels Drain (Triquarterly/Northwestern),Blank: a novel (Jaded Ibis), Multifesto: A Henri d'Mescan Reader (Spuyten Duyvil), DIS (BlazeVox) and Abecedarium (Chiasmus, w/Carlos Hernandez); the co-edited collections Retaking the Universe: Williams S. Burroughs in the Age of Globalization (Pluto) and The Exquisite Corpse: Chance and Collaboration in Surrealism's Parlor Game (Nebraska, 2009); and the audiocollage Memorials to Future Catastrophes (Jaded Ibis). His creative work has been accepted by numerous publications including Fiction International, The Chicago Tribune, The Iowa Review, and Exquisite Corpse.He is director of Lake Forest College Press/&NOW Books, where he co-edits the series The &NOW AWARDS: The Best Innovative Writing; he also directs the NEH-funded Virtual Burnham Initiative.