In episode 277 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio present Patrick’s chat with two legends – Joe R. Lansdale (Bubba Ho-Tep, Hap and Leonard) and Jeff Lindsay (Dexter) – live from the 2016 Pike Peak Writers Conference.
Champion Mojo Storyteller Joe R. Lansdale is the author of over forty novels and numerous short stories. His work has appeared in national anthologies, magazines, and collections, and numerous foreign publications. He has written for comics, television, film, newspapers, and Internet sites. His work has been collected in more than two dozen short-story collections, and he has edited or co-edited over a dozen anthologies. He has received the Edgar Award, eight Bram Stoker Awards, the Horror Writers Association Lifetime Achievement Award, the British Fantasy Award, the Grinzani Cavour Prize for Literature, the Herodotus Historical Fiction Award, the Inkpot Award for Contributions to Science Fiction and Fantasy, and many others. His novella Bubba Ho-Tep was adapted to film by Don Coscarelli, starring Bruce Campbell and Ossie Davis. His story “Incident On and Off a Mountain Road” was adapted to film for Showtime’s “Masters of Horror,” and he adapted his short story “Christmas with the Dead” to film his ownself. The film adaptation of his novel Cold in July was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival.
He is currently co-producing several films, is Writer In Residence at Stephen F. Austin State University, and is the founder of the martial arts system Shen Chuan: Martial Science and its affiliate, Shen Chuan Family System. He is a member of both the United States and International Martial Arts Halls of Fame. He lives in Nacogdoches, Texas with his wife, dog, and two cats.
Jeff Lindsay is the award-winning author of the NY Times Best-selling ‘Dexter’ novels upon which the international hit TV show “Dexter” is based. His books appear in 42 languages around the world. Although a full-time writer now, he has worked as an actor, comic, director, MC, bouncer, teacher, DJ, singer, songwriter, composer, musician, sportscaster, dishwasher, teacher, arts reporter, soccer coach, talk show host, steel worker, cook, detective, gardener, handyman, greeting card salesman and sailing instructor. He still does occasional work as a voice-over artist, including narrating his own audio books.
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