The Dark Word Podcast #04: S.A. Cosby

Author of New York Times bestseller Razorblade Tears speaks with Philip Fracassi

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Batting clean-up for The Dark Word is episode #4 and it’s a great one. Bestselling writer S.A. Cosby talks to Philip Fracassi about writing a great thriller, the importance of beta readers, agents and luck, books on writing, and much more.

Cosby is an Anthony Award-winning writer from Southeastern Virginia. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller RAZORBLADE TEARS and BLACKTOP WASTELAND, which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, was a New York Times Notable Book, and was named a best book of the year by NPR, The Guardian and Library Journal, among others.

Cosby’s short fiction has appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines, and his story “Slant-Six” was selected as a Distinguished Story in Best American Mystery Stories for 2016. His short story “The Grass Beneath My Feet” won the Anthony Award for Best Short Story in 2019.

When not writing, he is an avid hiker and chess player.

S.A. Cosby. (Photo: Amanda Voisard/The Observer)

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Philip Fracassi

Philip Fracassi, an author and screenwriter, lives in Los Angeles, California. His short stories have been published in numerous magazines and anthologies, including Best Horror of the Year, Dark Discoveries, Cemetery Dance, Lovecraft eZine, and Strange Aeons among others. He is the author of the award-winning story collection, Behold the Void.

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