Thorne & Cross: Carnival Macabre

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Step right up! Step right up! It’s time for Thorne & Cross: Carnival Macabre, where you’ll discover demented delights, unearth terrifying treasures, and explore your most frightful fantasies. Come one! Come all! You’ll hear of horrors old and new, of things that none dare mention, and bear witness to the dark side of the arts! ... And now, here are your hosts, the Demonic Duo, the Diva of Darkness, Tamara Thorne, and the Nordic Nightmare himself, Alistair Cross.

Thrilling Thrillers with Thriller Writers D.P. Lyle and Kevin O'Brien
11/17/2021

Best-selling award-winning authors Kevin O'Brien and D.P. Lyle sit down with Thorne & Cross to talk about crafting a thrilling thriller


Days of the Dead with Sylvia Shults
11/11/2021

Paranormal journalist Sylvia Shults gets her ghost on at Thorne & Cross: Carnival Macabre


The Rolling Darkness Revue Halloween Special
10/22/2021

Join Peter Atkins (the screenwriter of Hellraiser 2, 3, 4, and Wishmaster), Glen Hirshberg (Shirley Jackson Award-winner) and Tamara and Alistair as we sit around the campfire and tell scary stories. You'll even get to hear a crazy ghost story out of the upcoming Thorne & Cross thriller, Spite House!


What's on for Halloween?
10/19/2021

From silly to scary, Tamara Thorne and Alistair Cross dig up their top movie choices for the spooky season. Can you guess the movie from a single line? 


Robert's Rules of Writing
10/04/2021

Award-winning journalist, author, and television writer, Robert Masello, stops by Thorne & Cross: Carnival Macabre to tell us about his latest on-writing book, Robert's Rules of Writing


The Wild West of Publishing with Margaret Lucke - Episode 4: The Ins, Outs, Ups, and Downs of Independent Publishing
10/01/2021

Author, editor, and publisher, Margaret Lucke, sits down with Thorne & Cross to discuss the Wild West of Publishing. Episode 3 focuses on the advantages and disadvantages of small presses.


Shadowland Release Party with Nathan Foss
09/29/2021

Check out our Shadowland release party with narrator and actor, Nathan Foss. You'll get the inside scoop on Ravencrest and hear all about the Purple Probe. What's the Purple Probe, you ask? Listen in and find out!


D.P. Lyle's Thoughts on Stalkers, Writing, and His New Book, The OC
09/23/2021

Author and forensics expert D.P. joins Thorne & Cross: Carnival Macabre to talk about his new book, The OC


Thrills and Thrillers with bestseller Kevin O'Brien
09/17/2021

New York Times bestselling author, Kevin O'Brien, pays a visit to Thorne & Cross: Carnival Macabre to chat about his new thriller, The Night She Disappeared


The Wild West of Publishing with Margaret Lucke - Episode 3: Small Presses
08/27/2021

Author, editor, and publisher, Margaret Lucke, sits down with Thorne & Cross to discuss the Wild West of Publishing. Episode 3 focuses on the advantages and disadvantages of small presses.


Did You Hear What Eddie Gein Done?
08/19/2021

True crime author, Harold Schechter, and award-winning graphic novelist, Eric Powell, stop by to chat about their gruesome new collaboration, Did You Hear What Eddie Gein Done?


Laurell K. Hamilton: Angels, Demons, and Her New Series
08/12/2021

Laurell K. Hamilton, #1 New York Times Bestselling author of the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series, sits down with Thorne & Cross to talk about A Terrible Fall of Angels, the first book in her new Zaniel Havelock series


True Crime Night with bestselling Author and Crime Podcaster, Ian Totten: The Murder of Christina Pipkin
08/02/2021

Author and true crime podcaster, Ian Totten, sits down with Thorne & Cross to discuss the unsolved 1991 disappearance and murder of 9 year old Christina Pipkin


The Wild West of Publishing with Margaret Lucke - Episode 2: An Overview of Publishing
07/24/2021

Thorne & Cross sit down with longtime author, editor, and publisher, Margaret Lucke, to discuss writing and publishing in today’s climate.

In episode 2: An Overview of Publishing, Margaret discusses the ever-changing world of traditional publishers.


Behind the Book: The Forgotten
07/02/2021

Tamara Thorne gives us a behind the scenes look at the making of The Forgotten, her 2002 cozy horror novel about unusual small town hauntings ... and these are not your typical ghosts.


Behind the Book: The Black Wasp
06/29/2021

Monsters, murder, myths, and more ... go behind the scenes with Thorne & Cross and get an inside look at The Black Wasp, book three in Alistair Cross's Vampires of Crimson Cove series. 

Haunt us: alistaircross.com and tamarathorne.com


Thorne & Cross: Carnival Macabre - Ghost Stories with Owl Goingback, Part 1
06/22/2021

Thorne & Cross talk ghosts, hauntings, and other unearthly visitations with author Owl Goingback.


The Wild West of Publishing with Margaret Lucke - Episode 1: Things to Avoid
05/25/2021

Thorne & Cross sit down with longtime author, editor, and publisher, Margaret Lucke, to discuss writing and publishing in today’s climate.

In episode 1: Things to Avoid, Margaret discusses some of the pitfalls of writing and things she sees as an editor that will keep a manuscript from being accepted by a publisher


Interview with the Narrator: Nathan Foss
05/19/2021

Thorne & Cross sit down with Nathan Foss, voice and film actor ... and narrator of their gothic horror novel, The Witches of Ravencrest.


Five Nights in a Haunted Cabin - Night Five
05/01/2021

Horror authors Tamara Thorne and Alistair Cross spent five nights documenting the phenomena inside - and outside - of an allegedly haunted cabin tucked deep in the woods in Gold Country. By turns intrigued and terrorized, Thorne & Cross not only came away with great story ideas, they left the cabin with a new definition of horror.

This is the fifth night of their haunting adventure. 


Behind the Book: The Cliffhouse Haunting, with Jamison Walker on Thorne & Cross: Carnival Macabre
04/17/2021

Tamara and Alistair sit down with Dr. Jamison Walker, narrator of the novel that started it all, The Cliffhouse Haunting. Go behind the book for an inside look at the writing and narration of the story, the development and portrayal of the characters, and the joys and frustrations of the audiobook process. 

Dr. Jamison Walker commands an impressive vocal range and an extensive repertoire. From opera and oratorio to musical theater and pops, Walker has performed in recital, opera, symphonic, and academic settings, nationally and internationally across the United States and in Europe and Asia.

Be...


Thorne & Cross: Carnival Macabre - What Hollywood Gets Wrong (with Forensics Expert D.P. Lyle)
04/17/2021

Violence. Murder. Death. As television viewers we see crime on a constant basis, but how reliable is Hollywood when it comes to the facts? Thorne & Cross go straight to the source ... 

D.P. Lyle, MD, is the award-winning author of many nonfiction books and works of fiction. He is the co-host of Crime and Science Radio, and has worked as a forensics consultant with the writers of popular television shows such as Law & Order, CSI: Miami, Monk, Judging Amy, House, and Pretty Little Liars. Find him online at www.dplylemd.com.

At Thorne & Cross: Carnival Maca...


Five Nights in a Haunted Cabin - Night Four
04/15/2021

Horror authors Tamara Thorne and Alistair Cross spent five nights documenting the phenomena inside - and outside - of an allegedly haunted cabin tucked deep in the woods in Gold Country. By turns intrigued and terrorized, Thorne & Cross not only came away with great story ideas, they left the cabin with a new definition of horror.

This is the fourth night of their haunting adventure. 


Five Nights in a Haunted Cabin - Night Three
04/09/2021

Horror authors Tamara Thorne and Alistair Cross spent five nights documenting the phenomena inside - and outside - of an allegedly haunted cabin tucked deep in the woods in Gold Country. By turns intrigued and terrorized, Thorne & Cross not only came away with great story ideas, they left the cabin with a new definition of horror.

This is the third night of their haunting adventure. 


Five Nights in a Haunted Cabin - Night Two
03/29/2021

Horror authors Tamara Thorne and Alistair Cross spent five nights documenting the phenomena inside - and outside - of an allegedly haunted cabin tucked deep in the woods in Gold Country. By turns intrigued and terrorized, Thorne & Cross not only came away with great story ideas, they left the cabin with a new definition of horror.

This is the second night of their haunting adventure. 


Outtakes from The Black Wasp
03/26/2021

Alistair catches Tamara off-guard with a surprise word change. They do this to each other a lot.  Because they're ten year olds.  


Thorne & Cross: Carnival Macabre Outtakes and Excerpts
03/25/2021

A very unprofessional excerpt from Shadowland, book 4 in the Ravencrest Saga, by Thorne & Cross. Listen in to find out why all the children in our books will eventually need serious, serious therapy. 


5 Nights in a Haunted Cabin - Night One
03/22/2021

Horror authors Tamara Thorne and Alistair Cross spent five nights documenting the phenomena inside - and outside - of an allegedly haunted cabin tucked deep in the woods in Gold Country. By turns intrigued and terrorized, Thorne & Cross not only came away with great story ideas, they left the cabin with a new definition of horror.

This is the first night of their haunting adventure. 


Constance Sayers and The Ladies of the Secret Circus on Thorne & Cross: Carnival Macabre
03/19/2021

Constance Sayers is the author of A Witch in Time. A finalist for Alternating Current's 2016 Luminaire Award for Best Prose, her short stories have appeared in Souvenir and Amazing Graces: Yet Another Collection of Fiction by Washington Area Women as well as The Sky is a Free Country. Her short fiction has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net.

 She received an MA in English from George Mason University. She lives outside of Washington D.C. Like her character in The Ladies of the Secret Circus, for many years, she was the host o...


Laurell K. Hamilton on Raphael and Anita Blake
02/05/2021

Laurell K. Hamilton stops by to tell us about her latest release, RAFAEAL, book #28 in the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series! Hear about Laurell's adventures writing this book and what's coming up next! You heard it first at Thorne & Cross: Carnival Macabre! 


Preston & Child Sting Us With The Scorpion's Tail!
02/04/2021

Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child stop by Thorne & Cross: Carnival Macabre to divulge a behind-the-scenes look at their latest novel, The Scorpion's Tail! 


Kerri Maniscalco and the Kingdom of the Wicked on Thorne & Cross: Carnival Macabre
01/22/2021

Author Kerri Maniscalco takes us for a delicious and daunting walk through the Kingdom of the Wicked, her latest novel. Co-hosted by the legendary QL Pearce! 


Thorne & Cross: Carnival Macabre with Guest Faye Kellerman
01/15/2021

Authors Tamara Thorne and Alistair Cross sit down with New York Times bestseller, Faye Kellerman, to talk about books, writing, and the new book, The Lost Boys. 


Thorne & Cross: Carnival Macabre is Coming!
01/13/2021

Horror authors Tamara Thorne and Alistair Cross explore the dark side of the arts - from books and movies to true crime and ghosts! - as long as its shuddersome, anything goes! Coming soon!