Jul 3, 2023
On this episode, we are joined by a very special guest. As a site that celebrates sincerity and creates things that are sometimes a bit outside the box, this interview is something special. This author creates art that is unlike anything out there with a full heart untainted by irony or anything of that matter. Today, we are speaking with the one and only Chuck Tingle. Get ready buckaroos because this is one of the best interviews we have done!
Chuck Tingle is a self-published Hugo award-nominated author whose titles include Space Raptor Butt Invasion, The Physical Manifestation Of Wurdle Pounds My Butt As A Slightly Frustrating But Ultimately Rewarding And Meditative Daily Routine, and many other titles. But Chuck has ventured into the world of publishing to get his first traditionally published work out to all of the buckaroos through bookstores and more. This is the first time you can pick up Chuck's work in a traditional bookstore so please be sure to support him and queer horror by preordering it here and calling your local library to make sure they get a copy as well!
Chuck Tingle's book is called Camp Damascus which revolves around a young girl's journey of self-discovery in Neverton, Montana. Which is a "god-fearing" community that is built around a megachurch and a conversion camp called Camp Damascus. I don't want to give too much away about the story in a quick summary here but I will say once I started reading, I couldn't put it down other than to get a few hours of sleep. But I woke up at 6:00 AM like a child rushing downstairs on Christmas morning to finish it. It treats the camp like a monster just under the surface like Jaws, which Chuck speaks about in our conversation. It is one of the best pieces of queer horror that I have ever gotten the honor to read. I truly hope you give this book a chance because it's unlike any other horror I have read.
This is the first time you can pick up Chuck's work in a traditional bookstore so please be sure to support him and queer horror by preordering it here and calling your local library to make sure they get a copy as well! Preorder link: http://bit.ly/CampDamascus