Isaac Thorne wrapped up October and began November by appearing on new episodes of two favorite podcasts: The Rob and Slim Show and Bad Movie Night’s The Creepshow Hour. For Rob and Slim, Isaac performed the unprecedented task of reading from a yet-to-be-released (or even edited!) new novel titled Hell Spring.
“I had to do something special for this episode of Rob and Slim,” he explains. “The guys have had me appear on the show so many times, and this is their last season. If there was ever a show I’d read an unfinished and unreleased work on, theirs was it.”
The excerpt Isaac read was so new, in fact, that it did not et even have a chapter number.
“My process for novel writing is different, and a lot weirder, than my process for short stories,” he says. “I don’t outline much and I tend to write scenes out-of-order with the intent of placing them in order when the story is complete. For example, I might write one character’s entire arc so I can stay in that character’s head before I move on to writing other events that happen in the same span of time.”
The scene Isaac read for Rob and Show is a critical turning point in the novel. However, the author wouldn’t provide many details for what came before or comes after it.
“All will be revealed next year,” he says.
In addition to his appearance on Rob & Slim, Isaac returned to Bad Movie Night’s The Creepshow Hour to discuss Season 3 of the Shudder original series as a whole. He was one of three horror authors on the episode along with hosts Ian and Chris. The other two authors were J.D. Buffington and Mike Bockoven.
“Ian had the idea of doing an episode bracket in which we would vote on winning episodes until a final ultimate victor emerged,” Isaac explains. “It turned out to be a great way to revisit the season, although I still disagree with the eventual winner!”