The Martin Lastrapes Show Podcast Hour

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The Martin Lastrapes Show Podcast Hour is the show that may or may not be an hour long, based on your perception of time and how much Martin has to say. It’s both a silly and earnest look into the mind of award-winning novelist Martin Lastrapes. Martin loves engaging in in-depth conversations about writing, storytelling, publishing, and most anything else he finds interesting—from movies and television to professional wrestling and comic books.


Episode 218: JK Allen

Summary JK Allen, author of Half Blood Alliance, talks with Martin about growing up half-Asian in Michigan, her love of genre fiction, and the importance of good editing.More

Episode 216: MV Ellis

Summary Romance author, MV Ellis, talks with Martin (all the way from Australia!) about book marketing, looking up hot guys on Instagram, and the benefits of writing in the middle of the night.More

Episode 215: C.S. Alleyne

Summary Horror author, C.S. Alleyne, talks with Martin about her debut novel, Belle Vue, her writing process, and her love of horror fiction, and her fascination is insane asylums.More


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Martin Lastrapes

Martin Lastrapes is an award-winning novelist, a Buffy the Vampire Slayer enthusiast, and a beloved podcaster. His debut novel, Inside the Outside, has been praised by readers critics alike, and in the spring 2012 it won the Grand Prize in the Paris Book Festival. Martin has a Bachelor’s degree in English and a Master’s degree in Composition, both from California State University, San Bernardino.

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Chanel Chakko

Chanel Chakko is Martin’s wife and occasional co-host. She’s a fashionista and an expert shopper who grew up rooting for the villains in Disney films, because they had better clothes and were way more interesting than the princesses. Chanel has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from California State University, San Bernardino.


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