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Joshua Chaplinsky - LETTERS TO THE PURPLE SATIN KILLER
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Joshua Chaplinsky - LETTERS TO THE PURPLE SATIN KILLER

Available August 6th preorder now!

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First, I have to acknowledge that there were some serious technical difficulties with the recording of this episode. After a couple failed attempts to use the platform I regularly use, we finally switched to some old school Skypin’. Thankfully, I was able to cobble all of the various recordings together and it sounds really good.

What we did talk about is Josh’s upcoming novel, LETTERS TO THE PURPLE SATIN KILLER. An epistolary novel consisting of a series of letters written to the titular killer. It manages to cover a lot of ground, sometimes very serious and creepy ground, other times light and funny. Looking at the cultural phenomenon of a notorious serial killer through the lens of admirers, family of victims, childhood pals, law enforcement, and family of the killer gives us an opportunity to consider the growing obsession in society with true crime, and what kind of impact a serial killer really has beyond his victims.

Beyond the book, we talked about early negative reactions, glowing reviews, and how much a blurb on your book really helps. And finally, I have to acknowledge that Josh is very humble and vulnerable in his acknowledgements about his struggles with writing the book, and the self doubt he experienced in the process. It’s refreshing to see someone confront the less-fun aspects of novel creation in a way that I think can be helpful for other writers.

Please go preorder LETTERS TO THE PURPLE SATIN KILLER as soon as you’re able to, and I hope you enjoy the conversation!

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