I actually heard an interview with Godawa a few months ago on the Spirit Blade Underground Podcast. I went to his website, paid for a video seminar on Christians and the genre of horror, then bought his book Noah Primeval. After reading the book I sent him an e-mail thanking him for writing it, and exchanged a few thoughts about the genre of horror.
A few days later, I decided to be bold and asked him if he had any short stories we could use on the show.
But he did offer up the possibility of producing a chapter or two from Noah. I declined, because I wanted the podcast to contain stand alone stories only. The wheels were turning, though, so I went through Noah again and found a section I thought could work and Godawa agreed.
Now, I think the episode worked pretty well as a stand alone story (the main tension of Noah's belligerence and imprisonment is resolved), but I don't think I want to regularly pull stories out of larger novels.
It worked this time and I think it has helped increase the traffic to the podcast. And I was thrilled to have a larger name like Brian Godawa connected to the project!
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