S02E01 Strigas and Storytelling (with Gabriela Houston - author of The Second Bell)

Season 2 | Episode 1
45m | Mar 12, 2021

We are back, and today we're talking to Gabriela Houston about her debut novel with Angry Robot Books, The Second Bell. This stunning story is based in Slavic folklore and mythology.

In today's episode, we talk about writing an updated image of strigas (from Polish folklore), the dark side of putting readers into boxes, and advice for new writers looking to start out.

Hope you enjoy it.

Also, if you're looking for more bookish content, I run a YouTube channel where I talk books:

You can find signed copies of The Second Bell at

You can also see Gabriela talk storytelling with Caroline Hardaker here:

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