Ink & Quill
Ink and Quill is a podcast that discusses works of fiction from various authors. Your hosts Fizz and Dr. Hot-Fizz will delve into various plots, subtexts, and uses of language within the text as well as personal opinion about the author and their work. To join the Ink and Quill fan community, visit
Ink & Quill Episode 47: "The Magdalena Curse"

When your child starts rambling in the middle of the night in a language you do not understand, maybe it is time to take matters into your own hands! This is what Mark Hunter decided to do. Ex military man, his fate changed when he came face to crooked nose a decade ago with a powerful witch, who put on a bad curse on his 10 year old Adam. Since then, Adam has been plagued with dreams and insights no child should even be allowed to read about. Puzzled, panicked yet firmly set on ending the curse, Mark enlists the help of Elizabeth Bancroft, the good doctor. But it is without counting on Elizabeth’s own past and her own family ancestry of witches.

Set in Scotland in the present time, The Magdalena Curse by Francis Cottam is filled with many different elements of the Gothic novel.

Will Mark and Elizabeth finally find a way to rid the world of the cruel Mrs Mallory and free Adam from endless nightmares? Will Elizabeth find out what her mother has tried so hard to hide from her about her own past? And who on earth is that wolf-like evil creature that keeps reappearing? Check out Episode 47, and you may just find out :)

Direct download: inq_ep47.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:41pm EST

Ink & Quill Episode 36: "Twisted Ladder"

Just in time for Halloween, a great weird novel about schizophrenia, voodoo, family curse, river devils and unexplained suicides!

The story follows simultaneously the life of Dr Madeleine LeBlanc, psychologist on the faculty at Tulane University in New Orleans in 2009-2010, and that of her great grand-mother Chloe, a century ago. Both women are plagued with strange characters that they are the only ones to see and interact with…

Is Maddie mentally sick like her father and her brother? Or is she gifted with a strange ability that allows her mind to wander to a place filled with bramble and creatures from another world? Who is Chloe and how come she knows so much? And who is Zenon, this seemingly evil man who follows Maddie with a secret purpose? How is he able to make her body stop dead in its tracks? Does he too possess an ability? Of what sort and where did he get it from? Could Chloe have anything to do with Zenon? And who is killing all those girls in the bayou? Maybe Severin, the strange child that only Maddie can see holds the key to the family secret, dating back to Chloe’s husband Remi in the 1910′s, and his first encounter with the “river devil” Ulysses.

Check out “A twisted ladder,” a psychological thriller by Rhodi Hawk. Once you are done with the book, in light of what you know, you will want to start it all over again. A must read!

Direct download: inq_ep46.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:50pm EST