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Hi, I'm Michael David Wilson, Managing Editor of This Is Horror, and the co-host of the This Is Horror Podcast alongside my partner-in-crime Bob Pastorella. I'm a huge fan and advocate of horror and started the This Is Horror Podcast to promote and spread the word about great horror in all its guises.

What is the This Is Horror Podcast? 

The This Is Horror Podcast specialises in horror fiction. Most episodes we either interview a horror writer, publisher or editor, or we're hosting a special author-narrated short story episode. We have already featured so many wonderful writers including Joe HillStephen Graham JonesLisa L. HannettHelen MarshallDavid Moody and Richard Thomas. Our critical acclaim is growing, too, and we're very honoured to have placed in a list of great podcasts for writers on LitReactor. We're aiming to bring you more author interviews and stories on a weekly basis. We're proud of what we've built and we don't plan on stopping any time soon.



Let's Jump Into The Stats 

We now have over 10,000 monthly listeners and are growing all the time. We couldn't be happier with the response the podcast has received but we need your help. Unfortunately the This Is Horror Podcast doesn't make any money. We don't have any sponsorship or adverts on the podcast. Just uninterrupted commercial-free content. This was sustainable as a monthly-endeavour but as we strive to deliver more-and-more content it takes up more time and makes it harder to deliver content with no financial reward. On top of the This Is Horror website hosting we pay $15 (plus international transaction fees) to host the podcast. But it's the time commitment that's the biggest obstacle. We spend anything from 8 hours on reading and question preparation each week, 1–3 hours recording time and 4–6 hours editing together the podcast and compiling the show notes. That's a lot of time spent on the podcast on-top of running This Is Horror and holding down a full-time job. It's the love of the show that keeps it going and will keep it going, but if just a fraction of you were to pledge as little as $1 per month I could consider making the jump to full-time self-employment and expanding the This Is Horror Podcast further. We'll also be able to upgrade our microphones, buy new editing software and look into other great ways to improve the quality and final podcast product.

What Patreon Is

Think of Patreon as a tip jar or a donations page. It's a way of saying 'I love the This Is Horror podcast and want to donate money towards it.' When you donate money towards it you not only help keep it going but ensure we can expand and create a better product. 

What Patreon Isn't 

This isn't about charging for content—the This Is Horror Podcast will always remain free—we're just asking for help.

The great thing about Patreon is you support us per month so you know exactly how much you're pledging each month. If we end up releasing more episodes one month you still only pledge a single set monthly amount. And if you can't afford to pledge anything, we're still very happy to have you as a listener. 

Patron Benefits and Rewards 



We want to reward all our patrons and provide them with a huge thank you for supporting the podcast. Here are just some of the benefits patrons will receive.

Pledge $1 or more per month
  • At least 24-hour early bird access to every episode of the This Is Horror Podcast.
  • Ask the This Is Horror Guest questions as part of the interview.
  • 10% off everything in the This Is Horror shop.
  • Participate in exclusive ‘patron only’ discussions and conversations.
  • Early bird access to pre-order ALL This Is Horror products.
  • Early bird announcements.  

Pledge $3 or more per month

  • All of the above plus a free This Is Horror eBook every six months. 
  • Access to our story craft podcast, Story Unboxed: The Horror Podcast on the Craft of Writing

Pledge $4 or more per month

  • All of the above plus a free This Is Horror eBook every six months. 
  • Access to interviews as one complete episode. Never will you have to listen to This Is Horror Podcast interviews as two or three-parters. At this level you get the interview in one uninterrupted session.

Pledge $5 or more per month

  • All of the above plus 25% off all This Is Horror books and products from the This Is Horror shop. 

Pledge $10 or more per month

  • All of the above plus electronic versions of all brand new books from This Is Horror.

Pledge $15 or more per month

  • All of the above plus electronic versions of FOUR This Is Horror books from our back catalogue.
  • You will receive one new eBook every month until you have all FOUR of your chosen books from our back catalogue. 

Pledge $20 or more per month

  • All of the above plus electronic versions of ALL This Is Horror books.
  • You will receive one new eBook every month until you have all of the This Is Horror back catalogue. 

Pledge $25 or more per month

  • All of the above plus a This Is Horror t-shirt as soon as we reach the t-shirt milestone.

Pledge $50 or more per month

  • All of the above plus a 250X250 pixel advert in the right hand navigation of the This Is Horror website for as long as you’re a patron.

If you've made it this far, whether you support the This Is Horror Podcast or not, thanks for reading. Everyone at This Is Horror is so very appreciative of the support we've received in our journey thus far, Dan Howarth, Bob Pastorella and I couldn't be happier with the reception the podcast has received.

Keep listening!

THANK YOU!

Michael David Wilson

Rewards
Early Podcasts, Q&A Episodes, Ask The Guest, and Patreon Lens
$1 or more per month 47 patrons
  • Exclusive 'Patrons Only’ Q&A episodes.  
  • At least 24-hour early bird access to every episode of the This Is Horror Podcast.
  • Submit questions for This Is Horror Podcast guests. 
  • 'Behind The Scenes’ Michael David Wilson videos on Patreon Lens.
  • Participate in exclusive community discussions and conversations.
Story Unboxed: The Horror Podcast on the Craft of Writing
$3 or more per month 15 patrons
  • Access to our patrons-exclusive podcast Story Unboxed: The Horror Podcast on the Craft of Writing.
  • We unbox short stories and movies exploring writing mechanics and examining what makes them sing. 
  • Vote on the short story/movie to unbox.
  • Submit questions and comments for each episode.
  • Plus everything at the $1 level. 
Full Interviews + an eBook every six months
$4 or more per month 26 patrons
  • Access to interviews as one complete episode. Never will you have to listen to This Is Horror Podcast interviews as two or three-parters.
  • Receive a This Is Horror eBook every six months (direct message us with your choice of book)
  • Plus everything at the $3 level. 
25% off This Is Horror Shop + an eBook every four months
$5 or more per month 19 patrons
  • 25% off all This Is Horror books and products from the This Is Horror shop (direct message us to claim your discount). 
  • Receive a This Is Horror eBook every four months (direct message us with your choice of book). 
  • Plus everything at the $4 level. 
Brand New This Is Horror Books
$10 or more per month 8 patrons
  • Electronic versions of all brand new books from This Is Horror. 
  • Plus everything at the $5 level. 
This Is Horror Book Collector
$15 or more per month 2 patrons
  • Electronic versions of all the This Is Horror books from our back catalogue.
  • You will receive one new eBook every month until you have all of our back catalogue (direct message us each month with your choice of book). 
  • Plus everything at the $10 level. 
This Is Horror T-Shirt
$25 or more per month 1 patron
  • Don’t just listen to This Is Horror, wear This Is Horror. 
  • Plus everything at the $15 level. 
Website Advertising
$50 or more per month 1 of 2 patrons
  • A 250X250 pixel image advert in the right hand navigation of the This Is Horror website. 
  • The advert will be hyperlinked to a URL of your choosing. 
  • Plus everything at the $25 level. 
Podcast Advertising
$100 or more per month 0 of 2 patrons
  • Two X 30-second audio adverts in two episodes per month.
  • Switch adverts as often as you like.
  • Either submit your own audio or submit text for Good Ol’ Bob Pastorella to read for you. 
  • Plus everything at the $15 level.  
Ultimate Advertising
$200 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
  • Two X 30-second audio adverts every episode. 
  • Switch adverts as often as you like.
  • Either submit your own audio or submit text for Good Ol’ Bob Pastorella to read for you. 
  • A 250X250 pixel image advert in the right hand navigation of the This Is Horror website. 
  • Plus everything at the $15 level.
The Philanthropist
$1,000 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
  • You love horror and you love This Is Horror and that’s why you’re donating. 
  • Suggest a guest every month to appear on the This Is Horror Podcast and we’ll do our best to grant your request.  
  • Know that you’re the best and our audio equipment is improving rapidly because of your generous support.  
  • We’ve also become better podcasters and are morally better people because of YOU.  
  • You’re a philanthropist and a ‘legend’. Not just a legend but The Legend. We might even refer to you as The Legend on air … “oh The Legend has suggested we get X on the show so we’re in talks with her agent.”  
Goals
118 of 125 patrons
Every 25 patrons over 100 patrons we'll support another creator on Patreon. Let us know who you support in the 'community' tab and why you think we should support them, too. 
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Hi, I'm Michael David Wilson, Managing Editor of This Is Horror, and the co-host of the This Is Horror Podcast alongside my partner-in-crime Bob Pastorella. I'm a huge fan and advocate of horror and started the This Is Horror Podcast to promote and spread the word about great horror in all its guises.

What is the This Is Horror Podcast? 

The This Is Horror Podcast specialises in horror fiction. Most episodes we either interview a horror writer, publisher or editor, or we're hosting a special author-narrated short story episode. We have already featured so many wonderful writers including Joe HillStephen Graham JonesLisa L. HannettHelen MarshallDavid Moody and Richard Thomas. Our critical acclaim is growing, too, and we're very honoured to have placed in a list of great podcasts for writers on LitReactor. We're aiming to bring you more author interviews and stories on a weekly basis. We're proud of what we've built and we don't plan on stopping any time soon.



Let's Jump Into The Stats 

We now have over 10,000 monthly listeners and are growing all the time. We couldn't be happier with the response the podcast has received but we need your help. Unfortunately the This Is Horror Podcast doesn't make any money. We don't have any sponsorship or adverts on the podcast. Just uninterrupted commercial-free content. This was sustainable as a monthly-endeavour but as we strive to deliver more-and-more content it takes up more time and makes it harder to deliver content with no financial reward. On top of the This Is Horror website hosting we pay $15 (plus international transaction fees) to host the podcast. But it's the time commitment that's the biggest obstacle. We spend anything from 8 hours on reading and question preparation each week, 1–3 hours recording time and 4–6 hours editing together the podcast and compiling the show notes. That's a lot of time spent on the podcast on-top of running This Is Horror and holding down a full-time job. It's the love of the show that keeps it going and will keep it going, but if just a fraction of you were to pledge as little as $1 per month I could consider making the jump to full-time self-employment and expanding the This Is Horror Podcast further. We'll also be able to upgrade our microphones, buy new editing software and look into other great ways to improve the quality and final podcast product.

What Patreon Is

Think of Patreon as a tip jar or a donations page. It's a way of saying 'I love the This Is Horror podcast and want to donate money towards it.' When you donate money towards it you not only help keep it going but ensure we can expand and create a better product. 

What Patreon Isn't 

This isn't about charging for content—the This Is Horror Podcast will always remain free—we're just asking for help.

The great thing about Patreon is you support us per month so you know exactly how much you're pledging each month. If we end up releasing more episodes one month you still only pledge a single set monthly amount. And if you can't afford to pledge anything, we're still very happy to have you as a listener. 

Patron Benefits and Rewards 



We want to reward all our patrons and provide them with a huge thank you for supporting the podcast. Here are just some of the benefits patrons will receive.

Pledge $1 or more per month
  • At least 24-hour early bird access to every episode of the This Is Horror Podcast.
  • Ask the This Is Horror Guest questions as part of the interview.
  • 10% off everything in the This Is Horror shop.
  • Participate in exclusive ‘patron only’ discussions and conversations.
  • Early bird access to pre-order ALL This Is Horror products.
  • Early bird announcements.  

Pledge $3 or more per month

  • All of the above plus a free This Is Horror eBook every six months. 
  • Access to our story craft podcast, Story Unboxed: The Horror Podcast on the Craft of Writing

Pledge $4 or more per month

  • All of the above plus a free This Is Horror eBook every six months. 
  • Access to interviews as one complete episode. Never will you have to listen to This Is Horror Podcast interviews as two or three-parters. At this level you get the interview in one uninterrupted session.

Pledge $5 or more per month

  • All of the above plus 25% off all This Is Horror books and products from the This Is Horror shop. 

Pledge $10 or more per month

  • All of the above plus electronic versions of all brand new books from This Is Horror.

Pledge $15 or more per month

  • All of the above plus electronic versions of FOUR This Is Horror books from our back catalogue.
  • You will receive one new eBook every month until you have all FOUR of your chosen books from our back catalogue. 

Pledge $20 or more per month

  • All of the above plus electronic versions of ALL This Is Horror books.
  • You will receive one new eBook every month until you have all of the This Is Horror back catalogue. 

Pledge $25 or more per month

  • All of the above plus a This Is Horror t-shirt as soon as we reach the t-shirt milestone.

Pledge $50 or more per month

  • All of the above plus a 250X250 pixel advert in the right hand navigation of the This Is Horror website for as long as you’re a patron.

If you've made it this far, whether you support the This Is Horror Podcast or not, thanks for reading. Everyone at This Is Horror is so very appreciative of the support we've received in our journey thus far, Dan Howarth, Bob Pastorella and I couldn't be happier with the reception the podcast has received.

Keep listening!

THANK YOU!

Michael David Wilson

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Rewards
Early Podcasts, Q&A Episodes, Ask The Guest, and Patreon Lens
$1 or more per month 47 patrons
  • Exclusive 'Patrons Only’ Q&A episodes.  
  • At least 24-hour early bird access to every episode of the This Is Horror Podcast.
  • Submit questions for This Is Horror Podcast guests. 
  • 'Behind The Scenes’ Michael David Wilson videos on Patreon Lens.
  • Participate in exclusive community discussions and conversations.
Story Unboxed: The Horror Podcast on the Craft of Writing
$3 or more per month 15 patrons
  • Access to our patrons-exclusive podcast Story Unboxed: The Horror Podcast on the Craft of Writing.
  • We unbox short stories and movies exploring writing mechanics and examining what makes them sing. 
  • Vote on the short story/movie to unbox.
  • Submit questions and comments for each episode.
  • Plus everything at the $1 level. 
Full Interviews + an eBook every six months
$4 or more per month 26 patrons
  • Access to interviews as one complete episode. Never will you have to listen to This Is Horror Podcast interviews as two or three-parters.
  • Receive a This Is Horror eBook every six months (direct message us with your choice of book)
  • Plus everything at the $3 level. 
25% off This Is Horror Shop + an eBook every four months
$5 or more per month 19 patrons
  • 25% off all This Is Horror books and products from the This Is Horror shop (direct message us to claim your discount). 
  • Receive a This Is Horror eBook every four months (direct message us with your choice of book). 
  • Plus everything at the $4 level. 
Brand New This Is Horror Books
$10 or more per month 8 patrons
  • Electronic versions of all brand new books from This Is Horror. 
  • Plus everything at the $5 level. 
This Is Horror Book Collector
$15 or more per month 2 patrons
  • Electronic versions of all the This Is Horror books from our back catalogue.
  • You will receive one new eBook every month until you have all of our back catalogue (direct message us each month with your choice of book). 
  • Plus everything at the $10 level. 
This Is Horror T-Shirt
$25 or more per month 1 patron
  • Don’t just listen to This Is Horror, wear This Is Horror. 
  • Plus everything at the $15 level. 
Website Advertising
$50 or more per month 1 of 2 patrons
  • A 250X250 pixel image advert in the right hand navigation of the This Is Horror website. 
  • The advert will be hyperlinked to a URL of your choosing. 
  • Plus everything at the $25 level. 
Podcast Advertising
$100 or more per month 0 of 2 patrons
  • Two X 30-second audio adverts in two episodes per month.
  • Switch adverts as often as you like.
  • Either submit your own audio or submit text for Good Ol’ Bob Pastorella to read for you. 
  • Plus everything at the $15 level.  
Ultimate Advertising
$200 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
  • Two X 30-second audio adverts every episode. 
  • Switch adverts as often as you like.
  • Either submit your own audio or submit text for Good Ol’ Bob Pastorella to read for you. 
  • A 250X250 pixel image advert in the right hand navigation of the This Is Horror website. 
  • Plus everything at the $15 level.
The Philanthropist
$1,000 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
  • You love horror and you love This Is Horror and that’s why you’re donating. 
  • Suggest a guest every month to appear on the This Is Horror Podcast and we’ll do our best to grant your request.  
  • Know that you’re the best and our audio equipment is improving rapidly because of your generous support.  
  • We’ve also become better podcasters and are morally better people because of YOU.  
  • You’re a philanthropist and a ‘legend’. Not just a legend but The Legend. We might even refer to you as The Legend on air … “oh The Legend has suggested we get X on the show so we’re in talks with her agent.”