DJ from “MyLifeMyBooksMyEscape” sat down with Nicole Cushing to discuss “The Sadist’s Bible”, living in the mid west, Shirley Jackson, and the popularity of novellas. Here is a sample: DJ: What is the world of The Sadist’s Bible like? NC: Most of the book takes place in our own world. (Specifically, in southern Indiana, Kentucky, and Virginia.) In other words, the Bible Belt. The culture of the Bible Belt plays a large role in the story. It shapes the social mores that Ellie, in particular, is trying to escape from. But part of the story takes place in a mystical realm. (To avoid spoilers, I won’t divulgeRead More →

Christopher Shultz of LitReactor.com recently conducted a wonderful interview with Nicole Cushing, author of The Sadist Bible and Stoker Nominee for her novel, Mr. Suicide. Here is a sample of her interview. Without giving too much away, the final scenes in The Sadist’s Bible reminded me of a way more fucked up version of Midian, the monster realm in Clive Barker’s Nightbreed. Was Barker an influence on your work at all, either with The Sadist’s Bible or otherwise? My work has often been likened to Barker’s, but I don’t think that’s a result of his direct influence on me so much as the coincidence that our brains are probably wiredRead More →