Zak Cowell is an author who grew up in Charlotte North Carolina. Zak spent a lot of his childhood exploring the woods near his house, playing rugby, learning about different mythologies and religions, history, and read various forms of literature, having a keen interesting in “horror.” His biggest influences as an author Are: Stephen King, EAP, Lovecraft, C.S. lewis, John Bellairs, Tolkein, George Macdonald, Thomas Ligotti, and others.
Besides horror Zak enjoys magical realism, thrillers, and Literary fiction.
Zak attended college at Appalachian state University where he majored in marketing and minored in english. It was here he developed his love of the mountains and the setting of Devil’s Peak.
Zak also enjoys writing poetry and his poems have been featured in various publications, most recently “North Carolina’s Best Emerging Poets 2019: an anthology”.
Zak comes on Madness Heart Radio to discuss his new book Tales from Devil's Peak. We discuss philosophy, mythology and creating geographical horror.
Our intro music is "Dire Choir" by the Bad Ties off their album "Random Home Movies.