Episode 103 “The other Mister Lovecraft” with David Acord
Welcome back Archivists! In this extended show we speak with author David Acord about his research on the strange life and death of Fredrick Lovecraft. During the recording of this show, we experienced some pretty crazy audio glitches with Skype and our recording program, the first 15 min of the interview sounds pretty rough so please excuse the quality. Big big thanks to David for coming back on the show and re-recording the interview for us. Check out David’s Bio below.
David Acord is the author of When Mars Attacked: Orson Welles, The War of the Worlds and the Radio Broadcast That Changed America Forever.
The Other Mr. Lovecraft: A True Story of Tragedy and the Supernatural From H.P. Lovecraft’s Family Tree
David is an accomplished author and veteran Washington, D.C. journalist. He spent more than a decade covering complex federal regulations in the nation’s capitol for various business publications. He also served as managing editor and editor-in-chief, respectively, for two international business publishing firms. He is currently the director of communications and executive editor for a national trade association in the D.C. area.
David Acord is also the author of What Would Lincoln Do? Lincoln’s Most Inspired Solutions to Challenging Problems and Difficult Situations (Sourcebooks, 2008) and Success Secrets of Sherlock Holmes: Life Lessons from the Master Detective (Penguin Perigee, 2011). He lives in Arlington, Virginia.
David received his BFA from Arkansas Tech University in 1993 and his MFA in English from Penn State University in 1996.