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The Dark Mind Podcast

Rebecca Jones-Howe

Season 8, Ep. 8

Rebecca Jones-Howe is a writer known for her dark, gothic short stories.

Rebecca's tales are steeped in shadow and intrigue, drawing readers into worlds where every whisper hides a secret and every corner might conceal a specter.

These stories are not merely tales; they serve as windows into the human psyche, delving deep into our darkest fears, desires, and obsessions.

She joins Vince on the show to discuss her newest collection, "Ending in Ashes."

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