Author John Robert LennonJohn Robert Lennon is a writer, novelist, composer, musician, professor, and former theremin builder.

His most famous novel, Mailman, was released 2003 and concerns a mail-carrying protagonist named Albert Lippincott who is losing his mind. His fourth novel, Castle, coming 2009, is about a man who buys a large plot of wooded land in upstate New York, only to find that someone has built a castle in the middle of it–and the castle is inhabited. Further investigation leads to a journey into the past, and into the darkness of 21st century America.

For the podcast, John read from a funny blog post of his about crappy crime novel tropes, and then we discussed genre reading, strange intruders, his novelsĀ Mailman and Castle, his music, and his foray into theremin production.

His website is and the group blog he contributes to is