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The Christian Speculative Fiction Podcast

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Author interviews and topic discussions about speculative fiction and how faith intersects with stories. Discussions cover writing craft, publishing, promotion, and everything related to the life of a speculative fiction author. Join us as we talk about storytelling in the genres of science fiction, fantasy, paranormal, superhero, and everything in between.

Author interviews and topic discussions about speculative fiction and how faith intersects with stories. Discussions cover writing craft, publishing, promotion, and everything related to the life of a speculative fiction author. Join us as we talk about storytelling in the genres of science fiction, fantasy, paranormal, superhero, and everything in between.

Location:

United States

Description:

Author interviews and topic discussions about speculative fiction and how faith intersects with stories. Discussions cover writing craft, publishing, promotion, and everything related to the life of a speculative fiction author. Join us as we talk about storytelling in the genres of science fiction, fantasy, paranormal, superhero, and everything in between.

Language:

English


Episodes

Interview with Barry Napier

2/24/2021
Interview with author Barry Napier. Barry writes books in several overlapping genres including paranormal suspense, horror, urban fantasy, and more. We talk about how the horror genre can mesh with Christianity and how Barry's interest in the supernatural pointed him toward faith. Additional topics covered include: -Ghost hunting -Ghost writing -Ghost thrillers Barry Napiers website: https://barrynapierwriting.com/

Duration:01:06:59

Interview with Daniel Schwabauer

1/26/2021
Interview with author and speaker Daniel Schwabauer. Topics covered include: -Voice in fiction -AI brain implants -Spiderman's dilemma -Four layers of meaning in story -and much more! Daniels website: https://www.danschwabauer.com/

Duration:01:02:19

Favorite Books of 2020 with S.D. Grimm

12/22/2020
Merry Christmas! Guest co-host S.D. Grimm joins me as we countdown our ten favorite books of 2020.

Duration:00:53:02

Interview with RJ Anderson

11/20/2020
Interview with contemporary fantasy and sci-fi author RJ Anderson. We talk about: -Encouragement and advice for the roller coaster road to publication. -RJ Anderson's classes "After Aslan and Beyond Bilbo" and "I became an author - You could too!" -Piskeys, Knockers, Spriggans, and more! RJ Anderson's website: https://rj-anderson.com/

Duration:01:03:16

Interview with Kent Holloway

10/20/2020
Interview with mystery writer and real life forensics investigator Kent Holloway.

Duration:01:16:02

Sci-fi Roundtable with Kerry Nietz and Travis Perry

9/21/2020
Science fiction roundtable discussion with sci-fi authors Kerry Nietz and Travis Perry. Topics discussed include: Artificial Intelligence Time Travel Aliens Space Travel Multiverse Cool spaceships

Duration:00:52:45

Interview with Lisa Phillips

8/29/2020
Interview with suspense and mystery author Lisa Phillips. Tune in for: -How to get help from the FBI to write realistic federal agents -Marketing pointers on newsletters and advertising -Learn how the Pomodoro method is not a breed of dog, nor a hair product, but a productive way to write. Lisa's website: https://authorlisaphillips.com/

Duration:01:00:08

Realm Makers 2020 Recap - Part 1

7/29/2020
Recap of Realm Makers 2020 Writers Conference - Part 1. Interviews with Scott and Becky Minor, Kathy Tyers, and Teddi Deppner.

Duration:01:13:12

Realm Makers 2020 Recap - Part 2

7/29/2020
Recap of Realm Makers 2020 Writers Conference - Part 2. Interviews with Carla Hoch, Lauren Salisbury, Grace Bridges, and Rachel Marks.

Duration:01:07:52

Interview with SD Grimm

6/20/2020
Interview with Young Adult Fantasy and Sci-Fi author S.D. Grimm. We talk about character introductions, the lost art of chapter titles, and the best Marvel movie fight scene.

Duration:00:55:48

Interview with Travis Perry

5/20/2020
Interview with sci-fi/fantasy author and owner of Bear Publications, Travis Perry. Topics covered: -How military experience can inform your writing. -How a study of science can inform science fiction and blend faith with science in storytelling. -How you can ride a horse to elementary school without being Amish.

Duration:00:48:19

Interview with Janeen Ippolito

4/20/2020
Interview with Janeen Ippolito. Janeen is an author, editor, speaker, writing and marketing coach, podcast host, and the founder of Uncommon Universes Press.

Duration:00:50:50

Interview with Mollie Reeder

3/20/2020
Interview with author and filmmaker Mollie Reeder. Mollie talks about the filmmaking process and how it relates to novel writing. We also discuss her series, The Celestial Isles that began with her debut novel, The Electrical Menagerie.

Duration:01:08:11

Interview with Nikki Haverstock

2/20/2020
Interview with cozy mystery author Nikki Haverstock. We talk about genre mash-ups between mystery and speculative fiction such as paracozies (paranormal and cozy mysteries). Nikki also provides tips and tricks on book promotion through newsletters and book discounts. We also talk about real life adventures in Nikki's life including: -Hosting a reality tv show -Walking across hot magma -Traveling the world studying volcanos

Duration:00:42:28

Interview with Lindsay Franklin

1/21/2020
Fantasy author Lindsay Franklin talks about her Weaver Trilogy starting with her debut novel, The Story Peddler. We discuss how Lindsay was able to create a buzz with her first book and the key elements of publishing a book that catch readers attention. Other topics discussed: -Love triangles in fiction -Organic candy -The wonder of wombats Learn more about Lindsay Franklin at https://www.lindsayafranklin.com/

Duration:00:58:01

10 Favorite Books of 2019 with Kyle Robert Shultz

12/21/2019
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! In this last podcast of the year, I'm joined by Kyle Robert Shultz as we list our 10 favorite books of 2019.

Duration:01:10:00

Author Panel with Rachel Marks, Merrie Destefano, Paul Regnier - Questions by Scott Thomas.

11/23/2019
"A Panel of Pantsers" - Author panel with Rachel Marks, Merrie Destefano, and Paul Regnier. Panel questions and follow ups by new writer and cartoonist Scott Thomas. Websites: Rachel Marks website: https://www.rachelannemarks.com/ Merrie Destefano website: http://www.merriedestefano.com/ Scott Thomas comics website: https://www.cruxcomix.com/ Paul Regnier website: https://www.pauljregnier.com/

Duration:01:07:07

Interview with Mike Duran

10/22/2019
Halloween episode: Paranormal and Horror writer Mike Duran discusses how writing from a Christian perspective can be compatible with the horror genre. Mike also talks about his supernatural experiences growing up and how that influenced his writing. Mikes website: https://www.mikeduran.com/

Duration:00:51:11

Interview with Kyle Robert Shultz

9/27/2019
Interview with gaslamp fantasy author Kyle Robert Shultz. Author website: https://kylerobertshultz.com/

Duration:00:48:39