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Conversations with science fiction and fantasy authors about the creative process

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Conversations with science fiction and fantasy authors about the creative process

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Episode 168: Dan Flanigan – An American Tragedy

5/12/2024
A chat with novelist, playwright, poet (and practicing lawyer) Dan Flanigan about An American Tragedy, third book in his Peter O’Keefe crime-fiction series. Websitedanflaniganbooks.com Facebook@eAuthorDanFlanigan X@_DanFlanigan Dan Flanigan’s Amazon Page Amazon Links for An American TragedyAmazon.comAmazon.ca About the Book No good deed goes unpublished In the scorching summer of 1988, amidst the frenzy of the … Continue reading "Episode 168: Dan Flanigan – An American Tragedy" Source

Duration:00:39:37

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Episode 167: E.C. Hibbs – The Shade Between Shadows

5/6/2024
A chat with author, artist, and storyteller E.C. Hibbs about the first book in her new Nightland Quartet, The Shade Between Shadows. Websiteechibbs.weebly.com Facebook@echibbs Instagram@e_c_hibbs TikTok@e_c_hibbs YouTube@echibbs E.C. Hibbs’s Amazon Page Amazon Links for The Shade Between ShadowsAmazon.comAmazon.ca About the Book I didn’t think myself truly silent. I possessed a voice, as sure as any … Continue reading "Episode 167: E.C. Hibbs – The Shade Between Shadows" Source

Duration:00:44:59

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Episode 166: Jennifer Anne Gordon – The Japanese Box and Other Stories

4/28/2024
A chat with award-winning horror author Jennifer Anne Gordon about her new short story collection, The Japanese Box and Other Stories. Websitejenniferannegordon.com Facebook@JenniferAnneGordonAuthor Instagram@jennifergenevievegordon X@JenniferAnneGo5 Jennifer Anne Gordon’s Amazon Page Amazon Links for The Japanese Box and Other StoriesAmazon.comAmazon.ca About the Book A collection of short stories contemplating horror, grief, and trauma. ​Simulacrum: A dark comedic … Continue reading "Episode 166: Jennifer Anne Gordon – The Japanese Box and Other Stories" Source

Duration:00:40:52

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Episode 165: Dr. Katherine Hutchinson-Hayes – A Fifth of the Story

4/21/2024
A chat with author, podcaster, and blogger Dr. Katherine Hutchinson-Hayes about her new spy thriller, A Fifth of the Story Websitedrkatherinehayes.com Facebook@authordrkatherinehayes Instagram@authordrkatherine X@khutch0767 Dr. Katherine Huthcinson-Hayes’s Amazon Page Amazon Links for A Fifth of the StoryAmazon.comAmazon.ca About the Book A fascinating thriller of espionage that takes you into the secretive world of the CIA … Continue reading "Episode 165: Dr. Katherine Hutchinson-Hayes – A Fifth of the Story" Source

Duration:00:43:28

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Episode 164: Kristen Ciccarelli – Heartless Hunter

4/14/2024
A chat with New York Times bestselling YA author Kristen Cicarelli about Heartless Hunter, The Crimson Moth Book 1, a “dangerously romantic Scarlet Pimpernel-inspired fantasy.” Websitekristenciccarelli.com Facebook@AuthorKristenCiccarelli Instagram@kristenciccarelli Pinterest@kciccarelli Kristen Ciccarelli’s Amazon Page Amazon Links for Heartless HunterAmazon.comAmazon.ca About the Book Enemies-to-lovers doesn’t get more high stakes than a witch and a witch hunter falling … Continue reading "Episode 164: Kristen Ciccarelli – Heartless Hunter" Source

Duration:00:38:18

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Episode 163: Sebastien de Castell – Play of Shadows

4/7/2024
A chat with award-winning fantasy author Sebastien de Castell about Play of Shadows, Book 1 of Court of Shadows, set in the world of his popular Greatcoats series. Websitedecastell.com X@decastell Facebook@decastell Sebastien de Castell’s Amazon Page Amazon Links for Play of ShadowsAmazon.comAmazon.ca About the Book Swordplay, magic, intrigue and friendships stronger than iron: the first … Continue reading "Episode 163: Sebastien de Castell – Play of Shadows" Source

Duration:00:58:59

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Episode 162: Lyn McGinnis – Amarel Mountain

3/31/2024
A chat with author Lyn McGinnis about Anu Awakes, an epic fantasy series, and the most recent release in that series, Book 2, Amarel Mountain. Websiteanuawakesseries.com Bluesky@anuawakes Goodreads Instagram@anuawakes Lyn McGinnis’s Amazon Page Amazon Links for Amarel MountainAmazon.comAmazon.ca About the Book Descendants of the Tolku of the Primary Epoch, the Koru, Yakku and Yelda, now … Continue reading "Episode 162: Lyn McGinnis – Amarel Mountain" Source

Duration:00:52:40

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Episode 161: Jared N. Michaud – Brightstar

3/24/2024
A chat with new author Jared N. Michaud about his upcoming YA science fiction novel Brightstar, first book in the Energematric6 space adventure series. Websiteenergematrice6.com Facebook@Energematrice6 X@Energematrice6 Instagram@jarednmichaud Jared N. Michaud’s Amazon Page Amazon Links for BrightstarAmazon.comAmazon.ca About the Book Brightstar is the beginning of an epic space-adventure series that introduces readers to Nate, a … Continue reading "Episode 161: Jared N. Michaud – Brightstar" Source

Duration:00:38:36

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Episode 160: Breakfield & Burkey – Enigma Tracer

3/17/2024
A chat with the writing team of Charles Breakfield and Rox Burkey about their long-running techno-thriller series, Enigma, and Enigma Tracer, first book in their new Enigma Heirs trilogy. Websiteenigmabookseries.com Facebook@TheEnigmaSeries X@EnigmaSeries@1rburkey Instagram@enigmabookseries YouTube Amazon Links for Engima TracerAmazon.comAmazon.ca About the Book The clock is ticking … can Gracie uncover the truth? Phillip Pliant is … Continue reading "Episode 160: Breakfield & Burkey – Enigma Tracer" Source

Duration:00:39:18

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Episode 159: Steve Truitt – The Mindset Chronicles

3/12/2024
A chat with author and former television host Steve Truitt about his new science fiction novel series, The Mindset Chronicles. Websitestevetruitt.com Facebook@AuthorSteveTruitt Amazon Links for The DeletionAmazon.comAmazon.ca Steve Truitt’s Amazon Page About the Book In a world where artificial intelligence has become an integral part of daily life, the sudden death of all AI sends … Continue reading "Episode 159: Steve Truitt – The Mindset Chronicles" Source

Duration:00:45:06

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Episode 158: Danièle Cybulskie – Chivalry and Courtesy: Medieval Manners for a Modern World

3/3/2024
A chat with noted medievalist Danièle Cybulskie about her new book, Chivalry and Courtesy: Medieval Manners for a Modern World. Websitedanielecybulskie.com X/Twitter@5minmedievalist Facebook@5MinMedievalist Instagram@5minmedievalist YouTube@5MinMedievalist Amazon Links for Chivalry and CourtesyAmazon.caAmazon.com Danièle Cybulskie’s Amazon Page About the Book Medieval people are often portrayed as having poor hygiene and table manners—licking their knives or throwing chicken … Continue reading "Episode 158: Danièle Cybulskie – Chivalry and Courtesy: Medieval Manners for a Modern World" Source

Duration:00:42:31

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Episode 157: Marie Brennan – The Market of 100 Fortunes (Legend of the Five Rings Book 3)

2/25/2024
A chat with Hugo-nominated author Marie Brennan about her Legend of the Five Rings trilogy, which just wrapped up with The Market of 100 Fortunes. Websiteswantower.com Bluesky Patreon Amazon Links for The Market of 100 FortunesAmazon.caAmazon.com Marie Brennan’s Amazon Page About the Book Enthralling fantasy mystery from the world of Legend of the Five Rings as two … Continue reading "Episode 157: Marie Brennan – The Market of 100 Fortunes (Legend of the Five Rings Book 3)" Source

Duration:00:34:14

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Episode 156: Douglas Smith – The Lost Expedition (The Dream Rider Saga, Book 3)

2/18/2024
A chat with Canadian author Douglas Smith about his young adult fantasy trilogy The Dream Rider Saga, which has just culminated in Book 3, The Lost Expedition. Websitesmithwriter.com Facebook@WritingtheFantastic X/Twitter@smithwritr Instagram@douglassmithwriter Amazon Links for The Lost ExpeditionAmazon.caAmazon.com Douglas Smith’s Amazon Page About the Book The Thrilling Conclusion to the Multi-Award-Winning Trilogy Will is the Dream … Continue reading "Episode 156: Douglas Smith – The Lost Expedition (The Dream Rider Saga, Book 3)" Source

Duration:00:38:19

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Episode 155: Matthew Hughes – A God in Hiding & The Emir’s Falcon

2/11/2024
A chat with award-winning author Matthew Hughes about his newest fantasy novel, A God in Hiding, and his recent young adult outdoor adventure tale, The Emir’s Falcon (Shadowpaw Press). Websitearchonate.com Facebook@hapthorn Amazon Links A God in HidingAmazon.caAmazon.com The Emir’s FalconAmazon.caAmazon.com Publisher’s Book Page for The Emir’s Falcon About the Books A God in Hiding In … Continue reading "Episode 155: Matthew Hughes – A God in Hiding & The Emir’s Falcon" Source

Duration:00:39:08

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Episode 154: David Nabhan – Thinwalker

2/5/2024
A chat with David Nabhan, author of the new far-future nanotechnological science fiction thriller Thinwalker from Stairway Press. Websiteearthquakepredictors.com X/Twitter@DaveNabhan Facebook@David.Nabhan Amazon LinksAmazon.caAmazon.com Publisher’s Book Page About the Book Eight hundred years from now and a hundred light years from Earth, at the periphery of a vast interstellar civilization, humanity itself is changing—each individual injected … Continue reading "Episode 154: David Nabhan – Thinwalker" Source

Duration:00:37:03

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Episode 153: Mark Morton – The Headmasters

1/28/2024
A chat with author Mark Morton about his new young adult dystopian science fiction novel, The Headmasters, published by Shadowpaw Press. Websitemarkmorton.ca X/Twitter@NotromKram Facebook@Mark.Morton.Author Amazon LinksAmazon.caAmazon.com Publisher’s Book Page About the Book How do you learn from the past if there isn’t one? Sixty years ago, something awful happened. Something that killed everyone except the … Continue reading "Episode 153: Mark Morton – The Headmasters" Source

Duration:00:45:46

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Episode 152: Nir Yaniv – The Good Soldier

1/21/2024
A long chat with author Nir Yaniv about his new humorous, satirical military science fiction novel, The Good Soldier: “M*A*S*H meets Starship Troopers in outer space,” published by Shadowpaw Press. Websiteniryaniv.com X/Twitter@TheNirYaniv Instagram@nyfiction Amazon linksAmazon.comAmazon.ca Publisher’s Book Page Nir Yaniv’s Amazon Page About the Book The Imperial Navy has long been at war. It is … Continue reading "Episode 152: Nir Yaniv – The Good Soldier" Source

Duration:00:47:30

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Episode 151: Robert J. Sawyer – The Downloaded

1/14/2024
A chat with Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author Robert J. Sawyer about his latest novel, The Downloaded, now available as an Audible original audiobook and coming in print from Shadowpaw Press on May 7, 2024. Websitesfwriter.com Amazon linksAmazon.comAmazon.cahttps://youtu.be/H5pURHwuGg0 Publisher’s book page Robert J. Sawyer’s Amazon Page About the Book The new novel by Canada’s top … Continue reading "Episode 151: Robert J. Sawyer – The Downloaded" Source

Duration:00:40:41

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Episode 150: Richard Sparks

12/23/2023
An hour-long chat with Richard Sparks, English-born comedy writer, lyricist, librettist, author and director, author of the new gaming-meets-epic fantasy novel New Rock, New Role. Websiterichardsparks.com Richard Sparks’s Amazon Page The Introduction Richard Sparks is an English-born comedy writer, lyricist, librettist, author and director now living in Los Angeles. His writing credentials span the gamut … Continue reading "Episode 150: Richard Sparks" Source

Duration:01:04:33

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Episode 149: Aurora Ascher

12/10/2023
An hour-long chat with paranormal and fantasy romance writer Aurora Ascher, author of the new novel Sanctuary of the Shadow, Book 1 of the Elemental Races series. Websiteauroraascher.com Facebook@aurora.ascher.author Instagram@aurora.ascher.author/ TikTok@aurora.ascher.author Aurora Ascher’s Amazon Page The Introduction Paranormal and fantasy romance author Aurora Ascher loves misunderstood mythical monsters, redeemable anti-heroes, and epic happily-ever-afters. A woman … Continue reading "Episode 149: Aurora Ascher" Source

Duration:01:04:10